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    Nvidia to add FreeSync support to G-Sync module monitors

    But source confirms that existing G-Sync monitors won't get updated firmware to enable this.
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    Re: Nvidia to add FreeSync support to G-Sync module monitors

    Nvidia says it "will NOT be possible to update firmware to any existing native G-Sync screen, or request updates to allow your current G-Sync screen to be updated so that it would work with AMD graphics cards".
    Can't imagine this being anything other than artificial limitation, either to push people to buy new or avoid pestering brands to give them something useful.

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    Re: Nvidia to add FreeSync support to G-Sync module monitors

    Pfft, the module uses an FPGA so it should be more than capable of updating existing monitors. Saying they can't is an admission of either incompetent design or choosing to harm the user.

    Still, first signs of a decisive move away from G-Sync an onto accepted standards. Well done on that Nvidia, one thing off the list of things that stop me buying your cards. Now, about that open source Linux support...

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    Re: Nvidia to add FreeSync support to G-Sync module monitors

    Thing is with this, when AMD then end up with being the lead GFX brand again performance wise, just put a company like Nvidia in to a black light for being persistent.

    Not that am a Fan of whatever brand whenever it get to it, I just buy what is best possible at current time I need an update of GFX, already seen how AMD currently is Stomping Intel CPU wise, am sure they can do the same GPU wise vs. Nvidia and with a better price for their product as well.

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    Re: Nvidia to add FreeSync support to G-Sync module monitors

    Quote Originally Posted by Ozaron View Post
    Nvidia says it "will NOT be possible to update firmware to any existing native G-Sync screen, or request updates to allow your current G-Sync screen to be updated so that it would work with AMD graphics cards".
    Can't imagine this being anything other than artificial limitation, either to push people to buy new or avoid pestering brands to give them something useful.
    My guess is simply - they doen't want to invest money into making a "updater", and they afraid of potential issues this may cause.

    You know everything is possible - you could probably play doom on those FPGA chips alone, but the company is all about profit. Especially this one.

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    Re: Nvidia to add FreeSync support to G-Sync module monitors

    I cant really see much of a point to this, surely if you forked out for a g-sync display you already have a Nvidia gpu… otherwise why would you spend the money on the display for gsync and not have a nvidia gpu..
    I guess, when the next gen of cards come around you can opt for the red team..
    just seems silly to me..

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    Re: Nvidia to add FreeSync support to G-Sync module monitors

    Quote Originally Posted by Vandella1985 View Post
    I cant really see much of a point to this, surely if you forked out for a g-sync display you already have a Nvidia gpu… otherwise why would you spend the money on the display for gsync and not have a nvidia gpu..
    I guess, when the next gen of cards come around you can opt for the red team..
    just seems silly to me..
    What happens when, in say the next generation or two of Nvidia cards, Nvidia drop support for G-Sync. Now your Freesync enabled Nvidia card can drive your Freesync compatible G-sync monitor.

    It may even just be a passthrough mode, I imagine the display controller hiding behind the G-Sync module would be high end enough to support variable refresh rate anyway, but being standards compliant that would be Freesync compatible.

    Nvidia supporting freesync monitors with their cards was step 1 of the death of G-sync.
    This is step 2.
    (step 3: profit )

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    Re: Nvidia to add FreeSync support to G-Sync module monitors

    Quote Originally Posted by DanceswithUnix View Post
    Pfft, the module uses an FPGA so it should be more than capable of updating existing monitors. Saying they can't is an admission of either incompetent design or choosing to harm the user.

    Still, first signs of a decisive move away from G-Sync an onto accepted standards. Well done on that Nvidia, one thing off the list of things that stop me buying your cards. Now, about that open source Linux support...
    It's allllll about choosing to harm the user. nGreedia.

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    Re: Nvidia to add FreeSync support to G-Sync module monitors

    Was thinking of jumping the Green ship back to the Red one, but only if my Gsync monitor will work with Freesync.

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