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Nvidia’s latest driver update adds support for G-Sync on FreeSync and RTX 2060

At CES last week, Nvidia announced that it would finally be letting opening up support for adaptive sync technologies. For years, Nvidia GPU owners have had to rely on proprietary G-Sync monitors to use adaptive sync. However, today’s driver update changes that, opening the door for Nvidia graphics card users to activate G-Sync on FreeSync displays.

Users will be able to turn adaptive sync on with any FreeSync monitor. However, there is a ‘G-Sync Compatible’ certification process also in place. When using a certified monitor, G-Sync will activate by default. If your FreeSync monitor isn’t certified, you’ll be able to turn G-Sync on manually through the Nvidia control panel.

  • The list of G-Sync compatible monitors currently includes:
  • Acer XFA240.
  • Acer XZ321Q.
  • ASUS MG278Q.
  • ASUS XG258.
  • Acer XG270HU.
  • AOC Agon AG241QG4.
  • ASUS XG248.
  • ASUS VG278Q.
  • Acer XV273K.
  • AOC G2590FX.
  • ASUS VG258Q.
  • BenQ XL2740.

While G-Sync is proprietary technology that requires an additional hardware module, FreeSync just requires an up-to-date DisplayPort or HDMI connection for variable refresh rates. G-Sync has been possible at a driver level without the hardware module for some time- which has been demonstrated in gaming laptops over the years. Now the ability to activate G-Sync just through the driver will spread to desktop PCs too.

KitGuru Says: Today’s Nvidia driver update also adds support for the RTX 2060 , so it is an important one for GeForce graphics card owners.

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