Back at CES 2019 earlier this year, NVIDIA promised to release patch that would enable FreeSync gaming monitors to make use of the brand’s G-Sync anti-tearing display technology. Recently, the company expanded its list of G-Sync compatible monitors by seven new models.
The latest additions now bring the total number of G-Sync compatible monitors to 19. Below are the models that were approved by NVIDIA:
- Acer KG271 Bbmiipx
- Acer XF240H Bmjdpr
- Acer XF270H Bbmiiprx
- AOPEN 27HC1R Pbidpx
- ASUS VG248QG
- Gigabyte Aorus AD27QD
- LG 27GK750F
FreeSync, or Adaptive Sync, is a form of monitor refresh rate created by NVIDIA’s direct competitor, AMD. Much like G-Sync and V-Sync, the technology eliminates any form of screen tearing in all games via a dedicated AMD Radeon GPU.
But that’s where the differences between the two technologies end. Unlike FreeSync, NVIDIA’s G-Sync is proprietary; for a monitor to make full use of it, manufacturers are required to install NVIDIA’s G-Sync modules into said displays. They also have to pay a licensing fee to NVIDIA, which is basically why almost all G-Sync monitors cost an arm and a leg.