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NVIDIA unveils certified 'G-Sync Compatible' FreeSync monitors

NVIDIA RTX 2080 Ti
NVIDIA RTX 2080 Ti (Image credit: Windows Central)

NVIDIA has unveiled plans (opens in new tab) 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.

Matt Brown
Matt Brown

Matt Brown is Windows Central's Senior Games Editor, Xbox & PC, at Future. Following over seven years of professional consumer technology and gaming coverage, he’s focused on the world of Microsoft's gaming efforts. You can follow him on Twitter @mattjbrown.

4 Comments
  • I'm now jumping of happiness 😁
  • Pretty happy about this as it's so depressing to see a great price on a widescreen monitor only to see it's freesync only. (proud 1080Ti owner)
  • So it says displayport adaptive sync, does that mean you need a monitor that has a displayport connection as well as freesync?
  • i have a samsung 4k 60hz freesync monitor that i ditched when i got a 1080p 240hz monitor with gsync.. i miss the 4k, i have a 1080 ti ftw3.. does this mean i can enable gsync on the 4k monitor? its a great monitor just didnt know about gsync and freesync when i bought it a few years ago