Missing 'Preferred Refresh Rate' Option

Discussion in 'Videocards - NVIDIA GeForce Drivers Section' started by Shakey_Jake33, Jan 16, 2020.

  1. Shakey_Jake33

    Shakey_Jake33 Master Guru

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    GeForce RTX 2060 OC
    I'm reading that this should be an option in the Nvidia Control Panel, but this option does not exist for me. Does anybody know why this would be? I have read some comments that Nvidia detects monitors connected over HDMI as TVs and this woudl explain the missing option, but I don't think this is the case - I have installed the driver for my monitor, and all of the PC-specific resolutions and refresh rates are exposed.

    Basically, I have an Acer KG221Q monitor which is 1080p 75Hz and has both HDMI (with Freesync) and VGA (no DisplayPort). I run my desktop at 60Hz because there are some specific games which have a 60fps cap and stutter badly at 75Hz (such as Sonic Mania). Instead, I force 75Hz on a per-game basis whenever I can. This is great if the game lets you select refresh rate or can be forced through ini or console, but most modern games only obey the desktop refresh rate. I was hoping that the 'Preferred Refresh Rate' option could be used to force 75Hz on a per-game basis.

    Using Acer KG221Q monitor with latest driver and connected via HDMI, RTX 2060 with driver 441.87 running Win10 64.
  2. rewt

    rewt Maha Guru

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    I believe this option is now related to G-Sync and your monitor/GPU may not operate in G-Sync compatible mode over HDMI.

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