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What is the Recommended Refresh Rate for Samsung Monitors?

The refresh rate is the number of times per second a monitor refreshes its image. Higher refresh rate helps decrease blurs and improves the sharpness of a moving image. But not all monitors can handle high refresh rate. Read on to learn more about the recommended refresh rates of Samsung monitors.

Recommended Refresh Rate

Having the proper refresh rate is important to prevent the image being distorted. The refresh rate does not normally need to be adjusted. However, two situations may require you to adjust the refresh rate.

  • If you experience issues with distorted images, or blank monitor screen even when the power LED is ON and the correct source selected, you may need to adjust the refresh rate.

  • You can change the refresh rate in the settings for your computer's graphics card. For instructions on how to do this, refer to the graphics card user manual. See below for standard refresh rates for different monitor type.

Optimal Refresh Rate by Monitor Type

  • Samsung LED and LCD monitors: Optimal refresh rate is 60Hz, regardless of resolution.

  • Samsung UHD monitors: Optimal refresh rate varies depending on the type of connection cable with which it is connected to your computer.

    • HDMI Cable: 30Hz

    • DisplayPort Cable: 60Hz

  • Samsung CRT monitors: Optimal refresh rate varies based on the preset timing modes that the monitor can support.

If you need to set your monitor to other settings, there is a table of preset Timing Modes in your user's manual that lists all compatible display modes, horizontal frequency values, and refresh rates.

If you don't have your user's manual handy, go to Samsung Download Center to search and download your model's user manual.

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