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Difference Between Freesync and Gsync Gaming Monitor Technology

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by MichaelJohnson, Jul 14, 2017.

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  1. Hello guys, I'm Micheal Johnson. Gaming is my passion. and I want to know the difference between Freesync and Gsync gaming monitor technology and Which one is the best for gaming?
  2. Hucast

    Hucast Well-Known Member

    I thought the main difference is one supports AMD cards while the other supports NVidia cards? Someone correct me if I'm wrong.
  3. Predator5

    Predator5 Well-Known Member

    Well, both are made for gaming, and their main goal is to eliminate screen tearing.
    We used to have V-Sync to do that, but it limited our FPS and negatively affected GPU performance.
    Now we have G-Sync or Freesync which to that, by synchronizing your monitors refresh rate with the GPU FPS output.

    The difference is that G-Sync works with Nvidia GPUs and Freesync works with AMD GPUs.

    Which one is best for gaming?
    Well, they both perform very similarly, but I think some tests showed that Freesync has a tiny bit less input lag, but it's negligible, especially when you consider that Nvidia GPUs perform better overall.
  4. tostendorf

    tostendorf New Member

    this should help! :)
  5. Thanks for tell me the difference in between Freesync and GSync But I want to know that Can I use Freesync with nVidia GPU?
  6. tostendorf

    tostendorf New Member

    Freesync is AMD. Therefore nope!
  7. Predator5

    Predator5 Well-Known Member


    You need a Nvidia GPU and a G-Sync enabled monitor to use G-Sync.
    You need an AMD GPU and a Freesync enabled monitor to use Freesync.
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