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Speedup in-game grinding with the high-speed screen display: What’s the difference between 60Hz, 144Hz, and 240Hz refresh rate?

by GIGABYTE
To maximize the gaming experience, the refresh rate of your screen should keep up with current trends. The refresh rate and the frame rate (expressed in frames per second or FPS) are often-heard terminologies. Nevertheless, what do these terminologies and figures mean? How are they related to actual gameplay? This article will give you a clear explanation.
When choosing laptop displays, users usually start by with screen resolution. However, as a gamer or a gaming enthusiast, the monitor refresh rate is a must-considered factor. A screen with a high refresh rate can provide you with non-lagging animation, allowing you to target and kill the enemy by a few tenths of a second faster than others and defeat opponents in the blink of an eye.
With processors, graphics cards, and other components undergoing constant upgrades, online multiplayer shooting or action games in recent years can operate at 240Hz or more. To maximize the gaming experience, the refresh rate of your screen should keep up with current trends. The refresh rate and the frame rate (expressed in frames per second or FPS) are often-heard terminologies. Nevertheless, what do these terminologies and figures mean? How are they related to actual gameplay? This article will give you a clear explanation.
How is a Video Created?
The animation in videos, TVs, movies, and even games, whether 2D or 3D, are all made by consecutive display of independent and still but slightly different images. The persistence of vision is what allows the human eyes to form these slightly different frames with intervals to result in continuous motion. The more images the human eye sees per second, the smoother the video motion we experience.
Animation is created by a series of consecutive still images.
The Higher the Refresh Rate the Better
Refresh rate represents the number of frames that appear/update on a display per second. For example, 60Hz means that 60 images can be displayed per second, while 120Hz indicates 120 images. Since most of the game images have no motion blur, the lower the update rate a screen has, the higher the chance of image flicker. The display screen refresh frequency is constantly undergoing technology breakthroughs, from 60Hz to 120Hz, 144Hz, 240Hz, and even up to 300Hz. At the present stage, a 144Hz is the most popular specification on the market, while high-end laptops can reach 240Hz or 300Hz. Though it is difficult for a game to achieve such a high refresh rate due to heavy performance requirements, a higher rate can still provide users with a better and smoother visual motion experience.
The Close Correlation between Frame Rate and Graphics Card Performance
The frame rate can be understood as the number of frames per second (Frames per Second, FPS) rendered/outputted by the graphics. For online multiplayer shooting or action games, 120~144 FPS is the basic requirement for a smooth image flow. It may be difficult for your average Joe to distinguish between displays that are higher than 144 fps; but that split-second difference might just be the key in beating your opponent.
Players are able to stay ahead of the game when the system latency is reduced thanks to high refresh rate and high FPS.
The refresh rate and frame rate are complementary and indispensable. If the two are inconsistent, the player may feel the tearing or delay of the video. For example, a 60Hz screen can display 60 images per second, so it reuses the same images of a 30fps video to fill up the gap which can cause lag or a slight pause of a motion. On the contrary, using a 60Hz screen to display a 144~240 FPS game title is a waste of high-end display screen as the display screen doesn’t match great performance of the graphics card, thereby impacting gaming experience.
The most important feature that high refresh rate and high frame rate picture can offer players, is to effectively reduce system latency on the display screen after input from mouse movement, click firing, and keyboard buttons. The picture above illustrates the differences between different refresh rates. There’s a greater opportunity to win victory with a reduction of the system latency since the screen can display the enemy image more quickly, allowing a player to stay ahead of the game.
Game Like a Pro with AORUS Pro Gaming Laptops
In recent years, the display specification for CS:GO Major, PUBG, Overwatch World Cup and other international events is set to be 240Hz or above. Want a gaming experience that matches that of international e-sports players?
AORUS Professional Gaming Laptops, the flagship top-of-the-line AORUS 17X, as well as the most lightweight and high performance AORUS 15G/17G, all of them are equipped with 240Hz or even 300Hz ultra-high refresh rate screens. Plus the true mechanical switch keyboards, prized among gamers, offer an unparalleled and unique feel, which feature a trigger speed that is 20% faster than normal laptop keyboards. The performance of the Intel® Core™ i9 processor and NVIDIA® GeForce® RTX SUPER™ graphics are maximized with the help of GIGABYTE’s exclusive WINDFORCE Infinity heat dissipation technology. AORUS Pro Gaming Laptops are exceptional, offering you the best gaming experience and performance for all-round gaming experience.
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