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MSI monitors are G-SYNC compatibke

Discussion in 'Frontpage news' started by Hilbert Hagedoorn, Jan 28, 2019.

  1. Hilbert Hagedoorn

    Hilbert Hagedoorn Don Vito Corleone Staff Member

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    Following NVIDIA's announcement of their newest drivers, MSI monitors are effectively G-Sync Compatible! This technology allows G-Sync to be used on Adaptive Sync monitors....

    MSI monitors are G-SYNC compatible
     
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  2. sverek

    sverek Ancient Guru

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    Is there price difference between Freesync and G-Sync compatible monitor?
     
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  3. fantaskarsef

    fantaskarsef Ancient Guru

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    I wonder if the monitor's pricing is according to the table in the article, from cheapest on top to most expansive on bottom :D
     
  4. LesserHellspawn

    LesserHellspawn Master Guru

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    Yep, a big one, because the G-Sync module is an actual piece of additional hardware, which also makes the monitor run quite hot. If the same monitor model is priced identical in both G-Sync and Freesync variants, you're being ripped off on the Freesync one.
     
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  5. rl66

    rl66 Ancient Guru

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    not talking about MSI but generaly: 60 euro < extra cost < 100 euro
    but those GSync is hardware and "should" be better... (and can't be see at 1st look)

    For me it is useless anyway: go to the cheapest for the same result :)
     
  6. Fox2232

    Fox2232 Ancient Guru

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    Sorry. If both FS and GS screens come at same price...
    Scenario 1) Priced at regular FS price => no ripping off.
    Scenario 2) Priced at regular GS price => both are ripping you off.
     
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    This is good news.
    I dont think the gsync displays run any hotter than the free sync screens
    More likely their lumins were higher in general and lumins require wattage to generate.
     
  8. mannix

    mannix Member

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    You can see the first G-Sync module here:

    https://techreport.com/news/25775/modded-g-sync-monitors-available-in-limited-quantities

    It's actually an SoC with a bunch of RAM modules.
    It doesn't run particularly hot but well enough to kill batteries and reduce TDP limits in notebooks.
    I guess the mobility market it's n.1 reason why nVidia went the Freesync way.
    Indeed there are very few notebooks with G-Sync displays around.
     
  9. Disturbed5959

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    I have the Optix AG32CQ and I can say that I have had no success getting it to work. I get strobing and screen flickering. I did use the DDU tool to clean out old drivers prior to install.
     
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    waltc3 Master Guru

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    I think what you meant to say here is that these Freesync monitors are now compatible with nVidia GPUs, or at least the nVidia GPUs now supporting Freesync via the nVidia drivers. Extra monitor circuitry is required for G-sync, and if these monitors don't have that circuitry then they cannot be "G-sync compatible" at all, but are Freesync compatible. nVidia is now supporting the open standard AMD made available to everyone instead of the expensive, proprietary hardware lock-in nVidia was selling as "G-sync."
     

  11. GSDragoon

    GSDragoon Member Guru

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    This. It's only time until they start producing "gsync compatible" monitors that are really just free sync monitors but at real gsync monitor prices.
     
  12. Bansaku

    Bansaku Member Guru

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    Too bad their monitors are crap. I went through 3 in 1 week; Dead pixels, horrific backlight ghosting, and poor substructure adhesion. In fact, in the course of 1 month the retail outlet where I had purchased it had RMA'd 2 dozen of the MSI Optix monitors. I went with Samsung and couldn't be happier.
     
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    NewTRUMP Order Master Guru

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    Have you tried disabling overdrive? And of course enable freesync on the monitor, cant tell you how long it took me to figure that out duh. Also it will only work with display port on gpu.
     
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    G-Sync= PRICE premium, with a Hardware solution.
    Free-sync=Cheaper price=Software solution.

    Up Until TODAY, G-sync=Nvidia only video card+G-sync monitor. Free-syne=AMD only video card+ freesync..
    NOW, Nvidia can work on them all, with AMD only working on Free-sync.
    HOW Significant is this??
    1- Instead of a person buying a 65' BFG G-sync for $5000... They can instead purchase a Samsung, with their higher end models supporting Free-sync. At a cheaper price, with simular results. (Considering 2x RTX 2080Ti's are needed to get beyond 100fps.
    2- Nvidia card holders, are no longer blackmailed into just getting G-Sync monitors. There is an alternative now.
    3- Prices will fall on G-Sync hardware, OR G-Sync hardware is about to get upgraded.. I for-see 8K Gsync becoming the latest\greatest must have solutions.
     
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    sykozis Ancient Guru

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    No. They're the same monitors so the prices will be the same.

    They are both hardware/software based. G-Sync, however, requires additional hardware that "FreeSync" does not.
     

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    Strange i can only get a black screen on mine with gsync enabled.
     

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