What Is G-SYNC And What Does It Do?

G-SYNC synchronizes refresh rates of a monitor (Hz) to the frame rates of a GPU (FPS) in order to eliminate screen tearing and stuttering.

Answer:

Gaming monitors with NVIDIA’s G-SYNC technology feature a dedicated module that provides a variable refresh rate for tear-free gameplay with compatible graphics cards.

Wondering what a G-SYNC monitor is and how it’s different from G-SYNC Compatible, G-SYNC Ultimate, or FreeSync displays? You’ve come to the right place!

What Is G-SYNC?

G-SYNC is a special chip installed inside a G-SYNC monitor that replaces the traditional scaler. It provides you with a variable refresh rate (VRR) and variable overdrive if you have a compatible graphics card.

There are three generations of G-SYNC modules:

  • v1 module with DisplayPort 1.2
  • v1 module with DisplayPort 1.2 and HDMI 1.4
  • v2 module with DisplayPort 1.4 (with DSC), HDMI 2.0, and a cooling fan (some newer modules may feature two or more HDMI 2.0 ports)
NVIDIA G-SYNC Module

How Does G-SYNC Work?

G-SYNC allows your monitor’s refresh rate (Hz) to change dynamically, according to your GPU’s frame rate (FPS). As a result, all screen tearing is eliminated up to the monitor’s maximum refresh rate at no noticeable (~1ms) input lag penalty.

So, if you have a 144Hz gaming monitor and you have 60FPS in a game, G-SYNC will dynamically change the display’s refresh rate to 60Hz in order to provide you with 60 whole frames per second without tearing.

Meanwhile, variable overdrive will ensure that the pixel response time speed is adjusted accordingly thus preventing pixel overshoot at low FPS and ghosting at high frame rates.

Another advantage of the G-SYNC module is that it replaces the regular scaler in the monitor, so you’ll have a slightly lower input lag.

The main disadvantage is the price, as well as limited connectivity options since G-SYNC modules don’t have VGA, DVI, or USB-C (for DP Alt Mode) ports.

Picture in Picture and Picture by Picture modes are also not supported on G-SYNC monitors.

Since the regular scaler is replaced, older G-SYNC monitors don’t support display scaling, though modern graphics cards handle GPU scaling with no added lag, so this won’t be an issue for most users.

Some newer models support display scaling, but fiddling with CRU is required to make the option appear in NVCP.

G-SYNC vs FreeSync & G-SYNC Compatible

G Sync Module

Unlike G-SYNC, FreeSync and G-SYNC Compatible monitors don’t have dedicated modules.

Instead, they rely on VESA’s free and open-standard Adaptive-Sync protocols in DisplayPort and/or HDMI connectors for a variable refresh rate.

A G-SYNC Compatible monitor is essentially a FreeSync or ‘Adaptive-Sync’ monitor that’s been validated by NVIDIA to work without any issues when using their compatible cards.

So, what exactly makes G-SYNC special?

To start with, G-SYNC monitors usually have a wider VRR range than FreeSync and G-SYNC Compatible displays.

For instance, a 144Hz G-SYNC gaming monitor has a VRR range of 30-144Hz, whereas a similar FreeSync monitor will usually have a dynamic range of 48-144Hz.

So, if your frame rate were to drop to 40FPS, a G-SYNC monitor would change its refresh rate to 40Hz, while a FreeSync monitor would have to resort to LFC (Low Framerate Compensation) and multiply its refresh rate to 120Hz (40FPS x 3) in order to prevent tearing.

Triggering LFC causes minor stuttering, so the overall gaming experience will be more pleasant on a G-SYNC monitor in this case.

As previously mentioned, since the G-SYNC module replaces the regular scaler of the monitor, G-SYNC monitors have lower input lag, though most FreeSync monitors have imperceptibly low input lag anyway.

The upsides of not having a G-SYNC module include a lower price tag and more extensive connectivity options.

So, is G-SYNC worth it?

Well, it depends on the monitor and its FreeSync/G-SYNC Compatible counterpart, if it exists.

