Why We Love 1080p at 60fps
Date added: 03/10/2016
by Davis

With so many different numbers and technical specs being thrown around about resolutions and frame rates these days, you would be forgiven if you happened to feel a bit confused by it all. A debate that has been growing in intensity is whether or not 60 fps or 30 fps is better when viewing video at full 1080p HD.
Why We Love 1080p at 60fps

The Quick Technical Lowdown

1080p resolution is a high-definition video mode that is notable for the amount of pixels that it can display on a screen. More specifically, 1080p, which is also sometimes referred to as Full HD or FHD, has pixel dimensions of 1920 x 1080, assuming there's a widescreen aspect ratio of 16:9. This means that it has a total pixel count of 2.1 megapixels, which is more than five times the level of detail that standard definition displays show.

60fps denotes that there are 60 frames, with each frame being a still image, that are being displayed each second on a monitor. In other words, frames per second is a measure of the rate in which an imaging device is able to show consecutive single image frames.

Many are surprised to find out that when we see any type of video, through persistence of vision, our brains fill in the gaps in between the frames so that there's a continual perception of motion. That's because a visual stimulus is recognized by our brains for a brief period after the visual stimulus disappears. The higher the frame rate, the smoother the movement that we see.

Where You'll Be Able to See 1080p at 60fps

Viewing 1080p content at 60fps is great, but it's not always the best option. For starters, most movies and television shows are often filmed at 24fps or 30fps. If you were to view this footage at 60fps, the picture would be TOO smooth in a sense, where movements would not look natural. Blu-rays, for example, have 1080p at 60fps video stored on them only. But in the following formats, 60fps really shine:

1080p at 60fps

Video Games

1080p at 60fps is mostly used today with video games. Since 60fps means a smoother motion, it's ideal for many video games, especially ones that require a fast response like first-person shooters. On PCs, the majority of recently released games can run at 60fps (at 1080p or higher of course).

On consoles, it's a different story. Due to more limited hardware power, many developers struggle at producing a game that can run at 1080p while maintaining a consistent 60fps. Instead, some developers choose to release games that are at 900p at 60fps or 1080p at 30fps. All three of the current-gen systems, which are the PS4, Xbox One, and Wii U, are capable of it, but it's on a game by game basis.


Porn studios are always pushing the boundaries when it comes to video content, so it's not a shocker to know that they've recently been releasing content that's shown at 60fps. Thanks in part to using more high end gear, like the RED cameras that are even capable of filming at 2k or 4k resolution for absolutely precise clarity.

The 60fps videos you see for porn are usually based around the artistic 'glamcore' or passionate art porn style, where slow, love making is taking place. This is both used as a tactic for visualizing extra elegant details and adding to the sensualized look of the sessions.

However, the more aggressive sex encounters is where the 60fps rate really matters, as it allows for the fast action, hard-pounding and thrusting to become more fluid in motion. These high-paced scenes are smoothed out at 60fps and create a sophisticated look to the graphic explicit sex scene taking place.

Some sites featuring 60fps content include: Wow Girls  |  Wankz  |  Jules Jordan


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