m8, you are not the first to try to understand the hidden truth behind TL0. I myself have tried to pry an answer from Sync and he said "use TL1". that's it.
FYI - the way i see it is that TL0 to 1 doesnt mean the beam is anyway attached to your latency. its just a graphic enhancement. you have to set your TL manually according to your ping.
having 0 doesnt mean that its a faithful reproduction of your ping. it's not.
however, the netcode is still unlagged. so use TL1. using anything else just makes it more confusing for you. cuz you would see that actual impact of your LG .. if it were not unlagged.
I didn't know how to explain this so I copyed from a forum. Pretty much use this setting in your gpu drivers, you will notice alot less thru's
He is explaining to someone what flip que is on ati tray tools.
This is the same as "Prerender Limit" or "Max frames Rendered ahead" on the Nvidia cards. It basically tells the driver how many frames (one complete "image" on a screen = 1 frame...if you are getting 60 FPS, you are seeing 60 distinct "images" on the screen per second) ahead it should render into a "queue" before it actually gets output to the screen. Think of it as temporary storage.
This can improve the framerate SOMEWHAT (we're only talking about a few fps), but this has the drawback of causing some pretty bad input (keyboard / mouse) lag, especially when the framerate (when caused by video card bottlenecks, NOT cpu bottlenecks) drops, or when you are using vsync ON with a low refresh rate (again= lower FPS, since with vsync, your refresh rate= FPS (Unless the fps drops).
Setting it to 0 will greatly reduce any mouse lag encountered by a low framerate. I don't know if there are any other benefits of leaving this at default or increasing it (besides the greater chance of input lag at lower framerates).
Last edited by Adderall; 05-13-2012 at 04:53 PM.
4.7.2013 armyzotp.cfg - After Torture There's Pain
Amd 8350 - 4.4hz
gskill sniper 16 gigs - 1006hz
damn malk. you beat me to it :/
Obviously there are two versions of Quake Live, one is played by people who feel their LG acts the same regardless of whether they ping 20 or 70, and the other one where there's a substantial difference to be noticed.
For some reason, these two groups have the same discussion board to rant on...