NVIDIA has just announced that it will enable G-Sync functionalities to a select number of FreeSync/Adaptive-Sync PC monitors that are currently available on the market. According to NVIDIA’s founder and CEO Jensen Huang, the green team is currently testing all FreeSync monitors and has announced the first models that will support G-Sync.
The FreeSync monitors that have passed NVIDIA’s testing are the ACER XFA240, ACER XZ321Q, ACER XG270HU, ACER XV253KASUS, Agon AG241QG4, AOC G2590FX, BenQ XL2740, ASUS MG278Q, ASUS XG248, ASUS VG258Q, ASUS XG258, and ASUS VG278Q.
NVIDIA stated that the driver that will allow these FreeSync monitors to behave like G-Sync monitors will be released on January 15th. Owners of these monitors will be able to enable G-Sync via NVIDIA’s control panel.
This is undoubtedly amazing news for owners of FreeSync monitors as they can now take advantage of their monitors with both NVIDIA’s and AMD’s hardware. Not only that, but the FreeSync monitors are usually cheaper than their G-Sync counterparts.
NVIDIA will also give an option to everyone that owns a FreeSync monitor to enable VRR. However, you will need a GeForce RTX 20-series or a GTX 10-series in order to enable VRR.
“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.
Support for G-SYNC Compatible monitors will begin Jan. 15 with the launch of our first 2019 Game Ready driver. Already, 12 monitors have been validated as G-SYNC Compatible (from the 400 we have tested so far). We’ll continue to test monitors and update our support list. For gamers who have monitors that we have not yet tested, or that have failed validation, we’ll give you an option to manually enable VRR, too.”