Originally Posted by jbass350z
Is Game mode required to run gsync? What exactly is Game mode? It dimmed my screen alot.
No game mode is NOT required for g-sync to work. G-sync works fine without it being on.
I read the manual and forgot exactly what game mode did as well. Like you said, all I noticed was that it made the screen much dimmer on my monitor too.
Heres a note of interest:
When you go into your nvidia control panel and into the g-sync settings page, there are 2 choices:
Enable g-sync in full screen only
Enable g-sync in full screen and windowed mode only.
I chose the 1st option, enable in full screen only, because I thought "I NEVER game in anything except full screen so why do I want to complicate things by allowing it to work in windowed mode as well?"
Turns out, this actually messed up 2 of my game titles:
Far Cry 4
I am using the latest nvidia drivers and when I try to load Far Cry 4 or Arma 3 with g-sync in full screen only mode, they both crash to a BSOD that says something like "stack_driver_overrun" 100% of the time. If I change that g-sync option to the 2nd choice, work in windowed and full screen, then both titles load fine. I am not sure why this is because in both titles, I obviously run them in full screen mode anyway. Might have something to do with that very beginning of loading where its in "windowed" mode for a few seconds as loading screens are popping up etc. No idea really but its something you might check if certain titles crash.Edited by skypine27 - 11/3/15 at 6:13pm