cageymaru

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NVIDIA GeForce Game Ready Driver 417.71 WHQL has been released and it provides G-SYNC Compatible support for some AMD FreeSync monitors on the market. NVIDIA G-SYNC can now be used to activate the VRR features of G-SYNC Compatible displays. G-SYNC Compatible displays have been validated by NVIDIA to not show pulsing, flickering, or other artifacts during VRR gaming. Look here for a list of GSYNC Compatible displays. G-SYNC on G-SYNC Compatible displays is supported only with NVIDIA Pascal and later GPU architectures. Only single displays are currently supported; multiple monitors can be connected but no more than one display should have G-SYNC enabled. Support for the GeForce RTX 2060 has been added along with 3D Vision profiles for Shadow of the Tomb Raider - Not Recommended and Darksider 3 - Fair. New versions of the HD audio driver, GeForce Experience, CUDA, PhysX, and nView are included also. The NVIDIA driver download page is located here.

Fixed issues in Nvidia GeForce Game Ready driver 417.71 WHQL include: [GeForce GTX 1080]: GPU clock speed does not drop to idle when three monitors are enabled. [2474107]. Black screen when resuming from monitor sleep on some DisplayPort monitors. [2457142]. [Notebook]: Fixed lockup that occurred when resuming from sleep on MSI GT83 notebook [2456849]. [GeForce GTX 1060 Notebook][Gu Jian Qi Tan 3]: The application hangs during launch. [200477252]. Fixed black screen on BenQ XL2730 monitor at 144Hz refresh rate [2456730]. [Windows 7][G-SYNC]: Game FPS drops when G-SYNC is used with V-Sync [200473408]. [SLI][3D Gaming][TU104][PG 180][Multiple apps][Win10RS5x64]Blocky Corruption when application is switched to certain resolutions [200465152]. [Shadow of the Tomb Raider]: Fixed occasional application crash in DirectX 12 mode. [200464716].

Windows 10 Issues [SLI][Shadow of the Tomb Raider][G-SYNC]: Flickering occurs in the game when launched with SLI, HDR, and G-SYNC enabled [200467122]. [HDR][Ni no Kuni 2]: Enabling HDR causes the application to crash when launched. [2483952]. [ARK Survival]: Multiple errors and then blue-screen crash may occur when playing the game. [2453173]. [Firefox]: Cursor shows brief corruption when hovering on certain links in Firefox. [2107201]. [G-SYNC]: Random flickering occurs when connecting G-SYNC monitor + non-GSYNC HDMI monitor with G-SYNC enabled. [2399845].
 

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Anyone know if G-sync support for Freesync monitors works under Linux?
 

Nenu

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Apparently doesnt support VRR over HDMI. Its reported to be out of spec for HDMI 2.0 (AMD have their own fix) so NVidia may not implement it until HDMI 2.1 cards are released.
Many people who can use VRR cannot enable HDR but it is proven to work with at least one display.
 

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Glad to see they fixed the triple monitor clock speed on GTX1080. My racing computer setup gets mighty hot sometimes after racing online..

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I stopped updating since the 416.00 versions. Unless I really need to had problems where windows desktop colors kept resetting old problem since the dawn of drivers.
 

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I really hope someone with a "gsync compatible" monitor (xg270hu for extra points) tests it and reports back their findings. I am curious if the vrr range is different when using a nvidia card. I have been waiting on the 7nm Vega, but could be tempted to buy a 2080 instead depending on how things turn out.
 

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Samsung CF791 34" |3440x1440 / RTX 2080ti. How the heck do I enable the setting in the control panel? I've enabled Freesync on the monitor's side but cannot get the driver to activate it.

I set the monitor to enable Freesync. I enabled the setting in the nvidia control panel. I'll be darned if I can tell any difference at all in games
 
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I love how like the last 5-6 drivers have had fixes for random Tomb Raider CTD issues.
 

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Sweet, thanks for that!

Unlinked URL, for reference:
docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1YI0RQcymJSY0-LkbjSRGswWpJzVRuK_4zMvphRbh19k/htmlview?ouid=111266097871487494982&usp=sheets_home&ths=true&sle=true
 

Unoid

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I wish I could ask users of that spreadsheet questions. Where is the source post for that spreadsheet?

Found:
 
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mikeo

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Is shadow of the tomb raider ever going to get the RTX treatment? I got it on a steam sale but have been waiting for the RTX patch before playing it.
 

