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4K G-Sync inbound

Talk about NVIDIA G-SYNC, a variable refresh rate (VRR) technology. G-SYNC eliminates stutters, tearing, and reduces input lag. List of G-SYNC Monitors.

Re: 4K G-Sync inbound

Postby Vega » 24 May 2014, 22:54

I just bought the Samsung 590D that uses the same panel as the forthcoming Acer, and am pleasantly surprised. Really, my PC has zero issues running all games at 60+ FPS and never dropping below that so I don't run into stutter issues etc (single 780Ti @ 1424 MHz). In that regard, G-Sync really would have no benefit to me. I guess the only thing it may do is lower input lag a tad, but since I set my FPS max to 59 and use V-Sync (most modern games use triple buffering to boot), there is not much lag to begin with. With that method I also get no screen tearing.

Anyone know of a G-Sync benefit that I am not considering?
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Re: 4K G-Sync inbound

Postby mello » 25 May 2014, 05:31

Vega wrote:Anyone know of a G-Sync benefit that I am not considering?


From what i have read about G-Sync, it works better than V-Sync, even at the same settings and circumstances. Meaning even smoother gameplay, which would be no surprise to me, because G-Sync is a hardware solution. So, yes, G-Sync would be beneficial to you, even if you are currently using V-Sync and 59 fps cap.
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Re: 4K G-Sync inbound

Postby Vega » 25 May 2014, 11:23

I'd definitely agree G-Sync would be a huge boon if your FPS ever drops from 60. But if you have a powerful computer and it never dips below 60 and already feels smooth with no stutter, I highly doubt G-Sync will be much assistance. V-Sync is already locking HZ to FPS, so in theory for smoothness G-Sync has nothing to do if FPS stays 60+ at all times. The only thing it could do is help input lag, but once again there are ways to get around 90% of the input lag.
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Re: 4K G-Sync inbound

Postby mello » 25 May 2014, 12:36

Haven't used G-Sync yet (still waiting for PG278Q to be released) but i have read a lot of opinions and reviews. It might be a placebo but i heard people claming that G-Sync works better than V-Sync, even at constant and high FPS (130fps for example) and that it doesn't feel anything like V-Sync, even if you have no FPS drops. As i said, G-Sync is a hardware solution and it replaces scaler ASIC, so the GPU can take control of monitor’s refresh rate, so in the end it is not out of realm of possibility that G-Sync might be a slight improvement even in your case.
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Re: 4K G-Sync inbound

Postby Chief Blur Buster » 25 May 2014, 12:48

mello wrote:It might be a placebo

Certainly isn't a placebo. Different people have different sensitivites to stutters/tearing.
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