Question Can't configure from 144hz to 280hz

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Hello guys,
I bought the ASUS TUF Gaming VG258QM and I'm trying to reach the 280hz or at least 240hz but in Windows 10 it only shows refresh rates from 60 to 144hz. I tried with HDMI and now I changed it to a DP v1.4 but still same issue. My laptop is a Dell Precision M6800 with Nvidia Quadro K5100M (drivers updated).
I already overclocked my monitor to set it as 280hz but in Windows nothing changes.

Do you have any clue on what should be happening? I thought it was because of the cable but nope...maybe Laptop ports versions? or graphic limitations? :/ Windows is limiting the refresh rate?
 
I see reviews for your Dell Precision M6800 in 2014. And according to Startech's website, DisplayPort 1.2 and 1.3 came out December 2009 and September 2014 respectively. Therefore I assume that your port isn't any more advanced than DP1.2, which I doubt supports 240/280 Hz. I also have doubts about the Nvidia Quadro K5100M supporting those framerates, even though I couldn't find "display support" documentation for that card (chip).
 
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I see reviews for your Dell Precision M6800 in 2014. And according to Startech's website, DisplayPort 1.2 and 1.3 came out December 2009 and September 2014 respectively. Therefore I assume that your port isn't any more advanced than DP1.2, which I doubt supports 240/280 Hz. I also have doubts about the Nvidia Quadro K5100M supporting those framerates, even though I couldn't find "display support" documentation for that card (chip).
Thanks, then I suppose that I have to change my whole laptop :D ?
 
Thanks, then I suppose that I have to change my whole laptop :D ?
Sorry, I thought this question was rhetorical. Just in case it was honest-to-goodness follow-up question: Yes, you'd need a new computer to pull this off. Perhaps a desktop computer might be more ideal, as I'm not absolutely certain that even a new gaming laptop could achieve the framerate that you're after. I've definitely seen laptops that natively achieve 165Hz on their laptop displays but I'm not certain that they can push 240 FPS to an external monitor.
 
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NVIDIA Kepler GPUs only support up to 540 Mpx/s over DisplayPort, 75% of the DP 1.2 maximum as listed on the Wikipedia page. 1080p 240 Hz is outside of this limit.
It's GPU related then? because also I tried with HDMI and I get same results.
 
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Sorry, I thought this question was rhetorical. Just in case it was honest-to-goodness follow-up question: Yes, you'd need a new computer to pull this off. Perhaps a desktop computer might be more ideal, as I'm not absolutely certain that even a new gaming laptop could achieve the framerate that you're after. I've definitely seen laptops that natively achieve 165Hz on their laptop displays but I'm not certain that they can push 240 FPS to an external monitor.
It was honest dude. Thanks again for your reply. Well I think the new ones have to support 240hz, 280hz since there are now monitors from last year running at 340hz for gaming. I think it should be a trend on new laptops/desktops these days. I think is mostly a Windows , cable or ports limitation.
 
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Ok I think I found the issue. G-Sync.
You have to enable G-sync on the Nvidia Control Panel.

Unfortunately Nvidia Quadro series doesn't support G-Sync :) so that's why I have to buy a new laptop :D
 
It's GPU related then? because also I tried with HDMI and I get same results.
Kepler also only supports HDMI 1.4 which also only goes up to 1080p 144 Hz.

Ok I think I found the issue. G-Sync.
You have to enable G-sync on the Nvidia Control Panel.

Unfortunately Nvidia Quadro series doesn't support G-Sync :) so that's why I have to buy a new laptop :D
No, it's just a limitation of the GPU output, it doesn't support a high enough pixel rate for 1080p 240 Hz (or 1440p 144 Hz without custom timings). It doesn't have to do with G-Sync.

https://www.dell.com/community/Monitors/GTX-770-4gb-Unable-to-select-144hz-on-dell-S2716DG/td-p/4710119
 
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