NVIDIA Quietly Relaxes Certification Requirements for NVIDIA G-SYNC Ultimate Badge

erek

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"The new, silently-edited requirements have now dropped the HDR 1000 certification requirement; instead, NVIDIA is now only requiring "lifelike HDR" capabilities from monitors that receive the G-SYNC Ultimate Badge - whatever that means. The fact of the matter is that at this year's CES, MSI's MEG MEG381CQR and LG's 34GP950G were announced with an NVIDIA G-Sync Ultimate badge - despite "only" featuring HDR 600 certifications from VESA. This certainly complicates matters for users, who only had to check for the Ultimate badge in order to know they're getting the best of the best when it comes to gaming monitors (as per NVIDIA guidelines). Now, those users are back at perusing through spec lists to find whether that particular monitor has the characteristics they want (or maybe require). It remains to be seen if other, previously-released monitors that shipped without the G-SYNC Ultimate certification will now be backwards-certified, and if I were a monitor manufacturer, I would sure demand that for my products."

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https://www.techpowerup.com/277421/...requirements-for-nvidia-g-sync-ultimate-badge
 

Furious Nerd

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1000 nits? Wow, that sounds blinding bright. My monitor is 400-nits and I'm at like 25/100 brightness most of the day. If the sun is hovering over my window on a clear sky day I might bump it up to 80/100. Can't imagine 1000-nits!
 

GotNoRice

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Maybe they will "relax" it further and make it so that "G-Sync Ultimate" monitors are more compatible with cards that only do Freesync.
 

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1000 nits? Wow, that sounds blinding bright. My monitor is 400-nits and I'm at like 25/100 brightness most of the day. If the sun is hovering over my window on a clear sky day I might bump it up to 80/100. Can't imagine 1000-nits!

It's not 1000 nits across 100% of the screen. It's 1000 nits in a small part of it (around 10%, I believe). This is in order to allow whites and brighter colors to really pop like they're supposed to.
 

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I recall VESA changing some wording in late 2020 about brightness and changing their certifications to better classify screens with their huge arrays of dimmable zones. This probably has more to do with that change then anything else.
 

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Nvidia clarifies its updates to G-Sync Ultimate - Was it really downgraded?
Late last year we updated G-SYNC ULTIMATE to include new display technologies such as OLED and edge-lit LCDs.

All G-SYNC Ultimate displays are powered by advanced NVIDIA G-SYNC processors to deliver a fantastic gaming experience including lifelike HDR, stunning contract, cinematic colour and ultra-low latency gameplay. While the original G-SYNC Ultimate displays were 1000 nits with FALD, the newest displays, like OLED, deliver infinite contrast with only 600-700 nits, and advanced multi-zone edge-lit displays offer remarkable contrast with 600-700 nits. G-SYNC Ultimate was never defined by nits alone nor did it require a VESA DisplayHDR1000 certification. Regular G-SYNC displays are also powered by NVIDIA G-SYNC processors as well.

The ACER X34 S monitor was erroneously listed as G-SYNC ULTIMATE on the NVIDIA web site. It should be listed as “G-SYNC” and the web page is being corrected.
 
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