You guys are being kinda tough about this. Adaptive vsync is useful for some people. I myself find it useless cause I think games are usually perfectly playable at 30fps, and If the framerate drops under that I need to lower settings or buy a new card. Other people apparently have super human eyeballs (or at least better than mine ) and claim that it becomes a huge handicap unless they're at as high a framerate as possible. Nvidia wanted to fix this through a bit of marketing magic. Yeah it kinda sucks to get the tearing, and if your game runs normal without adaptive vsync then maybe that is the problem. I just avoid it, and I wouldn't blame you if you did the same. It is unfortunate that you get the tearing and in my opinion, if turning adaptive vsync off fixes it then it's worth having off.