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Posts tagged “G-Sync”

Feature: Variable refresh rate techs explained

G-Sync vs FreeSync vs G-Sync Compatible: What you need to know

Take a look at any of our best gaming monitor recommendations and you'll find almost all of them have support for either AMD FreeSync or Nvidia's G-Sync variable refresh rate technology. But what exactly is G-Sync and FreeSync and why are they so important for gaming? Well, I'm here to answer all your burning G-Sync FreeSync questions. Below you'll find out what each one does,…

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Feature: Getting in sync

Every G-Sync Compatible monitor confirmed so far and how to enable G-Sync on a FreeSync monitor

Ever since Nvidia introduced G-Sync in 2013, the only way to take advantage of their super smooth, variable refresh rate tech was to buy a dedicated (and rather expensive) Nvidia G-Sync gaming monitor. Now, however, Nvidia have introduced their G-Sync Compatible standard so that Nvidia graphics card owners with cheaper AMD FreeSync monitors can still get a cut-down version of G-Sync without having to upgrade…

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Feature: Displays for today

Best gaming monitor 2019: Top 1080p, 1440p and 4K HDR displays

If there's one thing you shouldn't skimp on when it comes to upgrading your PC, it's your gaming monitor. After all, there's no point spending buckets of money on the [block id="604467" title="Best graphics card"] you can afford and then not having a good enough screen to show it off. You don't even have to spend very much in order to get a great monitor…

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Nvidia’s list of official G-Sync Compatible monitors grows to 17

Nvidia have added another two screens to their list of official G-Sync Compatible monitors. The pair of new additions are both Asus monitors - the 25in 1920x1080 VG258 and 27in 1920x1080 VG278QR - taking the total number of adaptive sync / AMD FreeSync screens that can offer a watered-down version of Nvidia's own variable refresh rate G-Sync tech without falling to pieces to seventeen. That's…

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Feature: The Red Eagle has landed

Iiyama GB2760HSU review: A 144Hz FreeSync monitor that does a damn good G-Sync impression

To G-Sync or not to G-Sync. That is the eternal question when buying a gaming monitor these days, especially when cheaper AMD FreeSync monitors such as the Iiyama G-Master GB2760HSU on test today can now also take advantage of a watered down G-Sync-esque experience thanks to Nvidia finally opening up their variable refresh rate standard at the beginning of the year. Iiyama's GB2760HSU isn't, I…

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Feature: Going against the grain

AOC Agon AG273QCG review: 1440p G-Sync goodness, with a catch

Nvidia G-Sync monitors already cost an arm and a leg more than regular gaming monitors, but bump the resolution up to 2560x1440 and throw in a curved panel with a 165Hz refresh rate and you're looking at spending an arm and a leg plus both of your kidneys. All right, so £649 / $650 for AOC's new Agon AG273QCG isn't quite as bad as, say,…

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Nvidia add three more monitors to their G-Sync Compatible list, plus a new Metro Exodus RTX bundle

Nvidia have announced that another three monitors have joined their exclusive G-Sync Compatible fold today, taking the total number of adaptive sync / FreeSync monitors that can officially sort of take advantage of their swish variable refresh rate G-Sync tech to 15. And if that wasn't enough, Nvidia have also added Metro Exodus to their current RTX graphics card bundle, giving new RTX buyers another…

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Feature: The BFG of gaming monitors

Nvidia BFGD: Everything we know about their Big Format Gaming Displays, including price, specs and release date

Nvidia's BFGDs (or Big Format Gaming Displays, to you and me) are no longer going to be called BFGDs. Instead, as of January 2019, these massive 65in gaming displays are now part of Nvidia's wider G-Sync Ultimate family, which also includes their significantly smaller (but just as pricey) G-Sync HDR monitors such as the 27in Acer Predator X27 and Asus ROG Swift PG27UQ. Why the…

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In sync at last: Nvidia’s new driver that enables G-Sync on your Freesync is out now

There's a twist in the tale of the today's latest Nvidia driver, as it finally adds support for FreeSync monitors. For years now, there's been a GeForce tax if you wanted a screen with Nvidia's brand of adaptive sync - that is, the one that can adjust its refresh rate, and therefore in-game frame rate, with wild abandon, and more importantly without that icky screen-tearing…

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CES 2019: Nvidia welcome select FreeSync monitors to the fold in new G-Sync overhaul

The arrival of the RTX 2060 wasn't the only trick Nvidia had up their sleeve at this year's CES conference, as they also announced a couple of interesting changes to their adaptive refresh rate G-Sync tech for gaming monitors. Chief among them was a new driver update for a select group of non-G-Sync screens that will effectively render them just as good as your official…

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Asus ROG Swift PG27UQ review: 4K HDR has arrived, but good grief, HOW MUCH?

