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A Little Bit More Details About the Nvidia G-SYNC Technology

January 6th, 2014 · 3 Comments · General 3D News

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Just a few days ago I was talking about Nvidia’s G-SYNC technology and the fact that the early DIY upgrade modules are still not widely available, not to mention that there was also not a lot of information regarding the first wave of monitors that are supposed to come out with G-SYNC support built-in. Well, in the Nvidia CES Press Event the company has revealed a bit more information about the G-SYNC tech, namely the Q2 availability from Acer, AOC, ASUS, BEnQ, Philps and ViewSonic. And on the slide that Nvidia’s CEO Jen-Hsun Huang has shown you can also see that we are getting not only 24″ and 27″ displays with 1080p resolution that will support G-SYNC, but there will be also 27-inch models with 2560×1440 resolution. There is no hint however if these higher resolution models will feature higher refresh rate than 60Hz or if there will be 3D Vision support, in fact there was nothing about 3D Vision mentioned along with the G-SYNC talk in the press event, though the G-SYNC part was not the main focus either. We already know that Nvidia’s G-SYNC technology is compatible with 3D Vision, but the two technologies can be available and work separately as well, so there is no guarantee that we are going to see higher resolution displays with stereoscopic 3D support coming with G-SYNC support as well. The same goes for 120Hz or 144Hz refresh rate on displays with resolution higher than Full HD that, even though the Display Port interface used for G-SYNC is already capable of supporting this, so we’ll have to wait and see when display manufacturers start announcing their new products with G-SYNC technology later this year.


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Meanwhile if you are interested in more details about the G-SYNC DIY Upgrade modules – what they are and how they are installed, then you might want to take a look at the review that the guys at PC Perspective have just published. In it they show in quite a lot details what the upgrade kit is and the installation process, though unfortunately you still cannot get the module only and install it yourself as so far it is only been offered though just a few companies that provide the installation service or sell you an already modified product. I’ve already discussed the official Nvidia partners in a previous post, so I’ll just mention the fact that the G-SYNC DIY Upgrade Kits are still only available in US. And with the just announced expected Q2 availability of monitors with built-in G-SYNC support you might want to wait for these to become available, than to consider getting an upgrade kit or modified version of the ASUS VG248QE monitor…

- For the PC Perspective’s review of the Nvidia G-SYNC DIY Upgrade modules…


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3 responses so far ↓

  • 1 mihabolil // Jan 6, 2014 at 19:48

    Have to sacrifice the DVI/HDMI ports and the built in speakers in order to use that crap. Probably no Light boost in G-sync mode as well (definitely no go for 3D Vision)

    I’d rather keep doing SLI for breaking the 120hz barrier, than spent cash for this tech to get “smooth” gameplay under 60hz

  • 2 Bloody // Jan 6, 2014 at 21:07

    There is support for “next-gen” Lightboost technology that is apparently performing even better, it is called ULMB (Ultra Low Motion Blur) and G-SYNC works just fine above 60Hz if the display panel support it. So can expect that most (if not all) G-Sync enabled monitors will also be able to support 3D Vision as well.

  • 3 Rhialto // Jan 7, 2014 at 20:43

    It’s time to compare with AMD Free-Sync solution!

    http://www.anandtech.com/show/7641/amd-demonstrates-freesync-free-gsync-alternative-at-ces-2014

    Some interesting stuff around all this story…

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