This week, Nvidia rolled out a new graphics card driver update that added support for FreeSync monitors to its Nvidia GeForce GPUS. All you need is a FreeSync-capable display and an Nvidia Pascal (GTX 10 Series) GPU or newer.
The problem with all of this is most Nvidia owners probably don’t have FreeSync displays at this point. Most will have a standard fixed refresh rate monitor or a G-Sync display that already does exactly what they want it to.
But, the important thing is FreeSync monitors can be much, much cheaper than G-Sync displays. Nvidia will argue this is because G-Sync monitors are of a higher quality. Whether true or not, you can always at least trust the man selling you magic beans to tell you how fantastic his magic beans are. However you slice it, FreeSync displays don’t cost as much and with this update, the door is open for Nvidia GeForce owners to get adaptive-sync monitors for a fraction of the outlay.
Nvidia has limited the number of officially supported FreeSync monitors to just 12, out of 400 screens tested. However, any FreeSync display should, in theory, now be able to display variable refresh rates when paired with a modern GPU.
There are thousands and thousands of us among the GD community so I’m sure at least a few of you have a FreeSync monitor and a GeForce GPU, and hopefully, you can clue the rest of us in on how you’re finding the experience!
Have you got a FreeSync or G-Sync display? How much of an improvement have you find VRR over fixed rate refresh rate monitors? Get us voting and let us know below!