G-Sync ‘frees’ compatible VRR monitors
Since the launch of G-SYNC, gaming monitors have evolved quickly with higher refresh rates, HDR and new form factors. They’ve become the standard for pro gaming, and NVIDIA continue to help guide their evolution by working with partners and with end-to-end development and certification testing.
But G-SYNC comes at a cost and thats where AMD’s Freesync finds its footing in the market. Well, it looks like now that Team Green fans can now use monitors designed for Team Red.
There are hundreds of monitor models available capable of variable refresh rates (VRR) theming the VESA DisplayPort Adaptive-Sync protocol (Freesync for example). However, the VRR gaming experience can vary widely.
To improve the experience for gamers, NVIDIA will test monitors. Those that pass their validation tests will be G-SYNC Compatible and enabled by default in the GeForce driver.
G-SYNC Compatible tests will identify monitors that deliver a baseline VRR experience on GeForce RTX 20-series and GeForce GTX 10-series graphics cards, and activate their VRR features automatically.
Support for G-SYNC Compatible monitors will begin January 15 with the launch of their first 2019 Game Ready driver. Already, 12 monitors have been validated as G-SYNC Compatible (from the 400 they have tested so far). they’ll continue to test monitors and update their support list. For gamers who have monitors that they have not yet tested, or that have failed validation, they’ll give you an option to manually enable VRR, too.
For the most demanding gamers, G-SYNC and G-SYNC Ultimate HDR displays featuring an NVIDIA G-SYNC processor will represent the very highest image quality, performance and experience. These displays will benefit from an end-to-end certification process that includes more than 300 tests for image quality.
They’ll feature a full refresh rate range from 1 Hz to the display panel’s maximum rate, plus other advantages like variable overdrive, refresh rate overclocking, ultra-low motion blur display modes and industry-leading HDR with 1,000 nits, full matrix backlight and DCI-P3 color.
Coming to a Living Room Near You
Their G-SYNC displays are also going big, really big.
In February, G-SYNC HDR tech will be available in 65-inch super-sized NVIDIA Big Format Gaming Displays featuring 4K, 144 Hz with 1,000 nit HDR, 384 zone matrix backlight and cinematic DCI-P3 color.
These displays bring a big-screen gaming experience to PC games and are ideal for a gaming room or even a living room.
If you want the biggest and best G-SYNC Ultimate PC gaming display (according to NVIDIA anyway), it’s available for pre-order now from HP. Other partners will start taking pre-orders as they approach the launch of BFGDs later this quarter.
Stunning New G-SYNC Monitors
They’re also working with partners to continue pumping out new G-SYNC monitors at a brisk pace.
- Soon, ASUS will unleash its curved 35-inch, 3440×1440, 200 Hz G-SYNC Ultimate display. It reaches a brilliantly bright 1,000 nits, has a 512 zone matrix backlight and best-in-class color and contrast for the best possible HDR gaming experience.
- LG has just started shipping its 34-inch, 3440×1440, 120 Hz 34GK950G display, which is the first G-SYNC monitor to feature LG’s Nano IPS technology, delivering stunning color fidelity.
- Acer is showing off its 27-inch, 4K, 144 Hz monitor, which is ready to amp up hi-res, high frame rate gameplay with the latest Turing GPUs.
- And Lenovo unveiled its 27-inch, 2560×1440, 240 Hz monitor, bringing esports-class refresh rates to QHD resolution for crisp, detailed visuals during gameplay.
The result of all this: gamers now have more choices at more prices, and more are coming as they continue to invest in G-SYNC and make gaming better.