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2021/01/22 05:43:55 (permalink)
Started with upgrading from a 1080ti to a 3070. My CPU was old so just upgraded the MB and the CPU (i5 10600k). Now its time to upgrade the monitor, which is 1080p 60hz. I wanted to go 1440p at 80 to 144hz. I cannot seem to find a G-Sync. Amazon search returns tons of Free Sync and Adaptive Sync. As I a bit behind on these technologies, will either the Free or Adaptive work with Nvidia? 
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    RickJamesBish
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    Re: Upgrading from 1080p to 1440p 2021/01/22 06:45:46 (permalink)
    Disregard.. I see Nvidia has opened up a little on the G-Sync displays. Found me one.
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    Re: Upgrading from 1080p to 1440p 2021/01/22 10:20:34 (permalink)
    A quick hint for you... I just purchased a Samsung G7 Faker 32" 1440p monitor... stay away, it's garbage.
     
    However, my last two monitors from ASUS have been AMAZING. I have an old ROG Swift 27" monitor that's G-Synch 165hz, and 1ms response; its a few years old and still outperforms newer monitors on the market. ASUS just came out with the ROG Swift 32" 175hz, 1ms Fast IPS (PG329Q) monitor, it's a BEAST and the best monitor I've had thus far.
     
     

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    Re: Upgrading from 1080p to 1440p 2021/01/22 11:38:03 (permalink)
    For me personally, Samsung was the worst experience  for quality & service ,..ever !!
     
    Asus, AOC , LG , maybe Acer & Pixio are worth a look
    ..and again, in my opinion , dont worry about Gsync . It's like a $200 premium over any other monitors...

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    Re: Upgrading from 1080p to 1440p 2021/01/22 12:09:32 (permalink)
    aka_STEVE_b
    For me personally, Samsung was the worst experience  for quality & service ,..ever !!
     
    Asus, AOC , LG , maybe Acer & Pixio are worth a look
    ..and again, in my opinion , dont worry about Gsync . It's like a $200 premium over any other monitors...




    ^^^This post...my experiences with Samsung for 'monitors' have been horrid. I'm slowly becoming an ASUS fanboy. Also agree on the GSync... I think I've used it a couple of times in games, and it really doesn't make that much of a difference.

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    Re: Upgrading from 1080p to 1440p 2021/01/22 13:19:16 (permalink)
    I ended up ordering the MSI OPTIX MAG272CQR. It seemed to get really good reviews and the price was right. Hopefully I made a good choice.
    post edited by RickJamesBish - 2021/01/23 08:06:47
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    Re: Upgrading from 1080p to 1440p 2021/01/23 13:47:17 (permalink)
    Nvidia publishes a list of all G-Sync monitors on their website:
    nvidia.com/en-us/geforce/products/g-sync-monitors/specs/
     
    Just a heads-up, there are multiple tiers/levels of G-Sync:
    tomshardware.com/reviews/nvidia-gsync-monitor-glossary-definition-explained,6008.html
     
    "G-Sync" and "G-Sync Ultimate" both require a built-in, dedicated Nvidia controller which often increases the overall monitor price. However, the "Variable Refresh Rate (VRR) Range" typically spans the panel's entire refresh range.
     
    "G-Sync Compatibility" doesn't require the proprietary controller. The "VRR Range" usually starts around 40Hz-48Hz and extends to the monitor's maximum refresh rate. If the monitor lists "FreeSync" or "Adaptive-Sync" it is also typically "G-Sync Compatible".
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    Re: Upgrading from 1080p to 1440p 2021/02/08 06:16:55 (permalink)
    Just an update in case others are considering the MSI OPTIX MAG272CQR.
    I am getting flickering in some games with refresh set to 120 or higher. I think it has t do with the adaptive refresh rate. Reason being I can set to 165hz, start the game, flickering present, refresh display matches my framerate. The framerate is 80 to 165. I can turn the monitor off while in the game then back on. The flickering stops but the refresh display stays at 165 and does not vary with my framerate.  Does anybody have any suggestion on getting the adaptive to not flicker?
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    Re: Upgrading from 1080p to 1440p 2021/02/08 06:46:47 (permalink)
    Turn off adaptive. Set hard limits for FPS/refresh rate around 120-140 on both the monitor & NVidia control panels.


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    Re: Upgrading from 1080p to 1440p 2021/02/11 19:32:14 (permalink)
    Could it simply be driver instability?
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    Re: Upgrading from 1080p to 1440p 2021/02/12 02:33:56 (permalink)
    It was just incompatibility with the MAG272CQR and G-Sync. I switched to the Acer Predator XB271HU 27", which is G-Sync and it works great.
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    Re: Upgrading from 1080p to 1440p 2021/02/12 10:31:24 (permalink)
    Glad it worked out in the end.
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