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What a lethal blow to the booming community of enthusiasts who place equal importance on idle energy consumption and high framerates


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post #12 of 131
Just set your desktop to 120 Hz and power usage will go back to normal. By default games and fullscreen applications will kick monitor up to 144 Hz so you will have it when it's needed.
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post #13 of 131
You can have 120hz on the desktop and 144hz in game. Google it if you have a 144hz monitor and a geforce gpu.
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post #14 of 131
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You can have 120hz on the desktop and 144hz in game

That involves a change of display mode, which means it can't happen in windowed or windowed fullscreen mode and it adds a 1-2 second black screen (and potential crash in some badly programmed games) when alt tabbing in and out.
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For the sake of performance of course.
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Originally Posted by Cyro999 View Post

That involves a change of display mode, which means it can't happen in windowed or windowed fullscreen mode and it adds a 1-2 second black screen (and potential crash in some badly programmed games) when alt tabbing in and out.

Alt-tab works instantly for me, no flashing and no delay. I only run games in fullscreen mode. Just curious, why would you run games in windowed mode?
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post #17 of 131
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Alt-tab works instantly for me, no flashing and no delay. I only run games in fullscreen mode. Just curious, why would you run games in windowed mode?

I run a few games in windowed mode because windows 10 doesn't allow me to exit a frozen/crashed full screen game in certain situations. I have to use teamviewer to even exit the game or I am forced to press the shutdown button or restart. Other than that I wouldn't be using windowed mode.
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post #18 of 131
Never heard of high performance gaming enthusiasts complaining about power draw.

Similarly, I've never seen a compelling reason to use a 144hz monitor on an HTPC instead of a HDTV.

Seems like a rather irrelevant (and not particularly new either) discovery to be making a stink about.
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post #19 of 131
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Originally Posted by Dargonplay View Post

Who cares, my electric bills are meaningless regarding my PC consumption considering I use a Washer/Drier/Water heater with 1 hour long baths/ a Big ass fridge and 5 TVs with the 220v 3000W central AC 24/7, like... Who cares?

I dunno, it used to be like that where I live. But in the next 10 years we are set to get double prices on electricity to pay for the electricity companies new nuclear power plant headscratch.gif


Pay for it yourself you clowns ! mad.gif
post #20 of 131
Don't have the problem. @144Hz GPU is clocked the same 300MHz.... and I have 2nd monitor @75Hz on the same GPU...
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