Solved Does using a higher refresh rate (120hz) use more cpu/gpu po

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August 26, 2015 at 20:44:12
Specs: Windows 10, I5
Before I buy a 120hz capable monitor, I wanted to know if my graphics card would need to be beefier or if the refresh rate is more on the monitor's end? I would provide what type of card I have but some people didnt even think it could display more than 60hz hdmi output but I was about to get 80hz out of an old monitor so wonder if a new monitor could give me 120hz since the quake live video game I play offers that output in the settings. Thanks.

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#1
August 26, 2015 at 23:27:32
The card would need to be able to provide a 120 hz refresh rate and the monitor would need to be able to accept it. So check specs of both before parting with any money.

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August 26, 2015 at 23:29:49
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The refresh rate is set in the GPU properties.

At the monitor end, the stated refresh rate (eg 120Hz) means that is the highest refresh rate that particular monitor supports.

You need a high-end gaming GPU to achieve 120Hz but you're asking an impossible question since you haven't said what your existing GPU is.


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#3
August 27, 2015 at 05:15:22
Its a cheap laptop intel graphics card and I was able to get 80hz out of it with an old monitor.

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