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Does it make a difference in gaming if my refresh rate is at 60hz as opposed to 65-70 or whatever? My monitor supports up to 80hz, what is a good refresh rate for general use and for gaming? Or will it not make a diff over 65?

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post #2 of 9
to my knowledge refresh rates are like frame rates , i guess the higher the better
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CRT screen? If so, as high as you can, it will reduce stress on your eyes. If it's LCD it won't make a difference, unless you have vsync on; your FPS will be limited to the refresh rate.
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I can tell a major difference between 60hz and 75hz, I always run it at the highest it supports. Makes the picture alot clearer IMO.

Its kind of hard to tell in a game, but if u go to your desktop theres a huge difference between 60hz and 75hz, i game with mine on 1600x1200 at 75hz (max supported for this monitor)

On top of that higher = easier for your eyes
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CRT screen? If so, as high as you can, it will reduce stress on your eyes. If it's LCD it won't make a difference, unless you have vsync on; your FPS will be limited to the refresh rate.
Cool! thanks, I'm gonna mess with it for awhile and see what happens.
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My eyes are very picky and I can easily tell the difference between 60hz and 75 hz in games or not..
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post #7 of 9
I second that, especially in Counter Strike:Source the Hz makes a huge difference between 60hz and 85hz on my monitor, the 85 makes every frame look like its being played out while the 60hz makes it feel choppy with smooth framerates. . . if that makes any sense to you lol
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As posted you'll be able to tell a huge difference on the desktop. While in the game you'll only be able to really spot the difference if your FPS is higher than your refresh rate. If your card can push 100 FPS for instance yet you can only run 85 hz refresh then it'll look a mess and you'd be much better off running with vsync. If your card can't do 85FPS however, you'll notice no difference.
    
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post #9 of 9
never 60, it skips. 75 and up is good. but more power.
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