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Why can I not use certain resolutions with certain refresh rates?

Question asked by saigon on Oct 21, 2015
Latest reply on Nov 3, 2015 by saigon

Hardware - I5 2400, AMD 6950 1GB, Hyperx genesis 8GB ram, BenQ XL2411Z 144hz.

Software - Windows 10, Catalyst 15.7.1


Hello, I'm a competitive CS player that enjoys playing 4:3 resolutions. The problem comes when I try to play 1280x960 black bars (maintain aspect ratio), It will not allow this resolution on 144hz or 120hz options. Anything lower than that and it works fine.


Here's a list of resolutions that do NOT work with 144hz and Maintain aspect ratio option:

1280x768(16:10), 1280x960, 1280x1024, 1360x1024, 1400x1050, 1600x900(16;9) and 1680x1050 (16:10)


Some resolutions that work fine with all hz:

1920x1080, 1366x768, 1024x768, 800x600


Now I do want to point out that 1280x960 works with 144hz ONLY when "scale image to full panel size" or "stretched" if you're familiar with CS terms. 1600x900 (16:9) only works when 120hz is selected.

Am I the only one who thinks this is bizarre?

Thanks in advance