Originally Posted by omagic
I cant understand one thing, for all these years we were told that better hardware in games is the one that can produce higher FPS and now some site that try to be different than others write some funny things about 3-5-10ms? Hey, i can see when game lags.. under 30 fps is visible but I really dont see any 10ms in Skyrim or BF3 or MoH:W or CoD:BO or CIV5 etc so whats the use of placing such benchmarks?
Exactly, you see when the game lags. But a game can "lag" at 60FPS if one of those frames takes 100ms to render (ever heard of microstutter?). Consoles often spend the whole time at 30FPS or so, but rarely if ever feel laggy. It is absolutely the rendering times that is visible, and not the FPS. Measuring minimum FPS picks up some of the same effects, but still is not as useful. I feel like you didn't make any attempt to understand this before posting about it.
Just because something is what you are familiar with does not mean it is best. Average FPS benchmarking is generally correlated with smoothness of gameplay, but it is not the same thing.