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long story short: if a monitor does 1080p at 144hz, will VSR at 1440p be able to run at the same 144hz?



short story long:

been looking at a new monitor for myself to get rid of the Eyefinity setup i currently have, and I have my eye on one.

I can't be bothered with G-Sync or Freesync tech and their premium price hikes, and now since my 7970s can do VSR, I technically don't need a 2K monitor.

so, all I really need is a higher refresh monitor. I just need to make sure the VSR wont hinder the refresh rate.
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VSR/DSR is basically just a brute-force SSAA that is compatible with all games that support that resolution. For exaple, if you found the AA options to be inadequate in a game, you can run DSR/VSR to make it look better. In the end, a screen with a higher native resolution will always look better.

But to answer your question, if you have a 1080p monitor and run 4k VSR/DSR, it will still operate at 144hz. The downscaling is done by the driver, not the monitor.
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