G-Sync vs FreeSync vs G-Sync Compatible: what you need to know | Rock Paper Shotgun

GSync-FreeSync G-Sync vs FreeSync vs G-Sync Compatible: what you need to know | Rock Paper Shotgun

Take a look at our [cms-block] recommendations and you’ll find pretty much all of them have support for either AMD FreeSync or Nvidia’s G-Sync variable refresh rate technology. But what exactly is G-Sync and FreeSync and why are they so important for gaming? Below, you’ll find all the answers to your burning G-Sync FreeSync questions, including what each one does, how they’re different, and which one is best for your monitor and graphics card. I’ll also be talking about where Nvidia’s G-Sync Compatible standard fits in with all this, as well as what Nvidia’s G-Sync Ultimate, AMD’s FreeSync Premium and FreeSync Premium Pro specifications bring to the table as well.

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