Freesync monitor with non G-Sync Laptop

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  1. Wolves13

    Wolves13 Newbie

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    Good afternoon,

    As the tittle says, I'm confused about the possibility of taking advantage of freesync monitors with a msi laptop which does not have G-sync.

    I understand you can take advantage of freesync with nvidia GPU, but in my case I own a msi laptop with rtx 2060 and no G-sync. Will I be able to use freesync monitor?

    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. zipperi

    zipperi Notebook Deity

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    saturnotaku Notebook Nobel Laureate

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    As long as the laptop has some form of DisplayPort output, either via a dedicated port or through USB-C/Thunderbolt 3, and said port is internally wired to the NVIDIA GPU, you will be able to use G-Sync on an external monitor. If the monitor is on NVIDIA's tested compatibility list, adaptive sync will work straight away; if not, you'll have to enable it manually in the driver control panel.
     
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    Thanks for the replies. How would I know if the DP is directly wired to the dGPU? I have a MSI GP75 with i7 9750H and RTX 2060.
     
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    Check if Nvidia Control Panel shows it.
     
  6. saturnotaku

    saturnotaku Notebook Nobel Laureate

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    There are very few laptops with a discrete GPU that is not connected to at least one of the available display outputs. It's extremely unlikely that yours is one of them.
     
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    All modern MSI laptops as of the last 5+ years are connected to the DP, you're fine.
     
  8. Wolves13

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    Great! Thanks very much guys.
     
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