At the beginning of the year, NVIDIA liberalized its own graphics card support for the Variable Refresh Rate Standard (VRR) by driving updates, allowing its own Pascal-later graphics cards to turn on the variable refresh rate feature on FreeSync-enabled displays, while also introducing a new G-Sync Compatible certification. And now NVIDIA has decided to expand their openness to allow AMD graphics cards to use their G-Sync displays, the kind with proprietary display chips.
FreeSync and G-Sync are two similar technologies that compete in the display market, but FreeSync is more open, and AMD has submitted the technology to VESA for standardization and has gradually shaped what is now DisplayPort. The Adaptive-Sync standard. And it doesn’t require a patent fee, which makes manufacturers more willing to make FreeSync displays than more expensive G-Sync displays, and consumers are more willing to buy relatively cheap FreeSync displays.
In September, Acer introduced the new Predator X27P, a display built into the G-Sync v2 module, but still enables VRR via the HDMI interface, followed by the Acer Predator XB273 X is also a built-in G-Sync module but can still turn on displayPort Adaptive-Sync feature, which makes TFT Central surprised, so they asked NVIDIA for proof.
NVIDIA confirmed that in the future with G-Sync module monitors can also support both HDMI-VRR and Adaptive Sync two variable refresh rate standards, which means that as long as the support of both standard graphics cards can turn on VRR on the G-Sync display, Arguably the biggest beneficiary is AMD.
But only the G-Sync display, which started with the Acer Predator XB273 X, comes with this compatibility, but it’s good to say that NVIDIA is taking another step toward industry standards.