Refresh Rate Poll

What is your resolution/refresh rate?

  • 720 @ ____

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • 1080 @ 60hz

    Votes: 12 11.0%
  • 1080 @ 120hz

    Votes: 3 2.8%
  • 1080 @ 144hz

    Votes: 7 6.4%
  • 1080 @ Other

    Votes: 7 6.4%
  • 1440 @ 60hz

    Votes: 6 5.5%
  • 1440 @ 120hz

    Votes: 7 6.4%
  • 1440 @ 144hz

    Votes: 31 28.4%
  • 1440 @ Other

    Votes: 12 11.0%
  • 4K @ 60hz

    Votes: 19 17.4%
  • 4K @ 120hz

    Votes: 2 1.8%
  • ____ @ 240hz

    Votes: 3 2.8%

  • Total voters
    109

daphatgrant

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I'm curious to see what people here are playing at. As faster and faster monitors are released I'm curious how many have moved up to higher refresh displays.
 

Aireoth

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3440/1440 and 100hz. Would be nice to get 144hz but tbh I prefer fidelity over frames and can struggle to hit 100hz in some titles.
 

UnknownSouljer

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My actual resolution isn't listed, which is DCI-4k@60. 4096x2160. Although I guess you could argue that UHD-4k and DCI-4k can both be just called "4k" despite there being a 500k~ pixel difference.
I'm using a display that is designed for film editing, which I use for work. (And so we're clear, work > gaming)
 

Sulphademus

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On topic, even the jump from 60 to 75hz was HUGE to me.

I can't really imagine being able to detect over 120hz though....

I've been thinking about going high refresh some time but I was thinking that 75 wouldnt be that much of a difference and I should target 90 or 120.
 

Aix.

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Had one of those beautiful CrossOver 27Q monitors years ago (2560x1600, 60Hz) and sold it pretty much immediately after trying a 144Hz monitor even though it was a panel downgrade. Used an ASUS VG248QE with one of the early DIY G-Sync kits before finally upgrading to a Acer Predator XB271HU (1440p, 165Hz).

Would love to see some 40" 2K high refresh gaming monitors though.
 

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I work more than I game because I like my work.
(it was a joke because this is the gaming section)

I would sincerely hope work takes precedence in all our lives over gaming lol (y)

I've been thinking about going high refresh some time but I was thinking that 75 wouldnt be that much of a difference and I should target 90 or 120.
You'd be surprised man.

Destiny 2 and Overwatch in particular.... the difference between 60 and 75 is insane. (any fps really)

- If you try and get me to play Destiny at less than 75hz now, I'll flat-out refuse.
 

Nenu

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I need to be able to select 2 or 3 depending on the game.
And those with RT cards may use different res/hz depending on RT use.

Perhaps the question should be the max res+refresh the display can do.
But even then, what is used can depend on whether you have enough grunt to run at max res.
ie UHD 60Hz or 1440p 120hz, because why not use 120Hz if you have to play at 1440p.
Also racing games are better at 120Hz.
 

Domingo

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4K @ 60hz. As a TV gamer, I don't have much choice until HDMI 2.1 models become mainstream.
 

M76

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Other @ Other :D

3840x1600 75Hz

Used to be 2560x1440 @ 144Hz, going back to half almost wasn't a problem for me, in fact I barely noticed it as most games wouldn't run at more than 40-50 fps anyway.
 

Mchart

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4k 120hz, can do 144hz but it requires dropping full 8-bit RGB, and most newer games I can't run that high of FPS anyways.

Even with a 2080ti it's difficult getting stable above 60FPS in newer games.

For games with proper HDR support i'll drop to 4k 98hz w/ 10-Bit RGB.
 

RanceJustice

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1440p 144hz FreeSync 2 HDR 27" , primarily. Right now its the sweet spot for performance and price as you can get high end 1440p 144hz with good image quality, without spending a fortune. Stepping up to 4K doesn't yet really go at 144hz, with 120hz being stupidly expensive, and requires much more graphics card power. When OLED (or MicroLED, or perhaps just tons of zone FALD etc) 4K 144hz+ w/ good HDR image quality (FreeSync ) becomes available at a price that isn't insane, I'll step up. By then, mid-high grade GPUs will be able to play it too!

