We now directly test G-SYNC (preview). That said, we also cover other sites — Here are some of Blur Busters’ favorite external G-SYNC news and media coverage since late 2013.
G-SYNC is a variable refresh-rate technology developed by NVIDIA. G-SYNC monitors have several operational modes including an optional LightBoost sequel strobe backlight that eliminates LCD motion blur. Some models of 120Hz monitors, including ASUS VG248QE, are G-SYNC upgradeable, and more G-SYNC monitors are coming in 2014.
- Toms Hardware
G-SYNC Technology Preview: Quite Literally A Game Changer
NVIDIA G-SYNC Review by Anand Lal Shimpi
- PC Perspective
NVIDIA G-Sync Tech Preview and First Impressions
- NVIDIA – main press release
Introducing NVIDIA G-SYNC: Revolutionary ultra-smooth stutter free gaming
- AnandTech – live blog of G-SYNC launch
nVidia Montreal Event Live Blog
- Guru3D – good diagrams
NVIDIA G-Sync explained – Synchronizing Monitor and Graphics card
- The Verge – they say “It was like using an iPhone for the first time”
Nvidia G-Sync puts processors inside your PC monitor to reduce stutter and lag
- PC Perspective – a Blur Busters favourite
Live NVIDIA G-SYNC Discussion With Tom Petersen
NVIDIA G-SYNC: Death of the Refresh Rate
- AnandTech – good summary of coverage
NVIDIA’s G-Sync: Attempting to Revolutionize Gaming via Smoothness
- engadget – describes the monitor module
nVidia G-SYNC is a module for gaming monitors to alleviate screen tearings
Strobe Backlight Mode Included with G-SYNC
These pages are not specific to G-SYNC, they talk about the various problems of discrete refresh rates on high-persistence displays (flickerfree displays, sample-and-hold), and how they can be solved by backlight strobing, similar to G-SYNC’s low-persistence mode.
- id Software’s John Carmack discussed persistence and strobe backlights at QuakeCon:
YouTube: John Carmack QuakeCon Keynote (Jumps to relevant part of video)
- Valve Software’s Michael Abrash discussed persistence and strobe backlights for VR:
Michael Abrash’s Blog: Down The VR Rabbit Hole, Fixing Judder
“In further testing, we were able to induce a similar effect in the real world via a strobe light.”
- Other relevant Blur Busters Articles useful for understanding low persistence:
Why Do Some OLED’s Have Motion Blur?
How Does G-SYNC Fix Stutters?
TestUFO: Animation of Motion Blur Caused By Persistence (not GtG)