Originally Posted by PlugSeven
I think you overestimate the desire for VRR. What surprised the most with nvidia moving to support adaptive sync was just the sheer number of ppl who were running a geforce gpu and a freesync monitor(going by forums and youtube vids). Now, if VRR was all that, don't you think these ppl would would have coughed up the extra couple of hundred and got a gsync monitor instead? It's not like we upgrade our monitors every cycle like we do gpus.
An Rx470 is a whole resolution faster than a 1050ti for the same money, 1060 vs 590 or even the 580 is no longer a contest perfomance wise. Some of us see this, so nvdia supporting VRR over hdmi(which they will do with hdmi 2.1) is not going to "kill AMD' s value proposition".
The Vega7 should be ignored, it's a pro card that the now fired RTG boss was pushing to be made as a consumer card, it's a great card but not when they neutered it's features compared to the pro card, it costs a lot to make it and they may not even be making any profit on it.
Wait for Navi in summer, that's the change we are waiting for from AMD since Polaris was announced years ago along with their plan all the way to Navi. This time the higher performance Navi should not be canceled as higher performance Polaris was in favor of Vega which was actually worse value wise.
HDMI2.1 I think has VRR as mandatory feature, as such Nvidia doesn't have a choice but to implement VRR on HDMI2.1, hence in advance they released VRR support over DP1.2, DP1.2 and even 1.4 I think has VRR as an optional feature which was a stupid move by VESA to make it optional.
Originally Posted by mcg75
Rtings has been testing all the monitors they have with the new drivers.
Samsung CF791 as far as I remember was having issues even with AMD GPUs, the monitor itself had issues with VRR.
And again apart from 2 other Samsungs everything that has VRR an DP is working according to them. Well it may or may not, it's not as simple it activates, but how reliably it activates, in what modes, do you need to use workarounds by off/on the monitor for example, or even have to run certain output from the monitor when doing the off/on, how does it behave below VRR range, above VRR range, does it get stuck at low refresh when seeking videos (Gsync does that
), how far can you extend the VRR range via CRU and can you get LFC to activate, and so on... OD, frame duplication, sync working proper, ...