Originally Posted by routek
tearing means you get old and new frames on the display, the animation or movement is ruined
tearing is frames out of sync and out of sync is bad, just like mixing records is bad if the beats don't match.
Please try to understand this isn't some guff nvidia is making up or some illuminati at work. I have to suffer these poor displays since these crappy LCDs came out
What happens is your monitor is doing 60hz all the time, during crysis you drop down to 47fps but your monitor has no idea your gpu is dropping. With vsync off you get frames old and new, vsync on you get old frames repeated.
g-sync will drop monitor refresh down to 47hz so you get each frame in sync with how your game is running, meaning your movement and inputs will flow exactly.
You talk about real life but real life doesn't screen tear, I can read moving text in real life. stuttery motion, strobing on a slow moving object doesn't happen. Repeating old frames doesn't happen if one is late.
I'm sorry but some of you guys will have to accept that we can see this screen tearing, strobing motion, lag with old frames. LCD has been terrible, we just put up with it after years complaining, some adapt. Finally nvidia is doing something. The manufactures don't really care to sync with our graphic cards. These are multipurpose panels and its about time they started to up their game.
And $100 extra is fine by me. I going to be using this display many hours a day for a number of years. not only will it improve the motion and smoothness, its going to be great for eye strain and headaches.
I honestly don't care who does varible refresh. For AMD fans I hope you get something, this should be for all.
if you don't get what g-sync is then try a bluray
most HDTVs support 24p pulldown, the only time they adapt. they drop down to 24hz. Pay attention to a panning scene. If you don't use 24p you will be playing 24fps film to 60hz display, you get awful judder. 24p pull down refresh will get you in sync frames meaning a smooth panning motion.
if you can't see the judder then all hope is lost, its the very reason HDTVs and bluray players do it for a few years now. they sync the 60hz panel down to 24hz to match the content on disc. gsync will match the content of our games variable frame times.
24pulldown for movies isn't some make believe fud, it solves a real problem well known in the industry
with movies its a fixed target of 24 or 48 fps. game frame rates vary, we need displays to vary too.