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This is about the market, not about me. Say you have two performance equivalent graphics cards, one costs $20 less and draws 100w more power. I've seen thousands of people take that trade, because they care more about the 20 bucks than 100w, even with the extra fan noise needed to dissipate that heat. A normal 24" LCD uses what 20~30w? Just exactly how much power do you think is going to be saved? 5w, maybe 10? For many/most customers that's simply not a big enough...
People that make desktop monitors don't care at all about power usage savings, because it doesn't help them sell any more monitors. They still have to spec their power supply assuming maximum refresh rate, and they can already slap an "energy efficient" sticker on any LED backlit LCD.It might be an advantage for selling laptops, but the overwhelming majority of customers that want the feature on a desktop want it for gaming, and that means they're going to have a discrete...
If that's the case, then why exactly did it take AMD two years to get to market with it?
The con is that you're paying extra for little or no benefit, Why would you take the freesync monitor you linked, over say, this: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824112024or this:http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824009735Is the jump from 60hz to 75hz really worth a 46% increase in price?
If you want to buy it purely for the 27 inch size(still only 1080p though), go ahead. Don't buy it for freesync, especially if you can't even use the feature. If you had an AMD card and planned on using freesync you should still pick a different monitor, because that one maxes out at 75hz and has a very narrow refresh rate range. You would want something with a wider range so LFC will work: https://www.amd.com/Documents/freesync-lfc.pdf
Have a link to one of those inexpensive freesync monitors? As far as I can see on pcpartpicker, the cheapest 120hz+ monitor without freesync is 189, and the cheapest 120hz+ monitor with freesync is 230.http://pcpartpicker.com/products/monitor/#sort=a8&r=192001080&H=120,240
The only way that makes sense is if you're planning on buying an AMD card. Otherwise there's no point paying the premium.
Point is, you don't get to use freesync with that setup. Why did you even buy a freesync monitor if you didn't understand what it does?And freesync locks you to an AMD card if you want to use that feature.
That's a waste, seeing as you can't use the VRR capability of a freesync monitor with an nvidia card.
As a consumer, a VRR display is the only way you can fix all 3 of input lag, tearing, and judder. If you were a game developer you could implement a synchronous framerate cap in the game engine.With a fixed refresh rate display you have the following options:vsync off: tearingvsync on(no framerate cap or frame dropping): lots of input lagvsync on(with framerate cap or frame dropping): Judder/occasional hitches, and a small amount of extra input lag.This assumes you can...
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