Originally Posted by Syntaxvgm
At any point soon do you think the technologies with overlap in any way and NVIDIA will stop this proprietary, anti-competitive crap? To where I can get an adaptive sync display and use it with both cards or somehow use an AMD card with my current gsync display? Or some kind of hack to make it work?
Nvidia is trying to lock down the market as always, they sell those gsync cards for quite a hefty price to monitor makers and make money from it. While Nvidia has high market share in high end PC GPUs overall their GPU market share globally across all platforms is low so they are more or less operating like Apple and locking the market down with proprietary technologies be it software or hardware solutions.
While AMD has both CPU and GPU and a bigger market share globally it makes much more sense for them to cooperate with the many partners they have a create open standards and technologies, SW and HW, that anyone can use and implement, including competition in some segments like Nvidia or Intel.
The problem right now is that monitor makers are targeted by Nvidia marketing to buy their gsync boards and put them into monitors. Where as Freesync is open and anyone can implement it, no one is forcing them to do so, they don't have to pay anyone for some special proprietary board etc. and there have been monitors that received a firmware update that enabled freesync, yes it's sometimes that easy.
On the other hand the gsync card pretty much plugs into an old monitor and takes over providing these advanced features so the monitor HW itself doesn't have them and since Nvidia doesn't want to support competitors GPUs they won't add Freesync to their gsync card and it is not profitable yet for monitor makers to offer both.
IMHO the way is to use open standards that anyone can use and force the proprietary expensive solutions out of the market. Personally I don't care for better v sync as above 80fps I can't see the tearing anyway and I would rather have super fast 120Hz+ 1440p with IPS and polarized filter than have those fancy sync options that may only add lag even if small or other inconsistencies. That is for gaming, sure some scrolling games and at 60fps sure can use adaptive sync to remove the tearing that becomes apparent on a 60Hz monitor.
Nvidia won't let off of that marketing and monitor makers would have to stop buying those gsync cards for that expensive solution to die. It may not even matter for a while that people won't buy gsync enabled monitors or even use gsync because Nvidia will just push marketing to the monitor makers and sell them those boards.
Another way is from custormers when say TVs will support the open standard freesync so you can have consoles and other devices with freesync, then when all your devices support freesync you kind of won't want to buy an expensive gsync GPU card with an expensive gsync monitor that can only be used with each other and won't work in adaptive sync mode with any of your other devices. This may take some time, AMD already has consoles at the moment so freesync will probably be supported there etc. and make it to a much wider market than the high end Nvidia products can.