Settings guide: How to set up your gaming monitor | ROG - Republic of Gamers Global (2022)

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Your PC's monitor is a portal to another world, the window to every game you play. It's easy to get caught up in the specs of your PC and the power of your graphics card, but your display is just as important in determining the final image that reaches your eyeballs—so it's important to set it up properly. Here are all the settings you should tweak when you unbox your new gaming display.

First: Adjust the physical

Once you've put your monitor together and set it on the desk, you'll want to get the stand set to its optimal height and angle. This isn't just for ergonomics (though that's a big part of it)—viewing angles can affect the colors on screen, so you want to make sure the screen is in the best spot for your eyes to accurately interpret the display's color and contrast. If the display is too high or too low, or at a strange angle, the colors may shift or look washed out.

Ideally, you should adjust the height of your monitor so that the top is near or just above eye level. Most ROG monitors support height adjustment (save for a few large format and portable displays where it wouldn't make sense), and this is crucial for a good experience. There's no reason you should have to deal with a monitor that only has tilt support, forcing you to stack it on a bunch of books for proper ergonomics.

Next, adjust the display's tilt so that you're looking at the screen straight on. Try to avoid direct sunlight from windows if you can, though monitors with a high brightness spec (over 300 nits) can help overcome this glare–more on adjusting brightness in a bit.

Finally, ROG monitors also come with cable management built into the stand, so you can keep cables tucked away and out of sight for a super clean battlestation. Again, don't settle for lesser monitors that force your cables into a messy rat's nest. Oh, and use DisplayPort if at all possible—in most cases, it'll support the best resolutions and refresh rates your monitor has to offer, while HDMI may be more limited on certain displays.

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Pick Your Preset

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ASUS and ROG monitors have a number of presets built-in that determine the contrast, color, and vibrancy of the image on screen. Which one you choose will depend on your goals: do you want colors accurate to the original mastering of the game? Do you want an image that really "pops" with vivid colors? Or do you want a competitive advantage over your opponents above all else? The answer may vary from person to person and even game to game, so don't be afraid to play with different settings as you explore different titles.

To adjust your monitor's settings, press the settings button, usually located on the back, side, or bottom of your monitor. You'll see an overlay pop up on the bottom of your screen, called the on-screen display (or OSD), which you can navigate with those same buttons. Almost all ROG monitors have a joystick-style control, though, which is much easier to use: you can move it left, right, up, and down to navigate these menus, and press inward on it to select. You'll find the picture presets under the GameVisual category.

Racing is often a great setting to try, even if you aren't playing a racing game–it offers vibrant colors, especially on monitors with a wide color gamut, and has low input lag right out of the box. Many wide gamut monitors also have an sRGB mode, which clamps the colors into a narrower space. sRGB mode is less vibrant, but the colors will actually be more accurate to the game's original design, since games are mastered in this color space (unless you're playing in HDR). This mode is also ideal for content creation, so you know how your photos or video will appear on other displays.

Other settings are designed to suit certain types of games. The MOBA preset enhances the colors of your opponents' health and mana bars, while FPS offers higher contrast to enhance visibility of your enemies. If you like to tweak, you can alternatively go with User mode and adjust the R-G-B white balance by eye, or with a colorimeter.

Once you've picked your base preset, you can adjust the brightness setting to fit your room's needs–low brightness will be fine at night (and offer deeper, darker blacks), but during the day you may need higher levels to overcome sunlight. If your monitor has a Local Dimming or Variable Backlight setting, like our ROG Swift PG32UQX, you're in for a real treat. This allows the backlight to dim down in different zones across the display, allowing for deeper blacks and brighter whites for an image that truly "pops". You can adjust this setting to taste as well—different settings allow for more aggressive dimming and thus deeper blacks, so play with it in-game to see what you like best. Other settings like contrast can usually be left alone, but if a preset isn't quite where you want it to be, you can dial it in to your exact preferences.

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All of these settings apply to gaming in standard dynamic range, or SDR. If your monitor is capable of HDR, it should automatically kick in to a separate HDR mode when the monitor detects an HDR signal. Some games require you to flip the “Enable HDR” switch in Windows' HDR settings first, then enable it in game, while other games will do it automatically when you enable HDR in the game's settings. (And a third subset of games support Windows 11's new Auto HDR feature, which requires Windows' HDR setting to be flipped on.) If you aren't sure whether you're playing in HDR, launch the game in question, turn HDR on, and open your monitor's settings–it should say "HDR" somewhere in the OSD if it's detecting an HDR signal.

