Can you use an 144hz monitor on the Razer Blade ?

Discussion in 'Systems' started by KönigPanda, Aug 12, 2017.

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  1. Fusteur

    Fusteur New Member

    Hey !

    So I'm planning to buy an 144 hz external monitor.
    The basic question is : can I use it ? I know that the hdmi doesn't support a signal higher than 60 hz BUT.
    If I were to use an HDMI to DVI adapter, would it display 144hz on the monitor ?

    From what I learned, you also need to have an HDMI port higher than v1.4.
    Does the razer blade have an HDMI port version higher than 1.4 ??

    Thx a lot guys !
  2. jaseow

    jaseow Active Member

    The Blade HDMI can output 144hz at 1080p

    But you have to make sure he HDMI on the monitor is able to handle 144hz as well.

    I am using a 1080p144hz monitor atm with a single hdmi cable no adaptors or anything.

    If you are going for 2560x1440 144hz or higher I would go for a usb-c to displayport adaptor that is capable of handling the higher bandwidth required. Thats what I did when I had an Asus MG279Q before
  3. jefferywang

    jefferywang Active Member

    what is your version of your razer blade ...???
    if you have CPU-6700 and GTX 970M or higher version . you gonna have display port..
    other wise....I don't think you could use 144HZ external monitor...even you have it......
    might change to 60HZ.... in the monitor guide will tell you this thing.

    if I am wrong. please forgive me ~
    I research this before....but I give up to buy a high refresh rate external monitor for my razer blade (I7-4720HQ GTX970M, no display port)
  4. hanlinoo

    hanlinoo New Member

    I am waitng for razer blade or razer blade pro with 120Hz + display. It is obviously day and night different.
  5. surfer1081

    surfer1081 Well-Known Member

    I'm actually waiting for a new Razer monitor to come out or a RE just like this one...

    ^ This is only a 1080 and hope to find at least a 1440 with G sync at 144hz.

    @KönigPanda The HDMI 2.0 was realeased back in 2013, so i would assume 2015 and better would have the 2.0 HDMI port. What version of the Razer blade do you have? @jaseow is right on the bandwidth, and make sure you are plugged in and not using WiFi :)
  6. jefferywang

    jefferywang Active Member

    Not gonna work for 144hz if you don't have display port. If you have hdmi you only get 60hz :slightly_sad: I tried have to had display port for a big data transfer (40GB/s) hdmi only have ( 10GB/s)
  7. Fusteur

    Fusteur New Member

    I don't have the latest razer blade but the one before it ! Like it has a 1060 gtx but not the latest processor. I hope that it's clear, don't know how to explain it :)

    So are you guys saying that I dont need an adapter and use only use the HDMI cable ? I'm confused, I kinda thought that the HDMI couldn't display 144hz, only the DVI.

    Another question, would i be able to plug this cable on the blade to the 144hz monitor ? (usb-c to display port)

    If not, does any of you has a recommandation to make it work ?
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  8. BaccaBoss2

    BaccaBoss2 Active Member

    Only DisplayPort 1.1 (I may be wrong here) and HDMI 1.4 support anything over 60Hz for a decent resolution. DVI is a thing of the past, just like VGA and Component AV.
  9. Fusteur

    Fusteur New Member

  10. jaseow

    jaseow Active Member

    So much misinformation from people who dont have their facts right in this thread.

    Im going to break it down nice and simple.

    HDMI 2.0 (which is what the blades with the 1060 have) can support up to 18gbps of bandwidth.

    1080p144hz only uses 8.96gbps.
    4k60hz uses 14.93gbps

    Use this site if you want to calculate how much bandwidth your monitor resolution / refresh rate will use.

    If your monitor supports HDMI 2.0 as well then anything below the 18gbps bandwidth will allow it.

    Technically HDMI 2.0 will allow for 1440p144hz as well as that uses 15.93gbps.

    Problem is most graphics card can output that via the HDMI 2.0 port but most monitors only have a HDMI 1.4 port to receive the incoming signal hence why 144hz is not possible.

    Thats where most people online recomment just using a displayport cable to make things less complicated.

    However in the case of the Razer Blade where there is no DP but there is a HDMI 2.0 port, it all depends on the monitor at the end of the day
  11. jaseow

    jaseow Active Member

    Cant see what version HDMI port that monitor has. But if it has HDMI 1.4 which supports 10.2gbps of bandwidth it will allow 1080p144hz that requires 8.96gbps.

    You will be able to use a single hdmi cable to the monitor (assuming its 1.4 on the monitor. Website doesnt say)
  12. Hi...i am a new user here. In my case i am using a 1080p144hz monitor atm with a single hdmi cable no adaptors or anything.If you are going for 2560x1440 144hz or higher I would go for a usb-c to displayport adaptor that is capable of handling the higher bandwidth required.
  13. TK-1987

    TK-1987 Active Member

    To answer your main question. . .The answer is yes. The thunder bolt port on the Razer Blade 14 can be connected to a 144hz monitor and it will act like a display port. You need to make sure you get a thunderbolt cable though. If you buy a generic usb-c cable it will not work. So just be careful and read reviews on a cable before you buy. The one you listed seemed like a good one.
  14. I don't use Razer blade with 144Hz refresh rate monitor but I want to try this atleast once that's why I order this from amazon.
    Last edited by a moderator: Nov 29, 2017
  15. chris.pen

    chris.pen New Member

    I also own a late 2016 blade (GTX 1060), and I just got a 1080p 144hz monitor (ASUS VG278Q), which has HDMI 1.4. But it seems I can only get the refresh rate up to 120hz on 1080p through HDMI?

    And also I tried using a Thunderbolt (USB-C) to DP cable to get it up to 144hz on 1080p, but it seems be running on the internal intel GPU, do you know how to switch it to the 1060?
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  16. jaseow

    jaseow Active Member

    It seems like some monitors hard limit the hdmi port to 120hz (like the newer samsung curved quantum dot CFG70 series) so you’ll have to use the tb3 (usb-c) to displayport for 144hz.

    It should automatically use the 1060 when you run games. How are you so certain it is using the intel 630? Optimus technology should make it switch automatically when you launch a game
  17. chris.pen

    chris.pen New Member

    So there is no other way of using HDMI to get it up to 144hz then...As my USB Hub is USB-C, such a pain in the ass to get a new one.

    I wasn't testing it out in games, now I know. I was certain because when conneting through TB3, the Nvidia setting doesn't have any detection on any monitor, but intel setting does.
  18. jaseow

    jaseow Active Member

    Unfortunately it seems that its the monitor hardlimiting to 120hz on HDMI. In this case you have no option but to use displayport via usb-c adaptor if your usb-c hub does not have displayport or another usb-c output on it
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