Monday, January 7th 2019

NVIDIA G-SYNC now Supports FreeSync/VESA Adaptive-Sync Technology

NVIDIA finally got around to realizing that the number of monitors with VESA adaptive-sync overwhelmingly outnumber those supporting NVIDIA G-Sync, and is going ahead with adding support for adaptive-sync monitors. This however, comes with a big rider. NVIDIA is not immediately going to unlock adaptive-sync to all monitors, just the ones it has tested and found to work "perfectly" with their hardware. NVIDIA announced that it has found a handful of the 550+ monitor models in the market that support adaptive-sync, and has enabled support to them. Over time, as it tests more monitors, support for these monitors will be added through GeForce driver updates, as a "certified" monitor.

At their CES event, the company provided a list of monitors that they already tested and that fulfill all requirements. G-Sync support for these models from Acer, ASUS, AOC, Agon and BenQ will be automatically enabled with a driver update on January 15th.

Update: We received word from NVIDIA that you can manually enable G-SYNC on all Adaptive-Sync monitors, even non-certified ones: "For gamers who have monitors that we have not yet tested, or that have failed validation, we'll give you an option to manually enable VRR, too."

Update 2: NVIDIA released these new Adaptive-Sync capable drivers, we tested G-SYNC on a FreeSync monitor.
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231 Comments on NVIDIA G-SYNC now Supports FreeSync/VESA Adaptive-Sync Technology

#1
OneMoar
There is Always Moar
HOLY SHIT I know it winter but did hell freeze over ?
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#2
ShurikN
Hey g-sync, Physx says hi
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#3
xkm1948
DAYMMMN NICE!

ShurikN, post: 3971213, member: 140585"
Hey g-sync, Physx says hi
You do know PhysX is used in games all the time right?
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#4
ShurikN
xkm1948, post: 3971214, member: 50521"
DAYMMMN NICE!



You do know PhysX is used in games all the time right?
You do know I'm talkin about proprietary hardware, right?
And if by all the time you mean a handful of games, then sure...
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#5
xkm1948
Reading the slides carefully, i think you can even turn on ASync on non official supported monitors. It just not gonna give best ASync performance. Welp still better than no ASync support at all.
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#6
Cybrshrk
It was good for them to get the ball rolling for VRR with gsync but the time has come for an open standard to be the norm and good on Nvidia for realizing this sooner rather than later.

With the announcement of hmdi 2.1 on lg oled and this I'll be happy to upgrade my 2016 oled to this year's model and finally have the full complete 4k living room pc experience I've been trying to build for like 5 years.
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#7
epiqpnwage
xkm1948, post: 3971214, member: 50521"
DAYMMMN NICE!



You do know PhysX is used in games all the time right?
You do know that he is talking about the physyx cards nvidia tried to sell sheep like you who don't know better right?
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#8
kastriot
G-Sync monitors down toilet.
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#9
Fatalfury
So its all over for AMD...
The only advantage AMD had ..........aaaandd its ..........Gone!!!
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#10
xkm1948
Fatalfury, post: 3971230, member: 177174"
So its all over for AMD...
The only advantage AMD had ..........aaaandd its ..........Gone!!!
Well GCN GPUs can still mine crypto coins like mad man, if it ever take off again
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#11
Candor
So support for current monitors on the market now?

I'm assuming there will be no love for older monitors?

I wish I was an optimist :laugh:
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#12
TheLostSwede
xkm1948, post: 3971225, member: 50521"
Reading the slides carefully, i think you can even turn on ASync on non official supported monitors. It just not gonna give best ASync performance. Welp still better than no ASync support at all.
For VRR monitors yet to be validated as G-SYNC Compatible, a new NVIDIA Control Panel option will enable owners to try and switch the tech on - it may work, it may work partly, or it may not work at all. To be sure, only purchase a monitor listed as “G-SYNC Compatible” on our site.
From https://www.nvidia.com/en-us/geforce/news/g-sync-ces-2019-announcements/
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#14
sam_86314
Perfect timing, since I just got a QHD 144Hz FreeSync monitor.

Makes me wonder how no one figured out how to force FreeSync support on Nvidia cards since it was just a software switch.
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#15
Candor
400 tested and 12 passed?

I'm not sure what to think about this.
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#16
Nkd
Fatalfury, post: 3971230, member: 177174"
So its all over for AMD...
The only advantage AMD had ..........aaaandd its ..........Gone!!!
Not really. I doubt that much ever made a difference. Price/Performance is whats gonna sell. This is just going to sell more Adaptive Sync monitors if anything.

Candor, post: 3971244, member: 180101"
400 tested and 12 passed?

I'm not sure what to think about this.
I think that is bull. It seems more like they are trying to push select monitors from manufacturers that make Gsync monitors. Maybe they some deal worked out lol.

sam_86314, post: 3971241, member: 178042"
Perfect timing, since I just got a QHD 144Hz FreeSync monitor.

Makes me wonder how no one figured out how to force FreeSync support on Nvidia cards since it was just a software switch.
It wasnt that easy. You would have a work around with windows and having nvidia card do the work and amd gpu doing adaptive sync. But if Nvidia doesn't have any code what so ever to support adaptive sync there is nothing really for anyone to mess around with in the first place. Now that they do, they know if they lock in to tested monitors people will unlock it for another freesync monitors anyways so they allow you to force it on any freesync monitor.
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#17
steen
sam_86314, post: 3971241, member: 178042"
Makes me wonder how no one figured out how to force FreeSync support on Nvidia cards since it was just a software switch.
Desktop driver locked to only support variable refresh with Gsync module. New drivers will support both, but Freesync won't be as snappy on Nvidia. Choose your reasons. ;) (There are technical reasons too).

Candor, post: 3971244, member: 180101"
400 tested and 12 passed?

I'm not sure what to think about this.
PR. On Nvidia HW. Support will improve over time. Freesync2+ should be fine.
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#18
Viruzz
ShurikN, post: 3971218, member: 140585"
You do know I'm talkin about proprietary hardware, right?
And if by all the time you mean a handful of games, then sure...
You have no idea! Its used on consoles all the time, its been open sourced long time ago, what drugs are you on?
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#19
R0H1T
Fatalfury, post: 3971230, member: 177174"
So its all over for AMD...
The only advantage AMD had ..........aaaandd its ..........Gone!!!
Is that so, must be why RTX cards are now gonna fly off the shelves oh wait :rolleyes:
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#20
SIGSEGV
so, NVidia can use both Gaysync and FreeSync while AMD just locked to FreeSync?

(0_0)

It's like M$ vs Linux. This is not good at all.
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#21
ISI300
Thanks Nvidia, for finally coming to your senses.
So will any cards that support G-Sync work? What about 700-series cards?
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#23
davideneco
SIGSEGV, post: 3971262, member: 104324"
so, NVidia can use both Gaysync and FreeSync while AMD just locked to FreeSync?

(0_0)
Do you know what is gsync ???? Apparently not
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#24
SIGSEGV
davideneco, post: 3971268, member: 172903"
Do you know what is gsync ???? Apparently not
enlighten me pls ;-)
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#25
HornetMaX
Not long ago I bought a 21:9 35" G-Sync monitor (AOC ag352ugc): I feel somebody has just robbed me of 200 dollars/euros.

That said, obviously good decision. Just 5 years too late.
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