Set your refresh rate

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Every frame counts when you're trying to get the jump on your enemy. So if you're rocking a high-refresh 144Hz, 240Hz, or even 360hz monitor, make sure you're getting every frame you paid for. To start, if your monitor has a refresh rate overclocking setting, like the blazing 270Hz on the ROG XG27AQM, be sure to turn it on for the highest refresh rates. (Again, DisplayPort may be necessary to make the most of this feature.) If you don't enable this overclocking feature in your monitor's OSD, that top-end refresh rate won't appear in Windows' settings to select.

Next, right-click on the desktop and open Windows' Display Settings. Scroll down to Advanced Display Settings and select your monitor from the dropdown at the top (if it isn't selected already). Further down this page, you should see a dropdown marked Refresh Rate–click that, and make sure it's set as high as it will go. The higher your refresh rate, the smoother motion will appear in-game, and the quicker you'll see enemies emerge from cover.

If your display supports Adaptive Sync, you'll want to enable this as well to reduce screen tearing. From your monitor's OSD, find the G-SYNC or FreeSync option and make sure it's turned on. Then, open your graphics driver's options to enable it there as well. If you have an NVIDIA graphics card, right-click the desktop and choose NVIDIA Control Panel, choose Set Up G-SYNC, and check the "Enable" box at the top of the window. Make sure the correct display is selected and, if it's a G-SYNC compatible display (rather than a display with a G-SYNC chip in it), select the "Enable settings for the selected display model" box before clicking Apply. If you have an AMD graphics card, right-click the desktop and select AMD Radeon Software. Click the gear icon in the upper-right corner, choose the Display tab, and set Radeon FreeSync to Enabled.

Put 'er in Overdrive

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Not to be confused with the refresh rate or input lag of a monitor, response time determines how fast a display can shift from one color or shade to another. Certain transitions may take longer than others, which can result in "ghosting," or a blurry trail behind moving objects. Certain panel types have faster response times than others–IPS panels tend to be faster than VA panels, with ROG's "Fast IPS" panels being insanely quick, offering lightning-fast response times to match their high refresh rates of 240Hz and beyond.

You can further improve a panel's native response time, however, with the Overdrive setting. As its name suggests, this "overdrives" the pixels to result in faster response times for clearer, smoother motion, which is crucial in fast-paced combat. You don't necessarily want to just set it to its highest setting and call it a day, though. While lower settings can result in a bit more ghosting, setting it too high can cause "overshoot," which can cause inverse ghosting, or a colored trail behind moving objects.

Picking the right overdrive setting is a delicate balance between these two forces, and much of it is personal preference, or may vary from game to game. You may find that the image looks best to you with a higher or lower Overdrive setting than the monitor comes with out of the box, or than your friend uses. You might even find one overdrive setting is better for high framerate gaming, while another is better for low framerate gaming. Our Variable Overdrive feature, available on certain monitors, takes this into account and adjusts your monitor's overdrive based on the framerate of your game.

The Blur Busters UFO Ghosting Test can help you dial in the right setting for you–put that on your screen and flip between overdrive options to see its effect. At the end of the day, though, real gaming content is the final decider of which setting you use, so find a dark scene and test it there as well.

Enable extra features that put you on top

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Finally, ROG monitors come with a number of extras designed to give you a competitive advantage over your opponents. Dark Boost, for example, does it exactly what it sounds like: it boosts near-black levels so you can more clearly see enemies hiding in the shadows, so you can strike before they do.

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Under GamePlus, you'll also find a Crosshair option, which lets you overlay a crosshair on the screen—useful for training in titles that don't give you an in-game crosshair. (Some may consider this cheating in actual matches, though, so be careful!) You can also enable a timer that lets you track your target game rate in real-time or turn-based strategy games, and see an FPS counter to ensure everything is running smoothly without framerate dips.

Many ROG and TUF monitors support our Extreme Low Motion Blur technology, or ELMB. ELMB inserts black frames in between the frames of your content to reduce motion blur even further, allowing for an extremely clear view of your enemy's position. On many monitors, you may have to disable Adaptive Sync for ELMB to become available, though many premium monitors like the ROG Swift PG329Q support ELMB Sync. ELMB Sync allows you to use both ELMB and Adaptive Sync at the same time, which is crucial for competitive gamers who want the benefits of low motion blur technology and variable refresh rate. Don't settle for just one or the other.

