NVIDIA unveils certified 'G-Sync Compatible' FreeSync monitors
NVIDIA has unveiled new "G-Sync Compatible" AMD FreeSync monitors, blurring the lines between rival technologies.
NVIDIA has unveiled plans to bring G-Sync support to more displays, spanning existing AMD FreeSync-compatible hardware. Adopting the open VESA DisplayPort Adaptive-Sync standard, the move sees G-Sync migrate beyond NVIDIA-branded devices, with all-new "G-Sync Compatible" branding.
The G-Sync Compatible monitors range takes advantage of NVIDIA's variable refresh rate (VRR) technology, adapting the refresh rate of your display to outputted content in an effort to combat screen tearing. NVIDIA has vowed to trial VRR-capable monitors individually, with those meeting its standards assigned G-Sync-compatible status.
List of all NVIDIA 'G-Sync Compatible' FreeSync Monitors
Among 400 already tested, the GPU-manufacturer has certified just 12 existing FreeSync displays, with more to come going forward. The testing process seemingly demands strong results, with candidates expected to deliver "a baseline VRR experience on GeForce RTX 20-series and GeForce GTX 10-series graphics cards."
FreeSync displays compatible with G-Sync are set to gain support on January 15, 2019, via a new Game Ready driver release. For those both untested or having failed validation, NVIDIA states users can still manually enable VRR. Ultimately, the new program will highlight the best G-Sync experiences, with more expected in the months ahead. Check out our roundup of the best graphics card picks if you're interested in seeing some hardware compatible with these displays.
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