Question about the blade 1060 and an external monitor...

Discussion in 'Systems' started by Souskei, Oct 7, 2016.

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  1. ok so I've never gamed on a 120hz monitor before, but I'm in the market for one.

    So, I know that the hdmi out runs through Intels card to output video. (I'm guessing because these laptops have Optimus) but if I plug in an external monitor via HDMI out from the blade.. will I benefit from a120hz monitor?

    Ok thank you!!
  2. XarockX

    XarockX Member

    Pretty sure the HDMI port is not "locked" to the on board graphic. Optimus should still switch back and forth between the on board and dedicated graphics depending on what your doing (ie. web browsing vs gaming) regardless of whether you are using the built in screen or an external monitor/TV. So yeah, I would say you should be able to benefit from a 120Hz monitor.
  3. jaseow

    jaseow Active Member

    True the HDMI port will not be affected by optimus and switch graphics accordingly. However, I believe it is only a HDMI 1.4b port and will not be able to output 120hz. Not even at 1080p
  4. XarockX

    XarockX Member

    The 1060 Blade has HDMI 2.0. Or at least it says it does in the spec list.
  5. Does anyone know if the hdmi 2.0 and 1060 in the blade supports gsnyc monotors?
  6. brightcinder

    brightcinder Member

    It can't. That would require a direct display connection to the Nvidia graphics, which is not available with Optimus.

    Optimus allows the external GPU to do the rendering, but then the result is copied to the integrated graphics chip's memory and displayed by it. That means the hardware display capabilities (max refresh rate, gsync, etc.) are limited to what the integrated graphics offers.
  7. Oh ok I see.. thank you!

    So if I have this right, g-sync isn't supported over the hdmi 2.0.. and I should only get a 120hz monitor if the i7 6700HQ supports it. And the 1060 will push its graphics to be copied to the i7 vram and then pushed out to the 120hz monitor?

    I feel I'm making this more complicated than it is haha
  8. grit621

    grit621 Member

    You aren't. The system is complicated.

    I believe if you don't have display port, gsync won't work.

    Even if you do have display port, gsync doesn't usually work on laptops because the port is connected to the iGPU.

    To the best of my knowledge, only evga has a laptop with a dedicated display port port that supports gsync.
  9. brightcinder

    brightcinder Member

    That's all correct, yes. Except that you're not making it any more complicated than it really is. :)
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