Speaking of competitive gaming, a few of our esports-focused monitors, like the QHD 240Hz ROG Swift PG279QM, even include NVIDIA's Reflex Latency Analyzer. By plugging your mouse and keyboard into the monitor, you can actually measure the button-to-pixel delay of your entire setup, allowing you to dial in the right monitor and in-game settings for minimum input lag.

Finally, don't forget to cap it all off with some sick RGB effects. If your monitor has RGB capabilities, you'll find some basic settings in the monitor's OSD that allow you to choose a color or pattern, and potentially even adjust the speed of the animation. However, by plugging your monitor into your computer using the included USB cable, you'll be able to connect your monitor to Aura Sync through our Armoury Crate software, allowing you to sync up your monitor's RGB with other Aura compatible components and peripherals—like your ROG motherboard, ROG graphics card, or ROG mouse and keyboard.

Create shortcuts to your favorite settings

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Finally, if you want to adjust any of these settings on-the-fly for different games, you can customize the shortcuts in your monitor's on-screen display. I, for example, have my first shortcut set to GameVisual, so I can change presets with a few clicks depending on the game I'm playing.

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To set up shortcuts, open the OSD and find the Shortcut option, if your monitor supports it. It will give you a few slots that you can assign to a number of different features for quick access. Then, when you want to change that setting (in my case, my GameVisual preset), you can just click the corresponding shortcut button on your monitor. Your monitor may also support Customized Settings, allowing you to create a few "profiles" based on your preferences for different games or activities. These are like the built-in GameVisual presets, but contain all your saved and customized settings.

Once you have everything dialed in just right, make sure you save everything as a customized setting—or snap a few photos so you don't forget the ideal configuration—and jump into your games. With the right settings, you'll find that everything looks a bit smoother, clearer, and more vibrant than ever before.

FAQs

What settings should my gaming monitor be? ›

Higher the refresh rate, smoother the performance in gaming. Every monitor will have a maximum refresh rate. Consider the maximum as the ceiling that we cannot change. We recommend setting them to the highest possible number for the best experience.

How do I enable 120 FPS on my Asus monitor? ›

Once you get over to the monitor tab you're going to see that you have an option says screen refresh

How do I get 144hz on my Asus monitor? ›

Expand the Display tree on the left-hand pane and click the “Change resolution” link. Select the monitor you want to adjust and scroll down to “Choose the resolution.” Pick a resolution from the scroll menu and select a refresh rate from the drop-down next to it. Click Apply to save your settings.

How do I connect my ASUS ROG to my monitor? ›

Plug one end of the DisplayPort/HDMI cable to the monitor's DisplayPort/HDMI port. b. Connect the other end of the DisplayPort/HDMI cable to your computer's DisplayPort/HDMI port. To use the earphone: connect the end with plug type to the monitor's earphone jack when an HDMI or DisplayPort signal is fed.

How do I adjust my monitor settings? ›

To adjust your display settings, right click on any open area of your computer's desktop. Select Display settings. In the Display Settings window, you can identify which monitor is which by clicking on Identify.

How do I choose my monitor settings? ›

View display settings in Windows
  1. Select Start > Settings > System > Display.
  2. If you want to change the size of your text and apps, choose an option from the drop-down menu next to Scale. ...
  3. To change your screen resolution, use the drop-down menu next to Display resolution.

How do I enable HDMI 144Hz? ›

You can use an adapter. There are many cables that enable HDMI type A connections. The cables are widely available and will provide the full HDMI capability. If your 144HZ monitor has an HDMI port, buy an HDMI 1.4 cable to support refresh rate of up to 120 and 140 Hz.

Why is my 144Hz monitor running at 60Hz? ›

You Are Using an Unsuitable HDMI or Display Port

The standard HDMI cable doesn't support 144Hz, and because of that, it is easy to see why your monitor is only showing 60Hz. To change this, you will need a 144Hz-compatible cable such as HDMI 2.0 at the very minimum.

How do I set my graphics card to 60 fps 60 Hz? ›

Nvidia Graphics Card
  1. Right-click desktop properties and select “Nvidia Display Settings”.
  2. Navigate to Display and Select “Change resolution”.
  3. Select Ripsaw HD as the display you would like to change.
  4. Set the Refresh rate to 60 Hz.
  5. Click on “Apply” to save changes.
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Can HDMI run 144Hz? ›

HDMI 2.0 is also fairly standard and can be used for 240Hz at 1080p, 144Hz at 1440p and 60Hz at 4K. The latest HDMI 2.1 adds native support for 144Hz at 4K UHD and 60Hz at 8K.

