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Checking Your Monitor Refresh Rate Test

Monitor Refresh Rate Test

The refresh rate of your monitor, or how many times it can show an image per second, is a major determinant of how smoothly software, particularly video games, appears on your screen. That figure is expressed in Hz. Sixty hertz is 60 hertz per second. Modern displays frequently operate between 60 and 500 Hz, though part of that involves making sure your HDMI or DisplayPort cable can handle those frequencies.


It’s not too difficult to find the refresh rate of your screen in Windows. You can also run Nvidia software on some machines (provided that you own an Nvidia GPU).


When determining a game’s frame rate per second (FPS), knowing the refresh rate of your monitor provides you with a possible target to aim for. Alternatively, you should know where to look if you wish to adjust it (maybe reducing it to extend the life of a laptop’s battery).


What’s a refresh rate?

The speed at which a monitor can load a fresh image is known as its refresh rate. Put differently, the smoother the images appear on your screen, the greater the refresh rate. In essence, it lessens grating stuttering or flickering in games with a quicker frame rate.


When playing action-packed games like Cyberpunk 2077, higher refresh rates are more important than in earlier games like Minecraft, which are easier on your computer’s hardware. Nevertheless, the purpose of the monitor will ultimately determine which refresh rate is best for you. Do you play video games for fun, or are you interested in giving competitive play a try?


A high refresh rate display won’t significantly affect the picture if all you’re doing is watching films or surfing the web. A faster refresh rate will undoubtedly enhance your performance in violent first-person shooter games. However, you need your monitor to be able to support a GPU that is producing 100 frames per second.


Their cooperation is required. Screen tearing, or the appearance of an image being split in two, occurs when your GPU is producing a tone of frames per second but your monitor isn’t refreshing quickly enough.



How do I check and change my monitor’s refresh rate?

It’s easy to check or adjust the refresh rate on your display. Press the Windows + I key to launch the Settings menu (also accessible from the Start menu) if you’re running Windows 10 or 11. Click on Display Settings from there, and then select Advanced Display Settings by scrolling down. The model number of the monitor, the current refresh rate, and various supported refresh rates are located here. A drop-down menu including supported refresh rates will show up when you select Choose a Refresh Rate. To determine your ideal refresh rate, experiment with different choices.


How are frame rates related to refresh rate?

The refresh rate of the monitor and the frame rate of the GPU are totally unrelated. The number of frames your GPU is producing is called frames per second, or FPS. The frequency at which the monitor refreshes the image on the screen is known as the refresh rate. You will encounter issues if the frame rate of your GPU exceeds the refresh rate of your monitor.

Screen tearing is a bizarre phenomenon when two distinct images appear at the same time when they aren’t aligned. This is resolved by VSync technology, which synchronizes the GPU and monitor by effectively forcing them to coexist.


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