NVIDIA tackles framerate issues, brings G-SYNC to gaming notebooks

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.

Source: NVIDIA (opens in new tab)

Harish Jonnalagadda
Senior Editor - Asia

Harish Jonnalagadda is a Senior Editor overseeing Asia for Android Central, Windows Central's sister site. When not reviewing phones, he's testing PC hardware, including video cards, motherboards, gaming accessories, and keyboards.

  • Nice! I'll wait and see what Alienware offers later this year.
  • Alienware is like apple, just overpriced shit
  • +Razor blade pro XD /S
  • Well alienware was the first to break the gigahertz barrier with a supercooled AMD system way back when lol.. They accomplished more than being fuity anyhow lol
  • Not sure I'd place Alienware in the same category as Apple. Apple makes Macbooks you can buy with the same hardware or better for $1000 less minus the Apple logo. Gaming laptops are just expensive all round regard less.
  • NVIDIA pushed out an update today.
  • I've never had tearing issues in a game, which is weird because it seems so common place.
  • I'd like to see this support older notebook GPUs. My 660M can still handle games being made today.