Nvidia Confirms Q2 Release For Third-Party G-Sync Monitors
Written by Stuart Thomas on 06 January 2014 at 15:00

Nvidia has announced during its presentation before the start of CES 2014 that a range of G-Sync integrated monitors will be available for sale from third-party manufacturers during Q2 2014.

The G-Sync tech looks to completely remove any image stuttering and latency issues faced while gaming with VSync on, or the screen tearing issues that are of course rife when VSync is turned off…

The G-Sync Hardware Module

A range of manufacturers will be ready to ship the screens in two sizes come Q2 2014, including Acer, AOC, ASUS, BenQ, Philips and Viewsonic. The G-Sync-ready screens will be available in 24 and 27 inch flavours although exact pricing is still currently unknown. Originally unveiled back in October, G-Sync is a hardware module that must be intrinsically built into the screen to provide compatibility.

The G-Sync tech works by reversing the process of traditional VSync which synchronises the the GPU render rate to that of the monitor’s refresh rate. G-Sync instead fluctuates the refresh rate of the monitor in order to align with the render rate of the GPU. This should in theory eliminate any instances of screen tearing or stuttering while gaming, provided your GPU is up to the job.

For a more detailed breakdown of how G-Sync works be sure to check out our previous in-depth article.

Have you been saving your pennies for a G-Sync monitor?

Is stuttering and screen-tearing a big enough deal for you go out and buy a new screen?

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twannie1997
18:44 Jan-07-2014
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Hmm Mantle? Or G-Sync + GTX 700? G-Sync for sure! I hope there will be G-Sync monitors under 150€. Or maybe GSync monitors about 21 inch. I really need to get rid of input lag, screen tearing and whatever, especially on older games.

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tzzsmk
18:50 Jan-07-2014

seriously you cannot compare Mantle and G-Sync, it's like comparing DirectX with V-Sync;
you should consider PC upgrade, GT610 is one of the worst graphics cards for sale ever (I'd hang people who dare to sell such thing)

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theoneofgod
04:49 Jan-08-2014
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What a stupid comment lol. You'd prefer G-Sync to mantle, some people are clueless :)

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Oratane
12:03 Jan-08-2014

Not very nice to say that man, no need to be mean…. =(

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theoneofgod
18:59 Jan-08-2014
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It was just honest.

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Larppa666
19:06 Jan-08-2014
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If the mantle is good enough Nvidia has its own variation soon and i believe same thing goes with G-sync. "When you invent Coca Cola its not gonna take long before some one makes Pepsi"

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Zilincan
21:59 Jan-08-2014

And thats the problem
Nobody will use mantle and if nvidia have something their own, they need to make mantle standart for both consoles and nvidia will be forced to join
You think developers will make games and code them for DirectX, mantle and nvidia api? No they will go back to directx only

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Larppa666
22:14 Jan-08-2014
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I believe if mantle will work good enough there is no point going back to directx. Just like i believe v sync is history soon Nvidia announces g sync and bang Amd is already working on free sync.

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Zilincan
06:38 Jan-09-2014

Its too complicated to make games fro 3 different APIs

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Larppa666
17:32 Jan-09-2014
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I mean extinction of dx if mantle outperforms dx 100-0 nvidia has to come up with something and if they do dx will be forgotten.

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Zilincan
17:46 Jan-09-2014

Nvidia have their own api and its called "nvidia api"

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Larppa666
18:05 Jan-09-2014
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Just googled around and found few news that says mantle will work on nvidia "next gen" cards too since it doesn`t require gnc so wtf ?.

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Syed1234
18:31 Jan-09-2014
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hahahh larppa666 well done that's the and zil buddy too good

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xavier1123
16:16 Jan-07-2014
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Maybe there wont be any G-Sync monitor released having resolution lower than 1080p, right?

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mark1996
10:20 Jan-07-2014
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Hopefully freesync will be just as good :)

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Oratane
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expensive =/

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tzzsmk
06:53 Jan-07-2014

too small resolution ;)) ;))

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Oratane
07:01 Jan-07-2014

They have it at 2560x1400 ;P

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tzzsmk
09:43 Jan-07-2014

O.o o.O do you think I really care ?? ×Đ

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Oratane
15:14 Jan-07-2014

ahaha =D

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tzzsmk
15:24 Jan-07-2014

man, if I could just express how much better the 2560×1440 is… :3

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Oratane
15:28 Jan-07-2014

My next upgrade Tzz ;)

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tzzsmk
15:31 Jan-07-2014

now, to be really serious, I think everyone with gfx card(s) performing like my GTX770 should definitely add 1440p monitor in their parts list :)

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mark1996
15:46 Jan-07-2014

Can a GTX770 handle 1440p? Since my card is pretty similair. And i think i can't handle Ultra+1440p

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Oratane
17:10 Jan-07-2014

You can bro, and @Tzz after I get UHD I would CF my HD7950 with a R 9280x and bro, the screen you bought it lame, you cant OC the refresh rate, if I get one it would be the same as my friends, he is running 96Hz with UHD and it looks 100 times better and smoother.

