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Old 06-23-2005, 03:47 AM   #1 (permalink)
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What exactly is does the refresh rate of a monitor mean? Is it just a higher frame-rate?
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Pretty much all it is is updating or refreshing the data thats on the screen. The quicker the refresh rate the less it will flicker.
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Yeah it's the rate at which the screen flickers. With a lower refresh rate you can sometimes notice the flicker.
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"The vertical refresh rate refers to the number of repetitions per second. A CRT (Cathode Ray Tube) monitor refreshes the displayed image tens of times per second. This is also called the "Frequency Rate" and measured in Hertz.

A CRT monitor with a 60Hz vertical frequency rate means the image is drawn 60 times per second. At this refresh rate, some users may see a brightness variation called "flicker." Higher refresh rates mean less image flicker, and less flicker helps you protect your eyes because even the slightest flicker can contribute to long-term eye strain. International Ergonomics Standards (e.g., ISO 9241, Part 3) for computer monitors, recommends a vertical refresh rate at least 70Hz (higher for larger screens), because eye strain can be drastically reduced at this rate.

Refresh rate has greater effects on CRT monitors, while flicker is less noticeable on LCD monitors, because LCD displays do not have a refresh per second."



I myself use 1152x864@100Hz with my 19" CRT or 1280x960@85Hz, but I prefer the first one.
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Im at 1024x768 @ 85Hz. I think my monitor can support
100Hz @ the above resolution-19" Viewsonic G90f.

Make sure you set a refresh rate that your monitor supports.

The best bet is to find the highest refresh rate that both the
video card and monitor will support at a given resolution.
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So does this translate into higher game frame rates? Right now I'm running my LCD at 70Hz.
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Nah it doesn't affect your FPS in games at all.
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I'm at 1280x1024 @ 100Hz. If you have it set to low in games (like under 85Hz), you may notice slight "tearing" of the picture. It makes no difference on LCD's at all.
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I see.
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I'm at 1280x1024 @ 100Hz. If you have it set to low in games (like under 85Hz), you may notice slight "tearing" of the picture.
unless you use the vertical sync, which in most cases is a default setting
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