If you’re a PC gamer, you’ve probably wondered why your monitor is stuck at 60Hz. After all, most of the other hardware in your computer is capable of running much faster. So what’s the deal?
The answer has to do with the way that monitors work. Unlike other components in your computer, which can operate at very high speeds, monitors are limited by the refresh rate of the display. The refresh rate is the number of times per second that the image on the screen is refreshed.
Most monitors have a refresh rate of 60Hz, which means that the image is refreshed 60 times per second. This is the maximum refresh rate that most monitors can handle. Some high-end monitors can handle higher refresh rates, but they are still limited by the maximum refresh rate of the display.
So why can’t monitors just run at higher refresh rates? The answer has to do with the way that monitors work. Monitors use a technology called LCD, or liquid crystal display. LCDs work by passing light through a liquid crystal material.
The light is then polarized and passed through a color filter. This filter allows only certain colors of light to pass through. The result is the image that you see on the screen.
The problem is that the liquid crystal material can only switch so fast. This means that the maximum refresh rate for an LCD monitor is limited by the speed of the liquid crystal material.
So, if you’re wondering why your monitor is stuck at 60Hz, now you know. It’s not because your computer isn’t fast enough, it’s because the monitor is limited by the speed of the liquid crystal material.