G-Sync displays are expensive. If you have a Nvidia-based system, it may show a problem. Fortunately, these days FreeSync and G-Sync are more compatible than ever. Nvidia has even made G-Sync explicitly available to some FreeSync computers, as long as they are approved by Nvidia.
We go over exactly what you need and how to configure G-Sync in these unique scenarios.
Step 1: Make sure you have the right monitor
First, make sure your hardware installation supports G-Sync, or this one The process will not work very well. Your screen needs to be ready, and it requires three important things.
The first thing you need is a compatible monitor. You will want to see the GeForce list of G-Sync compatible game monitors, which are screens where G-Sync is not built-in, but is expected to work quite well. There are currently only about 12 of these compatible monitors, but you can expect more to be added over time, as Nvidia holds test models. If you have an adaptive sync screen, these steps are also an attempt, but the results are not guaranteed.
Second, you need a graphics card of the GTX 10 series or better. Finally, you need aDisplayPort connection from this graphics card to your monitor
With a compatible monitor ready, go into your monitor settings and make sure FreeSync (or Adaptive Sync ) is on. This is necessary for the following steps to work.
Step 2: Enable G-Sync
With your Nvidia graphics card installed, you should have access to Nvidia Control Panel app on your computer. Open it now. When you are open, check the left menu for the section Display . Here you select the option to Configure G-SYNC .
This opens a new window where you can activate various G-Sync functions. Here's what you need to do here:
- First check that the box for Enable G-SYNC, G-SYNC Compatible is selected
- Make sure Enable for full-screen mode is selected . G-Sync may have trouble trying to work with Windows games (some to remember when setting up your game).
- Select your monitor. There is probably only one monitor to choose here, so this is usually not a problem if you do not have a strange monitor for multiple monitors and need to make sure the changes apply to the right screen
- Make sure the box for Enable settings for the selected screen is highlighted
When done, select Use to have G-Sync started.
Step 3: Confirm Compatibility