G-Sync to go FreeSync

Discussion in 'Video Cards & Monitors' started by illdrag0n, Jan 7, 2019.

  1. 2_stroke

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    Lol I really don’t see the purpose of buy a gsync now, unless there equal price or you wanna say I own a gsync why would you freesync is free why gsync isn’t has always left me bitter with Nvidia
     
  2. havabeer

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    Might be one of the 400 monitors NOT getting the driver update
     
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  3. 2_stroke

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    I like those odds lmfao
     
  4. Zenskas

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    Quote from random reddit person:
    The biggest winner here is consumers, which is always nice!
     
  5. self_slaughter

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    Wow, that's great news!

    Shame my monitor doesn't support gsync OR freesync.... :p
    Definitely opens up some new options on the monitor front now at least.

    The 1Hz - max refresh rate option on gsync is really appealing though, even if extremely limited in usage scenarios. Anything to avoid stutter (especially on my roms!) is always welcome with open arms. :D
     
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  7. bart5986

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    G-Sync has always released monitors and tech before Freesync, so even if this its been compatible all this time, it wouldn't change anything for the latest monitors.

    Right now its True HDR monitors, only G-Sync supports this.

    Freesync always catches up eventually.
     
  8. walker_2003

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    Gsync works at the entire refresh rate spectrum eg 1hz to 144hz, FreeSync is limited depending on panel. Also gsync is always the same performance where FreeSync is often tacked on to cheaper monitors and not providing the equal performance to other FreeSync panels.

    However good quality brand name panels will have just fine FreeSync and usually offer acceptable ranges e.g 40hz to 144hz. I know I won't be playing a game that hits 40fps.
     
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    I'm curious to see what will happen to current G-sync monitor pricing. ive been watching 1440P ultrwide G sync prices for a few months now ( Acer and Asus ).

    might be worth waiting a little longer for a price drop
     
  11. walker_2003

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    So according to that video, the experience will be identical on all freesync panels regardless of NVidia or AMD hardware.

    This is good news and means all decent panel manufacturers with freesync should work fine.

    Bring on Samsung QLED VA HDR 144hz
     
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  12. frnak

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    It's actually better than that. Freesync supports Low Framerate Compensation (LFC) which uses some frame doubling trick to raise the effective refresh rate.
     
  13. walker_2003

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    Ah yeah some sort motion interpolation eh. Be cool if you could optionally enable that even at say 60fps for those silly 60fps capped titles.
     
  14. SnooP-WiggleS

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    No nothing like that. To correct LFC improves the variable refresh rate range by doubling the frames sent to the monitor when the frame rate gets too low. So a 40-144hz monitor can go down to 20fps before losing sync with LFC instead of 40fps without LFC enabled.
     
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  15. walker_2003

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    Ah k cool makes sense. But hopefully never applicable to me!
     
  16. Lorindor

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    No monitors are receiving 'driver updates', NVidia drivers are being updated to support non G-sync panels.
     
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  17. ar3nbe

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    Im currently rocking a Benq xl2730z, given the newer model (XL2740z) is on the list, im hoping my monitor works happily.

    with newer titles its getting harder to get decent frames on with my R9 390, I was holding my breathe for Vega 64 being good but just couldn't bite on the price with the mining boom and all the other crap.

    With these changes I may be able to grab a used 1080 and get some butter smooth frames.
     
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  18. CrazyDez

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    Really happy with my g-sync XB271HU purchase 15 months ago, no regrets.

    Also happy with Nvidia finally supporting this. Not doing so was just arrogance. I've had my sig since I bought the monitor, and nothing has changed, except maybe dropping the g-sync requirement :)
     
  19. datfreak

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    I'm impatient, is there any 'beta' freesync drivers in the wilds? ive searched but can't find any
     
  20. lowdog

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    The 15th...….patience.
     
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