In addition to fully expected news about the upcoming RTX 2060, Nvidia CES presentation this weekend included bewilderment about their G-Sync display standard. This screen tear and input-lag technology smoothes quickly will work with individual monitors, designed to rival the protocol DisplayPort Adaptive-Sync VESA (used in AMD FreeSync company monitors).
In announcing the movement, Nvidia says that the gaming experience on this variable refresh rate (VRR) controls "can vary widely." So Nvidia says that he went to the testing problem 400 different Adaptive-Sync monitors to see which ones are worthy to be certified as «G-Sync compatible."
Of the 400 tests, Nvidia says only 12 monitors met their standards ever since. they are:
- acer XFA240
- acer XG270HU
- acer XV273K
- acer XZ321Q
- AOC AGON AG241QG4
- AOC G2590FX
- asus MG278Q
- Asus XG248 / XG258
- asus VG258Q
- BenQ XL2740
Starting with driver updates Nvidia January 15, these monitors are compatible G-Sync will automatically be able to take advantage of the base variable G-Sync function of the VRR using Nvidia 20-series and 10-series graphics cards. Owners of other monitors Adaptive-Sync, will be able to manually turn VRR on Nvidia graphics cards, as well, but Nvidia does not indicate how well that support will work.
Nvidia also stresses that the monitors are actually designed from the start with G-Sync, as will be the only one able to take advantage of opportunities as "full update frequency range from 1 Hz up to the maximum speed on the display panel … variable overload, acceleration update ultra-low speed display modes and blur «HDR industry in 1000 nit, full matrix backlit and DCI-P3 color.
Besides the fact that the unexpected good news for gamers who already have one of these monitors FreeSync, it is also good news for gamers who want to add their VRR Nvidia's graphics settings, without breaking the bank. G-Sync monitors usually retail for hundreds of dollars more than similar FreeSync competitions, prizes were they able to claim part of this exceptional compatibility with market-leading graphics cards from Nvidia (although higher hardware costs of production and additional G- Sync features such as those listed above, also play a role in the value proposition).
The expansion of that compatibility is likely to make the cards from Nvidia more appealing to gamers who do not want to spend the money that the premium on the monitor's top-of-the-line. At the same time, it can make the monitor manufacturers are less likely to put themselves through the process from Nvidia «300 tests" of the standard G-Sync (players who have recently paid money for labels G-Sync can also be a bit put off)
In any case, it's always nice to see a softening equipment manufacturers exclude part of their ever-changing standards war. We recalled the decision Oculus & # 39; to officially offer support on Facebook Gaps competing VR suits. Let's hope that this is the beginning of the trend.