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120hz 10bit no freesync vs 165hz 8bit freesync premium.

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Just in case someone looking for the same solution and found this thread.

Found a way, firstly set the refresh rate to maximum on the monitor's OSD, turn on Freesync, and then instead of setting the maximum refresh rate on the monitor OSD to 120hz, set it in the Advanced Display setting on windows. That way the color would still be 10 bit but VRR/Freesync is still enabled.

 

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I have a 32" 1440p 165hz Samsung G50A S32AG50 that could do 10bit color (native) but limited to 120hz and no VRR.

I tried both 10 bit no freesync vs 8 bit with freesync on several games, yet frankly I can't differentiate it, probably because each setting change requires several seconds of black screen.

 

Therefore, I ask you who are experienced in displays, which is better?

Not an expert, just bored at work. Please quote me or mention me if you would like me to see your reply. **may edit my posts a few times after posting**

CPU: Intel i5-12400 | GPU: Asus TUF RX 6800 XT OC | Mobo: Asus Prime B660M-A D4 WIFI | RAM: Team Delta TUF Alliance 2x8GB DDR4 3200MHz CL16 | SSD: Team MP33 1TB | PSU: MSI MPG A850GF | Case: Phanteks Eclipse P360A |  Cooler: ID-Cooling SE-234 ARGB | OS: Windows 11 Pro | Pcpartpicker: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/FpC7yK
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Personally I would go with the higher refresh rate over the higher color bit-depth that 10 bit provides any day. Especially if you are using SDR and not HDR. Yes 10bit is marginally better but most monitors aren't native 10bit, they are 8bit with FRC. Plus again, unless you are using HDR the improvements from 10bit to 8bit is not worth the increase in bandwidth and by result lower refresh rate. 

Just my opinion though 😛 

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Update:

Just in case someone looking for the same solution and found this thread.

Found a way, firstly set the refresh rate to maximum on the monitor's OSD, turn on Freesync, and then instead of setting the maximum refresh rate on the monitor OSD to 120hz, set it in the Advanced Display setting on windows. That way the color would still be 10 bit but VRR/Freesync is still enabled.

 

Marked as solution to pin this post to the top.

Not an expert, just bored at work. Please quote me or mention me if you would like me to see your reply. **may edit my posts a few times after posting**

CPU: Intel i5-12400 | GPU: Asus TUF RX 6800 XT OC | Mobo: Asus Prime B660M-A D4 WIFI | RAM: Team Delta TUF Alliance 2x8GB DDR4 3200MHz CL16 | SSD: Team MP33 1TB | PSU: MSI MPG A850GF | Case: Phanteks Eclipse P360A |  Cooler: ID-Cooling SE-234 ARGB | OS: Windows 11 Pro | Pcpartpicker: https://pcpartpicker.com/list/FpC7yK
Displays: Samsung Odyssey G5 S32AG50 32" 1440p 165hz | AOC 27G2E 27" 1080p 144hz

Laptop: ROG Strix Scar III G531GU Intel i5-9300H GTX 1660Ti Mobile| OS: Windows 10 Home

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