Sometimes, a FreeSync monitor will have just as wide VRR range as G-SYNC, and even though it may not have variable overdrive, its overdrive implementation can be very good nonetheless.

We have a dedicated article where we compare popular G-SYNC monitors to their FreeSync counterparts, as well as the best G-SYNC monitor buyer’s guide, which consists of all G-SYNC gaming monitors worth considering.

G-SYNC Ultimate

Gaming monitors with the G-SYNC Ultimate certification also feature a dedicated module but with added HDR (High Dynamic Range) support.

The criteria for this certification have changed over time, however.

Here are the old requirements:

G SYNC Ultimate Old Requirements

And here you can see the current requirements for G-SYNC Ultimate:

G SYNC Ultimate Requirements

So, the very first G-SYNC Ultimate gaming monitors, such as the Acer X35 and the ASUS PG27UQ, offered a next-level HDR viewing experience thanks to their high 1000-nit peak brightness and multi-zone backlight (with full-array local dimming).

Nowadays, you can see G-SYNC Ultimate monitors with a lower 600-nit peak brightness and inferior multi-zone backlights – down to 32 edge-lit local dimming zones, for instance, from something like the 512-zone FALD solution of the Acer X35.

These monitors still offer somewhat decent (but not proper) HDR image quality, usually with VESA’s DisplayHDR 600 certification.

You get noticeably better HDR image quality in comparison to SDR or DisplayHDR 400, but you’re not getting the ‘true’ HDR viewing experience, more like a glimpse of it. Some scenes will look a lot better, others might even look worse than SDR.

In other words, G-SYNC Ultimate no longer guarantees amazing HDR image quality. It is as misleading as the other HDR certifications.

For the best HDR image quality, you’ll have to check if the monitor has a good full-array local dimming solution with many zones (or simply an OLED panel) among its specifications.

Note that G-SYNC Ultimate was previously branded as ‘G-SYNC HDR.’

G-SYNC Requirements

In order to use G-SYNC, you will need a G-SYNC monitor and a compatible NVIDIA graphics card (GTX 650 Ti Boost or newer) connected via DisplayPort.

Now, newer G-SYNC monitors, such as the Dell AW2721D, the LG 38GL950G, and the Acer XB273X also allow G-SYNC to be used with AMD graphics cards over DisplayPort, and also offer HDMI-VRR for consoles.

For G-SYNC Ultimate, you’ll need a GTX 1050 or newer graphics card with DisplayPort 1.4.

You can use our G-SYNC monitor list to find all G-SYNC and G-SYNC Ultimate monitors available.

All monitors certified by NVIDIA as ‘G-SYNC Compatible’ can be found in the list at the bottom of the article.

NVIDIA ULMB & ULMB 2

Some (not all) G-SYNC monitors are also paired with NVIDIA’s ULMB (Ultra Low Motion Blur) technology, which uses backlight strobing to reduce perceived motion blur at the cost of picture brightness.

Note that ULMB and G-SYNC can’t be active at the same time – unlike some other MBR (Motion Blur Reduction) implementations, such as ELMB-Sync by ASUS or Aim Stabilizer Sync by Gigabyte, which allow for simultaneous backlight strobing and VRR (FreeSync or G-SYNC Compatible) performance.

The new ULMB 2 certification guarantees exceptional backlight strobing performance by ensuring that the monitor meets the following requirements:

  • Backlight strobing is supported at the monitor’s maximum refresh rate
  • At least 250-nits of brightness
  • Effective motion clarity of > 1000Hz (i.e. a refresh rate of at least 250Hz)
  • Minimal strobe crosstalk

ULMB 2 still doesn’t support simultaneous performance with VRR, but it brings vertical dependent overdrive, which allows for different overdrive levels to be applied at different parts of the screen.

Overdrive is tuned differently for normal operation and backlight strobing, therefore, the pixel response time can be pushed further with ULMB 2 enabled as overshoot can be hidden by the backlight being turned off period.

ULMB 2 monitors:

NVIDIA Reflex Analyzer

Further, several new G-SYNC monitors feature the new NVIDIA Reflex Analyzer tool, which allows you to measure the latency between the supported monitor and a compatible mouse.

