gsync

If you’re in the market for a new gaming PC monitor, you might want to hold off for a while – at least until nVidia gets its new G-Sync tech embedded in pc screens. It’ll quite seriously change how well PC games look and feel, all without any additional processing cost on the part of GPU’s. What it does, you see, is synch the monitor to the GPU’s output, and not the other way around.

Traditionally what happens is that your PGU tries to output its eyecandy to match the refresh rate and timing of your monitor – and because all monitors are different, this creates quite a headache, leading to things like input lag, screen tearing and stuttering. Enable V-synch, and you get stuttering, disable it, and you get screen-tearing. You’ll get input lag either way.

Nvidia’s G-synch makes all three of these problems go away – but it works as a module that needs to be installed in a monitor by an electronics enthusiast, or pre-installed on a new monitors. John Carmack, Johan Andersson, Tim Sweeney, and Mark Rein are apparently very impressed by the tech, and apparently pro-gamers are quite enthusiastic too, with some apparently even having to unlearn the tricks they’ve used to compensate for input lag.

In the future, it means much smoother, less laggy gameplay for Pc punters.

You will need a NVIDIA GeForce GTX 650 Ti Boost or better GPU, and a NVIDIA G-SYNC enabled monitor to take advantage of the feature though.

Last Updated: October 21, 2013

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was reviewed on PC

23 Comments

  1. Sir Rants-a-Lot Llew

    October 21, 2013 at 12:04

    That’s actually kinda cool tech.

    Reply

    • kellysmith1225

      October 21, 2013 at 20:00

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      Reply

  2. Ultimo_Cleric N7

    October 21, 2013 at 12:06

    Very cool tech, Star Citizen would kind of need this to run as smooth as possible on the PC required.

    Reply

    • Rags

      October 21, 2013 at 13:58

      But will it work with the Rift?

      Reply

  3. Admiral Chief Ninja

    October 21, 2013 at 12:12

    NEW not NE

    😛

    Reply

  4. Tiaan Pat

    October 21, 2013 at 12:17

    Yes please, this will improve game play so much!!! Will hold off on upgrading just for this 🙂

    Reply

  5. TiMsTeR1033

    October 21, 2013 at 12:22

    Lets all ago away…

    “Nvidia’s G-synch makes all three of these problems ago away”

    Reply

  6. Kromas

    October 21, 2013 at 12:29

    It is cool tech but we all were waiting for the counter AMD GPU announcement. Anyways Ill just have to buy a Rift for my R9290X to solve screen tearing. 😛

    Reply

    • Johan Fourie

      October 21, 2013 at 12:38

      Also… Mantle. 😀

      Reply

      • Kromas

        October 21, 2013 at 12:40

        Mantle is less of a thing to me after it was revealed that mantle is not on console. (well at least not XBone)

        Reply

  7. Alien Emperor Trevor

    October 21, 2013 at 12:38

    Sounds good. Now how about the price?

    Reply

    • Admiral Chief Ninja

      October 21, 2013 at 12:40

      R1k more than you budgeted for most likely

      Reply

      • Kromas

        October 21, 2013 at 12:40

        But that is usually how it goes.

        Reply

        • Admiral Chief Ninja

          October 21, 2013 at 12:47

          Step 1: YAY I HIT BUDGET AMOUNT
          Step 2: GAAAAAAAH NEEDS MOAAAARRRR

          Reply

          • Kromas

            October 21, 2013 at 12:53

            Optional Step 3: Standard bank message “The amount of Rxxx.xx was authorized. Authorized account STEAM SALES” AKA my credit card is empty again. 😛

          • Admiral Chief Ninja

            October 21, 2013 at 12:57

            Luckily my steam sales budget is only limited to discounted games

          • Kromas

            October 21, 2013 at 13:10

            Yeah I am a stupid “want it now!” gamer. This weekends Batman deal would have been amazing if I did not buy those games when they hit the shelves.

          • Craig Salter

            October 21, 2013 at 13:16

            rule of steam buy 3 games that look cool and steam budget is gone. weekend hits and the games you really wanted are now on sale.

          • Kromas

            October 21, 2013 at 13:27

            Rule 1 of steam and most important rule of all. Never ever ever ever register your steam payment account that your home/car loan debit orders is on.Quite embarrassing when the orders bounce and you have to quickly transfer monies from other accounts. 😛

  8. Devourer of Small Bunnies

    October 21, 2013 at 13:27

    Hmmm. Sounds intriguing. Though Ill need to upgrade both GPU and monitor at the same time. So Ill hate life when this is released.

    Reply

  9. MosselMayCry

    October 21, 2013 at 13:29

    Whats that boys? Did the PC just become even MOAR powerfull?

    Reply

  10. Salt

    October 22, 2013 at 01:40

    Does strobelight serve the same kind of purpose? I have the benq 2411 and installed strobelight and can feel a difference.

    Reply

    • Wesley Fick

      October 22, 2013 at 20:30

      It does a very similar thing, but doesn’t take tearing or stuttering completely out of the picture. With Lightboost, it makes these things a lot less noticeable and gives you CRT-like smoothness. But it works properly when you’re running at 120Hz with Vsync on and on Lightboost 2D mode. As of now, GSync does not work in conjunction with Lightboost.

      Reply

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