NVIDIA G-SYNC Display Technology Explored and It's HOT Hardware - HotHardware
 NVIDIA G-SYNC Display Technology Explored  and It's HOT Hardware

NVIDIA G-SYNC Display Technology Explored and It's HOT Hardware

Back in September at a press event held in Montreal, NVIDIA CEO Jen-Hsun Huang announced what he called “one of the most important works NVIDIA has done for computer graphics.” The technology was called G-SYNC. G-SYNC is an end-to-end graphics and display architecture that starts with a Kepler-based GPU and ends with a G-SYNC module within a monitor.

To put it simply, what G-SYNC does is keep a display and the output from a Kepler-basd GPU in sync, regardless of frame rates or whether or not V-Sync is enabled.

Did we mention that G-SYNC is also compatible with 4K resolutions? It is, and we hope someone manufacturers will make a 30-inch+ 4K display with this new NVIDIA technology on board. If they do, they can take our money right now


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G-Sync will finally kill HDMI and DVI on desktops, since only DP can transfer using packets rather than timed signals. It might also make GPUs cheaper and faster, since you don't need to worry about GPU side timing as much, and finally have true 24p video without a 1k+ TV. Looking forward to it, and if they can make generic versions for dell monitors it's even better.

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It might be a while before HDMI and DVI are killed off but it's good to see the advancement and this is pretty significant technology for sure.

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the technology will work over HDMI. Not sure why it would kill DVI and HDMI. Sounds like most of the processing goes on in the monitor and it simply waits for signals from the GPU. The GPU is only kinda in control in that it is a bottleneck.

Is there actually special hardware in the GPU? It sounds like any GPU, even AMD, could end up working with this. The problem is nvidia and their obsession with proprietary but monitor manufacturers could implement their own technology that would work with any GPU and market it themselves, right? They can finally start labelling their products "Smart" monitors

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"It might be a while before HDMI and DVI are killed off"

Never said it would be overnight, but DP was designed to replace DVI and still nobody uses it, so a killer application might be the push it needs to get rid of DVI by 2016-18.

"the technology will work over HDMI. Not sure why it would kill DVI and HDMI"

It will NOT work with DVI and HDMI, at least not in a way that would allow them to still use the trademarked names and call it DVI/HDMI. While the cables are perfectly fine, DVI is only timing based with fixed clocks according to specifications, and HDMI is a superset of DVI. DP gets around the timings issue by being programmable packet based communication, so theoretically you can set your link clock to the maximum and just send the right timing data along with the image data. DVI and HDMI could theoretically allow for such use, but it would likely require dropping TDMS which I doubt they would want (since that's a separate technology and they can double charge you)

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I dont agree that it will kill HDMI/DVI. but it will certainly make an impact in the next few years.

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Agreed. It can't kill off HDMI/DVI. VGA is still around and it will continue to be. DP will increase as more monitors have it and support it.

I just can't wait for ASUS ROG 27inch GSync...I just wish it wouldn't be 800 bucks.

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Does this work with any kind of LCD monitor?

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Too bad it's an exclusive for Asus till the end of 2014. Big mistake.

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No, not true. It is only Asus that's offering the upgradable monitor through the end of this year. Not next year.

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To bad I'm broke

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I would like to see this thing in action, plus dont know when I would be able to get it or afford one, i just bought a 27in 2560x1440 IPS screen.

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Another gadget to send me further into the poor house. Yes!

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