Nvidia can prepare for the launch of the new GeForce RTX 2070, RTX 2080 and RTX 2080 Ti graphics cards, but the existing GTX 10 Series GPUs are still learning new tricks like how to run AMD's shock absorbing FreeSync display technology. GeForce graphics card does not officially support the FreeSync network. Nvidia's own G-Sync, but during the weekend, Redditor has released a guide on how to connect FreeSync to a GeForce GTX 1060 after another user dreamed the opportunity last week.
You must also have AMD graphics hardware in your system to get GeForce to run FreeSync. The original post used a dedicated Radeon graphics card, but you / survival guide relies on an AMD Ryzen 3 2200G APU with integrated Radeon graphics ($ 99 on Amazon). Beyond that, you'll see that FreeSync runs on GeForce graphics cards, simply looks.
You will read the survival guide for the full nitty gritty details, but the hardest part seems to make sure the system is running through AMD graphics instead of the discrete Nvidia GPU. To do that, enter the computer's BIOS, find the Video or Graphics option – it may be hidden in an advanced menu – and set the Radeon hardware as the primary adapter. Connect the monitor to the AMD graphics card (or your motherboard if you use a Ryzen APU), get FreeSync to run on the Radeon Software Adrenaline Edition, and head into the Nvidia Control Panel to force the game or program you want to run to use your GeForce graphics card, instead of standard AMD hardware.
Bam! The next time you start the game, it should be connected to the Nvidia graphics card, but still delivers the smart smooth game goddess to FreeSync.
The solution mainly runs GeForce's power through Radeon graphics to enable FreeSync. Smart, smart. Wccftech's Keith can try the trick and found that even if you run the screen on a different graphics card than that generates the game's visual, FreeSync using a GeForce graphics card does not significantly impact game performance. In the solution, he has discovered some compatibility issues in Unigine's Valley and Deus Ex: Humanity Divided although he reports that FreeSync worked well in "several other games."
Check out his Results and Witnesses and Cats who live together in the video above.
Why is this important : Nvidia and AMD approximate variable update rate technology very differently. Nvidia treats it as a premium feature, and its implementation requires dedicated display hardware, so you only find G-Sync enabled in pricier monitors. FreeSync, meanwhile, piggybacks on top of the VESA Adaptive-Sync standard, and AMD does not affect monitor makers with royalties or licensing costs for using it. Because of the openness, you will find FreeSync available in a wide range of displays including damned reasonable budget models like $ 123 Acer KG221Q and $ 139 ViewSonic VX2457-MHD.
[ Further reading: G-Sync vs. FreeSync: Adaptive sync gaming monitors explained ]
This brilliant solution avoids amazing, buttery-uniform variable refresh rate for the masses of GeForce players who can not afford a luxurious G-Sync display, as long as you have an APU or an old Radeon card around the smallest. That's a decent chance Nvidia will try to plug this hole so I could not afford to hurry to buy a FreeSync screen just to exploit the trick but if you have all the hardware needed to run FreeSync on a GeForce graphics card, could you give it a shot! Many newer game monitors include FreeSync as a checklist feature, since it's so easy to implement.