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fps gaming refresh rate doesn't work on me

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Just got my first high refresh rate monitor (1080p@165hZ) and I have to say I see what all of the hype was about. Set up some older online FPSes (Quake 3 Arena, Unreal Tournament ‘99, Unreal Tournament 2004, Team Fortress 2, Left 4 Dead 2) and I have to say I’m really digging how responsive the controls are with the higher refresh rate and vsync off. Feels even better to have gotten this display for under $150 (refurb + 5% off coupon). The only down side is that I feel like I need a better CPU to keep the framerate over about 120hz consistently. My GPU is sitting at 50%-60% used in newer games (Doom Eternal, etc) and my CPU is taking a beating with the framerate between 100-120 hz in demanding areas.

What has your experience been with high refresh rate gaming? Do you prefer higher resolution or higher refresh rate?

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i got a 144hz monitor first. loved it

tried a 240hz monitor. ran into the same problem as you (cpu couldn’t keep up)

built a new computer with a faster cpu

240hz gaming owns

stunt failed

I knew 240hz was going to be a no go from CPU and game standpoint (lots of the games I play engine cap at 200hz).

Scoping out another 5600x after Best Buy cancelled my order for undisclosed reasons.

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i game at 1080p/144Hz and I have a 2nd monitor @1440p

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How would you say your first experience with 144hz 1080p felt?

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I basically went from not having a gaming pc for several years to buying the 144hz monitor so I can’t really give a “wow” moment or anything

but definitely can feel the difference when I’m messing around on a 60hz panel doing testing or benchmarking

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60hz feels really bad to me for daily computer use these days, even browsing is nicer with high refresh

stunt failed

I’m under the impression 144Hz/1440p is a real sweet spot (that i am in)

i’m afraid of trying monitors above 60khz cuz it’ll “ruin” slower ones for me

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From: Tiko at 2021-02-22 19:32:03
i’m afraid of trying monitors above 60khz cuz it’ll “ruin” slower ones for me

it will

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Eventually I’ll upgrade my entire setup and i’ll have 4k/144Hz monitor for main and 4k/60 on my 2nd mon

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From: Tiko at 2021-02-22 19:32:03
i’m afraid of trying monitors above 60khz cuz it’ll “ruin” slower ones for me

It has for me

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