How do I activate 165hz? ›

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Is 60Hz good for gaming? ›

Even though higher refresh rates should provide a better gaming experience than 60Hz in all use cases, 60Hz is still good for gaming.

Why is my monitor on but no display? ›

If the light on the monitor remains off, the monitor is not receiving power from either the wall outlet or the power adapter. If you have a flat panel LCD monitor, unplug the monitor power cable, wait about 30 seconds, reconnect the cable and then turn on the monitor. This resets the electronics on the monitor.

Why does my monitor say no signal? ›

Typically, a monitor displays a message "no signal error" when there's a problem such as a loose cable, loose connections, or a problem with the input device. Graphics driver and output resolution problems can also cause this error.

Why is my PC not connecting to my monitor? ›

Check Your Cables

If you have any extra cables lying around, try another one—maybe the cable you've been using is damaged, or one of the ports is malfunctioning. You might also try a different cable type—say, an HDMI cable instead of a DisplayPort cable—to see if that solves the issue.

What resolution is my screen? ›

Type screen resolution in the search bar of the Start menu. Click Change the resolution of the display. This takes you to your computer's display settings. Scroll down to the Display resolution setting and click the drop-down menu.

How do I calibrate my gaming monitor? ›

Under “Display Calibration,” choose “Calibrate display.” Windows' Display Color Calibration tool will then pop up and guide you through the process of adjusting your gamma, brightness, contrast, and color balance.

How do I increase resolution to 1920x1080? ›

To do this, follow the steps below:
  1. Right-click on the desktop and select Display settings.
  2. Click on Advanced display settings.
  3. Under Resolution, click on the drop-down arrow and select 1920 x 1080.
  4. Under Multiple displays, click on the drop-down arrow and select Extend these displays.
  5. Click on Apply.

What is the best RGB settings for monitor? ›

RGB Color Balance

If your monitor has a color temperature setting, set it to 6500k (sometimes called "Warm" or "Low"). Make sure none of the gray bars have a tinge of red, green, or blue.

What is the best brightness and contrast settings for monitor? ›

Most people are comfortable with the contrast set around 60 to 70 percent. Additionally, you can explore Phonetic Computer Eyewear, which offers solutions to help prevent the symptoms of digital eye strain. Once you have your contrast where you like it, you can move on to the brightness setting.

What is FPS mode on a monitor? ›

Regarding your concern, the FPS mode (First-person shooter) is a genre of action video game that is played from the point of view of the protagonist.

Can HDMI run 120Hz? ›

An HDMI 2.1 connection essentially allows for 120fps at 4K, or 8K at 60fps, while an HDMI 2.0 connection can allow for 120fps, but at either 1080p or 1440p. HDMI 2.0 connections also allow for 4K at 60hz, which has been enjoyed for some time thanks to consoles like the PS4 Pro and Xbox One X.

Does HDMI limit refresh rate? ›

Lower resolutions than 4K can all handle up to 240 Hz when using an HDMI 2.1 cable. Keep in mind that your monitor or TV still has to support these resolutions and refresh rates for them to work. The resolution and refresh rate is limited by your display and not determined based on the HDMI cable.

Can HDMI run 240Hz? ›

Yes, both HDMI 2.0a and HDMI 2.0b can support 240Hz refresh rate or 240 FPS at 1920×1080 resolution given that you have an 8 bit monitor.

How do I activate 144Hz? ›

From the desktop, right click on the desktop itself and select Screen Resolution. Then select Advanced Settings, navigate to the monitor tab, and choose 144Hz from the drop-down menu.

Which is better HDMI or display? ›

HDMI is technically superior thanks to the release of HDMI 2.1, which surpasses the capabilities of DisplayPort 1.4, but monitors that support it are scarce. Expect that to change soon, though, as a number of manufacturers announced HDMI 2.1 monitors at CES 2021.

Does HDMI support 165Hz? ›

HDMI 2.0 carries combinations like 1440p 165Hz with no issue, and for 1080p, frame rates of 240Hz are no problem. On PC, HDMI is secondary to DisplayPort, which offers significantly more bandwidth, with DP 1.4 not that far from HDMI 2.1 and capable of 4K 120Hz.

