Unveiled in 2013, G-SYNC is a display technology that allows displays to offer variable refresh rates that are in sync with the amount of frames pushed by the GPU, allowing for smooth playback during gaming. The technology works in conjunction with NVIDIA GPUs and displays certified by the chip vendor.
The goal with G-SYNC is to fix screen tearing and latency issues. Instead of having a display output a constant 60Hz, the technology allows monitors to refresh as soon as the GPU renders the frame. At Computex, NVIDIA has announced that it is bringing the technology to gaming notebooks for the first time.
ASUS's offering in this segment includes the 17.3-inch ROG G751, which will be available with GTX 980M and GTX 970M GPUs. Gigabyte-owned Aorus will start sales of the X7 Pro-SYNC, which has the GTX 970M GPUs in SLI, and the Aorus X5, which features the GTX 965M in SLI. Barebones notebook manufacturer Clevo will offer models with 15.6-inch and 17.3-inch displays, along with GTX 980M or 970M GPUs. MSI's G-SYNC notebook is the 17.3-inch GT72 G, which will offer GTX 980M or GTX 970M GPUs.
Gaming notebooks with G-SYNC will be available from later this month.
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