Conveniently check your monitor's refresh rate in Hz
Your Monitor's Refresh Rate
Checking your monitor's refresh rate has always been confusing - your monitor's settings tell you one thing, but you can never be sure that your refresh rate is actually what your monitor promises.
That's why we have created this test to make it as easy and convenient as possible to test your monitor's refresh rate.
All you have to do is wait a couple of seconds while our system evaluates your monitor's refresh rate. When the system is done evaluating your refresh rate, the message "Measuring..." will be replaced with your monitor's refresh rate - it is as simple as that!
Here are the answers to some frequently asked questions about monitor's refresh rate.
In simple terms, the monitor's refresh rate (Hz) represents the number of times per second your monitor can update the picture you see. There are no downsides to having a higher refresh rate as it makes the video/game seem smoother.
However, having a high refresh rate monitor also assumes that the input that the monitor receives also has more frames per second (fps) than the monitor can display. Otherwise, the monitor's potential benefit has been lost.
You can change your monitor's refresh rate from your video card control panel or from your operating system's settings.
Usually, monitors have one of these refresh rates: 60Hz, 120Hz, 144Hz or 240Hz. There are no downsides to having a higher refresh rate monitor. However, the law of diminishing returns applies - replacing a 144 Hz monitor with a 240 Hz monitor won't have the same effect as replacing a 60Hz monitor with a 120Hz monitor. If you can afford a 240 Hz monitor, then go for it, but it isn't necessary for a good gaming experience.
Hz (Hertz) is a unit of frequency, and can be read as "times per second".