21 October 2020
Windows 10 20H2, which should be out anytime soon will bring new features to “improve performance and enhance quality.” But the Release Preview Channel has been available for a while now and it has so far revealed many features of the upcoming update. One of them that has recently been discovered has to be the better and faster way to access display refresh rate settings.
Windows 10 already allows you to select a higher refresh rate and set it at your preferable refresh rate. But you have to take a couple of additional steps to do the same. After reaching the Advanced display settings page, one would need to open Display adapter properties and then choose the “Monitor” to open the refresh rate settings. But now, with the Windows 10 20H2, users will get a quick way to change the screen refresh rate of their Windows 10 laptops as the setting is now built on the same Advanced display settings. This cuts down the additional steps that one would take to reach this setting and adjust the refresh rate.
Users change their refresh rate settings to improve the viewing experience. Also, previously, you would need to take the help of a third-party utility to change the refresh rate setting of your system but now the Advanced Display Settings page lets you change the refresh rate from a drop-down menu right in the Settings app.
As you can see in the snapshot provided, the Refresh Rate setting is now available on the same Advanced display settings. The setting now also states that a higher rate providers smoother motion but with a caution that it also uses more power.
The change is said to be primarily aimed at PC gamers who might want a higher refresh rate to enable a smooth experience while gaming. Note that the refresh rates you select depend on many factors, like monitor, graphics adapter, and resolution your device is using. According to CNET, gamers with the right graphics card and an IPS panel display can reach 240Hz. So, bringing an improvement to the settings that could really handy for gamers is a welcome change.
According to ZDNet, Microsoft has released this setting improvement in the Windows 10 Insider preview build 20236 for Windows Insiders in the Dev Channel. This suggests Microsoft might be looking for feedback ahead of the 20H2 release, which is actually just around the corner.