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Journeyman III

R9 280x 1440p @ 144hz on Dell S3220DGF


After countless hours of scanning many forums I am still unable to get my Dell S3220DGF to display 1440p @144hz.

My system:

  • AsRock Z97 Pro4
  • i5-4690k
  • XFX R9 280x

What I've done:

  • Reset the monitor
  • Updated to latest GPU and monitor drivers
  • Tried several HDMI and 1.2 DP cables both of which supposed to run 1440p @ 144hz (link)
  • Disconnected secondary displays
  • Tried different presets, including turning FreeSync on and off
  • Unplugging and plugging the cable back in, restarting after making changes

My questions:

  • From what I researched, my GPU should be able to output 1440p @ 144hz, correct?
  • My GPU does not support FreeSync, correct?
  • What else can I try to make this work?
  • Can the monitor be defective?

I am inclined to return the monitor despite liking it. My dilemma is whether I should consider keeping it even I can’t get this to work for a prospect of using its features when I upgrade my GPU in the future.

Any help will be greatly appreciated.



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