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Razer Blade 14" 2017 144hz Monitor Options

Discussion in 'Systems' started by kamikaze.nz, Apr 5, 2018.

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  1. kamikaze.nz

    kamikaze.nz New Member

    Hi all,

    Apologies if there are already threads existing about this, tried looking through but couldn't quite find a matching thread that exists to my issue.

    I have just bought a 2017 Razer Blade 14" this week with the intention of selling my aging desktop, and using the blade as my main PC. I also own a Dell S2716DG external Monitor: http://www.dell.com/en-us/shop/dell...6dg/apd/210-agjr/monitors-monitor-accessories.

    I purchased a USB C to display port cable so that i could game at 144hz. My monitor unfortunately will only accept 144hz through Display Port, HDMI has a 60hz cap.

    My issue I am experiencing is that after purchasing the Razer Blade i realised that the 1060 on the blade does not pick up input from the USB C port, and engages the on board chip graphics instead. I usually tweak the color settings through Nvidia control panel, but since the 1060 wont engage unless through HDMI, i am stuck using the on board intel control panel, which doesnt offer sufficient options to tweak, as the colors are really washed out on my monitor without the options that Nvidia control panel offers.

    Basically i just wanted to get a feel of what options i have, is there an HDMI male to DP female adapter that would both allow me to have 144hz, and directly plug into my GFX chip so i can play with the colors a bit?. Or anything i am missing here?

    Thanks :)
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  2. Jenjar

    Jenjar Well-Known Member VANGUARD

    Maybe this might be able to help you? (Sorry, I do not own a blade but I try to help as much as I can :stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye:). Someone said they just messed with Nvidia settings in that post, not sure how it really works though.

    Also, one thing too, HDMI 2.0 can carry 1080p 120Hz, but not many monitors sell with HDMI 2.0 it seems, and HDMI 1.4 does not do the 120Hz. If your monitor does support HDMI 2.0 you could just grab a HDMI 2.0 cable and plug it into the blade (I am 90% sure the blade has a HDMI 2.0 Port), or you could try a HDMI 2.0 to display port adapter and see if that works, but I am not sure how that will work out, and that is if you want to deal with the 120Hz refresh rate instead of the 144Hz.

    Honestly I think that might just be the way 144Hz works going though Thunderbolt 3 as of right now, Nvidia seems to be cranky when it comes to using some other ways of hooking up external displays.

    EDIT: After looking, your monitor only has a HDMI 1.4 port it seems. You could try using an HDMI 2.0 to Display Port adapter if those things are even made, and seeing if you can get 120Hz just for a half decent experience if you can not find some other way of working it out.
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  3. kamikaze.nz

    kamikaze.nz New Member

    Hey thanks for the response, yeah to be honest id be more than happy with 120hz experience, because lets be honest you cant really tell the difference anything beyond 120hz anyway :). Will have a look around and see if anything shows up thats HDMI 2,0 Male to Display Port cable. haha.

    Unless anyone else out there has any bright ideas?
  4. Joikansai

    Joikansai Well-Known Member VANGUARD

    Razer Blade hdmi is 2.0, unless the monitor has only 1.4, it should cap over 60 hz. Tested on LG 24 144hz, Samsung 27 4K overclocking 75Hz, it was fine, forget if it reach 144hz though but it was over 100 FPS on lg one. I don’t own both anymore now I’m with LG 4K monitor for ips color accuration.
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