Is 60Hz enough for 60 FPS? ›

Honorable. helz IT : A 60hz monitor refreshes the screen 60 times per second. Therefore, a 60hz monitor is only capable of outputting 60fps.

Does 60Hz mean 60FPS? ›

How Much FPS Can a 60 Hz Monitor Display? A 60 Hz monitor has the ability to display up to 60 frames-per-second. If you have a more powerful machine that can output more than 60 FPS, your 60Hz monitor will still display exactly the same 60FPS, but there will be screen tearing.

Why can't I get 144Hz on my monitor? ›

To enable 144Hz on your screen, go to Settings ➜ System ➜ Display and click on “Advanced display settings.” You can then go to “Display adapter properties for Display 1” and click on the Monitor tab. Lastly, select the Screen refresh rate from the drop-down menu.

How much FPS can HDMI handle? ›

HDMI versions

Supports 7680x4320 (8K) with a 60Hz refresh rate, or 60 frames per second.

What cable do I need for 1080p 165Hz? ›

Use Displayport cable the monitor comes with for 165Hz.

Can HDMI run 2K? ›

HDMI 1.4 increases the maximum resolution to 4K × 2K , i.e. 3840 × 2160p (Quad HD) 24 Hz/25 Hz/30 Hz or 4096 × 2160p at 24 Hz (which is a resolution used with digital theaters).

What HDMI do I need for 165Hz? ›

Yes, HDMI 2.0 can support 165Hz refresh rate for 8-bit and 10-bit full HD 1080P monitors. For QHD or UHD displays, you will need at least HDMI 2.1.

How do I adjust my monitor FPS? ›

To change the refresh rate
  1. Select the Start button, then select Settings > System > Display > Advanced display settings.
  2. Under Refresh rate, select the rate you want. The refresh rates that appear depend on your display and what it supports. Select laptops and external displays will support higher refresh rates.

How do I set my monitor to 120Hz? ›

Windows 10 is only slightly different for checking and setting your refresh rate: Select Settings and follow the path System > Display > Advanced Display Settings > Display Adapter Properties. As described above, click the Monitor tab, select your monitor's specified refresh rate, and click OK.

Is 60Hz better than 144hz? ›

In this way, 60 Hz means that the screen can show 60 pictures in 1 second and 144 Hz means that the screen can show 144 pictures in 1 second, and so on. A higher number of hertz or a higher refresh rate means you get more pictures per second adequately which makes an increasingly smoother picture display on the screen.

Can you run 144hz and 60Hz? ›

Yes, you can do that. Question I can't seem to set monitor back to 144hz ?

Is 75Hz good for gaming? ›

Is 75Hz good for gaming? A simple question with a simple answer: YES. Of course, 75Hz still works for gaming, even 60Hz still works.

How can I tell if my monitor is working? ›

What to Know
  1. Check power and cable connections. Turn monitor's brightness and contrast settings completely up.
  2. Connect different working monitor. If it doesn't, check for issues like disconnected or faulty video card.
  3. Test original monitor with data cable known to work. If nothing else works, replace monitor.
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How long should a monitor last? ›

On average, a computer monitor will last anywhere from 30,000 to 60,000 hours. This translates to anywhere from 10 to 20 years of use, assuming it is being accessed around eight hours per day.

Why is my PC screen black? ›

The main culprits of black desktop screen Windows 10 problems are a malfunctioning screen, a bad video card or a bad connection. Other causes include a corrupted system file, which manifests with a blinking prompt and a blank screen, a faulty display adapter, or your computer just crashed due to a motherboard failure.

How do I reset my monitor display? ›

Open Windows Settings. Then choose System. Click Display from the sidebar, and then click Advanced Scaling settings. Clear previous settings and choose Apply.

What does HDMI no signal mean? ›

Report Ad. In some cases, the 'No Signal' error can arise due to selecting the wrong input source. Most TVs come with two or three HDMI ports. So, if you have connected the device to HDMI 2 but have selected HDMI 1 as the input source on the TV, you will receive the 'No Signal' error.

How do I connect my monitor to my computer with HDMI? ›

Connect the monitors to your computer

Take a standard HDMI cable, run one end from the PC's output, and run the other to your first monitor's input. Windows will automatically detect the display. By default, the first display connected will be the main one.

Why does my monitor say no signal when I play a game? ›

If your monitor is saying no signal while gaming, it could be because your drivers are outdated, there's a fault with the GPU, or your PSU is unable to provide enough power under the heavy load. It could also be caused by your computer overheating, especially if you're playing an intense game without adequate cooling.