For now though, I'm good
 

KATEKATEKATE

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damn, no love for 1080/144 panels eh? I'm one of those who insists on cranking up all the settings and adding Reshade fx which means I gotta compromise a bit on resolution on my midrange cards (V64/2060-S) Add raytracing in the mix and my 100-120fps drops to 60, my framerates would be f**ked if I was on 1440 lol
fortunately(?) my eyes are awful and I don't really notice the lack of resolution especially with good AA + CAS
 

Nenu

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damn, no love for 1080/144 panels eh? I'm one of those who insists on cranking up all the settings and adding Reshade fx which means I gotta compromise a bit on resolution on my midrange cards (V64/2060-S) Add raytracing in the mix and my 100-120fps drops to 60, my framerates would be f**ked if I was on 1440 lol
fortunately(?) my eyes are awful and I don't really notice the lack of resolution especially with good AA + CAS
Pron will make you blind!
VR is getting too real.
 
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Ebernanut

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My monitor is capable of 1440 @ 144hz but I have it at 1440 @ 120hz so I can use it with 10 bit and 4:4:4 chroma.
 

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dual 1080p 75hz.. one day i'll switch to 144hz but meh, can't be bothered.
 
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Should have made the poll with ranges like 1440p 75hz - 119hz, 120hz - 144hz, 145hz+. But anyway, I have a 1440p 165hz but I voted in 144hz since it's just an overclocked 144hz panel.
 

gamerk2

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4k60 here, moving to 4k120 when HDMI 2.1 capable GPUs hit next year.
 
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1080p@240Hz on my ACER Predator monitor. Its nice but ACER has no easy way of updating their G-Sync firmware without sending it back to them at my cost.

I'll probably be using this monitor for several years as I have no interest in 4K; namely because of GPU and display cost and media content.
 

Jumpem

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1440 @ 144 Hz. I care more about G-Sync than refresh rate.

I wish they would make a 4K HDR G-Sync monitor with just a 60 Hz refresh rate. The only ones are 144+ Hz, which just drives up the cost.
 

Lmah2x

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4k@120hz I don't see myself changing it for awhile I've been using it for over a year now and have completely quit thinking about displays since I got the X27.
 

defaultluser

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Since the begging of 3d gaming, I've always run my CRT at 85hz or higher, although it wasn't until the year 2001 that I could actually afford 60fps gaming.

Over the years of running my games on CRT at 85-120hz, I've found that most console ports enforce 60fps, while I try for 75fps in all of my shooters. I can't tell the different between 75hz and 120hz (at 120 fps or more), so I won't pay extra for it.

After my CRT finally died in 2015, I replaced it with the first LCD that could match it's response time and smoothness: a 2ms overdriven Asus 1080p TN panel that I overclocked to 75hz. I wasn't going to jump to LCD until they fixed all the issues with first-gen Overdrive, and dropped the costs down, and boy was it worth the wait (only disadvantage is the lower contrast).

When I replaced my ancient LCD TV with a new B7 OLED, the 1080p 120hz mode (gaming preset) gives me the exact same response time as my 75hz monitor, so I know what I'm talking about.

While I believe they exist, the number of people who can see above 120hz is incredibly tiny. 120hz will become the new 85hz (just because it's easier to double things), but I think even that is overkill.
 
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n370zed

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1080p60 to 1080p144 was what felt to me was an experience that was felt and noticed immediately. The mouse movement on the desktop was what I noticed right away. So so smooth. Then I jumped into Overwatch. Holy shit so so smooth yet again. I’ve never went back to 60hz again.

Then the upgrade itch was so intense that a year later I bought an HP 27” 144hz GSYNC(165hz overclocked). Sold the 1080p144 locally to compensate the cost. Now I’m wanting to upgrade my platform to increase my minimums frames. I’m torn between Ryzen or Intel. It’s cores/threads vs Intel pricing lol.

PS. I had a Sony FW900 back in 2009 I was using at 1200p85hz. My wife hated it so much due to its size and weight. She made me throw it away 8 years later.
 
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