so i brought a new pc recently and it does not have a DVI input, it only has hdmi but my monitor doesn't have hdmi 2.0+ so what can I do? i brought an adapter but it literally did nothing and im left having to play at 60hz. do i need a new monitor, is that the only solution or can someone give me some alternative advice
Nah, some monitors used DVI-D (Dual Link, essentially double bandwidth), mostly the first gen high refresh rate one. Newer models can use both DP and HDMI, it'd just tha matter of what version of those the monitor supports (ie. HDMI 1.4 vs 2.0)
well..... if you've tried DVI adapters and it doesn't work, i'm not sure what other options u have.
i'm assuming the DVI adapters support DVI-D? i would hope you know the various differences of DVI and their bandwidth rates. DVI-D is really the only one u can use for 144hz
to run at 144hz you NEED DVI dual-link (normal DVI doesn't have enough bandwidth), so you need a hdmi/dp to DVI-DL adaptor like this one: newegg.ca/startech-mdp2dvid2-mini-displa..
alternatively, HDMI 1.4 actually can run at 1080p 144hz (2.0 is only needed for 1440p 144hz or above) so check if your monitor supports hdmi 1.4 (tho since it doesn't even support dp I think it may not even suppport hdmi 1.4)
Let me just quote a professional.
Q. What does single link or dual link mean?
A. DVI-D and DVI-I connectors come in single link and dual link formats. Dual link DVI has more pins and allows for a higher resolution and faster refresh rates. Single link can display up to 1920x1080 @ 60 Hz and dual link can display up to 3840x2400 @ 41 Hz. (or 1080p 144hz).
Looks like I'm wrong too. The 120 hz over 1.4 is only for 3d
"1080p at 120Hz, then, would fit within even HDMI 1.4b's 340MHz pixel clock (1920 * 1080 = 2.07 million * 120 = 248 million pixels per second). There's more to it than that, though, and HDMI 1.4b simultaneously supports and does not support 1920x1080 at 120Hz. It supports the 120Hz 1080p throughput only for 3D processing, which it does by cloning the data packet for concurrent output to the display device. For 2D viewing – which is what almost all gamers mean when they want “120Hz” – HDMI 1.4b is stuck at just 60Hz for 1080p. This is commonly misunderstood in the HDMI 1.4b spec language."
Check your nvidia settings, my MSI monitor was only 60hz at first too, but 144hz was hidden in the settings. Like this: i.imgur.com/JuE8nXf.gifv
Edit: Didn't see how old the post was. Sorry for bumping.
1. DVI-D 120Hz max with 1920x1080 res, so don't use it.
2. Look at what is written at the CS launch shortcut in Steam (at one time i write -freq 75 and forgot about it :) )
it can't be true that the monitor supports 144 Hz and it doesn't have any other interfaces except DVI.