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#1 8 years ago

Howdy Ya'll. Well, I dont know if my question belongs to this forum, but I guess it does. I've noticed on some games that I run on my computer ussualy opens up a small windown when i run it and it has some kinda options, some of them are something I belive is related to the screen, which reads things like "640x480 16bpp 75Hz" and such. I just wanted to know what does that mean. I know that the first thing is the screen resolution. All right... Thanks in forehand, again, excuse me if I've posted it on the wrong forum. Greetings.


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#2 8 years ago
Silberio;5275673I've noticed on some games that I run on my computer ussualy opens up a small windown when i run it and it has some kinda options, some of them are something I belive is related to the screen, which reads things like "640x480 16bpp 75Hz" and such. .

It sounds like your graphics driver is notifying you of a resolution change. It should have a small program sitting next to the clock.

The 16bpp is the color level. Most games run at 32bpp color, running at 16bpp will not give you the best color, and may not improve performance any.

75hz is the refresh rate of the screen. Basically, it is how many pictures it can show in a second. The higher that number, the more responsive the screen will be, and the more fluid games will look. 60hz is the standard speed.




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#3 8 years ago

On that particular note about refresh rate, something else you've probably seen but weren't too sure what it was: when you see something like in Call of Duty: the Sync Every Frame option. It sets your max framerate to the refresh rate of the monitor. Cause in games where you get frame-rates that go about 15-20 hz beyond what your monitor can handle, you can experience 'tearing'

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