Nvidia certifies three new G-Sync Compatible monitors

Three new FreeSync have met Nvidia's G-Sync standards.

Nvidia certify's three new G-Sync Compatible monitors

Nvidia certifies three new G-Sync Compatible monitors

When VESA announced their Adaptive-Sync standard, Nvidia was understandably reluctant to jump on board. They already offered G-Sync, a competing variable refresh rate (VRR) standard which required display makers to meet the company's exacting standards.

Not all variable refresh rate monitors are created equal. There are plenty of low-quality FreeSync/Adaptive-Sync monitors around, leading Nvidia to not support the standard until very recently. With this support came the "G-Sync Compatible" certification process, which Nvidia uses to highlight the best Adaptive Sync monitors on the market, revealing the best FreeSync/Adaptive Sync monitors available. 

With the release of Nvidia's RTX 2080 Super (read our review here), the company released its Geforce 431.60 driver. With this driver comes automatic support for three new G-Sync Compatible monitors. These displays include the HP 24x, AOC AG272FCX6, and AOC AG272FG3R. 

At the time of writing, Nvidia's official list of G-Sync Compatible displays is unavailable outside of the US (link). As such, we cannot confirm how many monitors are now G-Sync Compatible. We believe the number is now somewhere between 25 and 30 displays. We have informed Nvidia about this website bug, and expect it to be fixed in the coming days. 

All Adaptive-Sync monitors can be forced to run with G-Sync within Nvidia's drivers, but uncertified displays are not guaranteed to deliver gamers a great visual experience. 

Nvidia certify's three new G-Sync Compatible monitors  

Nvidia realised that the expense of their G-Sync monitors had handed control of the variable refresh rate display market over to AMD. This game budget gamers a reason to buy displays and graphics cards from their competitor, AMD. Intel plans to jump on the variable refresh rate bandwaggon with their Gen11 graphics, promising VESA Adaptive-Sync support. With this move, Nvidia needed to follow suit, as otherwise, they would be handing their competitors key advantages in the gaming space. 

Creating their G-Sync Compatible certifications allows Nvidia to adopt VESA Adaptive-Sync while cementing in the eyes of consumers that G-Sync is the superior Variable Refresh Rate standard. While some will call this marketing BS, it is hard to deny that Nvidia's certification efforts are helpful for consumers. Nvidia is basically branding the best Adaptive Displays on the market as "G-Sync Compatible", which is useful information for all PC gamers, even those who are using AMD graphics cards. 

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