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Im aware this questions been answered in one way or another many times, but my question is slightly different and I couldnt find any information to answer my question.

 

Im looking to get a new monitor, under $1k. Curved w/ LCD size at least 27" and a resolution of 3840x1440p: Ive seen alot of great AMD FreeSync monitors that are within my price range that meet these requirements.

 

But my question is: I know Ill be able to use the Higher refresh rate, just without FreeSync. Im not familiar with how FreeSync works specifically, but people say with FreeSync/G-SYNC even at frame rates below 60FPS it still manages to be extremely smooth. So would I not be able to reap the benefits of FreeSync if I dont have an AMD Card? So whatever framerates I'm pulling at or below the max refresh rate it will be smooth, or what? 

 

If anyone knows some good monitors that meet the above requirements that have G-SYNC, or some other alternatives, let me know-

 

Any responses are greatly appreciated, Thanks!

post #2 of 49
No. No variable refresh rate benefits for you,
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No. No variable refresh rate benefits for you,

Can you explain that a little bit more?

post #4 of 49
Part of the Nvidia Eco System. If you are going to upgrade the GPU then you can consider the FreeSync monitor.
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Part of the Nvidia Eco System. If you are going to upgrade the GPU then you can consider the FreeSync monitor.

So it WILL work to my benefit?

post #6 of 49
FreeSync won't work since you don't have an AMD card.

I'm guessing you also mean 3440x1440 and not "3840x1440" as your post suggested?

Only other option that has G-Sync at 3440x1440 for under 1K would be a "used" or "refurbished" Acer Predator X34 or Asus PG348Q.

You have more options at 2560x1440, or 4K (980 TI not enough though).
 
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Nah, framerates in 30-50s are still a bad experience with variable refresh rate if you ask me. I would never settle with such a low fps. But if you can, variable refresh rate is good since tearing is a major problem in this fps range. So extremely smooth, absolutely not, more playable? Yes.

I'll take high Hz and high fps over VRR anytime. VRR is really not that amazing when those two things are in check.

So go ahead and buy the Freesync monitor. Maybe Vega will be good and you can replace the 980 Ti.
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FreeSync won't work since you don't have an AMD card.

I'm guessing you also mean 3440x1440 and not "3840x1440" as your post suggested?

Only other option that has G-Sync at 3440x1440 for under 1K would be a "used" or "refurbished" an Acer Predator X34 or Asus PG348Q.

You have more options at 2560x1440, or 4K (980 TI not enough though).

Oops, I knew Id get the resolution wrong :(

 

Ive looked at the Z35, But at 2560x1080, you can LITERALLY see the pixels, and thats a damn shame because its perfect for me otherwise(besides the super tacky red/black accents all over it)

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Nah, framerates in 30-50s are still a bad experience with variable refresh rate if you ask me. I would never settle with such a low fps. But if you can, variable refresh rate is good since tearing is a major problem in this fps range. So extremely smooth, absolutely not, more playable? Yes.

I'll take high Hz and high fps over VRR anytime. VRR is really not that amazing when those two things are in check.

So go ahead and buy the Freesync monitor. Maybe Vega will be good and you can replace the 980 Ti.

 

 

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FreeSync won't work since you don't have an AMD card.

I'm guessing you also mean 3440x1440 and not "3840x1440" as your post suggested?

Only other option that has G-Sync at 3440x1440 for under 1K would be a "used" or "refurbished" Acer Predator X34 or Asus PG348Q.

You have more options at 2560x1440, or 4K (980 TI not enough though).

 

So the consensus im getting from these responses is, It wont be a waste getting a freesync monitor. Because, all I really want is a Curved 30"+ Monitor at 3440x1440(Thanks for that). What Im worried about is if my 980Ti can easily push that resolution at 60+ FPS Consistently with Upcoming games like BF1(and the current ones I play, ARMA3, GTA5, ETC); And If It cant, G-SYNC "would" be helpful, but I cant afford a $1k+ monitor so, as long as I can benefit in some way from FreeSync, everythings great- 

 

Also, I totally agree 30-50FPS is terrible: If a single 980Ti simply cant push most games at High settings(no AA, with Post-processing using reshade) at that resolution, I need to re-evaluate-

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I have a 980 Ti with a Freesync monitor. There's no benefit of this, but I bought the Freesync monitor because it didn't really cost anything extra, was the monitor I wanted, and I still have Freesync if I ever find a use for it.
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