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    ROG Enthusiast Array 7styles's Avatar
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    Is a G sync monitor worth buying?

    Hi, I've just bought a asus strix rtx 2080 oc and need to upgrade my monitor as my current BenQ XL2411T is faulty, I'm looking for a 2k monitor with at least 144hz. I've seen a couple of asus monitors and was wandering if G sync is useful or a waste of money. Ideally I don't want to spend too much money, The ASUS ROG Swift PG279Q is a nice monitor but at that price range I could buy a decent 4k TV,.

    All advice will be appreciated, thanks.

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    ROG Guru: Grand Master Array Arne Saknussemm PC Specs
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    G-Sync is great if you want to run games in the 40 to 60FPS range

    Say you want nearly maxed out visuals on an older GPU. It lets you keep a GPU for longer.

    If you have a GPU that drives 60FPS with vertical sync on i.e. you have enough power never to dip below 60FPS then it is a waste of time IMO

    Depends a bit on what FPS you want to game at...and if you're one of these people who think 60FPS is visibly slow to you then G-Sync is going to help in smooth gameplay at whatever variable rate you achieve over this...

    It's a good thing to have...but not really worth it over 60FPS for most people...though people can be convinced of anything it seems

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    ROG Guru: Yellow Belt Array pndiode PC Specs
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    Is a G sync monitor worth buying?

    Don’t know, because I never experienced any tearing, lag, blinking, shuttering, or blur (well, unless you’re looking for it).

    But, you might want to look/read this article, since the release of NVIDIA Driver 417.01.

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    Well, G-Sync is an amazing experience if you get a 144hz. You are able to experience smooth motion across the whole range of FPS all the way up to 144hz. I haven't tried a 144hz monitor without G-Sync, but I would assume it would stutter when FPS would fluctuate from the set max (60/120/144 or whatever you set it).

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