You may have seen the term “Hz” used in reference to monitors, and wondered what it meant. Hertz is a unit of measurement that refers to the number of times per second that a given device can process information. In the case of monitors, the refresh rate is the number of times per second that the image on the screen is refreshed.
The refresh rate is an important factor in determining the quality of the image on your screen. A higher refresh rate means that the image will be refreshed more often, and will therefore be less likely to suffer from “screen tearing” or other artifacts that can occur when the image is not refreshed often enough.
So, how many hertz is my monitor? The answer depends on the make and model of your monitor, as well as the settings that you have it configured to. Most monitors have a refresh rate of 60 Hz, but some higher-end models may have a refresh rate of 144 Hz or even higher.
You can usually find out what refresh rate your monitor is capable of by looking at the specifications section of the manual that came with it. If you can’t find that information, a quick Google search should turn up the answer. Once you know the maximum refresh rate of your monitor, you can then adjust the settings to use that refresh rate.
If you’re not sure what refresh rate to use, a good rule of thumb is to set it to the highest possible value that your monitor supports. This will help to ensure that you get the best possible image quality.