First Look at Nvidia's G-Sync Hardware

First Look at Nvidia's G-Sync Hardware

Nvidia is going full steam ahead with G-Sync at CES 2014. Along with a host of retail monitors from the likes of AOC, ViewSonic, BenQ, Asus, and Philips, Nvidia is also showing off some homebrew demos.

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And what's AMD's answer?

"Yeah, we can do that for free. Here's a driver update".
although that's paraphrasing... duh

They're even calling it Free-Sync, just to rub it in. What's nice about AMD's solution is that you could already have a screen that can support it, and that's especially likely if you have a laptop. Whereas G-Sync's minimum requirements include a GTX 650 Ti or above, having this technology available to you on a laptop will be especially welcome, since laptops are less powerful they're going to get the most noticeable frame stuttering.

Alexander Kirby:
And what's AMD's answer?

"Yeah, we can do that for free. Here's a driver update".
although that's paraphrasing... duh

They're even calling it Free-Sync, just to rub it in. What's nice about AMD's solution is that you could already have a screen that can support it, and that's especially likely if you have a laptop. Whereas G-Sync's minimum requirements include a GTX 650 Ti or above, having this technology available to you on a laptop will be especially welcome, since laptops are less powerful they're going to get the most noticeable frame stuttering.

This is the reason I've been a loyal AMD customer for 20 or so years. Ever since they gave the middle finger to Intel and sold cheaper CPUs because "Why the hell do we need a huge marketing campaign?" they've had my dollar.

$3,000??

Is that just to stop screen tearing?

Sounds like it'll be 2-4 years before 4k gaming is anywhere near affordable for most people.

 

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