View Full Version : Does Refresh Rate affects performance?

04-22-2011, 12:53 PM
I just got a G73SW-3DE about 2 weeks ago and ts realy awsome dont realy care about 3d alot but uts good to have...that 120Hz Matte screen was the one that atrracted me to it...was originally planning for the VX7, buts its only 15" and more expensive.

Anyway, I always have it now at 120Hz. even when i set games that lets me do 120Hz.

Question is...Does it affect performance?

04-22-2011, 03:06 PM
Not really. Unless v-synch is turned on the refresh rate of the display is independent of the framerate. That said, if you are experiencing performance problems just try changing it to 60 and see whether things improve.

04-22-2011, 04:41 PM
If anything the 120Hz will help. Current games enable Triple Buffering (for example Dragon Age series) so using VSync will give you the same performance as disabling VSync. However, not all do, but you can use D3DOverrider (a part of RivaTuner) to enable it. You can download it off my Driver & Application sticky.

04-22-2011, 04:57 PM
Yeah I think 120Hz is a sweet spot for gamming