Unoid

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Don't click the link. somoene nuked the google sheet with NSFW images. sigh
 

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What kind of micky mouse adaptive sync enabling steps are those. Holly crap! Amd: check one box to enable, done deal, nothing else to do, and it sure as hell doesn't have to uninstall and reinstall the monitor in the process or require you to go fix the resolution or anything else afterwards.
 

nightanole

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What kind of micky mouse adaptive sync enabling steps are those. Holly crap! Amd: check one box to enable, done deal, nothing else to do, and it sure as hell doesn't have to uninstall and reinstall the monitor in the process or require you to go fix the resolution or anything else afterwards.

honestly it was a bit of a pain to enable freesync with my amd gpu. Guess my monitor was shipped with freesync disabled, so yea the above was pretty much par for me. Unplugging a few times, and rebooting at least once, else the video card and monitor were out of sync on who supported freesync. So its not plug and play on team green either. I guess it could be if you turned it on the monitor before you even plugged it into the pc, and turned it on in amd settings, before you even plugged in the monitor...
 

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honestly it was a bit of a pain to enable freesync with my amd gpu. Guess my monitor was shipped with freesync disabled, so yea the above was pretty much par for me. Unplugging a few times, and rebooting at least once, else the video card and monitor were out of sync on who supported freesync. So its not plug and play on team green either. I guess it could be if you turned it on the monitor before you even plugged it into the pc, and turned it on in amd settings, before you even plugged in the monitor...
So the question is, if you enable freesync on the monitor prior to booting up the machine, do you still have to go thru all those steps with a Nvidia gpu?
 

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Can’t wait to get home from work and try this out. Mentioned it in another thread but I have one of the 12 officially supported FreeSync monitors and I’ve never been able to utilize it until now.

I’m excited.

EDIT:

I wonder if this is a typo?

G-SYNC Compatible:
Model: Acer XG270HU
Resolution: 2560x1080 (QHD)
VRR range: 40-144Hz

This panel's resolution is 1440p...what kind of aspect ratio is 2560x1080? I guess I'll have to wait to get home to see what the deal is but I hope that isn't the maximum supported resolution. It wouldn't make sense!
 
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dobieg2002

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BENQ EX3203R w 2080Ti, I get the black Screen on occasion, especially in BF5 (Max everything), but much better with DX11 no RTX and some Game menus. Pendulum Demo at default range 40-60, I get the Black Screen when it dips below 48, If I set the Range 48-144, I have no issues. I'll try setting the range via CRU eventually, I believe the display has issues with going out of range and LFC isn't kicking in or something.
 

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Wish they would post the list of monitors that didn't pass.
The list of validated monitors still only has 12 listed, so it's easy to determine if a monitor wasn't validated.
Samsung CF791 34" |3440x1440 / RTX 2080ti. How the heck do I enable the setting in the control panel? I've enabled Freesync on the monitor's side but cannot get the driver to activate it.

I set the monitor to enable Freesync. I enabled the setting in the nvidia control panel. I'll be darned if I can tell any difference at all in games
Use the pendulum demo if you really can't tell. Make sure you have "Ultimate Engine" range enabled in the monitor's settings, otherwise the Freesync range is only 80-100 Hz/FPS.
https://www.geforce.com/hardware/technology/g-sync/downloads
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Is shadow of the tomb raider ever going to get the RTX treatment? I got it on a steam sale but have been waiting for the RTX patch before playing it.
Same. The notes for this driver said they fixed the crashing, so hopefully that means the RTX update isn't far away.
What kind of micky mouse adaptive sync enabling steps are those. Holly crap! Amd: check one box to enable, done deal, nothing else to do, and it sure as hell doesn't have to uninstall and reinstall the monitor in the process or require you to go fix the resolution or anything else afterwards.
If your monitor is listed as G-SYNC Compatible then you should not have to go through these steps if Freesync is enabled on the monitor. It should be the same as a G-SYNC monitor where you only have to decide if you want Windowed G-SYNC and/or V-Sync enabled.
 

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Disclamer, I might have run into this issue, since its tested with a secondary display over HDMI Attached: [G-SYNC]: Random flickering occurs when connecting G-SYNC monitor + non-GSYNC HDMI monitor with G-SYNC enabled. [2399845]

Asus MG279 had lots of flickering in Pendulum demo and especially in 3Dmark firestrike Extreme when G-Sync was enabled on default range (35-90) (GTX1080). Worked perfectly on my last AMD card, so Nvidia might not have gotten the different Freesync/VRR ranges pinned yet.

