Does Linux support high-refresh rate monitors?

Discussion in 'Linux Beginners' started by n3wg3n, May 27, 2021.

  1. n3wg3n

    n3wg3n New Member

    Hello HowtoForge,

    I am a new student taking Linux + in College and want to install the Ubuntu OS on my second desktop PC, however I have a 120Hz high-refresh rate monitor and would like to know if the Ubuntu OS and all its applications fully support my max refresh rate.

    Any suggestion or advice would be greatly appreciated.

    Thank you.

    Donald Parchment
  2. Jesse Norell

    Jesse Norell Well-Known Member Staff Member Howtoforge Staff

    The pertinent question to research is if your graphics card is supported.
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  3. n3wg3n

    n3wg3n New Member

    Thank you, I have integrated intel gpu.
  4. Taleman

    Taleman Well-Known Member HowtoForge Supporter

    Probably fastest way to find out is test it.
    Otherwise, see technical information on your GPU, does it support higher refresh rates on which resolutions?
    Install intel-gpu-tools , it is available on Ubuntu. Then see what tools that offers to see refresh rate and maybe set it.
  5. Chris_UK

    Chris_UK Active Member HowtoForge Supporter

    If you want to know for sure without searching for the answers, create a bootable usb with ubuntu installed and boot from it, click try ubuntu.

    Then you can check if ubuntu installs proprietary drivers for your chipset, check refresh rates etc etc, it will also give you ample opportunity to try out ubuntu, which is what its meant for.

    It will run without making any changes to your system, when you are done just pull out the usb and reboot and you are back to your original OS.

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