Compatible NVIDIA Reflex Analyzer monitors include:

  • Acer Predator X34S
  • Acer Predator X38S
  • Acer Predator XB273U NX
  • AOG AGON PRO AG274QG
  • ASUS ROG Swift PG279QM
  • ASUS ROG Swift PG259QNR
  • AOC AGON PRO AG254FG
  • MSI Oculux NXG253R
  • Acer Predator X25
  • Acer Predator X28
  • Dell Alienware AW2521H
  • Dell Alienware AW2524H
  • Lenovo Y25G-30
  • LG 25GR75FG
  • ViewSonic XG251G
  • ViewSonic XG271QG
  • ViewSonic XG321UG
  • ASUS PG27AQN
  • Acer XB273UF
  • AOC AG276QSG
  • ASUS PG248QP

Click here to check out the list of all compatible NVIDIA Reflex Analyzer mice and video games.

Finally, keep in mind that NVIDIA Reflex Analyzer and NVIDIA Reflex are two different things.

NVIDIA Reflex doesn’t measure input lag, but rather reduces it in supported games.

To take advantage of it, you’ll need an NVIDIA GTX 900-series or newer graphics card and to enable the Reflex option in the settings of a compatible game, some of which include:

  • Fortnite
  • Valorant
  • Apex Legends
  • Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War
  • Call of Duty: Modern Warfare
  • Call of Duty: Warzone
  • Destiny 2

NVIDIA G-SYNC Pulsar

At CES 2024, NVIDIA announced the G-SYNC Pulsar technology.

In short, it combines the VRR performance of a native G-SYNC monitor with ULMB backlight strobing in order to reduce perceived motion blur while simultaneously keeping screen tearing at stuttering at bay.

At the moment, simultaneous VRR and MBR performance is possible on some displays without the native G-SYNC module via Gigabyte’s Aim Stabilizer Sync, ASUS’ ELMB-SYNC and similar implementations. However, the actual performance is mostly lackluster due to strobe crosstalk and similar visual artifacts.

For now, there are no announced G-SYNC Pulsar displays except for a hint at a new PG27 series monitor by ASUS, which might be a refresh of the PG27AQN model.

Given the huge backlight strobing performance improvement NVIDIA’s ULMB2 brings and the fact that a native G-SYNC module ensures stable VRR performance, we’re optimistic about G-SYNC Pulsar and hope to finally see proper VRR + MBR performance.

Cloud G-SYNC

G SYNC Now VRR Support

In 2024, NVIDIA also added variable refresh rate support to their G-SYNC Now cloud gaming service. It requires an NVIDIA GPU (16-series / 20-series or newer) and a monitor with variable refresh rate support (G-SYNC, G-SYNC Compatible, FreeSync or HDMI 2.1 VRR).

