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PS5 and Xbox Scarlett to benefit from upcoming Nvidia G-Sync support for AMD's GPUs

Nvidia's G-Sync VRR standard is more widespread, yet AMD GPU users cannot currently benefit from it. (Source: Nvidia)
Nvidia's G-Sync VRR standard is more widespread, yet AMD GPU users cannot currently benefit from it. (Source: Nvidia)
Nvidia GPUs already support AMD's FreeSync monitors, but AMD's GPUs are still not compatible with Nvidia's G-Sync screens. However, Nvidia recently unveiled that these issues are to be eliminated, as 2020 G-Sync screens will provide compatibility for all non-Nvidia GPUs. This is especially beneficial for the upcoming AMD-powered PS5 and Xbox Scarlett consoles.
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Variable Refresh Rate (VRR) is starting to become an indispensable feature for gamers nowadays, especially when monitors are sporting displays with refresh rates up to 320 Hz. Nvidia and AMD each provide a proprietary VRR implementation, and, since Nvidia is the prefered brand, there are more monitors supporting the green team’s standard called G-Sync than monitors supporting AMD’s FreeSync. Up until earlier this year, the problem was that AMD’s GPUs were not compatible with the G-Sync monitors and vice versa, but Nvidia eventually made it so its GPUs could work with the FreeSync standard. In order to simplify things even further for the AMD users, Nvidia will soon provide G-Sync compatibility for all non-Nvidia GPUs.

TFT Central reports that Nvidia indirectly confirmed this compatibility by stating that “future G-sync module screens can be capable of supporting both HDMI-VRR and adaptive-sync for HDMI and DisplayPort.” The best part about this is that the AMD-powered next gen PlayStation 5 and Xbox Scarlett consoles will benefit from G-Sync-compatible screens. This is indeed a blessing for console gamers because consoles are known to struggle with high frame rates. VRR will smooth out those fps dips and will eliminate the screen tearing effect, boosting overall responsiveness.

Unfortunately this expanded compatibility will not be retroactively applied to existing G-Sync monitors, except for the Acer Predator X27P and Acer Predator XB273 X monitors that will receive a firmware update.

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Bogdan Solca
Bogdan Solca - Senior Tech Writer - 1506 articles published on Notebookcheck since 2017
I first stepped into the wondrous IT&C world when I was around seven years old. I was instantly fascinated by computerized graphics, whether they were from games or 3D applications like 3D Max. I'm also an avid reader of science fiction, an astrophysics aficionado, and a crypto geek. I started writing PC-related articles for Softpedia and a few blogs back in 2006. I joined the Notebookcheck team in the summer of 2017 and am currently a senior tech writer mostly covering processor, GPU, and laptop news.
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Bogdan Solca, 2019-11-26 (Update: 2019-11-26)