The new Xbox Series S and Xbox Series X are capable of playing videogames at 120 frames per second. You can follow this guide to find the compatible ASUS monitors that can display these games at 120fps.
Xbox Series X/S Compatible 1080p and 120 fps Monitors
ASUS has quite a few 120Hz monitors from the MG, PA, PG, VA, VG, VP and XG series that are able to display Xbox Series S and Xbox Series X games at 120 frames per second and 1080p. You can find a list of compatible XSS and XSX monitors below:
- PA Series:
- PG Series:
Xbox Series X/S Compatible 1440p and 120 fps Monitors
ASUS also has a few 120Hz computer monitors from the MG PA, PG and VG series that are capable of displaying Xbox Series S and Xbox Series X games at 120 frames per second and a higher resolution of 1440p. You can find the compatible list below:
Xbox Series X/S Compatible 4K and 120 fps Monitors
Last but not least, there are also a few ASUS PC gaming monitors that can display Xbox Series S and Xbox Series X games at 120 frames per second at 4K resolution. You can take a look at the compatibility list below:
We should note that, while the Xbox Series S has a 4K video output, that particular system is mainly designed to run games at 1080p or 1440p resolution. You also need a HDMI 2.1 cable if you want to play games at 4K and 120 frames per second on both the Xbox Series S and Xbox Series X.
For 120Hz ASUS monitors that are compatible with the PS5, you can check out this list.
How to play Xbox Series X/S games at 120 frames per second on ASUS monitor
In order to play games at 120 frames per second on your Xbox Series S and/or Xbox Series X, you can take the following steps:
1. First, you need to make sure that you are using a HDMI 2.0 or HDMI 2.1 cable. The Xbox Series S comes with a HDMI 2.0 cable while the Xbox Series X comes with a HDMI 2.1 cable. HDMI 2.0 is good enough for 120 fps at 1080p and 1440p. For 120 fps at 4K, you will need HDMI 2.1. If you don’t have a compatible cable and/or want another one, we recommend checking out this guide for alternatives.
Furthermore, you also need to make sure that the game you are planning to play support a 120 fps mode. Of course, the ASUS monitor you are using needs to be 120Hz in addition to being compatible with the Xbox Series S and Xbox Series X consoles.
2. Once you have the prerequisites, turn on your console and then head to the main system menu.
3. From the main system menu, go to “Settings,” which has a gear icon.
4. In “Settings,” “select “General” in the left tab and then “TV & display options” on the right side of the screen.
5. In the new “General TV & display options” menu, select the “Refresh rate” option under Display. Change the rate to “120 Hz.” If you have having issues, you can take the following optional steps:
If you don’t see the “120 Hz” option, you should select the “Video fidelity and overscan” option under the Advanced in the same “General TV & display options” menu.
In the new “General Video fidelity and overscan” menu, change the “Display” setting to “HDMI,” which will bring up the “Override your TV’s recommend settings?” disclaimer. Select the “Use Manual Settings” option and the screen will go completely black for a spilt second before going back to the menu.
Afterwards, return to the “General TV & display options” menu and change the “Resolution” setting under Display to match your ASUS monitor (for example, if you have a 1080p monitor, you should make sure that the resolution is set to 1080p on the Xbox Series X/S console). A “Keep this resolution” disclaimer will appear when changing resolution. Select the “Yes” option before the time runs out.
After changing the resolution, you will be back to the “General TV & display options” menu. Select the “Refresh rate” setting under Display and then change it to “120 Hz.”
6. After changing the refresh rate, the monitor will turn completely black for a split second before appearing again with a “Keep this refresh rate?” disclaimer. Select the “Yes” option before the timer runs out to enable 120 frames per second support on your Xbox Series S or Xbox Series X with your ASUS monitor.
7. Depending on the game, you may have to also enable the 120 fps mode using the in-game menu to play at that frame rate.