Difference Between Freesync and Gsync Gaming Monitor Technology

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

  1. MichaelJohnson

    MichaelJohnson New Member

    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. MichaelJohnson

    MichaelJohnson New Member

    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.