Discussion in 'Graphics Cards' started by Wrinkly, Jan 7, 2019.
Did i hear right? Driver coming January 15?
No, just 12 models (and most old or EoL). Those hackers be waitin' for that driver though
12 models for now with more to be supported. Sounds like they're just quality checking the monitors before enabling freesync on it with an nvidia gpu.
Wonder what'll happen to g-sync monitors now, they will fade out and be replaced with these approved nvidia freesync montiors and/or drop in price?
When was this announced? At CES, as I dont see anything about it?
Hopefully it doesn't raise the price of Freesync monitors, as this seems to be the trend with anything that's in demand in this industry lately.
Does that mean my Dell gsync screen will support Freesync?
I checked a few and they seem either to be EoL or really old. I hope stuff like the new Asus 43" or the Sammy 49" FS2 monitors get certified as they'll finally have the graphical power to run them proper!
edit, interesting - "Nvidia said there are more to come".
Seems it will be available on all freesync monitors, not just the certified/approved ones.
"G-SYNC Compatible monitor support will begin later this month with the launch of our first 2019 Game Ready driver. Already, 12 monitors are G-SYNC Compatible, and we’ll continue to evaluate monitors and update our support list throughout going forward.
For VRR monitors yet to be validated as G-SYNC Compatible, a new NVIDIA Control Panel option will enable owners to try and switch the tech on - it may work, it may work partly, or it may not work at all. To be sure, only purchase a monitor listed as “G-SYNC Compatible” on our site."
If that’s true it, that’s warning bells for AMD.
Probably not as gsync monitors are of higher quality than the FreeSync ones. Out of 400 FreeSync monitors tested, only 12 passed their standards.
Even those that don't get validated can be used as Nvidia are giving user the option of manually activating it.
Why would Nvidia do this now? Poor Turing sales? Is it all Nvidia gpu's?
Not in my eyes, its a massive well done to the customer. We all win here!
I'll still be buying AMD, its thanks to AMD in the first place this is happening! Pushing open standards is why I buy AMD.
Hmm, my MG279Q is not listed as compatible but its sibling the MG278Q is. This might be because the MG278Q's default range is 40-144 Hz and the MG279Q's is 30-90 Hz; if so, the MG279Q should work fine when set to 57-144 Hz. I have an old GTX 770 I could test with it once the drivers come out.
Is Freesync now supported on Gsync screens or not? I can't see it mentioned.
That's what they want you to believe, I don't believe it for one minute, They say only 12 passed because they've been claiming superiority from the start and while we know the majority of Freesync monitors don't have great support claiming only 12 passed is codswallop.
They've no reason to do that, Those tied to the ecosystem will remain so.
Seems they just threw Gsync monitors under the bus, about time that Nvidia stopped being idiotic about things like this, maybe now you'll find a wider range of good Freesync screens at sensible prices with no Nvidia tax added just 'cause.
Being decent to users who bought into it should be reason enough..
After some more thought, maybe they've done this due to the Turing gpu prices? At the mo you have the turing RTX tax plus the gsync tax, now its just the RTX tax.
Most of the recommendations for Vega for example was because the freesync combo is so much cheaper, now that advantage will be eliminated. Really hope Vega 2/Navi is good for AMDs sake.
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