G-SYNC Gets Even Better With New Features, New Monitors & Game Changing G-SYNC Notebooks
NVIDIA revolutionized computer displays in 2013 with the introduction of variable refresh rates, enabling gamers to enjoy highly responsive, tear-free, stutter-free experiences on G-SYNC monitors. Reviews are phenomenal, and gamers everywhere agree that it’s painful to play on anything other than a G-SYNC display once you’re used to the flawless experience it provides.
Today, we’re making G-SYNC even better with the launch of new advanced features, by bringing G-SYNC to notebooks, and by announcing a new wave of desktop monitors that include 4K IPS screens, a 2560x1080 VA monitor, and a curved 34” 3440x1440 ultra-wide beauty.
New G-SYNC Features
Earlier today we launched the 353.06 GeForce Game Ready Drivers. In addition to the latest performance optimizations and support for the new GeForce GTX 980 Ti, the new Game Ready drivers introduce Windowed Mode for G-SYNC, enabling you to enjoy super smooth gaming whilst playing in a window or borderless window.
Now, you can enjoy a tear-free, stutter-free experience whatever your screen mode, enabling you to look at web pages and streams in a browser window while playing Hearthstone, World of Warcraft, or any other game in a window on your desktop. It’s also handy for the many excellent indie games on Steam that lack full screen options.
For enthusiasts, we’ve included a new advanced control option that enables G-SYNC to be disabled when the frame rate of a game exceeds the maximum refresh rate of the G-SYNC monitor. For instance, if your frame rate can reach 250 on a 144Hz monitor, the new option will disable G-SYNC once you exceed 144 frames per second. Doing so will disable G-SYNCs goodness and reintroduce tearing, which G-SYNC eliminates, but it will improve input latency ever so slightly in games that require lighting fast reactions.
To use this new mode, set “Vertical sync” to “Off” on a global or per-game basis in the “Manage 3D settings” section of the NVIDIA Control Panel. When your frame rate exceeds your monitor’s rated G-SYNC refresh rate, for example 144Hz, G-SYNC will be disabled.
Some G-SYNC monitors also include a NVIDIA Ultra Low Motion Blur (ULMB) display mode, which strobes the backlight of the monitor to eliminate motion blur and further reduce input latency. The quality of ULMB is tied to a player’s frame rate, however, meaning a high, consistent frame rate of 120 to 144 frames per second is required to avoid distracting and unsightly flickering.
In the new Game Ready driver, you can now select on a per-game basis whether to use G-SYNC or ULMB, if your monitor supports it. This allows for seamless switching between display modes, enabling players of Counter-Strike to use ULMB, before switching to G-SYNC for The Witcher 3, without any additional user input or use of the monitor's OSD.
To enable the new ULMB option on ULMB-equipped monitors, enter “Manage 3D settings” in the NVIDIA Control Panel, select a game profile on the “Program Settings” tab, and opt for “ULMB” under the “Monitor Technology” option.
G-SYNC Notebooks: Super Smooth Portable Gaming, Now A Reality
At this week’s COMPUTEX computer expo in Taipei, NVIDIA’s partners unveiled high-performance NVIDIA GeForce GTX 900M G-SYNC notebooks, bringing the G-SYNC experience you know and love, and variable refresh technology, to a mobile form factor for the very first time.
Available in the near future, many of the new gaming notebooks feature the world’s first 75Hz mobile gaming displays. And just like on G-SYNC desktop monitors, each G-SYNC display has been hand-selected by NVIDIA after passing stringent flicker, color and responsiveness tests.
Similarly, each G-SYNC notebook is always synchronized with no minimum frame rate, the same stutter-free and flicker-free experience, and the same level of support provided by our frequent driver updates.
New G-SYNC Desktop Monitors Incoming
COMPUTEX also saw the unveiling of seven new G-SYNC monitors, encompassing a variety of resolutions, display sizes, refresh rates, and panel types.
As with current G-SYNC monitors there’s no minimum refresh rate, meaning G-SYNC works even when your frame rate is low; ghosting is exceptionally low, even at high frame rates; and there’s no performance impact from the use of G-SYNC on Maxwell GPUs.
G-SYNC has been lauded by press, showered with praise by gamers, and is a must-have upgrade for everyone who tries it out at trade shows, gaming events, and other gatherings. It truly is the ultimate, no compromise gaming display, and now there are more ways to enjoy G-SYNC with the launch of G-SYNC for notebooks, and the launch of G-SYNC for windowed games.