Microsoft’s latest preview of Windows 10 includes a new and easier way to set a display’s refresh rate beyond the standard 60 hertz.
Windows 10 already allows you to select a higher refresh rate, but in Windows 10 20H2 – which should be due out soon – the Advanced Display Settings page has a new option to change the refresh rate from a drop-down menu right in the Settings app.
As ZDNet’s Ed Bott notes, in previous Windows versions, this required a third-party utility to make that change. Windows Central has a good explanation of the steps required on older versions of Windows to change the display refresh rate.
The change is aimed primarily at PC gamers who might want a higher refresh rate to enable smoother motion. Per CNET’s new rundown on choosing the right display for games, gamers with the right graphics card and an IPS