List of G-SYNC Compatible Monitors

MonitorSize ( " )ResolutionPanelRefresh Rate
Acer CP3721K P273840x2160IPS48-120Hz
Acer CP3271U V272560x1440IPS48-165Hz
Acer CP5271U V272560x1440IPS48-170Hz
Acer VG272 LV271920x1080IPS48-165Hz
Acer VG272U P272560x1440IPS48-144Hz
Acer VG272X271920x1080IPS48-240Hz
Acer X34 GS343440x1440IPS50-180Hz
Acer X45453440x1440OLED48-240Hz
Acer XB273K GP273840x2160IPS48-120Hz
Acer XB273GP271920x1080IPS48-144Hz
Acer XB273U GX272560x1440IPS48-240Hz
Acer XB273U Z272560x1440IPS48-240Hz
Acer XB283KV283840x2160IPS48-144Hz
Acer XV242Y24.81920x1080IPS48-165Hz
Acer XB253Q GP24.51920x1080IPS50-144Hz
Acer XB273GZ271920x1080IPS48-240Hz
Acer XB273U NV272560x1440IPS48-170Hz
Acer XB323U31.52560x1440IPS48-165Hz
Acer XB323U GX322560x1440IPS48-240Hz
Acer KG271 Bbmiipx271920x1080TN48-240Hz
Acer XF240H bmjdpr241920x1080TN48-144Hz
Acer XF270H BBMIIPRX271920x1080TN48-144Hz
Acer XB273GX271920x1080IPS48-240Hz
Acer XB253Q GW24.51920x1080IPS50-240Hz
Acer XV272S271920x1080IPS48-165Hz
Acer XV272 LV271920x1080IPS48-165Hz
Acer XV273U272560x1440IPS48-165Hz
Acer XV273K273840x2160IPS48-120Hz
Acer ED273 Abidpx271920x1080VA48-144Hz
Acer XG270HU272560x1440TN40-144Hz
Acer XZ321Q321920x1080VA48-144Hz
Acer CG437K P433840x2160VA48-120Hz
Acer VG252Q P24.51920x1080IPS48-144Hz
Acer XB253Q GX24.51920x1080IPS50-240Hz
Acer XB253Q GZ251920x1080IPS50-240Hz
Acer XFA240241920x1080TN48-144Hz
Acer XF250Q Cbmiiprx24.51920x1080TN48-240Hz
Acer XV253QX24.51920x1080IPS50-240Hz
Acer XV272U P272560x1440IPS48-144Hz
Acer XV273 X271920x1080IPS48-240Hz
Acer X27U272560x1440OLED48-240Hz
Acer VG252QX24.51920x1080IPS50-240Hz
AOC 24G 2Z/2ZU/2ZE23.81920x1080IPS48-240Hz
AOC 27G2SP U/E/AE271920x1080IPS48-144Hz
AOC 24G2W1G4241920x1080IPS48-144Hz
AOC AG275QA1272560x1440IPS60-170Hz
AOC AG275QX272560x1440IPS60-170Hz
AOC AG275QXP272560x1440IPS48-180Hz
AOC AG275QXPD272560x1440IPS48-180Hz
AOC AG275QZ272560x1440IPS48-270Hz
AOC AG276QZD272560x1440OLED48-240Hz
AOC AG325QX322560x1440IPS48-170Hz
AOC AG456UCZD453440x1440OLED48-240Hz
AOC PD27S272560x1440IPS50-170Hz
AOC PD32M323840x2160IPS48-144Hz
AOC U27G3X273840x2160IPS48-160Hz
AOC U27G3XM273840x2160IPS48-160Hz
AOC Q32G3WG3322560x1440IPS48-165Hz
AGON by AOC AGON PRO AG254FZ24.51920x1080IPS48-144Hz
AGON by AOC AG271FZ2271920x1080TN48-240Hz
AGON by AOC AG271F1G2271920x1080TN48-165Hz
AGON by AOC AG272FCX6271920x1080MVA48-165Hz
AGON by AOC AG272FG3R271920x1080MVA48-165Hz
AGON by AOC AG273FZE271920x1080IPS48-240Hz
AGON by AOC AGON PRO AG274FZ/FZ2271920x1080IPS48-260Hz
AGON by AOC AG274QS8R1B272560x1440IPS48-240Hz
AGON by AOC AGON PRO AG274QX272560x1440IPS48-170Hz
AGON by AOC AGON PRO AG274QXM272560x1440IPS48-170Hz
AGON by AOC AGON PRO AG274QZP272560x1440IPS60-240Hz
