10 months ago
This may seem strange, so bear with me:
Let's say I buy a 144hz monitor that doesn't have gsync/freesync. Would I be able to right click on desktop and change the refresh rate lower? On my good o'l Ben Q 60hz, I could overclock up to 75hz, but it would never let me down clock. On my current 144hz acer gsync moniter, I noticed that I can change refresh rates to 60hz, 75hz, 120hz, etc. But I'm not sure if that's a gsync feature.
Reason why I'm asking: Gsync monitors from acer and asus seem to have horrible reliability, and my latest purchase may be one of them. So if I get a non-gysnc monitor, I could downlcock for more demanding games with Vsync to prevent tearing. For example:
Less demanding esports games: Stick to 144fps
More demanding games: Assassins Creed Odyssey, change refresh rate to 80fps on monitor and turn on vsync so it stays at 80.
So, would this work?