NVIDIA Releases New GPU Drivers to Support FreeSync Displays

NVIDIA GPU Driver 417.71

In CES 2019, NVIDIA announced that they are going to add G-SYNC support to other non G-SYNC displays in the market. GeForce GPU drivers, version 417.71, are now officially released to the public to turn on the feature.

Previously, NVIDIA only allowed G-SYNC to be enabled on those monitors with G-SYNC modules installed. But now, users can have the options to switch on “G-SYNC Compatible” mode, which supports both VESA Adaptive Sync or AMD FreeSync monitors. Although there are only 12 out of 400 monitors passed NVIDIA’s certification, any monitors can still try using the feature. However, NVIDIA does not guarantee the quality and performance.

Only Pascal, Turing-based or later graphics cards will be supported, which are either GTX 10-series or GTX 20-series. The connection will need to be on DisplayPort, not HDMI. At the same time, you cannot enable G-SYNC Compatible on more than one monitor.

Also, the 417.71 drivers include support for the new RTX 2060 graphics card. You can check out more on the release note from NVIDIA.

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