What is G-SYNC, FreeSync or Adaptive Sync and why do I need it?
The afore-mentioned technologies are solutions that have been developed to improve your gaming experience by smoothening up what’s being displayed on your monitor. They all follow the same approach: by aligning your monitor’s refresh rate with the fps delivered by your GPU, your overall perception of the gameplay becomes much more fluid thanks to the elimination of stuttering and tearing effects.
The big benefit of sync solutions lies within their practicality: almost every gamer can recall a time when their fps dropped below their monitor’s maximum refresh rate, causing stuttering gameplay and a frustrating experience. Sync technologies eradicate this problem by synchronizing the system’s frames per second with the refresh rate of the monitor. If your monitor has to handle an inconsistent fps range of e.g. 40 - 144Hz, these technologies chime in to deliver a smooth experience. In comparison to basic V-Sync’s defined rates of 60Hz, 90Hz, 120Hz, etc., G-Sync and FreeSync regulate synchronization on a very flexible level and are not bound to specific rates. With these technologies in action your game will always be as fluid as possible, eradicating ugly screen tearing and minimizing input lag.
What sync technology is the right choice for my computer?
To determine the best choice for your specific gaming rig, a closer look at its performance as well as components is key: NVIDIA and AMD both offer solutions in the name of G-SYNC and FreeSync respectively, so finding the right technology comes down to what kind of graphics card your PC is fueled by. NVIDIA users should look for G-SYNC monitors, while AMD’s alternative is named FreeSync (or FreeSync 2 on more recent models). Make sure to check out our product page to find the perfect monitor for your gaming needs, and hit us up on Facebook and Twitter to stay up to date on the latest announcements!