Yes, my pc CAN display 4k. And no, I DON'T have the monitor to keep up with that. And yes, I AM totally and unreasonably jealous of my dad's Predator 4k Monitor.
@A pet named Steve, mind educating a console peasant? Why does a 60Hz monitor have an effect on 120fps?
@The Puppet Man, fps and Hz are pretty much the same thing in this context so even though the computer can run 120 fps the monitor can only do 60 fps maximum so it was a waste of money to have that beefed up computer.
@A pet named Steve, theft is always an option.
@TriangleTesticles, oh okay makes sense. Yea I don't have the money or knowledge to dedicate to building a pc setup the way I'd truly like. Closest thing I have is my HP Omen gaming laptop.
@Rowule, good idea, he'll never notice if I take it away and put it one story below him on my desk.
For real though, the temptation is there.
@The Puppet Man, a monitor's refresh rate is how many times it can cycle an image per second. So a 60 hz monitor can only cycle up to 60 frames per second on display. So if your PC is dishing out 120 frames per second, only 60 of those will be displayed on your screen in that one second, which means that regardless of what your hardware is, or what your game says your current fps is, you'll always have max 60 fps.
@A pet named Steve, just kinda start "borrowing" it temporarily, and leaving tabs open with your dream monitor on your current monitor and leave your PC on so anytime they walk into your room, they'll see that you're oogling it. If your dad has an Acer Predator monitor, he's probably willing to get you one too for your birt(shoot that just passed)---christmas.
@Mhael, plus cool screen tearing unless your monitor is somehow doing super-sampling or something.
@The Puppet Man, you’re on the same boat if your tv has a 60 Hz refresh rate. 😜
PC owner: look at my $5k PC that runs 4K res at 120fps.
Also PC owners: look at my $125 monitor, it has a power button.
never saw a point of building a good PC and getting a bad monitor that doesn't let you see the actual potential of the PC's capabilities. when it comes to gaming.
It's part of an upgrade path. Now I hate my monitor whereas before I could deal with it for a year. Thanks jerk.
I dont understand. Is this a meme only people with monitors less than 120 fps can understand?
Better to have more frames than your monitor can handle then less then it can handle
Legit had to explain this to my 23 year old brother today when I was talking about getting a pc, and I'd also need to get the peripherals and a new monitor. Had to explain refresh rate and fps, and how it doesn't matter for console so you just go for quality (although higher refresh rare can help, even if you can't output the fps!) and how it's the reverse for pc.
I have a 165 hz monitor. It was set to 60hz by default by my PC and I didn't notice for 4 months until I just so happened to be messing with my monitor settings.
In fairness, I had my monitor way before I built my pc
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