So let me make a few comments --
But the high-lag 500fps VSYNC OFF is contrary to my experience;
That's not bad -- that means something was designed correctly somewhere (monitor + game + drivers). If 330-340fps hovering is occuring, then that's actually very good news! G-SYNC is lowest lag when framerates doesn't try to exceed refreshrates. That's why we recommend people to cap G-SYNC to a framerate about 3fps-to-10fps below Hz. But you didn't have to install RTSS, so that means something was made more user-friendly by doing it automatically somewhere! The higher the refresh rate, the more breathing room. If it's self capping slightly below Hz, then something is already working in your monitor to do a nearly lagless G-SYNC, because G-SYNC lag mainly only occurs when framerates try to exceed refresh rates.Glado wrote: ↑02 Oct 2020, 14:56-Something concerning I noticed is that if I enabled gsync and vsync my fps is locked hovering between 330-340fps. This makes me think the monitor does not reach a true 360 hz in game? My fps in game climbs to 500 easily so I would imagine that it has to be an issue on the monitor side forcing my fps lower than it should?
G-SYNC mainly becomes very bad for esports when there's a latency-change effect from G-SYNC operation (framerate in VRR range) and non-G-SYNC operation (framerates outside VRR range). By a proper self-capping behavior, the latency feels consistent regardless of framerates. And the ultrafast scanout velocity prevents the G-SYNC lag.
That's why most 144Hz esports users usually don't use G-SYNC, but at 360Hz, using G-SYNC is now esports-worthy and becoming pretty darn near compromise-free.
In other words, if you play competitive esports and want G-SYNC, you need a super high refresh rate, so your framerate range is completely within VRR range, and also having minimum possible scanout-related latency.
G-SYNC is the world's lowest-latency "non-VSYNC-OFF" technology, if you hate tearing, but it does require an ultrahigh refresh rate to reduce the mandatory scanout lag (high speed videos of display scanout)
Actually that's normal, if you read the 14-page GSYNC 101, it's been advice for the last 7 years to have a framerate cap slightly below max Hz. If that is being automatically done, then all the vendors did something correctly with improving G-SYNC + VSYNC to avoid VSYNC ON latency with the max framerate.Glado wrote: ↑02 Oct 2020, 14:56All in all, because of this variety of issues this monitor has felt like a mixed bag for me. For $700 I expected a superb monitor that would blow everything else I had used out of the water and I do not feel like I got that. Not being able to remove gsync is bizarre to me since I’ve never used it before and the fps capping lower than expected with vsync enabled seems to indicate an issue with the monitor (this has never happened with any other monitor I’ve tested).
Historically, in the past, esports players had the problematic latency-change effect (framerates ranges bigger than VRR range), but with the ginormous VRR range that 30Hz-360Hz offers, manages to capture nearly all the games framerate ranges completely inside the VRR range, eliminating one of the major latency compromise effects. Goodbye "G-SYNC is laggy" excuses from esports players....
Now.... addressing VSYNC OFF. On my PG259QN, I am able to get pretty-low-lag 500fps VSYNC OFF if I wanted, so I'm a little stumped why you're getting massive lag at 500fps+ VSYNC OFF. (Hmmm....maybe my firmware version is different? But try the steps below)
I'm a motion-quality nut more than a latency nut (though I want both). I am picky about all motion artifacts (blur, tearing, stutter), so 360Hz G-SYNC almost looks like stutterless LightBoost (nearly blurless sample-and-hold).
Have you done the following:
1. Break in new monitor for a few hours at max brightness (GtG is slower after freshly shipped due to pressure spots & cold temps)
2. Fresh NVIDIA driver uninstall-reinstall cycle (reset all settings)
3. Factory Reset your monitor (sometimes default settings are corrupted)
4. Power cycle of monitor AND power cycle of computer (5 seconds unplugged for both, after fresh driver reinstall)
5. VSYNC OFF in NVIDIA Control Panel
6. VSYNC OFF in Game Settings
7. Single monitor operation (Multimonitor can interfere with each other's sync technologies).
8. Full screen exclusive operation.
Have you done all #1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8?