G-SYNC 101: Hidden Benefits of High Refresh Rate G-SYNC


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Often overlooked is G-SYNC’s ability to adjust the refresh rate to lower fixed framerates. This can be particularly useful for games hard-locked to 60 FPS, and has potential in emulators to replicate unique signals such as the 60.1Hz of NES games, which would otherwise be impossible to reproduce. And due to the scanout speed increase at 100Hz+ refresh rates, an input lag reduction can be had as well…

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The results show a considerable input lag reduction on a 144Hz G-SYNC display @60 FPS vs. a 60Hz G-SYNC display @58 FPS with first on-screen reactions measured (middle screen would show about half this reduction). And while each frame is still rendered in 16.6ms, and delivered in intervals of 60 per second on the higher refresh rate display, they are scanned in at a much faster 6.9ms per.



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mano4261
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mano4261

I play competitive games with v sync off and uncapping fps. I know G sync doesn’t work if my fps is higher than my refresh rate.. but should I turn it off if I am not using it? Even if it is not working, is there any chance it will cause an increase in input lag if it is turned on?

Thank you!

SpaceLion
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SpaceLion

Do optimal G-SYNC Settings also apply for G-SYNC compatible monitors? I have an MSI G241 24″ 144 Gz IPS with Freesync. I know adaptive sync is working because I can enable a refresh rate indicator withing the OSD options and also the G-SYNC indicator of NVCP. Furthermore, I’m currently using G-SYNC ON + NVCP V-SYNC ON + ULLM for non-competitive games.

Gameplay in Control is mostly fine, but I still get some micro sttuters. I guess it’s a system or engine related issue.

fecti0n
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fecti0n

hey there just a question, i have asus tuf gaming with 240hz im using g sync and v sync on, i mostly play apex legends, the fps is limited to 237.
im getting on average 220fps, but in some cases there is kinda weird mouse feeling where there is a lot going, lets say skills and shooting but fps is constant though at 230 lets say.
Any help with that maybe?

Funkybadger
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Funkybadger

Hi in 2022 is this still the best setup for smooth gameplay

COSMIN_iftime
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COSMIN_iftime

Hi! Sorry if I disturb ..I would want to ask why I got stutter with a g-sync capable monitor of 240 hz,a RTX 3060 TI and a Ryzen 5-3600x 6 core processor even in cs 1.6……. I mean ,I set it correctly…but even if 1 fps drop below ,I got horrible stutter..can you please help me?..

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