Nvidia is the most well-known name in graphics cards, but the company has also become synonymous with something else: G-Sync. Launched back in 2013, G-Sync is a piece of Nvidia tech housed in certain computer monitors and gaming laptops to increase their performance, with a focus on reducing input lag and eliminating screen tearing.
If you’re in the market for a new PC monitor or a G-Sync gaming laptop, you’ll want to know the benefits of G-Sync — as well as how it compares to AMD’s FreeSync alternative.
What is screen tearing?
One of biggest benefits of a G-Sync monitor or laptop display is its ability to resolve an issue known as screen tearing. In certain cases, the video signal from the graphics card will output to the monitor at a rate the display is not capable of handling, which results in a horizontal line or “tear” across the screen.
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