Question Cant enable HDR and G-Sync on GTX 980

Lefteris Fousteris

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I have an MSI Geforce GTX 980 Gaming 4G and MSI Optix MAG251RX monitor running latest Windows 10 Pro 64bit and latest Nvidia Geforce driver version.
I can enable HDR when running on DP to HDMI (60hz) adapter cable (detected as running on HDMI) but not on DP 1.4 to DP 1.4 HBR3 (240hz) Cable (Yes I bought another cable just to test and windows says not compatible).
I have also installed the graphics card firmware update for DP 1.3/1.4 Features from Nvidias website and also I have installed the monitor's driver from MSI's website. I've been in touch with MSI and they said HDR and Gsync works fine on 1660 super and 2080ti but I can only get 10bit color on my gtx 980, not HDR.
Is my only option to upgrade to a 1000 series+ or is there something I can do to enable HDR and/or Gsync on my card using DP?
 

helper800

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This is 2 years old now so I do not know if it still applies. I have a gsync monitor and a freesync monitor. When I had my gtx 970 I was able to try using the freesync display with g-sync. Not the same scenario, I know, but it may have been because I had a g-sync monitor that actually had the module on it that it had the option to try g-sync on the freesync monitor?
 

yeetbucket

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Oh I know the problem. You have to have a G-Sync display for maxwell gpu's, not a gsync compatible display.

Edit 1: I don't know the difference though.
 

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