Up For Debate - How Are You Finding FreeSync Support on Nvidia Graphics Cards?

Written by Jon Sutton on Sun, Jan 20, 2019 4:00 PM

This week, Nvidia rolled out a new graphics card driver update that added support for FreeSync monitors to its Nvidia GeForce GPUS. All you need is a FreeSync-capable display and an Nvidia Pascal (GTX 10 Series) GPU or newer.

The problem with all of this is most Nvidia owners probably don’t have FreeSync displays at this point. Most will have a standard fixed refresh rate monitor or a G-Sync display that already does exactly what they want it to.

But, the important thing is FreeSync monitors can be much, much cheaper than G-Sync displays. Nvidia will argue this is because G-Sync monitors are of a higher quality. Whether true or not, you can always at least trust the man selling you magic beans to tell you how fantastic his magic beans are. However you slice it, FreeSync displays don’t cost as much and with this update, the door is open for Nvidia GeForce owners to get adaptive-sync monitors for a fraction of the outlay.

Nvidia has limited the number of officially supported FreeSync monitors to just 12, out of 400 screens tested. However, any FreeSync display should, in theory, now be able to display variable refresh rates when paired with a modern GPU.

There are thousands and thousands of us among the GD community so I’m sure at least a few of you have a FreeSync monitor and a GeForce GPU, and hopefully, you can clue the rest of us in on how you’re finding the experience!

Have you got a FreeSync or G-Sync display? How much of an improvement have you find VRR over fixed rate refresh rate monitors? Get us voting and let us know below! 

What's your setup?

If you have a FreeSync monitor with GeForce graphics card how are you finding it?

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09:30 Jan-21-2019

hmm noone has g-sync monitor with amd gpu.. surprising data :D

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10:36 Jan-21-2019

only real Alphas have g-sync monitor with AMD GPU

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11:00 Jan-21-2019

what about the g-sync monitor and the intel hd card combo?

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08:12 Jan-21-2019

Not to be an ass or anything, but shouldn't the headline be "How are you finding freesync cupport on nvidia graphics cards" ?

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00:42 Jan-21-2019

Have a gsync laptop. I have a freesync tv I havent tested yet but would soon be gaming on.. and I guess I would have to wait for drivers to start supporting an hdmi connection

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00:25 Jan-21-2019

Unfortunately my ASUS MX34VQ freesync monitor isn't on the supported list so I can't benefit from it :(

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00:43 Jan-21-2019

It doesnt have to be supported. Try it and it will most likely work. Make sure you use a dvi connection

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04:26 Jan-21-2019

I think you mean DisplayPort since DVI is even older than HDMI

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12:04 Jan-21-2019

Well there you go, I think I am going to try it then! Thanks guys

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13:55 Jan-21-2019

And it turns out I get a fair amount of screen flickering when I turn it on. Ah well, worth a shot!

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01:17 Jan-22-2019

Search a little, maybe someone with the same monitor as you has a workaround, I saw somewhere that decreasing the monitor initial Freesync range helped, but it's a per model fix and I don't know how to do it.
Anyway, good luck!

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21:49 Jan-20-2019

My sister has an LG 1080P Ultrawide with FreeSync over HDMI only so it doesn't work for her. She's hoping Nvidia will release an update with HDMI support.

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21:02 Jan-20-2019

Did anyone try LG UM69G-B either 29'' or 34'' ?

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20:27 Jan-20-2019

I'm hoping the ACER KG281K will do the job .

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19:23 Jan-20-2019

FreeSync monitor with GeForce GPU,but can't use FreeSync,because monitor only supports FreeSync via HDMI,doesn't have DP.So it kind of sucks...But then again,it is not like I lost anything,I just don't get to use new extra feature.Also I got monitor when I still had RX480,then I flipped it for 1070 during mining craze.

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19:18 Jan-20-2019

Saving for the XG258Q, cant wait, was saving for the PG258Q which is similar but with g sync but it doesnt have hdmi 2.0 or Aura lighting and i want those features

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17:32 Jan-20-2019

I have the poor mans version....144Hz monitor V-sync turned on.

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18:15 Jan-20-2019

haha same here 144hz but no freesync/gsync it does have nvidia 3d vision though :p

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21:02 Jan-20-2019

that's a gimmick and everybody know it ! (just a reference from TFS Hellsing Abridged :) )

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07:40 Jan-21-2019

Let's shed a tear for the 70 inch plasma tv with Netflix.

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07:13 Jan-21-2019

I have a TriDef 3D monitor and love it in the new Tomb Raider games and the occasional 3D movie. Which games have you tried with it? and how is it's support with new games

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08:21 Jan-21-2019

Do you have the Asus vg248qe?

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17:31 Jan-20-2019

had I known this would happen, i probably would have bought a freesync monitor in october instead of the normal one... (g-sync ones are insanely expensive here)

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17:10 Jan-20-2019

Had a G-Sync screen since 2016 and it's been nothing short of great. Definitely solved tearing and resolved/minimised various forms of stuttering!

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16:17 Jan-20-2019

I'm finding it as a hint that GSync isn't doing too well compared to Freesync XD

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17:06 Jan-20-2019

Chipped G-Sync screens still remain the premium choice, however.

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Indeed. But a lot of people think that the free g-sync is the samething as the chipped g-sync.

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