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How do i get FreeSync + 120hz working?

The XBOX ONE Console supports 120Hz+, FreeSync, and 1440p. Getting help with getting "Better Than 60Hz" on the XBOX ONE.

How do i get FreeSync + 120hz working?

Postby JetBlack » 22 May 2018, 13:21

I have an LG 144hz FreeSync and an Xbox One S. My current setup is using a generic HDMI cable between my Xbox and my monitor. When I go to settings I am unable to enable variable refresh rate (its grayed out). I am assuming (and hope) this is because I am using the wrong type of HDMI cable. So my questions are...

1. What type of HDMI cable do I need to use FreeSync + 120hz on my Monitor and Xbox One S?

2. I prefer an HDMI to HDMI solution, but if that doesn't work, can I use my monitors Displayport to Xbox HDMI? If so, what cable? amazon links would be great.

3. If all of the above is a "No" my last resort would be to get a new monitor. Any suggestions? Primarily looking for 165hz, IPS, 1440p. I have this ViewSonic in mind. What do you think? (i know it's not FreeSync. I use my monitor for PC gaming as well.)

Thank you so much for taking a look at my question.
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Re: How do i get FreeSync + 120hz working?

Postby RealNC » 22 May 2018, 13:25

Somewhere it was mentioned that currently, freesync only works in 60Hz mode and that Microsoft might implement 120Hz freesync later on.. Have you tried switching to 60Hz and then enabling freesync?
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Re: How do i get FreeSync + 120hz working?

Postby SigFig » 22 May 2018, 13:35

Following link suggests your monitor has Freesync only over Displayport.
https://www.amd.com/en/products/freesync-monitors

If you find a monitor capable of Freesync over HDMI, consider this from Xbox staff:
https://www.reddit.com/r/xboxinsiders/comments/8hr019/xbox_one_insiders_120hz_faq/dypeaht/
Regarding FreeSync, it is currently only supported in the 40-60fps ranges. When the console or game/app is running at 120Hz, FreeSync gets turned off.


No idea on what adapter used- but this user used a HDMI-->DP on a VG248QE
https://www.reddit.com/r/xboxone/comments/8ki1lv/120hz_option_not_showing_up_on_my_pc_monitor/dz8xyug/
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Re: How do i get FreeSync + 120hz working?

Postby JetBlack » 22 May 2018, 13:39

RealNC wrote:Somewhere it was mentioned that currently, freesync only works in 60Hz mode and that Microsoft might implement 120Hz freesync later on.. Have you tried switching to 60Hz and then enabling freesync?


Thanks for responding. I just looked, I do not see an option on setting 60hz.
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Re: How do i get FreeSync + 120hz working?

Postby JetBlack » 22 May 2018, 13:49

SigFig wrote:Following link suggests your monitor has Freesync only over Displayport.
https://www.amd.com/en/products/freesync-monitors

If you find a monitor capable of Freesync over HDMI, consider this from Xbox staff:
https://www.reddit.com/r/xboxinsiders/comments/8hr019/xbox_one_insiders_120hz_faq/dypeaht/
Regarding FreeSync, it is currently only supported in the 40-60fps ranges. When the console or game/app is running at 120Hz, FreeSync gets turned off.


No idea on what adapter used- but this user used a HDMI-->DP on a VG248QE
https://www.reddit.com/r/xboxone/comments/8ki1lv/120hz_option_not_showing_up_on_my_pc_monitor/dz8xyug/


Thanks for the info. I was having a hard time finding any information.

So looks like I can only get FreeSync over Displayport with my current monitor. I still don't know if I can get 120hz over HDMI. I'm guessing no. Ultimately looks like my solution would be to get a display port --> HDMI cable. Sucks, I only have 1 display port on the monitor.

Anyone know what specs I should be looking for a cable to support 120hz + FreeSync via Displayport ->hdmi?
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Re: How do i get FreeSync + 120hz working?

Postby Chief Blur Buster » 22 May 2018, 14:46

There are adaptors that successfully pass 120Hz from DisplayPort to HDMI.

However, I'm not aware of any adaptors that successfully pass FreeSync successfully from DisplayPort to HDMI -- if any works, then let me know.
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