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post #2501 of 8206
The Gsync DIY kit is also DisplayPort only.

I have a theory that Gsync is nothing more than "FreeSync" using an eDP controller and some hardware processing magic in the ASIC to offload some of the processing of the VBLANKing. It was alluded to in this article:

http://techreport.com/news/25878/nvidia-responds-to-amd-free-sync-demo
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When asked about a potential VESA standard to enable dynamic refresh rates, Petersen had something very interesting to say: he doesn't think it's necessary, because DisplayPort already supports "everything required" for dynamic refresh rates via the extension of the vblank interval. That's why, he noted, G-Sync works with existing cables without the need for any new standards. Nvidia sees no need and has no plans to approach VESA about a new standard for G-Sync-style functionality—because it already exists.

My gut says you wont see a Gsync capable monitor with anything but a display port connection.

Fanboys, please commence the flaming. cool.gif
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I'm thinking of getting an IPS monitor for adventure games and videos and a high response monitor for more action games. Next to each other. When the game changes, I'll draw one center stage.
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I have a similar plan. I really want to step up to 4k, but I'm hesitant to do so after gaming at 144hz for over a year, and stepping up to GSync with the DIY kit just last week. I'm running 2 780 TIs, which rendered the effects of Gsync almost useless, since my framerates are often well over 60 fps, usually at 144+. I saw little to no improvement, other than some subtle additional smoothness and a little less input lag.

The Sammy 4k 60hz monitor is calling my name, but I dont know if I can stand to go back to 60hz and lower frame rates.
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uhg...Q2?
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Originally Posted by NoobasaurusWrex View Post

Fanboys, please commence the flaming. cool.gif

The only thing really egregious is calling it "nothing more than FreeSync." Nvidia had G-Sync as an available product before FreeSync was even heard of. Yes, the two are very likely rather similar in concept, but very different in implementation. As in, one has an implementation, and the other doesn't.

This seems unnecessary spin.
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Originally Posted by NoobasaurusWrex View Post

I have a similar plan. I really want to step up to 4k, but I'm hesitant to do so after gaming at 144hz for over a year, and stepping up to GSync with the DIY kit just last week. I'm running 2 780 TIs, which rendered the effects of Gsync almost useless, since my framerates are often well over 60 fps, usually at 144+. I saw little to no improvement, other than some subtle additional smoothness and a little less input lag.
If your framerate is above 144fps with no dips below 144fps, then G-sync mode does not give any advantage over traditional V-sync. Same smoothness, same amount of input lag.
If they're fluctuating between 60 and 144 though, there should be a substantial increase in perceived smoothness in G-sync mode.
One thing though: Did you play around with enabling/disabling SLI? Many G-sync users have reported incompatibility or significant stuttering while in G-sync mode with SLI enabled.
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I'm thinking of getting an IPS monitor for adventure games and videos and a high response monitor for more action games. Next to each other. When the game changes, I'll draw one center stage.
Like a BenQ for action games and a Catleap for adventure games and videos?
Wouldn't it amount to about the same price as buying the Rog Swift?
Of course, the obvious advantage with going the 2 monitors route is that you don't have to wait for the Rog Swift.
But still... not sure that it's a great idea. Think it through so that you don't get buyer's remorse.
post #2508 of 8206
so frustrated by the lack of updates on a possible release date. q2, trimester 2, ***? no preorder? just take my money already...
post #2509 of 8206
I really want this monitor. But I'm not sure If it's not usseless for me because I mostly play RPGs and strategy games and sometimes FPS(no multiplayer). So should I buy IPS instead ?
post #2510 of 8206
Cant wait some debezel & eyefinity review.
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