Earlier this year we reported
's own GeForce GPU
range taking advantage of the Variable Refresh Rate of displays with FreeSync
as part of a G-Sync Compatible
program. Not all displays were included, but it immediately opened the door for NVIDIA card owners to begin shopping for the traditionally cheaper FreeSync monitors out there.
And now, according to a new report, the opposite is true.
In that G-Sync displays, new late-2019 models, will begin to support FreeSync over both HDMI and the Display Port. This in turn means getting the benefit from VRR refresh rate technology via G-Sync whilst using an AMD Radeon
graphics card or an Xbox One X
console. And presumably, the next-generation of consoles which will sport AMD graphics tech under the hood.
The report, via TFT Central
, goes into detail citing the Acer Predator XB273 X
display as one of the first to support the wider range of hardware.
In response to the change, NVIDIA does note that it won't be possible to update firmware or software for older G-Sync displays for AMD graphics card support. That said, this is still great news for the future of Variable Refresh Rates, which adds a layer of smoothness to gameplay that is often more impressive than a boost in frame-rate.