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Refresh rate and res. For gt76 titan
« on: 15-June-19, 14:13:03 »

I was wondering if the gt76 titan (4K IPS display) is capable of adjusting to a lower resolution (1080/1440p) with a higher refresh rate of 144hz?

If not, would it be better to just get the 1080p with 144hz model for gaming?
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Re: Refresh rate and res. For gt76 titan
« Reply #1 on: 15-June-19, 15:35:19 »

4k on laptop is stupid

better to have 1080p with adjustable refresh rate

but mine has 1080p and is stuck at 120hz

be better to have 1080p with selection of 60 or 120 or 144
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Re: Refresh rate and res. For gt76 titan
« Reply #2 on: 15-June-19, 16:30:19 »

I was wondering if the gt76 titan (4K IPS display) is capable of adjusting to a lower resolution (1080/1440p) with a higher refresh rate of 144hz?

If not, would it be better to just get the 1080p with 144hz model for gaming?

Hi gabrielzurita2333,

It is possible for some 4K UHD (3840 x 2160 pixel) displays to be used at a lower resolution such as FHD (1920 x 1080 pixel) and use a higher refresh rate. But, this is rare and I'm not aware of any notebook 4K UHD displays doing it. If you purchase a GT76 Titan with a 4K UHD display, you'll probably be stuck at 60 Hz even if you reduce the resolution. To be certain, you'd need to talk to MSI Support or a GT76 owner who is willing to test that configuration. Unfortunately, you cannot reach MSI Support in these forums because they are volunteer user-to-user forums only. You'll need to use the "Service" menu at the top of the webpage to contact MSI.

For most situations, I agree with RaiderGamer that a 4K UHD display is a bad idea for a notebook. The reason is because both Microsoft Windows and many Windows applications (including some games) do not scale well at all. In order to make menus, text and controls large enough to be readable/usable when the pixels of the display are so small, you must increase the scale factor of Windows (as much as 200%) and this "breaks" the user interface of some applications and games. In my experience, a 4K UHD resolution is best used with a 55-inch or larger display. I'm using an external 40-inch Philips 4K UHD computer monitor as my main display with my GT80 2QE Titan and it works very well but I wouldn't want to go any smaller. Sadly, its extremely difficult to find a larger computer monitor. To go larger, you usually have to switch to a consumer HDTV and that means no DP ports (which are the only way my notebook can output 4K UHD ata full 60 Hz refresh rate). I'm hoping to find a DP to HDMI 2.0 adapter to enable me to connect to a larger 4K UHD TV in the future from my notebook---but this kind of adapter that can support 60 Hz is still rare.

We are just now beginning to see 4K UHD TVs that can go above 60 Hz at their full native resolution. So a 4K UHD resolution is usually the wrong choice for any twitchy-fast game like a FPS. If you need the speed of a 120 or 144 Hz refresh rate in a notebook, then you should definitely go with a FHD resolution. However, the refresh rate of the built-in display does not affect the refresh rate of an external display. So, if you purchase a GT76 with a 4K UHD display that only does 60 Hz, you can still connect the notebook to a 120 or 144 Hz external FHD display and achieve those higher refresh rates when you need the speed.

Kind regards, David
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Re: Refresh rate and res. For gt76 titan
« Reply #3 on: 15-June-19, 17:13:44 »

alot of HDTV's advertise 120 motion rate when really they only have 60 refresh rate

in order to get 120 on a TV it has to say 240 motion rate on the box

and then it would also need a hdmi 2.1 port
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Re: Refresh rate and res. For gt76 titan
« Reply #4 on: 18-June-19, 11:15:28 »

I was wondering if the gt76 titan (4K IPS display) is capable of adjusting to a lower resolution (1080/1440p) with a higher refresh rate of 144hz?
If not, would it be better to just get the 1080p with 144hz model for gaming?
Nice notebook...Kinda, but I still prefer the 2018 GT75.
i9 is a waste of money for a gaming rig, no game will ever use its potential.
I would rather see an i7 and the cost deferred to other options.
This is a 'Trend' notebook.
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