How To Get 144hz With HDMI? | What Cable Needed

How to get 144hz with HDMI? This is a very frequently asked confusing question all over the internet. People are unable to find it’s perfect and clear answer anywhere. Some sites even say that it is impossible to get 144hz frequency on HDMI devices. But to acknowledge everyone with the correct answer here we will tell you that is it even possible to make this thing work? if yes, then how to get it done.

So firstly you should know that yes, it is possible to get 144hz frequency on display with HDMI.


The way to get 144hz with HDMI is to firstly have a display or monitor which can support HDMI with such high-frequency resolution or in technical terms we can say that the monitor bandwidth should be able to offer 144hz. One can not get this frequency with a limited bandwidth of monitor.

Sometimes, the bandwidth of the monitor can offer 144hz but on time of performance only provides 120hz frequency. Also in some monitors, we can fix these issues by some extra deeds and make the display viable to provide 144hz.

Also to get such a high-frequency resolution display one should use the correct type of HDMI cable for this work. The eldest version of HDMI’s that is 1.3 HDMI cables cannot get 144hz on your display. It can only provide High-definition video with low-frequency bandwidth of 60hz.

What Kind of Cable To Use?

To get such a high-frequency resolution of 144hz we should use these following next-generation HDMI cables:-

1.4 HDMI cable-The monitor will be able to use 144hz with providing a resolution of 1080p.

2.0 HDMI cable- This HDMI cable is used mainly for high-frequency video playing. This can provide 240hz at 1080p, 144hz at 1440p, and 4k at 60hz.

2.1 HDMI cable-This HDMI cable provides high-resolution video quality which can have 120hz at 4k UHD. So obviously it can provide access to play 144hz frequency video with a little bit lower resolution display, which will also be more than enough.


You should use a high bandwidth display material whether GC, monitor, or TV with HDMI cable having 1.4 HDMI cable, 2.0 HDMI cable, or 2.1 HDMI cable. Among them, 2.0 cable is most preferable because sometimes some monitors may not accept 1.4 HDMI cable. Whereas 2.1 is more UHD quality videos, however, 2.1cable will also give this high-frequency anyway.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q1.what if their system still does not get high-frequency video?

You can use adapters. These adapters will hook into the USB port. There will be different adapters available however some will be expensive and may even not work accordingly. Also, it might be possible that your video display settings of Main Systems are not correct. If this is the problem you can check out “how to reset HDMI port?”.
a) The HDMI device might not have connected correctly.
b) The HDMI cables connections may not be proper.

Q2.What is the best option to get 144hz surely?

You should use DisplayPort(DP) to get a 144hz frequency video because this can provide 240hz frequency also with UHD videos. Therefore, getting a 144hz frequency video will be very easy for this type of port. You should use the DisplayPort of generation higher than 1.1 for getting 144hz.

Q3.Can we get 144hz with our old VGA or D-SUB Connectors?

No, you cannot get 144hz frequency videos with your old VGA or D-SUB Connectors found on old monitors, because new graphic cards cannot support them and they can only provide 75hz frequency with 1920×1200 resolution. Hence they might be useful in running for some other purposes like setting multi-monitor systems but not useful for this work.

Q4.Can you suggest some good HDMI cables?

Yes, Here are some good quality HDMI cables to support high-quality and high-frequency videos:-
a) Atevon High speed 18GBps HDMI cable.
b) Capshi High speed HDMI cable.

Q5.Can DVI give 144hz?

Not all the DVI versions are the same so only the dual-link DVI-D port can do 1920×1080 at 144 hertz.

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