All of us gamers are lucky enough to be alive in a time when video-games as a form of entertainment are at its peak. Much attention is given to the smallest of details to give the player a more immersive experience. No matter your choice of platform, there are technological leaps being made everywhere.
Unfortunately, such daring leaps come with their own problems. Games produced today are 70 GB+ in size and all of them require a dedicated graphics card and a powerful processor to run. Such games, which generally play out at a high frame rate, have problems like screen tearing, stuttering and juddering which can really spoil the gaming experience. Such problems generally occur when the frame rate of the game and refresh rate of the monitor do not match.
As a solution, Nvidia brought in the G-Sync technology. In the following article we will have a brief look into G-Sync technology and how can one enable it on their PC.
What is Nvidia G-Sync?
Screen Tearing is a phenomenon which you would notice if playing a game with higher requirements than your setup. On the screen, it looks as if part of the image you are seeing has shifted a few ways left or right. It is annoying and will destroy your gaming experience.
Nvidia G-Sync fights this problem for you by matching the refresh rate of the monitor that is being used with the render rate of the Nvidia graphic card. It makes sure the balance is maintained to give a smooth and enjoyable gaming experience. The G-Sync technology comes in three forms: regular, ultimate and compatible. The G-Sync has the capability to fight screen tearing up to a refresh rate of 240Hz; 144Hz in case of a 4K resolution monitor. One must keep in mind that this technology is only applicable on a display compatible with your Nvidia graphic card.
Enabling Nvidia FreeSync using G-Sync
Firstly, make sure you have a compatible monitor to carry out this function. Once confirmed, be sure to connect the GPU to the monitor via a DisplayPort and not the HDMI port.
Step 1 – Activate the option FreeSync on your monitor using the controls provided on screen
Step 2 – find the Nvidia logo on your Windows taskbar and right-click. From the options, choose the Nvidia Control Panel
Step 3 – In the control panel look for the ‘Change Resolution’ option on the left menu list. Set the refresh rate to the highest possible setting for your FreeSync monitor.
Step 4 – Now go to the left menu again and choose ‘Set up G-Sync’. In there click on ‘Enable G-Sync’.
Step 5 – Go and get playing! Look out for and screen tearing or stuttering.
NOTE: be sure to disable V-Sync.