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to G-sync or not to G-sync? using gtx 1080 with a freesync monitor

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I'm currently using an Asus MG279Q IPS 1440p 144hz Monitor with my gtx 1080. It is a freesync monitor and I HAVE tried freesync for a few days with my R9 Fury and I haven't seen a g-sync monitor yet in person.

Am I Missing a lot? I am looking into the new ROG Swift monitor they've been telling me how great g-sync is but I have tried freesync I don't know how better g-sync is compared to freesync but right now games run super smooth. I usually play around with the game settings to get constant 144fps on all my games with v-sync (with minor dips ofcourse) and tbh it looks great. I see no stutters, no screen tearing and even with v-sync input lag has been really minimal it feels like I have v-sync off tbh

Should I get a g-sync monitor? I've been thinking about it these past couple of days now but my gut is telling me I'm not gonna see a lot of difference if I upgraded.your inputs will be really appreciated TIA OCN thumb.gif
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G-Sync is great but when you get into the realms of cards like the GTX 1080 it's really no different than having it off with high 144hz. G-Sync and FreeSync really are only useful if your running low FPS and it keeps things smooth. Not something you'll see with a GTX 1080.
 
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G-Sync is great but when you get into the realms of cards like the GTX 1080 it's really no different than having it off with high 144hz. G-Sync and FreeSync really are only useful if your running low FPS and it keeps things smooth. Not something you'll see with a GTX 1080.

That's what I figured as well. I have tried Freesync and I was running it I believe at 90-110fps with GTA V I even uploaded it on youtube
It does work great and felt really smooth at 90-110fps BUT the setup that I have now running at 130-144fps with just v-sync on If I'm not mistaken looks and feels smoother no input lag or tearing of any kind. but then again I've never tried g-sync before and with freesync I had a refresh rate limit of 60-144hz and I know g-sync doesn't have this limitation because it has an actual module inside the monitor and I dunno if it works differently than freesync.

I like that you also have a g-sync monitor looking at your sig rig. so I guess the right move for me is just keep this monitor for now?
Edited by jprovido - 7/10/16 at 1:30pm
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The fact we have to make this choice illustrates how screwed our future is becoming.

A monitor is a monitor
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The fact we have to make this choice illustrates how screwed our future is becoming.

A monitor is a monitor

now that I think about it you are absolutely right. don't get me wrong I am pretty happy with the monitor it looks great but I have this feeling that maybe I'm missing something without g-sync. if only nvidia would support freesync I wouldn't be asking this question right now rolleyes.gif
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I woud try finding a demo somewhere to a get a feel for it, if there any differences you can make your decision and change if you want.

Personally with the release of HMD's which by design require high spec panels i've stopped looking at traditional monitors and am just waiting on gen 2 of the vive/rift/osvr
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I woud try finding a demo somewhere to a get a feel for it, if there any differences you can make your decision and change if you want.

Personally with the release of HMD's which by design require high spec panels i've stopped looking at traditional monitors and am just waiting on gen 2 of the vive/rift/osvr

I find StarVR to be the most interesting, 1440p per eye and 210 degree FOV :O
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I am trying to decide between this monitor and the gsync version. Thd gsynch version is $250 more though.
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G-Sync is great but when you get into the realms of cards like the GTX 1080 it's really no different than having it off with high 144hz.

Not true. You still get tearing with ridiculously high FPS, it's just far less apparent compared to tearing at lower frames. I typically play my competitive games on all low, and Source engine games I easily get 250-350 FPS at 1080p. I can see the difference between the the clarity, but I can also feel the lack of responsiveness.

High uncapped FPS = Best mouse responsiveness at the cost of tearing, whether you want to admit it's there or not at a high uncapped fps, it's still there.

Capped FPS with G-Sync = Less responsive mouse with better motion clarity, but still far more responsive input than V-Sync.

Pick what you want based on the game and your preference. I always used the more responsive uncapped FPS with my XL2411Z, but since getting a G-Sync display, I prefer the synced frames with my refresh rate over the improvement in mouse responsiveness.
    
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