FreeSync and G-Sync technologies have both revolutionized the gaming experience since their introduction many years ago, bringing us smoother gaming, less input lag and eliminating much hated screen tearing.

But one persistent frustration for gamers has been that you can’t use the FreeSync feature on an NVIDIA graphics card and vice versa. With NVIDIA well and truly having the graphics card market by the balls in the current climate, and with G-Sync Compatible displays costing significantly more than their FreeSync counterparts due to the additional hardware requirement, gamers have been left with no choice but to fork out for an expensive G-Sync compatible display, Use an alternative graphics card, or not use frame syncing technology at all.

That’s all about to change with NVIDIA’s announcement at CES 2019!


For months, NVIDIA have been testing FreeSync Displays. In fact they’ve tested over 400 already! Of those 400, only 12 have been of a quality that they are comfortable certifying for the G-Sync experience. These include:

  • Acer XFA240
  • Acer XG270HU
  • Acer XV273K
  • Acer XZ321Q
  • AOC G2590FX
  • Asus MG278Q
  • Asus XG248 / XG258
  • Asus VG258Q
  • BenQ XL2740

HOWEVER! In their upcoming driver release on January 15th, they will allow end users to enable Adaptive-Sync (or Variable Refresh Rate – VRR) on their FreeSync compatible display regardless of certification. Although of course the experience isn’t guaranteed.

In today’s video I explain this announcement in more detail, as well as the technology behind FreeSync, G-Sync and old-school V-Sync.

You can catch the full NVIDIA presentation from NVIDIA CEO Jensen Huang at CES 2019 here: