Nvidia G-Sync Support Comes To Select FreeSync And VESA Adaptive-Sync Monitors

CES 2019 is underway and Nvidia made a number of announcements one of which is the G-Sync support for FreeSync monitors. While Nvidia didn’t reveal why but, it seems that VESA Adaptive-Sync monitors far outnumber the Nvidia G-Sync ones.

G-sync was exclusive to only Nvidia GPUs, meaning if you have Nvidia GPU, only then you can use G-Sync on your monitor. FreeSync, on the other hand, is an open standard.

The difference between monitors with Nvidia G-sync and FreeSync is the price as both perform the same functions. Nvidia G-Sync supported monitors are expensive compared to FreeSync monitors.

This is the reason FreeSync monitors far outnumber Nvidia G-Sync supported monitors. In simple words, it was a losing battle for Nvidia and the company made a smart move by bringing G-Sync Support to FreeSync Monitors.

However, Nvidia G-Sync support isn’t available outright for all FreeSync monitors. According to Nvidia, only select monitors of the tested ones support G-Sync.

Nvidia G-Sync Support For FreeSync Monitors

According to Nvidia, they tested 400 monitors and 12 of them passed. However, the company noted that it will continue to test all of the FreeSync and VESA Adaptive-Sync Monitors.

As for when it will become available, Nvidia G-Sync support for FreeSync monitors will be available with January 15 driver update.

Also, those of you who own monitors that didn’t get the certification, fear not. Nvidia will allow them to manually enable G-Sync support on FeeSync and VESA Adaptive-Sync monitors.

Support for G-SYNC Compatible monitors will begin Jan. 15 with the launch of our first 2019 Game Ready driver. Already, 12 monitors have been validated as G-SYNC Compatible (from the 400 we have tested so far). We’ll continue to test monitors and update our support list. For gamers who have monitors that we have not yet tested, or that have failed validation, we’ll give you an option to manually enable VRR, too.

However, these are not the only announcements made by Nvidia at CES 2019. Nvidia also announced its $349 RTX 2060 with support for real-time Ray Tracing.

The GPU comes with up to 6GB of GDDR6 VRAM and is 60% faster compared to the GTX 1060. As for the RTX 2060 vs GTX 1070 Ti, this mid-range Nvidia GPU managed to beat the GeForce GTX 1070. The following are the Nvidia RTX 2060 Specs.

  • 1920 CUDA Cores
  • 120/48 TMUs/ROPs
  • 5 Giga Rays/s of Real-Time Ray Tracing performance
  • 1365 MHz Base Clock
  • 1680 MHz Boost Clock
  • 6.5 TFLOPs GPU Computing performance( Xbox One X features 6 TFLOPs)
  • Up to 6 GB GDDR6 VRAM
  • 14 Gbps Memory Speed
  • 192-bit Memory Interface
  • 336 GB/s Memory Bandwidth
  • 8-Pin power connector and consumes 160W

Furthemore, Nvidia also announced its RTX 20 Mobiltiy GPUs for gaming laptops. According to Nvidia, over 40 laptops will be aailable next month and 17 of them are based on Nvidia RTX 20 Max-Q variants.

These Nvidia RTX 20 Mobility GPUs include RTX 2060, RTX 2070, and RTX 2080. However, Nvidia didn’t specify specs for these GPUs. Once these Laptops become available we will know the specs for these Mobility GPUs.

Not only that, these RTX 20 Mobility GPUs bring support for WhisperMode, Nvidia Battery Boost, and Nvidia G-SYNC.

Source: Nvidia