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It was actually more like a smear campaign, they talked big about FreeSync at the exact moment Nvidia brought GSync to market.
No actual promises as far as I know but when they got a new tech they are surely going to talk it up bigtime with the Omega driver AMD has done their part. Who knows perhaps it will be better than Gsync or cheaper. See VSR vs DSR.
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It was actually more like a smear campaign, they talked big about FreeSync at the exact moment Nvidia brought GSync to market.

Certainly looks like that was their intention. At the time they said end of 2014, revised to Q1 2015 with a technical demo in November. Seeing as how November came and went and we have zero product announcements and no further technical demo its not looking likely we will see a monitor in Q1 2015. The latest I heard is that the scalers with adaptive sync started rolling off the production line in November, so it would be a surprise if any manufacturer has done much other than make a technical demo at this stage. It sure looks like its in development rather than production at this point and its going to be +3 months after its done for volume to be built up so earliest.

I spoke to Eizo about Freesync back in January 2014 and one of the things they said was that the time-scales were impossible because they had spoken to the suppliers of the scalers and all of them were targeting the end of 2014 for design completion and production start. So for them at least this was a Christmas sales 2015 not 2014 product, which really went against what Richard Huddy was saying at the time. I didn't know how right he was about it until I saw the news that the scalers were coming off the production line, which along with speculation looked like monitors were imminent. This announcement from Iiyama makes me think they aren't, there is no point a company doing this bait and switch unless its a way off yet.

Personally I just all this done, I want products in hands of reviewers and known SKUs so we know what is coming and what its capable of (some 144hz 1440p monitors with 8 bit screens to compete with the Swift would be nice!!). Too much hype, too little delivery.
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No actual promises as far as I know but when they got a new tech they are surely going to talk it up bigtime with the Omega driver AMD has done their part. Who knows perhaps it will be better than Gsync or cheaper. See VSR vs DSR.

are there write ups on this that actually include manipulating the Nvidia smoothness slider? The three I've seen all treat DSR as a default value, & totally ignore the smoothness factor. From what I can tell in the screenshots, that's the only gripe. VSR is "smoother"(less jaggies) than DSR.
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are there write ups on this that actually include manipulating the Nvidia smoothness slider? The three I've seen all treat DSR as a default value, & totally ignore the smoothness factor. From what I can tell in the screenshots, that's the only gripe. VSR is "smoother"(less jaggies) than DSR.
http://www.overclock.net/t/1529509/computerbase-de-amd-vsr-against-nvidia-dsr-review
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"$170 Cheaper Than Nvidia G-Sync Equivalent?"

Thats probably mostly because it's an Iiyama monitor. My experience with Iiyama have been terrible.

I would wait for (working freesync) Samsung monitors...

Nvidia can easily lower Gsync price if FreeSync is actually just as good, but i doubt it. I find it very strange we havent seen a comparison yet..
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"$170 Cheaper Than Nvidia G-Sync Equivalent?"

Thats probably mostly because it's an Iiyama monitor. My experience with Iiyama have been terrible.

I would wait for (working freesync) Samsung monitors...

Nvidia can easily lower Gsync price if FreeSync is actually just as good, but i doubt it. I find it very strange we havent seen a comparison yet..

I've got this exact monitor and I prefer it over the multiple LG panels I've had. Can't speak for Samsung models but considering almost all 28" 4K monitors use the same panel from the same Chinese factory, I'm going to assume there isn't much difference except for software features.
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post #87 of 311
It's rather questionable to market the monitor as "FreeSync capable", unless it's just a firmware upgrade.

FreeSync is meant for gamers, so I'm a bit surprised they chose a monitor which according to PRAD has a latency of 30 ms.
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Yup it's the same smear tactic every time, g-sync actualy comes out with a proper demo then it's some playground bs like "ohhh we have free-sync coming in only 2 years time, wait for that it's going to be better and cheaper. We may produce a slide show talking about it in a few months".
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The GSYNC module on the ASUS ROG Swift took months to properly configure for 1440p 144hz operation. They even had to overclock it and put more robust cooling on it. How does freesync accomplish the same thing without the same hassle? Serious question.
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Free-Sync and G-Sync both synchronize the baclight to the refresh rate that the graphics card sends,
well it would suck to be "stuck" with a particular GPU company just because your monitor does extra stuff with that brand. They better make monitors capable of supporting both technologies or this whole thing is a fail imo.
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