OS requirements for FreeSync?

Talk about AMD's FreeSync and VESA AdaptiveSync, which are variable refresh rate technologies. They also eliminate stutters, and eliminate tearing. List of FreeSync Monitors.
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Tancred
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OS requirements for FreeSync?

Post by Tancred » 13 Jan 2020, 05:15

Apparently GSync requires Win10. Does FreeSync as well or does it work on Win7?

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Re: OS requirements for FreeSync?

Post by RealNC » 13 Jan 2020, 13:09

Where did you see that gsync need Windows 10?
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Re: OS requirements for FreeSync?

Post by Tancred » 22 Jan 2020, 04:11

For example here: https://linustechtips.com/main/topic/10 ... er-thread/

Also when I search for "gsync win7", I find various forums and reddits where people are told to use Win10.

I'm asking since I don't see the GSync option in NVidia's control panel, but that might be because I've been using NVSlimmer when installing GPU drivers for a while now?

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Re: OS requirements for FreeSync?

Post by Tancred » 23 Jan 2020, 14:49

Ok so I've read a bunch and it seems "it requires Win10" because I'm trying to run a "G-Sync Compatible" Monitor (LG 27GL850), aka AdaptiveSync.

So the way I see it, I can either:
  • forget about VRR
  • sell my NVidia GPU and buy an AMD GPU
  • install Win10

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Re: OS requirements for FreeSync?

Post by LagBuster » 23 Jan 2020, 20:22

Wow, so AMD supports Win 7 but Nvidia doesn't? That's f'd up!

If I were you I'd go for Win 10 Enterprise LTSC or Home using some cheap OEM license, but all three of those options suck. I chose #1 because I'm using a regular 60 Hz monitor, so not much benefit for me anyway.

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