refresh rate override

By nate39
Feb 20, 2006
  1. Does setting your video driver application, like in ATI tool, to override 60hz default to a higher rate while playing 3d games make any difference? Either in speed or looks? I have been trying it different ways and then benchmarking and if anything it seems that forcing a higher refresh rate might help the speed a little.

    does anyone know if all this matters much? thanks
  2. TS | Thomas

    TS | Thomas TS Rookie Posts: 1,319

    Setting the refresh rate to higher than 60 Hz allows for a higher frame rate (especially with Vsync enabled); when benchmarking vsync should be disabled - that way refresh rate won't have any effect on performance.

    Higher refresh rates are also better for your eyes (Well, some people - like myself) are sensitive to anything below 85Hz).
  3. nate39

    nate39 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 31

    thanks for the reply, I know what happens when the refresh rate is too low. Mine has to be at least 72 to be comfortable. I set ati tool to override refresh rates in games to 72 and it didn't seem to affect aquamark3 benchmark at all.
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