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FreeSync and High Refresh Rates

Question asked by el_arantis on Jan 7, 2019
Latest reply on Jan 8, 2019 by el_arantis

I purchased new monitor, AOC AGON AG251FZ, and I selected to disable FreeSync but my monitor informs me that it is still enabled.

I use DisplayPort 1.2 for connecting it to my GPU. The reason I want to disable it is that I want to use an option

with the name "Low Input Lag" in monitor's menu, that cannot be used with FreeSync enabled.


Moreover, I noticed that with high refresh rate enabled in windows options (anything above 60Hz), the memory clock is always at max 1500MHz, instead of 150MHz. Is that normal?

Do I have to set the refresh rate in windows options or setting it in game's resolution menu is enough?

I ask this because there is no need for more Hz using desktop applications (office, internet etc) causing higher clocks, temps and watt consumption.


Any help / answer is much appreciated!!


PC Specs:

O/S: Windows 10 Pro x64 v1809 RS5

CPU: AMD Ryzen 7 2700X

M/B: Asrock Fatal1ty X470 Gaming K4 (BIOS v1.90)

GPU: MSI AMD Radeon R9 390X 8GB Gaming

RAM: G.Skill FlareX F4-3200C14D-16GFX

PSU: Seasonic 1000W (Focus Gold 80+)

HDD: SanDisk Ultra II 960GB



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