Windows 11 now supports different refresh rates for different monitors

The latest version of Windows 11, build 25915, offers a new function that enables users to set different refresh rates for each of their monitors. This feature can come in handy when users need one monitor for gaming at a high refresh rate and another one for productivity tasks at a lower refresh rate.

Windows 11 now supports different refresh rates set to monitors

Windows 11 now run one monitor at 60Hz and another at 120Hz

With the latest update, Windows 11 has introduced the ability to set different refresh rates for multiple monitors. This means that users can now have one monitor running at 60Hz and another monitor running at 120Hz.

We have improved refresh rate logic to allow different refresh rates on different monitors, depending on the refresh rate for each monitor and content shown on the screen. This will help most with refresh rate-dependent multitasking, like playing a game and watching a video at the same time.

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This can be useful for gaming or other applications where they want the smoothest possible experience. Here are some of the benefits of using different refresh rates on their monitors:

  • Smoother gaming experience: Having a higher refresh rate can greatly enhance the gaming experience, particularly when playing fast-paced games, resulting in smoother gameplay.
  • Better image quality: Increasing the refresh rate of your monitors can enhance the quality of the displayed images, resulting in sharper and more detailed visuals.
  • Reduced eye strain: Using a monitor with a high refresh rate can reduce eye strain, particularly when you use it for prolonged periods.

There are also a few potential downfalls to Windows 11 support for different refresh rates set to monitors:

  • Not all monitors support different refresh rates: Not all monitors support different refresh rates. If users try to set a refresh rate that their monitor does not support, they will see an error message.
  • Requires a powerful graphics card: In order to take advantage of different refresh rates, users will need a powerful graphics card. If users have a low-end graphics card, they may not be able to see any benefit from using different refresh rates.
  • Increased power consumption: Using different refresh rates can also increase the power consumption of the monitors. This is because the monitors will be refreshing more often, which requires more power.

How to enable different refresh rates on the monitors in Windows 11

To enable different refresh rates on the monitors, follow these steps in Windows 11: Go to Display settings, click on Advanced display settings, and then scroll to the Multiple Displays section. Choose the monitor you want to adjust and click on the Advanced button. In the Monitor settings dialog box, select the Refresh rate drop-down menu and pick the desired refresh rate. Save changes by clicking OK.

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