Why is my monitor not detecting my HDMI? ›

Try Switching HDMI Cable & Port

So, it's important to check what's causing the issue – your HDMI cable, port, or the monitor itself. To do so, first, unplug the cable from your monitor's HDMI port and place it on to another port. If this resolves your problem, there's an issue with the previous port.

How do I know if my HDMI port is working? ›

Look at the status of your HDMI port in the dialog box. If the status reads "This device is working properly," your HDMI port is functioning. If there is a message indicating that you need to troubleshoot your device, your HDMI port is in working condition but has a problem that is likely fixable.

How do I optimize my monitor for gaming? ›

Top Monitor Settings for Gaming
  1. Increase the Brightness. You can tweak this setting in Fortnite and within the settings of your monitor. ...
  2. Accurately Set your Refresh Rate. Gamers make the mistake of not using the monitor's maximum refresh rate. ...
  3. Set the Blur Setting to Off. ...
  4. Adjust Your Monitor's Color Settings. ...
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What brightness should my monitor be for gaming? ›

The monitor brightness level for gaming needs to be 50 to 60% on average. The screen brightness needs to be enough for you to see even in dark scenes. However, the display brighness should not be too bright to the extent of causing eye strain.

What sharpness should my gaming monitor be? ›

When the sharpness level is at 50-60%, it softens the gaming images. Most monitors come with the correct sharpness settings to avoid under or over-sharpening.

Do you want FreeSync on or off? ›

Is Freesync Better On or Off? You should turn on FreeSync to eliminate tearing and stuttering. Make sure you've enabled the feature in your monitor's on-screen display. Ensure it's turned on in your graphics card's driver software.

What is the best RGB settings for monitor? ›

RGB Color Balance

If your monitor has a color temperature setting, set it to 6500k (sometimes called "Warm" or "Low"). Make sure none of the gray bars have a tinge of red, green, or blue.

How do I optimize my screen resolution? ›

In the Control Panel window, click System, and then click Display. Select the monitor that you want to change, if more than one monitor is connected to your computer. Click the Resolution drop-down box to see a list of recommended resolutions for that display. Click the resolution that you want, and then click Apply.

What is the best brightness and contrast settings for monitor? ›

Most people are comfortable with the contrast set around 60 to 70 percent. Additionally, you can explore Phonetic Computer Eyewear, which offers solutions to help prevent the symptoms of digital eye strain. Once you have your contrast where you like it, you can move on to the brightness setting.

What is FPS mode on a monitor? ›

Regarding your concern, the FPS mode (First-person shooter) is a genre of action video game that is played from the point of view of the protagonist.

Is high or low brightness better for eyes? ›

So, while brightness itself is not a concern for eye health (unless you're staring directly at the sun!) having your brightness set to a level that is more comfortable for your eyes, can also reduce the amount of blue light, which will protect your eyes from phototoxicity.

What brightness is best for eyes? ›

[Point 5] Review your display brightness setting

This can greatly reduce the strain on your eyes. For example, in an office with normal brightness of 300-500 lux, the display brightness should be adjusted to around 100-150 cd/m2.

Should I set Sharpness 0? ›

Ideally, you'll be able to find the spot that offers the most actual detail and the least additional noise. Don't be surprised if that number is 0. Some TVs actively soften the image when you turn the sharpness control to zero (or even below 50 in some cases).

Is sharpness good for FPS? ›

Monitor sharpness does not affect lag, just as it does not affect FPS. Because if you change the sharpness settings of your monitor, the effect will simply be shown to you by the monitor.

Is it OK to turn off FreeSync? ›

If you have it turned on you do use it,unless you mean that you never play any games or never even display anything on the screen. If you have a GPU that doesn't work with freesync then yes you might as well turn it off from the monitor as well.

Does FreeSync increase FPS? ›

They all handle the same base principle of matching frame rates dynamically between GPU and display. But the other versions add some extras too. Freesync Premium adds 120Hz refresh rates at Full HD and adds low framerate compensation (LFC), to aid frame-rate stabilisation as needed.

Does FreeSync cause lag? ›

As long as you are within the dynamic refresh rate range of FreeSync, you will not experience screen stuttering, tearing, or a noticeable increase in input lag. If your FPS (Frames Per Second) dips below that range, though, FreeSync stops working.

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