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    Nvidia GeForce driver with 'FreeSync support' lands

    And v417.71 WHQL adds support for the new GeForce RTX 2060 graphics cards.
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    Re: Nvidia GeForce driver with 'FreeSync support' lands

    So, Nvidia are only validating a limited number of monitor but VRR should theoretically work to some degree with any variable refresh rate/Freesync monitor, right?
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    Re: Nvidia GeForce driver with 'FreeSync support' lands

    Quote Originally Posted by Salazaar View Post
    So, Nvidia are only validating a limited number of monitor but VRR should theoretically work to some degree with any variable refresh rate/Freesync monitor, right?
    Yes, theoretically.

    And you need a Pascal or newer Nvidia GPU.

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    Re: Nvidia GeForce driver with 'FreeSync support' lands

    Quote Originally Posted by Salazaar View Post
    So, Nvidia are only validating a limited number of monitor but VRR should theoretically work to some degree with any variable refresh rate/Freesync monitor, right?
    Nvidia validated around 400 displays, 18 only passed the full test, displays failed full tests might work but not flawlessly, as an example, you might get some flicker or constant ones. for the displays that they didnt test, it might work but not guaranteed.

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    Re: Nvidia GeForce driver with 'FreeSync support' lands

    Quote Originally Posted by Salazaar View Post
    So, Nvidia are only validating a limited number of monitor but VRR should theoretically work to some degree with any variable refresh rate/Freesync monitor, right?
    It's complicated, Nvidia are validating monitors for what they call G-Sync "compatible".

    I can't take credit for the following as I've taken it from a post on reddit, having said that there's basically 5 types of VRR, there's DisplayPort with Adaptive-Sync that AFAIK doesn't define any/many specs, there's FreeSync that, from what i understand, is DisplayPort with Adaptive-Sync modified to work over HDMI, there's FreeSync 2 that defines a range of 72-144hz, there's G-Sync "Compatibility" that AFAIK is similar to those previously mentioned but with a 60-144hz range, and then there's G-Sync that uses a module within the monitor so it can support a range of 30-144hz.

    I think that's why Nvidia are finding so many monitors are failing their G-Sync "Compatibility" testing, they've introduced a requirement where there wasn't one much like AMD have done with FreeSync 2 but they've taken the minimum down by 12Hz.
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    Re: Nvidia GeForce driver with 'FreeSync support' lands

    So my 1070 dipping below 60fps at 2k on an hp omen 32 might hopefully get some tearing support without v-sync lag.

    Woop

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    Re: Nvidia GeForce driver with 'FreeSync support' lands

    Credit where credit's due, this is a good move for consumers and it makes it more likely I'll upgrade my monitor now

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    Re: Nvidia GeForce driver with 'FreeSync support' lands

    Arbitrarily saying it is only supported on the 10-series onwards is a bit of a piss take when the GTX980 is easily capable of supporting it.

    I suppose they want everyone to buy their new overpriced crud...

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    Re: Nvidia GeForce driver with 'FreeSync support' lands

    Quote Originally Posted by YazX View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Salazaar View Post
    So, Nvidia are only validating a limited number of monitor but VRR should theoretically work to some degree with any variable refresh rate/Freesync monitor, right?
    Nvidia validated around 400 displays, 18 only passed the full test, displays failed full tests might work but not flawlessly, as an example, you might get some flicker or constant ones. for the displays that they didnt test, it might work but not guaranteed.
    It works perfectly on my hp omen 32 which wasn't validated....
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    Re: Nvidia GeForce driver with 'FreeSync support' lands

    Quote Originally Posted by outwar6010 View Post
    It works perfectly on my hp omen 32 which wasn't validated....
    This is the sort of thing that could be interesting. I've got a newish Freesync monitor that I've no intention of upgrading any-time soon and an oldish AMD card which might be a candidate for upgrade in the next year or so. Currently AMD don't really offer anything with a price/performance benefit that appeals to me to upgrade, but add Nvidia in to that mix and that might change things (or maybe not since most new Nvidia cards - at least the ones I'd see as a substantial upgrade - still seem horribly overpriced)
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    Re: Nvidia GeForce driver with 'FreeSync support' lands

    They've misspelt "even more stupidly overpriced processor".
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    Re: Nvidia GeForce driver with 'FreeSync support' lands

    AMD makes it work. Nvidia struggles. Nvidia blames the tech. Well played Nvidia.

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    Re: Nvidia GeForce driver with 'FreeSync support' lands

    Quote Originally Posted by outwar6010 View Post
    It works perfectly on my hp omen 32 which wasn't validated....
    Perhaps it seems perfect, but to a trained eye, there's some issues, otherwise that monitor would've passed the test.

    Quote Originally Posted by Wrinkly View Post
    AMD makes it work. Nvidia struggles. Nvidia blames the tech. Well played Nvidia.
    Well, the main difference between FreeSync and G-SYNC is validation and testing. FreeSync is given out willy nilly and it's pretty much up to the manufacturer to ensure the monitor is alright, whereas the G-SYNC standard, which is well known to be better, has to pass almost 400 different tests without a single fail.

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    Re: Nvidia GeForce driver with 'FreeSync support' lands

    They seem to be incredibly strict.

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    Re: Nvidia GeForce driver with 'FreeSync support' lands

    Quote Originally Posted by Jaybonaut View Post
    They seem to be incredibly strict.
    Not really, when you think about it. There're plenty of G-SYNC panels on the market, from different manufacturers, in a range of sizes and refresh rates, so they can't be that hard to please. It just shows that most FreeSync panels aren't that good and NVIDIA don't want to put their name on them.

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    Re: Nvidia GeForce driver with 'FreeSync support' lands

    Quote Originally Posted by Hoonigan View Post
    whereas the G-SYNC standard, which is well known to be better
    I didn't know that.....

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