Monthly Archives: January 2014

The Sync Wars

Very relevant.

Remember G-Sync? The Nvidia-only proprietary technology that adds adaptive refresh rates to monitors? Now recall the recently announced Free-Sync? The exact same technology from AMD only without proprietary hardware? Well, Nvidia recently responded to AMD’s Free-Sync.

It’s a good read, and clarifies a lot of things about G-Sync and Nvidia’s intention in all of this. I decided to write a quick summary of events anyways because (as I’m sure most graphics programmers have) I’ve had to look into refresh rate work-arounds and technologies personally throughout my journey within computer graphics. So we’ll cover everything from the ground up.
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