Originally Posted by TranquilTempest
It's not like the monitors will suddenly stop working with AMD video cards, and I don't see why AMD cant support the technology under a different name(call it dynamic refresh, or whatever). What exactly would you have Nvidia do, write compatible drivers for AMD video cards?
What exactly would have to happen in order for it to lock you to a single vendor anyway? First, it would have to be a big enough difference that you can't go back to the constant refresh modes, and second, AMD would have to be fundamentally incapable of supporting the technology. If the first part isn't true, you wouldn't care that you're giving up the option of g-sync. If the second part isn't true, people will hack their way around the vendor restrictions.
Understand, g-sync is a stand-alone product.
THEN... NVidia says it's best (or will only work) with their brand of GPU. Which, is most likely a gimmick.
The PCB for Overlord's 120hz is $200, this G-sync is less. It just doesn't refresh everyn60hz, it does it after the video card is done, to STOP TEARING.
I believe anyone can make this & I don't think it's patented. It is basically a multi-sync monitor adapter.
Though, I do not want to take away anything NVidia did here. I think it is great for the gaming community to have consolidation on ground-breaking technology. For the record, I think Nvidia is going to sell a lot of these and within months, come out with V2 (@ 2x the cost) to run on "any video card"... & capitalize on their early heft.
I have 2 OL monitors..
Edited by formula m - 10/20/13 at 9:07am