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NVIDIA announces GeForce will soon support FreeSync monitors

NVIDIA GeForce graphics card owners will soon have support opened up for AMD FreeSync gaming monitors

By Anthony Garreffa from Jan 8, 2019 @ 0:43 CST

CES 2019 - NVIDIA had one hell of a surprise for gamers during its CES 2019 press conference, with NVIDIA CEO and founder Jen-Hsun Huang announving that it will soon support variable refresh rate (VRR) on FreeSync gaming monitors starting January 15.


This is absolutely shell-shocking for the industry, as NVIDIA has its own G-Sync modules and approved gaming monitors on the market and is now going open market through a small software update. The company will be expanding compatibility to more AMD FreeSync-based monitors as it will be testing hundreds of monitors to meet its stringent quality standards. Right now just 12 FreeSync monitors tested were good enough to slap G-Sync support behind it, out of a test involving over 400 monitors.

NVIDIA explained: "G-Sync Compatible tests will identify monitors that deliver a baseline VRR experience on GeForce RTX 20-series and GeForce GTX 10-series graphics cards, and activate their VRR features automatically".

The company has a list of FreeSync monitors it supports, with all of them being high refresh rate (120/144/240Hz) and in Acer, AOC, ASUS, and BenQ panels.


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