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Displays Geesync

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Vault-Tec, 6 Dec 2019.

  1. Vault-Tec

    Vault-Tec Green Plastic Watering Can

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    OK. So I think I have found my answer but wanted to make sure. Even though I just bought a DP cable.

    So this time last year I bought a 25" 240hz monitor by Alienware dirt cheap. It's actually still priced higher than I bought it for. I digress.

    I was surprised to see your suitcase at the door, remember the good times? don't you want some more..... Wait, that's actually an old rave tune from the 90s. Where was I?

    Oh yes, getting G-sync working. So yes, I bought the monitor about a week before Nvidia crumbled and allowed "Geesync". However, when I open up my Nvidia CP there is not one whiff of it. I did some poking and I *think*? it only works over DP? The monitor I have at home is DP and not supported by Nvidia but does work flawlessly.

    So I just need a DP cable amirite? Then it should smile on me, like the morning sun (or something)?

    I only want to do this so I can smile smugly thinking about the fact that the Gsync version of the same screen with less inputs still costs £500.
     
  2. Bloody_Pete

    Bloody_Pete Technophile

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    DP is bidirectional, so you will. Its to do with the reporting of displayed frames.
     
  3. RedFlames

    RedFlames ...is not a Belgian football team

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    iirc yes, VRR of either kind only works over DP.

    IIRC the Freesync version of the dellienware monitor isn't on nvidia's 'working' list, and the drivers only [again iirc] show the option to enable if your monitor is on said list, though i'm fairly sure you can beat it into submission by fiddling with the settings.

    Not having an nvidia gpu or VRR monitor to hand i couldn't tell you what the setting(s) are...
     
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    Vault-Tec Green Plastic Watering Can

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    My HP isn't supported either, but works like a charm. I figured they wouldn't support this because they do a full G-sync version...

    I'm pretty sure it should work but aye, thanks for confirming it is DP that causes the magic button to appear. I've been ripping my hair out, and the only difference I could see was the HDMI cable.

    One more question. DP isn't going to allow 240hz, is it? not that I care, given most games have a limit of 200 FPS.
     
  5. Anfield

    Anfield Multimodder

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    DP does support 240hz at 1080p.
    However the freesync of the monitor may not cover the entire refresh rate range of the monitor, unfortunately Dell are dic*s and didn't mention the range freesync works at in the specs on their website.
     
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    Vault-Tec Green Plastic Watering Can

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    Yup can't even find what DP version it is either.

    Ah well I'll find out the morrow :)

    Cheers
     
  7. edzieba

    edzieba Virtual Realist

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    Any DP version will do 240Hz depending on the display resolution. Heck, it'll do 1000Hz if you want as long as it fits within the link bandwidth. e.g. DP1.2 will do 1920x1080@240Hz no problem.
     
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    It works. Wow, what a difference.

    Chuffed, cheers all!
     
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