Yesterday, NVIDIA announced that it will official support FreeSync monitors in mid January by enabling G-Sync to them. However, the team claimed that currently there are only 12 validated monitors that work great with G-Sync. So, how will some of the non-validated monitors look like with G-Sync? Time to find out.
According to NVIDIA, the 12 validated monitors behave similarly to the G-Sync monitors and offer an excellent experience with Variable Frame Rates (VRR). However, there are currently some really cheap FreeSync monitors that do not work great on both AMD’s and NVIDIA’s hardware. Some of these monitors flicker, have extreme motion blur side-effects or show other artifacts, and at CES 2019 the green team showcased some of the problematic monitors.
PCWorld has shared the following video in which we see two of the non-validated PC monitors in action. As we can see, the first monitor has extreme motion blur when moving the camera, something that may disappoint some gamers. However, things can get even worse as some monitors may be losing the signal and start blinking when G-Sync is enabled.
NVIDIA claimed that this is happening on both the AMD (via FreeSync) and NVIDIA hardware, and that it is not gimping its drivers in order to favour specific PC monitors. However, there is a chance that some non-validated Freesync monitors may not exhibit this behaviour and might work fine when G-Sync is enabled, though this isn’t guaranteed.
So while PC gamers will be able to enable G-Sync to all FreeSync monitors, your experience may vary depending on the FreeSync monitor you’ll be using, and this is precisely why NVIDIA has also only validated 12 monitors so far!