I got a new monitor and MSI Optix G274QRFW. It says the monitor is 170hz, but shows up as up to 165hz in XFCE display settings. My friend says he just creates a custom refresh rate in his nvidia control pannel on Windows. I have an AMD Radeon 6900 XT. Is there a way for me to do this? And also do I have to do anything to activate freesync and use 10 bit colours? My previous monitor was an 8 years old 1080p 144hz so it had none of that. I am quite unfamiliar with the xorg config, any help is appreciated.
Actually I discovered today there is a monitor setting I had to turn on called “DP Overclocking” and then the monitor showed up as 170hz. I can see that I need to set the depth to 30 for 10 bits colours, but the monitor is not true 10 bits, but 8 bits + FRC so do I have to do this as well?
First read up on the difference.
Edit: As per the Arch wiki does your monitor support 10 bit?
That’s quite funny because I just read this.
As above in the Arch wiki. Did you test your monitor to see whether it supports 10 bit?
Edit: If it supports it you could try enabling and test it. Just be careful pay close attention to details. You don’t want to do anything that would damage your monitor.
You have to be careful with variable refresh rates also.
Warning: Overclocking your monitor may cause it to run hot and possibly cause harm.
It’s a good monitor with great specs. You figured out how to set the 170 hz. I know the video card probably does 10 bit color.
Read this because i don’t think you want to do it based on what I’m reading.
Edit: Not sure how old or accurate this info is but just a heads up.
I just tested it and it displays the grid on 10 bits on all 3 monitors. Steam not working is definitely a big issue. I’m not sure if anything has changed since mesa 21 as I am currently on 23. Yeah it seems like a lot of issues Thank you so much rick, appreciate it!
I mean your welcome to try it! It’s your hardware but i just don’t want you to damage any of it also.