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I have a 3070 ti and use a 1080p 240hz as my main and a 1080p 144hz as my secondary. The main is always at 240hz and the secondary is set to 60hz. Would there be a significant performance change to set the secondary monitor to 144hz? Not a big deal just a nice quality of life to (potentially) have.

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Do you game on both monitors?

If not, changing the refresh rate on the second monitor won't change a thing.

Not an expert, just bored at work. **may edit my posts a few times after posting**

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1 hour ago, Dukesilver27- said:

Do you game on both monitors?

If not, changing the refresh rate on the second monitor won't change a thing.

Weeeel not much anyway.  There is an argument for 90hz for type.  It’s not strong though.  Something not everyone can even see.

Life is like a bowl of chocolates: there are all these little crinkly paper cups everywhere.

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4 minutes ago, Bombastinator said:

Weeeel not much anyway.  There is an argument for 90hz for type.  It’s not strong though.  Something not everyone can even see.

Yea I mean no noticeable difference is basically no difference, for weak GPUs maybe noticeable.

I actually tested this with my RX 6800 XT, running on 1 display only, 2 displays both running the game, 2 displays 1 game 1 general task. The only one that made a difference is the 2 displays both running games.

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Please quote me or mention me if you would like me to see your reply.

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Displays: Samsung Odyssey G5 S32AG50 32" 1440p 165hz | AOC 27G2E 27" 1080p 144hz

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Higher refresh rate not only for gaming.

 

It also give smoother animation in your Windows for productivity. Normally human eye can notice the differences of 60hz vs 120hz vs 240hz.

 

Since your second monitor is 144hz, I don't see a reason you set it as 60hz unless they is limited from your GPU but you are using 3070i and it is far than capable to run both monitor in the highest refresh.

 

I will not set it lowest as 60hz but the highest the monitor capable of in one condition the display output no need lower down the color output, which means my setting always 10-bit (or 8-bit in which the highest your monitor can support) and RGB in Full. The one condition is if highest refresh rate, take for example 144hz impact to color which suppose 10-bit but need lower down to 8-bit or RGB need lower down to YCbCr 422, then I will lower down to next highest refresh rate, take for example 120hz. Normally this only happen to not so common refresh rate, for example 165hz which possible is the overclock refresh rate that impact to color. Normally the overclock refresh rate need to compromise the color output / brightness output (seldom happen but it do can happen).

 

Set monitor higher refresh rate no impact to gaming performance, the impact to gaming is the resolution, if you run games in both monitor, your resolution is no longer 1920x1080 (based on your current both monitor resolution) but instead 2x 1920x1080 pixel need to draw and this will impact to the gaming fps.

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5 hours ago, Dukesilver27- said:

Yea I mean no noticeable difference is basically no difference, for weak GPUs maybe noticeable.

I actually tested this with my RX 6800 XT, running on 1 display only, 2 displays both running the game, 2 displays 1 game 1 general task. The only one that made a difference is the 2 displays both running games.

What it does do is make stuff look more concrete and it seems to reduce eye strain.  I’ve heard the phrase “rock solid” used.  Makes a bigger difference for some than others though.

Life is like a bowl of chocolates: there are all these little crinkly paper cups everywhere.

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