Mobile G-Sync confirmed!

Mobile G-Sync confirmed!

Mobile G-Sync confirmed!

Mobile G-Sync confirmed!


The past few weeks have been interesting for Nvidia, first there was the launch of the GTX 960, followed by the startling discovery that the GTX 970 had "false" specifications and now to round the month of January off we have the confirmation the G-Sync can work on laptop displays that do not use Nvidia's G-Sync Module.

On the 20th a person who posted under the name of Gamenab posted a driver that he received from an ASUS Nordic Support rep. This driver was a Interim driver/ version 346.87 Beta driver which was focused on ASUS' G751 series laptops. 

After installing this driver Gamenab noticed a popup similar to the screenshot below.


Mobile G-Sync confirmed!

Mobile G-Sync confirmed!


After looking at the Nvidia control panel the control options were found to be the same as that of a desktop using an Nvidia GPU connected to G-Sync display. The display was also found to be act like a G-Sync panel when playing games and using Nvidia's pendulum demo.

One other interesting development was that the supposedly 75Hz display on ASUS' G751 laptop was also turned into a 100Hz display.

The driver didn't deliver perfect G-Sync however, with some Low FPS Flicker, some intermittent drop-outs and a screen blanking bug, which can be seen below. 



After finding out that they had G-Sync working on a laptop, with the help of an iFixit toolkit, the guys over at PCper quickly and carefully dismantled their G-Sync laptop in order to find the G-Sync module that should be inside. To the surprise of PCper no G-Sync module was to be found and just the standard circuitry of an embedded Display port (eDP).

This means that G-Sync can/ will be used without a Nvidia G-Sync module, at least on mobile devices, but what does this mean for the future of Nvidia G-Sync?


Mobile G-Sync confirmed!  

Nvidia responded to PCper saying that the driver was an early G-Sync driver for OEMs which were working on G-Sync gaming Notebooks and not a hacked driver like some sources claimed. This driver was leaked which allows users to have this G-Sync like experience, which currently has a few bugs.

Nvidia also confirmed that G-Sync will be coming to laptops and will be releasing it without the requirement of a G-Sync Module. Nvidia did say that there would be an experience difference between the Desktop and laptop iterations of G-Sync, but Nvidia did not specify on the details.

This leads to a discussion on the future of G-Sync monitors. In this case G-Sync has been proven to work on panels without Nvidia's G-Sync module, does this mean that Nvidia could use the functionality of Modern Monitor Scalars/ Adaptive Sync compatible Displays to bring G-Sync to more PC gamers over a wider range of monitors. Nvidia declined to comment on Desktop G-Sync without a Nvidia G-Sync Module. 


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Most Recent Comments

02-02-2015, 05:16:45

Wow nvidia shares must be taking a nose dive!!Quote

02-02-2015, 05:23:50

Originally Posted by steverebo View Post
Wow nvidia shares must be taking a nose dive!!
Down 2.98% (0.51pts)Quote

02-02-2015, 05:34:19

So with this being the case what doe the G-Sync module actually do?? Is it the equivalent of the network killer chips but for your monitor? i.e. It'll work fine without but there may be a fraction better performance with it?

As warchild and steve have said. Nvidia are not painting themselves in a good light at the momentQuote

02-02-2015, 05:51:25

So that guy who claimed to make a driver that did Gsync without the module wasn't lying?

(even if it did turn out all he did was get hold of a development driver that was accidentally uploaded for a few minutes and stick his name on it...)Quote

02-02-2015, 06:13:11


It really isn't looking pretty for them at the moment. But I know they will pick it up by announcing something new. Doesn't have to be released soon. They will let speculation and rumour pique and interest in sales..

However this only shows the closing figure of Jan 30th.Quote

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