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Old 05-15-2013, 11:39 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Monitors and laptops.

So my laptop is: ASUS - N56VZ

Those are the specs I guess.

My GPU is:
GeForce GT 650M | Features | GeForce

I want to get a new monitor for gaming. Although it's not even a desktop, I want to know if my laptop can run a 120hz monitor. If you look in "interface" of my computer specs all the ports are there:

1 x Microphone-in jack
1 x Headphone-out jack
1 x VGA port/Mini D-sub 15-pin for external monitor
4 x USB 3.0 port(s)
1 x RJ45 LAN Jack for LAN insert
1 x HDMI
1 x SPIDIF speaker out

If I can't run a 120hz monitor with my GPU, what about a 60hz? I currently run one, but it's like 8 years old. If I can't run a 120hz I think I'll settle for a 1920x1080 60hz one. If that's the case, can anyone along with telling me a solution, suggest some monitors for me? Thanks!
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Old 05-18-2013, 09:11 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Default Re: Monitors and laptops.

You can run any monitor you like on your laptop, but I do not believe the HDMI port on your laptop can handle 1080p 120Hz. I think that requires DP or DL DVI-D.
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You can run any monitor you like on your laptop, but I do not believe the HDMI port on your laptop can handle 1080p 120Hz. I think that requires DP or DL DVI-D.
Correct; there's no 1080p@120Hz spec. You might be able to force it somehow but HDMI currently doesn't allow for it.
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