Enable G-SYNC On NVIDIA Graphics Cards: G-SYNC Compatible Graphics Cards

G-Sync is a proprietary adaptive sync technology developed by Nvidia to eliminate screen tearing and screen stuttering. By syncing the monitor’s refresh rate to the frame rate of the outputting device such as a graphics card, this technology solves the problem. Of course, it’s a proprietary technology by NVIDIA. So, for a device, in order to use G-Sync, it must contain a proprietary G-Sync module (sold by Nvidia) inside. Although the similar technology from AMD is completely royalty-free which is called FreeSync.

Screen tearing and Screen stuttering

How to use G-SYNC?

To get the advantage of this tech, you must have both G-SYNC supported Monitor and Graphics Card. In addition, you have to connect your monitor with the graphics card via the ‘Display Port’ cable. Yes, G-SYNC doesn’t work on HDMI. Free-SYNC however works on HDMI.

Anyway, keep in mind, not all the NVIDIA Graphics Cards support G-SYNC, and not all the monitors come with G-SYNC Compatibility. In terms of the monitor, the manufacturer always advertises their product with G-SYNC Compatibility so, there is no problem and you will not face any problem regarding GPU Compatibility because we are here to tell you which Graphics Card Support G-SYNC and always keep in mind, to use this technology, you have to always keep the NVIDIA graphics driver up-to-date for better compatibility.

System Requirements to use G-SYNC

Nowadays most modern computer systems can use this technology if they have a compatible GPU & Monitor. If you’re not standing on modern era’s PCs then here are the system requirements for you.

A Modern PC

DESKTOP PC CONNECTED TO G-SYNC MONITOR:

  • Graphics Cards: NVIDIA GeForce® GTX 650 Ti BOOST GPU or higher
  • Driver: R340.52 or higher
  • Operating Systems: Windows 10, Windows 8.1, Windows 7
  • System Requirement: Must support DisplayPort 1.2 directly from the GPU.

LAPTOP PC CONNECTED TO G-SYNC MONITOR:

  • Graphics Cards: NVIDIA GeForce® GTX 980M, GTX 970M or GTX 965M GPU or higher.
  • Driver: R340.52 or higher
  • Operating Systems: Windows 10, Windows 8.1, Windows 7
  • System Requirement: Must support DisplayPort 1.2 directly driven from the GPU.

LAPTOP PC WITH G-SYNC ON THE LAPTOP DISPLAY:

Keep in mind, the laptop must be designed to support G-SYNC. Of course, manufacturer mentioned it on the Laptop specs whether your laptop has G-SYNC or not. Here are the minimum system requirements for G-SYNC laptops.

  • Graphics Cards: NVIDIA GeForce® GTX 980M, GTX 970M or GTX 965M GPU or higher.
  • Driver: R352.06 or higher
  • Operating Systems: Windows 10, Windows 8.1, Windows 7
  • System Requirement: Must support DisplayPort 1.2 directly driven from the GPU.

G-SYNC Compatible Graphics Cards

Here is the list of all the Graphics Cards that support NVIDIA G-SYNC.

A GPU Doesn’t Support G-SYNC
Architecture
KeplerKepler (refresh)MaxwellPascalVoltaTuringAmpere
GeForce GTX 650 Ti BoostGeForce GTX 760GeForce GTX 745GeForce GT 1030Titan VGeForce GTX 1650GeForce RTX 3070
GeForce GTX 660GeForce GTX 770GeForce GTX 750GeForce GTX 1050GeForce GTX 1660GeForce RTX 3080
GeForce GTX 660 TiGeForce GTX 780GeForce GTX 750 TiGeForce GTX 1050 TiGeForce GTX 1660 TiGeForce RTX 3090
GeForce GTX 670GeForce GTX 780 TiGeForce GTX 950GeForce GTX 1060GeForce RTX 2060
GeForce GTX 680GeForce GTX TitanGeForce GTX 960GeForce GTX 1070GeForce RTX 2060 Super
GeForce GTX 690GeForce GTX Titan BlackGeForce GTX 965MGeForce GTX 1070 TiGeForce RTX 2070
GeForce GTX Titan ZGeForce GTX 970GeForce GTX 1080GeForce RTX 2070 Super
GeForce GTX 970MGeForce GTX 1080 TiGeForce RTX 2080
GeForce GTX 980Titan XGeForce RTX 2080 Super
GeForce GTX 980MTitan XpGeForce RTX 2080 Ti
GeForce GTX 980 TiRTX Titan
GeForce GTX Titan X

How to Activate G-SYNC?

To activate G-SYNC, first, you have to turn it on from your monitor’s settings. Here, we are using an LG 27GL650F gaming monitor. We can access the G-SYNC setting from the ‘Game Adjust’ tab; ‘Game Adjust> Free Sync / G-SYNC’; now turn it on.

Enable G-SYNC From Monitor

This setting can also be accessible from the monitor’s utility tool like LG ‘OnScreen Control’. We can turn the G-SYNC on from ‘Game Mode’ setting tab.

Enable G-SYNC From LG Utility tool For LG Monitors Only

Next task is to turn it on from ‘NVIDIA Control Panel’. Open NVIDIA Control Panel; On the ‘Display’, click on the G-SYNC Setting and mark the tick on the small box here. That’s it. If you want to use G-SYNC only on full screen mode of your game then choose “Enable for Full Screen Mode”. If you want to use G-SYNC on both full screen and window mode then choose “Enable for Windowed and Full Screen Mode”.

NVIDIA Control Panel, G-Sync Enable

Want to Know about G-SYNC in Hindi, Watch the video below…

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Now, you have a brief idea about what the G-SYNC actually is, how it works, how we can enable G-SYNC, what its requirements are, and most importantly which NVIDIA GPU has G-SYNC technology. All of these queries have been properly discussed in this article therefore, we can hope you have understood this well enough. Still, if you have any more confusion regarding G-SYNC technology then you can easily write down your queries in the comment section below without any hesitation. Thanks for visiting & appreciating our work.

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