AMD graphics cards will work with future G-Sync monitors

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Nvidia G-Sync module

Nvidia G-Sync module (Image credit: Nvidia)

It seems that good things are happening to those who wait. A recent report from TFT Central reveals that Nvidia is finally opening up its G-Sync technology, which fights screen tearing on gaming monitors, but has been reserved for PCs running an Nvidia graphics card, owners of AMD graphics cards.

Choosing between a G-Sync monitor and FreeSync was previously simple. You were basically confined to the first if you had an Nvidia graphics card and the second if you had an AMD graphics card. However, Nvidia added Variable Refresh Rate (VRR) support to its GeForce graphics cards in January, so users can use G-Sync with monitors that lack Nvidia’s proprietary chip, provided it complies with VESA’s DisplayPort Adaptive Sync standard and that Nvidia has validated it. They call these monitors G-Sync compatible. We even found that some FreeSync monitors not Certified G-Sync Compatible can run G-Sync if you follow our instructions on how to run G-Sync on a FreeSync monitor.

However, owners of AMD graphics cards still haven’t been able to use a monitor’s G-Sync feature. Now, six long years after the introduction of G-Sync, Nvidia has finally decided to welcome the Red Team.

TFT Central has confirmed with Nvidia that future G-Sync monitors will support HDMI-VRR and Adaptive Sync via HDMI and DisplayPort. Of course, new firmware will be needed to bring the two new features to the G-Sync displays, and one for the G-Sync v1 and v2 hardware modules is already in the works. Basically, this means owners of AMD graphics cards and consoles will be able to use a G-Sync monitor with their setup.

“So if you have an AMD graphics card, you can still enjoy the VRR experience and other added benefits that the G-sync module brings even from a native G-sync display, which was previously out of the box. reach of these users, ”TFT said. . However, it is not certain that users can experience all the benefits of G-Sync.

But there is a caveat. The new firmware will only be compatible with future G-Sync displays, such as the Acer Predator XB273 X. Nvidia told TFT Central that the new firmware will not work with existing G-Sync monitors on the market.


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