Originally Posted by u3b3rg33k
Originally Posted by AlDyer
Also isn't it a little odd that nobody had thought of a fix and suddenly there's two?
The "fix" was not feasible when CRTs were king. now that they're not, there's plenty of ways to implement GPU driven display refreshing.
if i may.
actually g-sync was in the works for several years
before it was announced.
and while i am at it; something i had in my mind as i read these free sync threads on a less than desirable android phone while laying in a hospital bed for the most part of the week (with more tubes and wires going to, coming out and through me as much as a rig-of -the month-build):
not every cent added to the cost of a monitor enabled with g-sync goes to nvidia. as someone who has dealt with audio/video/lighting and high density material storage, a dealer or manufacturer when implementing third party software or hardware can and will pad
mark up the cost anywhere from 50% to 300% along with the added cost of the labor for installation.
take the ASUS VG248QE that normally costs ~$280 and is $400 with g-sync; a $120 difference. since the g-sync module retail costs is $199; where its most likely marked up 300% from wholesale; what asus gets it for ($60). so out of the $120 difference, nvidia is most likely getting half; the other $60.
please understand supply chain and production costs - such as having to retool assembly lines in manufacturing plants - before blaming an OEM for premium costs. bejesus, how many AIB partners have we seen that added $20+ for a few half cent components like a capacitor on a graphics card? and that didn't even cause any retooling, just grabbing another/different bin.
ok i said it before. its great that AMD has shown it supports the VESA standard of the VBLANK to provide a variable refresh rate and are trying to push desktop monitor manufacturers to do the same. but that will take some time and most likely increase the cost - it only goes to reason that a "better" monitor will cost more. look at the difference in price between 5ms and 1ms response times for monitors. but the argument can be made that its the monitors supporting a standard that increased the cost and not free sync per se.
personally i could buy that. so free sync will be free for folks buying a new monitor supporting a future standard. g-sync on the other hand does come with a direct cost. and really, there is always an early adopter's fee for most anything in the tech world.
nothing to get the panties bunched up in either case IMHO.
cheers.Edited by looniam - 1/11/14 at 6:26pm