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Nvidia brings G-Sync support to FreeSync monitors

Discussion in 'Computech' started by REDRANGERPWNZ, Jan 8, 2019.

  1. REDRANGERPWNZ

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    https://www.pcgamer.com/nvidia-brings-g-sync-support-to-freesync-monitors/

    Well, I didn't see that coming. Recently LG launched 2 new ultrawide monitors 34GK950F (freesync @144hz) and 34GK950G (gsync @120hz). So because of this "update" freesync version is going to be first monitor ever working 3440x1440@144hz with sync on nvidia card? That's pretty interesting, considering that 34GK950G is 200$ more expensive.
     
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  2. Andrew_WOT

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    GeForce 417.71 driver supporting this is out.
    AND, it actually works. Yay!
     
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  3. Dan Costa

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    Thank god I didn't got to switch my great MG278Q freesync monitor when I switched from vega64 to 1080ti. Now they just need to enable freesync on HDMI ports so my 4K tv can also have freesync!
     
  4. jimortality

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    Am I right in thinking that this is only restricted to certain monitors? I saw a list of about 10 models?
     
  5. Andrew_WOT

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    I think Samsung only supports FreeSync for 1080p, not very useful. Are there other TVs with FreeSync?
    And yes, HDMI is not supported, only DisplayPort.
     
  6. Dan Costa

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    2018 samsung tvs (nu8xxx Q6FN Q7FN) support freesync up to 1080/1440p@120hz and 4k@60hz. :)
     
  7. Andrew_WOT

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    This is new for me, I have Q9FN
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  8. Dan Costa

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    Pretty sure the Q9 also supports 1440P@120hz. This capability is not in the manuals. All you have to do is enable UHD for that particular HDMI port in external devices menu.
    https://www.rtings.com/tv/reviews/samsung/q9fn-q9f-q9-2018


    Do you have an AMD card to try? Freesync option is selectable at any resolution for me.

    Also, if your Q9 is like my NU8505, quality is much better when labeling the HDMI port to "game console". You gain some input latency, but its still very good. The "PC" label ruins the image quality in my TV.
     
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  9. Jens Roos

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    These are verified monitors it works with, but as I understand you can force it on, but could have side effects like flicker or ghosting. Or it works just fine.
     
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  10. David Turnbull

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    works perfect on the AOC Q3279WG5B which isnt one of the officially supported monitors.

    all i had to do was manually enable gsync in the nvidia control panel and my monitor changed to Vertical:Freesync, tried it in a few games and its smooth as silk.

    I use the RTX 2070
     
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  11. Richard Hessels

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    I'm so super happy with the new drivers, having a 1080ti with 3x 32 inch curved. Still always needed to make sure FPS was above 144. But the monitors support freescal from 38 to 144 hz, so it runs great on them.
    Everything is butter smooth, even could put the details higher because a small framedip is not noticable.
    Best driver update in a very long time.
     
  12. Richard Hessels

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    You can put it on manually. regardless of the monitor, as long as it supports freesync
     
  13. Bjarne Hansen

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    How do you see it works? On my LG 34UC79G it allows it on but I see no difference! But do not have any problems ether.
     
  14. Andrew_WOT

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    Use pendulum demo.
    Why techology like this can"t be used with HMDs?
     
  15. Bjarne Hansen

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    Thanks, Not doing anything on a LG 34UC79G
     
  16. Jens Roos

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    Only HDMI 2.1 supports variable refresh rate, and as far as I know there is at least no consumer gpu:s or monitors/tv:s supporting HDMI 2.1.
     
  17. Dan Costa

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    Is it enabled on nvidia control panel? its not automatic.

    Works on 2.0 with current AMD cards. Samsung 2.0 2018 tv's also have it enabled
     
  18. Jens Roos

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    Interesting as Variable Refresh Rate (VRR) is mentioned as key feature in the HDMI 2.1 specification only.
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    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HDMI#HDMI_2.0

    Ports on current nvidia gpu:s are 2.0b or lower.
     
  19. Bjarne Hansen

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    Yes I did.
    It is on display port 1.2
    Not having any issues without so no big deal. It might be due to the mode I run the monitor in (RTS) .
     
  20. Dan Costa

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    yes but some features are enabled by software on 2.0. Thats how samsung did it.
    AMD can do everything by driver as well.
     
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