Thursday, February 8th 2018

NVIDIA GeForce GT 1030 Sneakily Gets G-SYNC Support

NVIDIA GeForce GT 1030 is the company's cheapest and smallest GPU based on its "Pascal" graphics architecture, and is targeted at people who need IGP-replacement graphics cards around $50. Besides fewer shaders, it has a reduced software feature-set, with the notable omission of NVIDIA G-SYNC, the company's proprietary adaptive V-sync technology. We get that someone who pays the $150-200 premium for a monitor that supports it is unlikely to game on a GT 1030, but one user found otherwise.

With the latest GeForce drivers, Redditor "wantkitteh" found that their MSI GeForce GT 1030, when paired with an Acer Predator G-SYNC capable monitor (best guess XB272), was offering G-SYNC controls in the NVIDIA Control Panel. The monitor's OSD settings utility confirmed G-SYNC to be enabled. To meet the requirement, you need GPU and monitor to support G-SYNC, and be connected by a compatible DisplayPort 1.2 (or later) cable. It's something.
Source: wantkitteh (Reddit)
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8 Comments on NVIDIA GeForce GT 1030 Sneakily Gets G-SYNC Support

#1
megamanxtreme
Good news when playing under 30 frames with this card on modern AAA games, except A.C. Origins.
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#2
Hugh Mungus
Great if you want to play older games and have an old g-sync monitor lying around.
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#3
Ruyki
This is good news for people that buy a 50$ video card and a 400$ monitor.
Definitely much more useful than putting vesa adaptive sync support into the driver. /s
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#4
meirb111
50$ where? i can only see prices of 80$+
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#5
megamanxtreme
"Ruyki said:
This is good news for people that buy a 50$ video card and a 400$ monitor.
Definitely much more useful than putting vesa adaptive sync support into the driver. /s
With current graphic card prices, it could be a good placeholder for a while.

"meirb111 said:
50$ where? i can only see prices of 80$+
I agree, even the GT 1030 is going up, higher than the $70 it was for good while.
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#6
qubit
Overclocked quantum bit
I've got a GT 1030 which isn't as weak as you might think. It's actually about as fast as the top end GTX 285 from 2009, which I also have. See my showdown thread for a couple of benchies demonstrating this. https://www.techpowerup.com/forums/threads/qubits-gt-1030-v-gtx-580-showdown.235223

Run an older game on it and it flies, or a newer one with reduced settings. Hence, adding G-SYNC support to it isn't such a stupid idea and I'm surprised that NVIDIA crippled it before.
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#7
pseudografx
Well, adaptive sync technology is not limited to games. Videos use various framerates, like 24, 30, 50, 60 fps and more, so having a card that can adjust to them is definitely a benefit. If the software supports it too.
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#8
megamanxtreme
"qubit said:
Run an older game on it and it flies, or a newer one with reduced settings. Hence, adding G-SYNC support to it isn't such a stupid idea and I'm surprised that NVIDIA crippled it before.
I can vouch for this, too. Seen countless videos on the performance of this card, even with lower-end hardware than my FX-6300. 720p does great for demanding games like Witcher 3(40s on High settings), A.C. games(excluding Origins), and so on.
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