NVIDIA Announces G-SYNC Compatible Monitors and G-SYNC Ultimate, to provide G-SYNC support to some FreeSync Monitors


    G-SYNC Compatible Announced supporting 12 FreeSync Monitors

    NVIDIA released G-SYNC for the first time in 2013, and since then it has been one of the best display technologies available for gaming monitors. G-SYNC was the first to use the method of variable refresh rate gameplay to deliver a stutter-free gaming experience. As a result, AMD released its own tech competing against NVIDIA called the FreeSync.


    Now, as a move to expand its G-SYNC ecosystem, NVIDIA has introduced a new program called G-SYNC Compatible. In this program, NVIDIA will be testing monitors that deliver a baseline variable refresh rate output (FreeSync Displays) on its GeForce GTX 10-Series and GeForce RTX 20-series GPUs and will activate their VRR features automatically. This will allow the users to find more VRR enabled monitors for their gaming needs and removes the need for buying more expensive G-SYNC monitors to enjoy the tech with their NVIDIA GPUs.

    NVIDIA released a list of 12 FreeSync compatible monitors that were tested and validated as G-SYNC Compatible by them. They also mentioned that only these 12 monitors were able to pass the test out of a total of 400 monitors tested.  G-SYNC Compatible monitors will start getting updates starting later this month with the launch of the company’s first 2019 Game Ready driver.

    The list of monitors that NVIDIA has tested and passed as G-SYNC Compatible and are going to receive a compatibility update to use VRR with NVIDIA’s GPUs are:

    1. Acer XFA240
    2. Acer XG270HU
    3. Acer XV273K
    4. Acer XZ321Q
    5. Agon AG241QG4
    6. AOC G2590FX
    7. Asus MG278Q
    8. Asus VG258Q
    9. Asus VG278Q
    10. Asus XG248
    11. Asus XG258
    12. BenQ XL2740

    For the VRR monitors that are yet to be passed as G-SYNC compatible, a new NVIDIA Control Panel option will let users try and switch G-SYNC on those monitors. There’s no guarantee that it’ll work, or it might work partially, there’ll always be an issue of stability. For now, only the 12 monitors listed and passed as G-SYNC compatible will be able to handle the tech stably.

    G-SYNC Ultimate Announced

    NVIDIA also introduced a new line to its family of G-SYNC monitors, called G-SYNC Ultimate. It will have the same quality standards as a normal G-SYNC display, with over 300 compatibility and quality tests, a refresh rate range from 1Hz to the highest permissible refresh rate of the monitor, and other features like variable overdrive, refresh rate overclocking, and ultra-low motion blur display modes.

    The G-SYNC Ultimate monitors will have an industry-leading 1000 nits of HDR luminance, full matrix backlight and DCI-P3 color, something a normal G-SYNC monitor lacks.

    Big-Screen BFGD on Pre-Order

    So far we have talked about how great the G-SYNC technology is and how it improves the gaming experience. Now, starting February 2019, this technology will also be available in 65-inch Big Format Gaming Display G-SYNC HDR monitors.

    The initial G-SYNC BFGD screens will be released by HP, who are launching their OMEN X Emperium 65 monitor with a refresh rate of 120Hz and HDR with 1000 nits. It will be the world’s first 65 inch gaming display to support NVIDIA’s display tech.

    The G-SYNC HDR BFGD gaming displays are currently available for pre-order now.

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