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Zilincan
17:14 Jan-07-2014

why 96 and not 100, is that some magic number or it have some effect? Becasue I set mine to 100Hz

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tzzsmk
17:17 Jan-07-2014

yup, I think my GTX770 helps high-clocked memory (7012MHz) a lot to "compensate" 256bit memory bus for such resolution;
so far GRID 2 and DiRT:Showdown at max settings and 2×MSAA give average 58-59 fps with 60fps cap :)
your card should do pretty much same I hope :Đ
@Josh I don't need to OC, 60Hz offering 60fps is enough and my card cannot give much more in recent games anyway :P

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tzzsmk
17:19 Jan-07-2014

@Zilincan yup, 96MHz = 4×24 which somehow meets something (I don't remember, just google it);
btw Josh if you meant those Korean overclockable monitors, I was considering those, but I realized it's not worth it :P

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Zilincan
17:47 Jan-07-2014

"which somehow meets something"
Really? :-D

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tzzsmk
18:40 Jan-07-2014

lol yea, I ran across that thingy while checking those Korean PLS screens, I really don't remember…

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Oratane
05:22 Jan-08-2014

It was just stable at 96Hz and all smooth and buttery, totally worth it, the PLS panels are amazing too, dont go TN for UHD like Asus did! =l

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tzzsmk
10:51 Jan-08-2014

ASUS PB278Q is using PLS, my DELL U2713HM is using AH-IPS, so those are almost same :Đ

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Oratane
11:24 Jan-08-2014

Asus's 120Hz is TN =/

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tzzsmk
11:53 Jan-08-2014

ah true, I thought you were talking about "budget" 1440p screen :Đ btw TN is still somewhat faster overall, so that's why (my AH-IPS has 8ms response)

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Zilincan
13:24 Jan-08-2014

They say mine have 8ms too and 100Hz IPS
And yeah, TN are lot faster, but I had tn monitors until now and must say it looks like crap compared to ips

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tzzsmk
14:56 Jan-08-2014

I had some crappy (no idea what actually) HP1740 monitors, and I cannot say my new IPS screen would be "slower" :Đ

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Zilincan
15:46 Jan-08-2014

Mine was crappy acer 5ms and cant see any difference too

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TheDemontool
03:07 Jan-07-2014
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Looks like a good time to upgrade for me when this comes out :D

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I'll certainly be interested depending on the price of course. :)

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Larppa666
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Hey waitress i would like to order one 1080p v sync monitor medium please.

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xavier1123
15:42 Jan-06-2014
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Please dont make it a $1000+ product!

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Deividas0219
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Thats what I was thinking, but then I thought about Nvidia….

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xavier1123
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HA HA HA !!! YOU ARE RIGHT! :P

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Deividas0219
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:D

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spyder256
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Well, most new tech like this is pretty expensive at first because, well, it's new tech. Just give it a while and it will be perfectly affordable :) or maybe it will right away who knows we'll have to see.

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tzzsmk
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I think it's just a nonsense overall,
rather get powerful gfx card or lock FPS at something reasonable,
for ex. I set FPS lock to 60 and especially older games don't stress my GTX770, so overall it's useful :)

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Why did you overclock it if you don't want to stress it too much??

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theoneofgod
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Because some games require more power for a stable 60 FPS?

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the 770 sounds powerful enough for games nowadays.

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theoneofgod
09:28 Jan-07-2014
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Wrong.

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Overclocking is fun. I didn't need to OC either, I just enjoy the process.

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tzzsmk
19:54 Jan-06-2014

because little OC doesn't harm, the GTX700 series are using nVidia Boost 2.0, which means card dynamically adjusts clocks, so I just added +50MHz offset, but in many games the card runs at stock 1085MHz or even less !! and as theoneofgod pointed out, some games are more demanding where even such beast doesn't give 60fps at 1440p :)

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♥

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Zilincan
16:26 Jan-06-2014

Thats your black hearth in actual size?
badum tsss :-D

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