Does a refresh rate of a monitor even matter?

Discussion in 'Video Cards and Monitors' started by a5tech, May 31, 2018.

  1. a5tech

    a5tech New Member

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    Im asking if higher HZ like 144hz or 240hz matter and give an advantage in gaming and is it better to upgrade to a monitor with higher hz?
     
  2. Calin

    Calin Well-Known Member

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    Yes, you will be able to actually notice more FPS (with a 144hz monitor you can notice up to 144fps and so on) assuming your PC is capable of it.
     
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  3. a5tech

    a5tech New Member

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    Ok, but does 144hz mean it can reach 144fps and 240hz reach 240fps? Or be able to be capped to 144 or 240 fps?
     
  4. Darren

    Darren Moderator Staff Member

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    Yes. You can reach any FPS on any monitor but if you go above the refresh rate it will cause screen tearing so you'd usually want to cap it to your refresh rate.
     

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