This Trick Makes AMD FreeSync Work On a Nvidia GPU

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nitrium

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If nVidia has any decency they'd just enable FreeSync on their GPUs, which would cost them zero and can almost certainly be achieved with just a driver update. Of course then people would have no reason to buy nVidia's pointlessly expensive proprietary GSync monitors. AMD try to be inclusive, while nVidia are deliberately exclusive. I guess it must be fun to be king and wield your power/influence for the benefit of no-one but yourself.
 

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True, but when you run a company, you want to make money. If you spend R&D money to develop this G-Sync module, you want to recoop this money AND use it to make more money, that's the point. People always have the option to not buy gsync monitors and their video cards, that the great thing.

 

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No, you need 2 monitors, one free-sync and another generic monitor of any type. As for the AMD apu + Nvidia combo, that isn't that uncommon as quite a few people did pick up 2200/2400g and slapped an Nvidia card into them later due to their close performance to their CPU only brethren and low price.
 

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Nvidia's other reason is because they believe GSync is superior to FreeSync:

https://www.eteknix.com/nvidia-explains-why-g-sync-is-superior-to-amds-freesync/
 

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It would lose them control over the product which can end in a poor end user experience.



I do not disagree with them 100%. When you can control the product from beginning to end you can guarantee a better experience most of the time.

Due to this all GSYNC monitors support all the same features. Freesync on the other hand has low end monitors with los refresh rates and very little feature support and high end monitors that cost almost near the same price as a GSYNC of the same brand with higher refresh rates and more features.

https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824236797

https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=9SIACVB6NH7806

Both Asus, 27" 1440P monitors. $50 bucks more for the GSYNC one and the GSYNC one has a higher default refresh rate and the GSYNC one will support every feature GSYNC supports. Otherwise same specs.

It isn't as bad.

However I have read that Freesync 2 will support HDR but AMD is also planning on pushing more control which might cause pricing to go up slightly.
 

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There's a reason VESA standards are important. Unfortunately there isn't one with regards to dynamic frame rate synchronization.
 

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this isn't a workaround at all, freesync is working exactly as intended, with amd graphics hardware. Once the information hits the APU pipeline the source is irrelevant, it's all AMD from then on.
 

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Or, they could actually get involved in the standard and make sure it has the features and capabilities needed to deliver on their vision.


This, from a PC user?!? Dude, I'm pretty sure you're on the wrong forum. You might try:

http://www.mac-forums.com



Of course, that's not actually true. Newer GSync monitors support HDR, and of course there are low-end GSync monitors with low refresh rates.

Anyway, we'll probably be stuck with this unfortunate situation until Intel or AMD finally unseat Nvidia as king. Once they lose their crown, they won't have as much leverage to push GSync and will have more incentive to support VESA adaptive sync.
 

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https://vesa.org/featured-articles/vesa-adds-adaptive-sync-to-popular-displayport-video-standard/

HDMI also support FreeSync, though I'm not sure as of which version:
https://www.tomshardware.com/news/hdmi-versus-displayport-better-for-gaming,36876.html
 
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