While working on your desktop computer, you notice that the display driver configuration is set for 60 Hz. What does this mean?
A) The display will update the contents of the screen 60 times every second
B) The display will output a display brightness of 60 hertz
C) The display will only work on computers that provide a 60 hertz signal
D) The display is using a power source of 60 hertz
E) The display isn’t quite sure who’s asking about its personal information
The answer: A) The display will update the contents of the screen 60 times every second
The display refresh rate is represented in hertz, which is the number of times an event occurs in a single second. The display adapter and the display itself must be able to synchronize the refresh rate to the same value, or the display will not function. Although this display is currently set to 60 hertz, the display may be able to function at many different refresh rates.
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