When I saw the Asus ROG Swift PG27UQ for the first time back in May earlier this year, I thought the future of monitors had finally arrived. After more than a year of waiting, false starts and simply not being able to have as much fun as our console box friends with their fancy pants 4K HDR TVs, both the PG27UQ and the Acer Predator…

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Feature: A 24in 1920x1080 gaming monitor that's hard to beat

Acer Predator XB241H review: G-Sync and 180Hz goodness

After testing what seems like 387,001 monitors with AMD FreeSync support, I've finally got another honest-to-goodness Nvidia G-Sync one on my desk today, the Acer Predator XB241H - and boy, it's a good 'un. Part of Acer's XB1 range, this particular incarnation is the 24in, 1920x1080, TN model. It also comes as a 24in, 2560x1440 jobber and several different permutations with 27in, 28in and 32in…

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Asus PG27UQ release date confirmed for June, but the price of this 4K G-Sync HDR monitor is still unknown

It's been 18 months since Asus' super duper Nvidia G-Sync HDR monitor, the ROG Swift PG27UQ, was first announced to the world, but now the wait is almost over. Nvidia hinted last week we wouldn't have to wait too long before it starting appearing on shop shelves, but now Asus themselves have confirmed the PG27UQ will definitely be here this June in all its 4K HDR…

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Feature: Let them eat HDR cake

Nvidia’s G-Sync HDR monitors are the real deal and will be here in just four weeks time

HDR, or high dynamic range, has been around for a while, and you've probably heard countless barks from your console box friends about how amazing that new Dad of War looks on their giant OLED telly, or how they can never go back to a 'normal' screen after experiencing the wondrous glory of Final Fantasy Toast (even we're a bit guilty of that last one,…

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Feature: Everything and the kitchen G-Sync

Asus ROG Swift PG248Q review: A 180Hz miracle monitor?

Buying a monitor used to be a fairly simple affair. You’d pick one black rectangle from the dozens of other black rectangles, and if you really pushed the boat out you might get one with an adjustable stand, or, heaven forbid, a rotating screen. These days, there’s a lot more going on. You can still opt for the faithful black rectangle, but if you’re the…

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Feature: 33 million pixels...

8K non-gaming and the importance of pixels

Yes, yes, I know 8K gaming is an utter irrelevance. Frankly, 4K remains a niche gaming resolution. But hang with me. 8K monitors are popping up from major manufacturers and with them the build-it-and-they-will-come logic of gaming at a preposterous resolution of 7,680 by 4,320 pixels. The fact that gaming at 8K isn’t really viable with current hardware is, up to a point, a separate…

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Feature: Who needs display tone mapping, anyway?

FreeSync vs G-Sync revisited: FreeSync 2 is coming

This didn't go too well for AMD's FreeSync technology last time around. But lo, a shiny new version of FreeSync is inbound. Give it up for FreeSync 2: This Time It Actually Works. OK, that's a little unfair. But hold onto your mechanical keyboards, folks, because FreeSync 2 is as much about streamlining the PC for HDR support (and indeed making AMD your weapon of…

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Asus PG348Q: Second Coming Of The Monitor Messiah?

OK, this is a little embarrassing. Last July I hailed, albeit with the usual journalistic qualifications, the Asus MG279Q as the Messiah of Monitors. Now I'm doing it again. And it's another ruddy Asus monitor. But there's nothing to be done. I cannot unsee what has been seen. And what I've seen is the new Asus RoG Swift PG348Q in all its 34-inch, curved-screen, IPS-panel,…

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Asus MG279Q: The Messiah Of Monitors?

27-inch IPS LCD panel? Check. 144Hz refresh rate? Yep. Some kind of frame-smoothing adaptive sync technology? Present and accounted for. 2,560 by 1,440 pixels? Count 'em. A price you can afford? Bit borderline, but that was inevitable. Is Asus's new MG279Q therefore the perfect LCD panel, the one we've all been waiting for, the veritable messiah of PC monitors? I've been eyeballs-on. All will now…

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G-Sync vs. Freesync: Which Dynamic Refresh Is Best?

It feels like whole months since there was a good old fashioned fisticuffs between AMD and Nvidia. They do so love a PR punch up. But this one's a bit different. Nvidia's G-Sync technology versus AMD's FreeSync isn't the usual trench warfare over fractions of a frame per second. It's much more interesting than that. It's all about something called dynamic or adaptive refresh and…

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