VRR in newer laptops

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  1. Loophole35

    Loophole35 Ancient Guru

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    Okay so I’m looking at changing my 3 year old ASUS ROG STRIX GL702VS (7700hq with a 1070 and 75hz G-sync) our for a 15.6” laptop.

    I was originally looking at the G15 with the 4800hs but they are getting 60w versions of the 2060 which is weaker than the old full mobile 1060 and with the rumored $2000 price tag that’s unacceptable. Now I’m looking at the GX502GW or the GU502GW.
    Both are 9750h and 2070, both are available with a 240hz screen but only the GX is g-sync and has a odd venting system other than that no real difference. My question is it appears the panels are the same. I was wondering if the was a way to enable g-sync on the GU. It should be eDP I don’t think any laptop display is anything else at this point.

    All the info I’ve found about “hacking” g-sync is from 2015.
     
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    Chastity Ancient Guru

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    No, as part of NVIDIA's craptacular licensing, the panel needs to be whitelisted in the BIOS to enable G-Sync ability, despite the fact that the hardware is fully capable. You would need to know how to edit the BIOS information to include your panel's ID on this whitelist. I know Prema would be someone who knows how to do this, but he is hard to reach out to, and afaik he only does it on Clevo machines.
     
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    Loophole35 Ancient Guru

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    Just found out the GU502GW supposedly has the 2070 Max-Q so it looks like the GX502GW is my goal. Really didn’t want to spend $2099 on a laptop but that’s the only way I’ll get an all around upgrade from my 3 year old unit.
     
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    Honestly, I would wait a bit. There's new models coming out this year, and frankly the performance of a RTX 2070 mobility is *yawn*, unless you stick to the onboard panel.
     

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    Yeah the 2070 is only like 20% better than my 1070. Guess I’ll hold for now. See what the future holds for the 4900H.
     
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    So 10th gen Intel is voltage locked so no under volt and 4xxx AMD the best you can get is 2060 maxQ. I picked up a GU502GV for $1,300. It’s faster all around than my old GL702VS. The screen on this is miles ahead of the GL.
     

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