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Nvidia on Freesync

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Forgive me if this topic has come up already, if it has, I haven't seen it.  

 

All the talk about Radeon VII has somewhat overshadowed the fact that Nvidia is now making their GPU's compatible with other adaptive sync tech, like Free Sync.  One of the biggest selling points for a long time for the AMD cards, was that you could save a pretty good chunk of money by not having to pay the premium for a G Sync monitor if you wanted to use adaptive sync.  

 

I'm primarily starting this thread to possibly try to consolidate any information/rumors/news on the effects this could have on other portions of the market.  I, as many others have, learned to trust but verify...especially from tech companies. haha.  So, if you come across any info on how this could change the landscape of the GPU market, or if the experience of using an Nvidia GPU on a Free Sync monitor will be up to expectation.  Even just possible theories on how things could pan out with it. 

 

What ya'll think?

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I currently have a GTX 780 on a FreeSync display.

 

I'm interested to see if Nvidia's upcoming driver to allow this to work will actually fix some of the tearing issues I get in Rocket League(the only game I experience any kind of tearing in).

 

I'd imagine this will have a pretty big impact on the display industry moreso than the GPU market, since consumers won't have to shell out for a G-Sync monitor, and can just buy a FreeSync display and use that.

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3 minutes ago, Crunchy Dragon said:

I currently have a GTX 780 on a FreeSync display.

 

I'm interested to see if Nvidia's upcoming driver to allow this to work will actually fix some of the tearing issues I get in Rocket League(the only game I experience any kind of tearing in).

 

I'd imagine this will have a pretty big impact on the display industry moreso than the GPU market, since consumers won't have to shell out for a G-Sync monitor, and can just buy a FreeSync display and use that.

AFAIK the FS support is only for Pascal/Turing... Maybe Maxwell. Kepler cards... Good luck, that would be sweet. 

 

BTW, can you use FastSync with Kepler? 

 

Also, there is still work around by using AMD APU or dGPU as a pass through for FreeSync. 

No idea about how bad the latency is though. 


 

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Just now, WereCat said:

AFAIK the FS support is only for Pascal/Turing... Maybe Maxwell. Kepler cards... Good luck, that would be sweet. 

 

BTW, can you use FastSync with Kepler? 

 

Also, there is still work around by using AMD APU or dGPU as a pass through for FreeSync. 

No idea about how bad the latency is though. 

Not sure about FastSync.

 

FreeSync would be nice, I didn't think about the new part. I still run the same driver versions as Pascal though, so there's hope. I'll wait for it to release and see if I can install it.

It wouldn't be worth investing in a new PSU or new APU just to eliminate minor tearing in one game I rarely play.

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8 minutes ago, Crunchy Dragon said:

I currently have a GTX 780 on a FreeSync display.

 

I'm interested to see if Nvidia's upcoming driver to allow this to work will actually fix some of the tearing issues I get in Rocket League(the only game I experience any kind of tearing in).

Tough luck only Pascal and Turing will be supported.


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14 minutes ago, WereCat said:

AFAIK the FS support is only for Pascal/Turing... Maybe Maxwell. Kepler cards... Good luck, that would be sweet. 

 

BTW, can you use FastSync with Kepler? 

 

Also, there is still work around by using AMD APU or dGPU as a pass through for FreeSync. 

No idea about how bad the latency is though. 

Fast Sync is only available on GeForce 900 and after: https://nvidia.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/4162/~/what-are-the-gpu-requirements-for-using-fast-sync%3F

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15 minutes ago, WereCat said:

BTW, can you use FastSync with Kepler? 

Probably not.

If you're lucky Pascal might get the Update.

Maxwell and older probably not...

 

15 minutes ago, WereCat said:

Also, there is still work around by using AMD APU or dGPU as a pass through for FreeSync. 

No idea about how bad the latency is though. 

I'd say its negligable as its done via PCIe, so less than a ms or so...

 


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1 hour ago, Princess Cadence said:

Tough luck only Pascal and Turing will be supported.

I believe Nvidia said they were testing with Pascal and Turing, but there is nothing official that says it won't work with older cards. I've also heard that output port version may play into it too, but it's really a software rather than hardware limitation.

 

I will test with my gtx 960 and certified Asus freesync monitor.


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