New NVIDIA G-SYNC displays will soon support AMD video cards

Posted on Tuesday, Nov 26 2019 @ 12:48 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
TFT Central reports it will soon be possible to use AMD Radeon video cards in combination with NVIDIA G-SYNC module based displays. The site says it received confirmation from NVIDIA that future G-SYNC module screens will be capable of supporting both HDMI-VRR and adaptive-sync for HDMI and DisplayPort.

The only catch is that this will only work for new displays. Existing G-SYNC based displays will not be able to support this feature:
That means that in the future a display featuring an NVIDIA G-sync module could work with compatible games consoles for HDMI-VRR. It could also work with any graphics card based on the adaptive-sync standard over HDMI and DisplayPort. This means that you would be able to use a Native G-sync screen (with module) from an AMD graphics card for VRR! So if you have an AMD graphics card, you could still enjoy the VRR experience and other additional benefits that the G-sync module brings even from a Native G-sync screen, which was previously out of reach to those users.

This new firmware is being used now for future Native G-sync screens, and the Acer Predator XB273 X is the first we’ve seen advertised with these new features. We confirmed with NVIDIA that it will NOT be possible to update firmware to any existing Native G-sync screen, or request updates to allow your current G-sync screen to be updated so that it would work with AMD graphics cards. The new firmware will only be applied to future G-sync module displays.

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Thomas has been messing with computer since early childhood and firmly believes the Internet is the best thing since sliced bread. Enjoys playing with new tech, is fascinated by science, and passionate about financial markets. When not behind a computer, he can be found with running shoes on or lifting heavy weights in the weight room.

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