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Gsync monitor and laptop

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by cruicent, Nov 8, 2018 at 6:50 PM.

  1. cruicent

    Associate

    Joined: Apr 27, 2018

    Posts: 7

    Hi,
    Ive a question about Gsync: I have a gsync monitor (normally connected via DP), I have noticed some laptops say they have Gsync and some say they dont. Do I need the laptop to support Gsync as well as the monitor, or does Gsync work on a Gsync monitor when the laptop says it doesnt have it?
    Might be an obvious answer, but not sure if its just saying that the laptops screen doesnt support Gsync but an external screen will. Should be ordering the AW m15 next week but wondering if my monitor is...pointless ha.
    Thanks!
     
  2. MissChief

    Capodecina

    Joined: Jul 17, 2010

    Posts: 14,652

    The laptop and monitor will work together and you'll get a picture, but to enjoy G-Sync you need both devices to support it.
     
  3. cruicent

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    Joined: Apr 27, 2018

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    Aah right that's what I thought. Thanks for clearing it up.
     
  4. KarolW92

    Gangster

    Joined: Feb 16, 2012

    Posts: 172

    Location: Somewhere in East Anglia

    Looks like @MissChief already answered your query. Took a look at the market for G-Sync and I was extremely disapointed but not surprised.
    Why are they so expensive now?! I bought my AOC 24" 1080p g-sync for £220!
     
  5. cruicent

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    Joined: Apr 27, 2018

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    Yes they are a little pricey, I got a 1440p 27" Dell S2716DG for 360£. Figured I'd get the gsync just in case but probably wasn't worth it. Good monitor though. But should have found one for half the price without gsync.
     
  6. MissChief

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    Joined: Jul 17, 2010

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    Nvidia and greed is the answer. The G-Sync module is £200 or so they reckon and there's even a new version that supports HDR that is even more expensive.
     
  7. foster grant

    Soldato

    Joined: May 10, 2012

    Posts: 5,356

    Location: North London

    They are way too much, I was lucky and got my Swift ( TN Panel 144 Hz ) for less then £360 it's an older version, but you can get the newer ( 165Hz ) for around £500 but the IPS Swifts are around £750 I think .