Nvidia G-Sync hack - it works on every display supporting DisplayPort 1.2

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  1. Kevin

    Kevin Egregious

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    G-Sync is amazing. Have you watched any demonstrations?
     
  2. D2 Ultima

    D2 Ultima Livestreaming Master

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    It does have a purpose, but if you're 24/7 at 60Hz etc and don't notice vsync's input lag or anything... well no reason to desire it for you?
     
  3. octiceps

    octiceps Nimrod

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    It's one of those things that needs to be seen firsthand to be believed
     
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    Georgel Notebook Virtuoso

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    Does the hack thingy work?

    The links on the first page seem to not be working anymore..
     
  5. vulcan78

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    Does this really work?

    If so I'm interested in trying this on my M18x R2, 680M SLI.
     
  6. D2 Ultima

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    No. This doesn't work, and will never work. The original driver "hack" was simply the core of a driver planted into newer drivers. It allowed the newer pre-gsync models like the GT72 and ASUS which had dGPU-only access with screens undergoing certification. My screen, for example, didn't work, because it wasn't slated for Gsync certification back then even though it is eDP with dGPU-only connection type. None of yours will work.

    And even if you did have the screen, you'd require a gsync GPU and a Gsync sBIOS as well to allow it, because #proprietary.
     
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    Georgel Notebook Virtuoso

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    That is sad... Because my screen actually should work... but not the GPU...
     
  8. D2 Ultima

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    If you bought a P870DM-G (the -G is important) and the 4K screen, you might be able to get Gsync with a BIOS update, as the AUO 4K panel get certification after initial launch. @Prema, any insight?
     
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  9. Prema

    Prema Little BIOS Mod

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    -G-sync GPU model
    - G-sync licensed screen (sometimes a specific EDID)
    - G-sync license in BIOS
    - A CPU series that matches the license
    - A driver version that recognizes the above

    Are these requirements artificial, heck yes.
    Will NVIDIA sue the **** out of someone who makes a way available to circumvent them, heck yes.

    :D
     
  10. Georgel

    Georgel Notebook Virtuoso

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    Man, they're protecting their creation like a newborn baby. I think that as long as hardware can achieve solid 60fps Vsync is enough then :D. As far as I know, only the LG panel can go above 60Hz. So the 4K one can only go up to 60Hz. And from what I read, the 4K panel if used with Gsync, will result in black screen if the fps are too low. So... No real gain by using G-sync with P870.
     
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