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 Post subject: G-Sync article
PostPosted: Thu Dec 12, 2013 5:31 am 
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Link to article at Guru3D: http://www.guru3d.com/articles_pages/nv ... guide.html
I posted it here, because I believe that it's going to be important for quiet gaming.
With G-Sync gamers should be able to get a similar experience as a ~250W card (with V-sync on) from a ~150W card (with G-sync on),
making the cooling significantly easier. The downside is that you will have to buy a G-Sync enabled monitor, which will be available in 2014.


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 Post subject: Re: G-Sync article
PostPosted: Thu Dec 12, 2013 8:59 am 
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Anand has an article up, too. It will be interesting to see how this progresses. The buy in is steep (a new monitor with the G-sync board and modification).

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 Post subject: Re: G-Sync article
PostPosted: Thu Dec 12, 2013 10:35 am 
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Anand:
http://www.anandtech.com/show/7582/nvidia-gsync-review

Bottom line: If your hardware can't deliver >30 fps, you have to drill down settings, but if it can, the experience is great. No cheaping out on gpu power, though.


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 Post subject: Re: G-Sync article
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I might be a bit spoiled by reasonably high framerates, but even with this technology I just can't play many types of games at say 40 FPS. Even when it runs more smoothly with the same monitor refresh rate as the graphics, 40 still just feels horrible to me. I'm sure it will be great for those who go even higher though, like when having a 120Hz monitor but ending up with a practical framerate in between 60 and 120. There this tech will shine I'm sure.

I hope that down the road some open display standard will appear that solves the same basic problem, seeing as Nvidia refuse to go that way. This is something that would have to be solved eventually.

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 Post subject: Re: G-Sync article
PostPosted: Sat Dec 14, 2013 10:26 pm 
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You still have to have GPU muscles to play demanding games, but the experience/frames will be better/smoother judging by reviews.

But I'm skeptical about its success in the near future :
1. Proprietary for nVIDIA GPUs, and no Intel/AMD involvement. It'll certainly slow down the adoption pace.
2. Monitor usually lasts a lot longer than CPU, GPU lifespan. I don't see lots of people upgrading their monitors just for G-Sync.
3. 24' 1080p TN monitor would cost me USD400?? Come on, I need an IPS derivative at that price.


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