Changed the range to 57-144hz with CRU by ToastyX and there were no artifacts in either tests. The OSD of the screen also display refresh rates and it confirms G-Sync being active. No issues so far and works well below the range too :facepalm:
 

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Disclamer, I might have run into this issue, since its tested with a secondary display over HDMI Attached: [G-SYNC]: Random flickering occurs when connecting G-SYNC monitor + non-GSYNC HDMI monitor with G-SYNC enabled. [2399845]

Asus MG279 had lots of flickering in Pendulum demo and especially in 3Dmark firestrike Extreme when G-Sync was enabled on default range (35-90) (GTX1080). Worked perfectly on my last AMD card, so Nvidia might not have gotten the different Freesync/VRR ranges pinned yet.

Changed the range to 57-144hz with CRU by ToastyX and there were no artifacts in either tests. The OSD of the screen also display refresh rates and it confirms G-Sync being active. No issues so far and works well below the range too :facepalm:
The notes say that G-SYNC Compatible/Adaptive-Sync is not officially supported in multimonitor configurations at this time.
 

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The list of validated monitors still only has 12 listed, so it's easy to determine if a monitor wasn't validated.

Without a list of the monitors tested, we have no idea if a monitor didn't pass or just wasn't tested.
 

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The notes say that G-SYNC Compatible/Adaptive-Sync is not officially supported in multimonitor configurations at this time.

Secondary display is not G-Sync compatible. By multimonitor, they must mean surround, since it works by just having a secondary display attached. :)

Or its just the "offical support", since unofficially it works :p

Since nobody have said it: Thanks Nvidia!
 

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Wish they would post the list of monitors that didn't pass.

Agreed. For any monitor that has a low freesync/async range its safe to assume they failed before any real testing was done simply due to not supporting LFC. For everything else a list from Nvidia would be rather nice.

Likely all monitors whose manufacturers didn't pay to be "G-Sync Certified."

That seems unlikely. As fun as the "they paid for these to be on the list" narrative is, there is no way in hell the list would be that short if manufacturers were paying to be on it. Plus, that BenQ wouldn't be there. BenQ refuses to acknowledge that the XL2740 supports async, its not mentioned in any marketing materials, on their site, or in any manuals for the monitor. There is really no chance they'd pay to have it advertised unless they wanted to admit that support was there.
 

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So the question is, if you enable freesync on the monitor prior to booting up the machine, do you still have to go thru all those steps with a Nvidia gpu?

I do not know about Nvidia but on my AMD RX580 with MSI 27 inch 1080p 144hz monitor, it was as simple as enabling it in both places and that was it. I did not have to jump through hoops.
 

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Hopfully someone will do a review on freesync between and and nvidia. See if one does it better than the other
 

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Pixio PX329 is working perfectly.

Ooh, this is quite relevant to my interests. Flat 32" 1440p 165Hz (well, only 144Hz in FreeSync mode, but still good) VA and under $400 from Walmart, so totally painless returns.
 
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I do not know about Nvidia but on my AMD RX580 with MSI 27 inch 1080p 144hz monitor, it was as simple as enabling it in both places and that was it. I did not have to jump through hoops.

I did not either with my Benq xl2730z. Haven't had any issues with 3 different AMD gpu's. Same monitor however, and i have enabled and disabled it on the monitor many times without any hoops to jump thru.
 

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I really hope someone with a "gsync compatible" monitor (xg270hu for extra points) tests it and reports back their findings. I am curious if the vrr range is different when using a nvidia card. I have been waiting on the 7nm Vega, but could be tempted to buy a 2080 instead depending on how things turn out.

I'll be trying out my ASUS MG278Q with FrankenSync tonight.
https://www.nvidia.com/en-us/geforce/products/g-sync-monitors/specs/ On this page you can find Variable Refresh Rate Range values for each monitor. I'm good for 40-144 FPS with my 27" 1440P MG278Q. I've got a 1070 so should have no problem staying within that range.

High expectations! I can't say I've played on a G-Sync or FreeSync enabled PC yet.
 

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I really hope someone with a "gsync compatible" monitor (xg270hu for extra points) tests it and reports back their findings. I am curious if the vrr range is different when using a nvidia card. I have been waiting on the 7nm Vega, but could be tempted to buy a 2080 instead depending on how things turn out.

I’ve got that monitor and I’ll be posting my results with it later this evening.
 
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