Originally Posted by Defoler
This is not a "huge problem".
G-sync was developed because there was nothing out there.
There is no reason for nvidia to make it freely compatible the same as they don't make physx free, the same as microsoft doesn't make windows free, the same as apple doesn't make OSX free.
Its theirs, they have every right to make it theirs, and everyone being angry that its only for nvidia, should be mad at AMD that instead of developing something similar or working with monitor developers to make it better, they decide to let someone else do all the work while they sit at the curb with frown faces and being angry that they didn't come up with it sooner so they could taunt nvidia with it.
Maybe for ultimate nvidia fans is not but for me it is. I don't care it's an Nvidia or AMD gpu as log as it's a great deal. If the situation was reversed I would still not agree with the proprietary implementation.
G-sync is something huge developed front 0 in which Nvidia invested a lot? Also I bet they knew about the possibility of promoting the same thing AMD is trying to promote. It's not that Nvidia PR ever said that something like FreeSync is impossible even if many still insist in claiming it doesn't exist. But we know how Nvidia is.
microsoft doesn't make windows free
Well last I heard MS will release a free version of their OS. It won't have a lot of feature but ultimately it will be free. Also they have their testing program and anybody can install Windows 7, 8.1 Enterprise 90 Trial with the possibility of 1-3 rearms and being able to repeat the process after a fresh install. With apple I don't know but their OS doesn't even come close to MS's market share anyway.
I don't agree with the fact that AMD should develop something similar(as in proprietary) and let's be honest it's not like they can't but in the end how would this be beneficial for the general consumers?
Should Samsung restrict their Smartphone compatibility only with their TV's, should Sony and LG do the same? I bet you would like that.
they decide to let someone else do all the work
How is that? Without freesync the feature would not exist. So AMD is doing his part and monitor makers theirs.Edited by Serios - 9/2/14 at 4:59am