Windows 10 version 1903 was released earlier this week
compatible devices and interested users can download it with
Windows Update or Media Creation. May 2019 Update introduces
multiple new features and several improvements, including a
built-in setting to customize the variable refresh rate for
Users have noticed that
Windows 10 May 2019 Update adds variable refresh rate
option to the Graphics Settings page. VRR feature is
supposed to optimize games for displays and graphics cards
that support variable refresh rate.
Disabled by default, this feature is designed to reduce screen
tearing and allow for higher framerate by enabling variable
refresh rate for games that don’t natively support it.
By thing looks of things, it appears that this feature is aimed
at Windows Store apps and games. The classic games are not
affected by the variable refresh rate feature. It could be an
override for Windows Store games that lack adaptive sync
“Reduce screen tearing and allow for a higher framerate by
enabling variable refresh rate for games that don’t natively
support. You might need to restart your games for changes to
take effect,” Microsoft explains.
It’s worth noting that VRR option may not show up on some
devices. In a forum post, users
have revealed that they don’t see this option on their PCs with
Nvidia GeForce graphics.