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games changing monitor refresh rate to 50htz

Question asked by kahless_uk on Aug 18, 2018

Some games are forcing my monitor to change it's refresh rate from 60htz to 50htz, which wouldn't be a huge issue except most of these games don't behave correctly when vsynced at 50fps instead of 60. This even affects windowed and borderless windowed modes


The main culprits are;


Crysis trilogy (can be "fixed" with a custom resolution of 1920x1078@60htz although Crysis 3 still locks at 50fps regardless)

Crash Bandicoot NSane Trilogy

Prince of Persia Forgotten Sands.


System specs


Ryzen 7 1700 @stock

16GB 2400mhtz 4 sticks DDR4

Radeon RX480 8GB @stock

S22F350 Samsung monitor connected via HDMI

Gigabyte GA-AB350 Gaming

Windows 10 Pro x64 (1803 17134.228)

Catalyst 18.7.1.