Don't look now, but Asus
just tied another knot. The two have quite the storied history of working together, and today, they've announced that Asus will be adopting NVIDIA's G-SYNC technology
. It'll be primary used in Asus' next-gen monitor lineup, and if you aren't familiar with G-SYNC, take a listen. It's intended to synchronize the monitor's refresh rate to the GPU's render rate, enabling images to be displayed the moment that they are rendered. The end result? Smoother gameplay, sharper images, and the elimination of onscreen tearing, stuttering, and latency.
Here's the pitch: "G-SYNC technology includes an NVIDIA G-SYNC module that requires integration into monitors, as well as hardware and software incorporated into its Kepler-based GPUs. It removes the need to use older technologies such as V-Sync, which can eliminate tearing but can increase latency and stuttering during gameplay. G-SYNC eliminates this trade-off leading to an uncompromised PC gaming experience." Sounds enticing, no?
As it turns out, NVIDIA and Asus have been working on this partnership for around a year, and it's hoping to deliver monitors to market in early 2014. Asus also plans to release a G-SYNC-enhanced VG248QE gaming monitor in the first half of 2014 with pricing set at $399 in North America.