How to Enable Dynamic Refresh Rate in Windows 11

This post shows students and new users how to enable or disable Dynamic Refresh Rate (DRR) when using Windows 11 systems.

Windows 11 comes a new feature called Dynamic Refresh Rate or DRR. It allows Windows to dynamically set its refresh rate based on the system’s activities and supported devices. For low resolutions the refresh rate will decrease and increase for high intensive resolutions.

Using DDR helps balance performance and power consumption. Will monitory the system’s activities and automatically adjust and seamlessly change its refresh rate without the using noticing.

DDR is currently available for laptops with a display that supports Variable refresh rate (VRR) and a refresh rate of at least 120Hz. Laptops and supported devices will also require graphic drivers WDDM which are available via Windows updates.

When you’re ready to enable or disable DDR in Windows, follow the steps below:

Enable Dynamic Refresh Rate (DDR)

To enable DDR in Windows, open the Systems’ Setting. You can get there from the Start Menu –> Settings as shown below.

Then select Display as shown in the image below.

On the Display settings page, select Advanced display.

Then set the refresh rate to Dynamic (60 Hz or 120 Hz).

If you do not see an option to use Dynamic refresh rate, it means you system doe not support it. You will only the default assigned to your display.

Disable Dynamic Refresh Rate

If you find out that your device doesn’t fully support DDR, you can disable it by reversing the changes you made above and set the refresh rate to 60 Hz.

That should do it!


This post showed you how to configure Windows 11 to use Dynamic Refresh Rate (DDR). If you find any error above, please use the comment form below to report.