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Windows 7: What is refresh rate?

19 Jun 2009   #11

Windows 7 Professional x64

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by fseal View Post
60 is on the edge and if you have flourescent lights that fliicker at 60hz, the flicker on the montor can become more pronounced. But for LCDs this is MUCH less of an issue as it was for CRTs.

ALso, besides the fliclkering there is the strobing effect of fast mocing items on screen and 60 hz is nowhere near enough to prevent that.

For most things 60 is fine, but for gaming, higher frame rates allow for less strobing when manically turning this way and that or having fast moving ships or whatnot on screen. So frame rates above 100 are greatly preferred over 60. This is one way most LCDs suck compared to CRTs. If you get 100FPS out of your game but the monitor only runs at 60 your not really getting any benefit. In fact it may be worse because you'll get two images on each frame which can result in a "tearing" look. (My flight sim will do almost 200 FPS which would be really smooth if the monitor could display it!)

So if you have a better LCD that will do 70 or 75, definately try to set to that for gaming.
I won't even bother, cause my 8600m GT sucks SO bad , that no game can get even past 25 Frames. Man, that sucks.

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