Why is it important to have a high refresh rate for gaming?
A higher refresh rate generally results in smoother gameplay. At low refresh rates, images can be in danger of getting “lost”, leading to choppy and laggy games. Your monitor also needs to keep up with your graphics card, since your frame rate is ultimately limited by your refresh rate. If you run a game at 150 frames per second, but your monitor only has a refresh rate of 60Hz, the monitor will act as a bottleneck and all you will get to see are 60 FPS. It doesn’t matter how well your computer runs the game, as long as the monitor is physically incapable of displaying the end result.