AGON by AOC AGON PRO AG274US4R6B273840x2160IPS48-144Hz
AGON by AOC AGON PRO AG275 QXL/QXE/QXR272560x1440IPS48-170Hz
AGON by AOC AG241QX242560x1440TN30-144Hz
AGON by AOC AG273QXP/AG273QXS272560x1440IPS48-165Hz
AGON by AOC AGON PRO AG274UXP273840x2160IPS48-144Hz
AGON by AOC AG275QXE272560x1440IPS48-170Hz
AOC G2590FX24.51920x1080TN30-146Hz
AGON by AOC AG485UD/AG485UD2483840x2160OLED48-120Hz
AOC G2590PX24.51920x1080TN30-144Hz
AOC Q24G2242560x1440IPS48-165Hz
AOC Q27G2S272560x1440IPS48-165Hz
AOC Q27G3Z272560x1440IPS48-240Hz
AOC Q32G3S322560x1440IPS60-165Hz
AOC U32G3X323840x2160IPS48-144Hz
AOPEN 27HC1R Pbidpx271920x1080VA48-144Hz
ASUS XG27UQR273840x2160IPS60-144Hz
ASUS VG27AC1A272560x1440IPS48-170Hz
ASUS VG27AQ272560x1440IPS48-144Hz
ASUS VG27AQ1A272560x1440IPS50-144Hz
ASUS VG279QL1A271920x1080IPS48-165Hz
ASUS VG27AQL3A272560x1440IPS48-180Hz
ASUS VG279QM1A272560x1440IPS48-240Hz
ASUS VG279QR271920x1080IPS50-144Hz
ASUS VG28UQL1A283840x2160IPS48-144Hz
ASUS VG258QR24.51920x1080TN40-165Hz
ASUS ROG XG259CM251920x1080IPS48-240Hz
ASUS VG259Q251920x1080IPS48-144Hz
ASUS VG27AQM1A272560x1440IPS48-240Hz
ASUS VG32AQL1A322560x1440IPS48-144Hz
ASUS PG329322560x1440IPS50-165Hz
ASUS PG27AQDM272560x1440OLED40-240Hz
ASUS PG27UQR273840x2160IPS48-160Hz
ASUS PG34WCDM343440x1440OLED40-240Hz
ASUS PG38UQ383840x2160IPS48-144Hz
ASUS PG42UQ423840x2160OLED48-120Hz
ASUS PG43U433840x2160VA48-120Hz
ASUS PG49WCD495120x1440OLED48-144Hz
ASUS XG249CM23.81920x1080IPS48-270Hz
ASUS XG27AQ272560x1440IPS48-170Hz
ASUS XG27AQV272560x1440IPS48-165Hz
ASUS XG27AQM272560x1440IPS60-240Hz
ASUS XG27AQMR322560x1440IPS40-300Hz
ASUS XG27UQR273840x2160IPS48-144Hz
ASUS PG43UQ433840x2160VA48-120Hz
ASUS VG249QM1A241920x1080IPS55-240Hz
ASUS VG258QM24.51920x1080IPS48-240Hz
ASUS VG259QM24.51920x1080IPS48-240Hz
ASUS VG27AQL1A272560x1440IPS48-144Hz
ASUS VG27AQ3A272560x1440IPS48-180Hz
ASUS VG279QM1A271920x1080IPS48-240Hz
ASUS VG27AQML1A272560x1440IPS48-240Hz
ASUS VG27B272560x1440IPS50-144Hz
ASUS VG278QR271920x1080TN40-165Hz
ASUS VG278Q271920x1080TN40-144Hz
ASUS XG258Q24.51920x1080TN48-240Hz
ASUS VG258Q24.51920x1080TN40-144Hz
ASUS VG279QM271920x1080IPS48-240Hz
ASUS VG248QG241920x1080TN48-144Hz
ASUS MG278Q272560x1440TN40-144Hz
ASUS PG32UQ323840x2160IPS48-144Hz
ASUS PG48UQ483840x2160OLED48-120Hz
ASUS XG16A15.61920x1080IPS60-144Hz
ASUS XG248Q23.81920x1080TN48-240Hz
ASUS XG256Q251920x1080IPS48-165Hz
ASUS XG276Q271920x1080IPS48-144Hz
ASUS XG279Q272560x1440IPS48-165Hz
ASUS XG32AQ322560x1440IPS48-144Hz
ASUS XG32UQ323840x2160IPS48-144Hz
ASUS XG349C343440x1440IPS48-144Hz
Alienware AW2720HF271920x1080IPS48-240Hz
Alienware AW5520QF553840x2160OLED48-120Hz
Alienware AW2521HFLA24.51920x1080IPS48-165Hz
BenQ XL2740271920x1080TN48-240Hz
BenQ XL254024.51920x1080TN48-240Hz
Corsair 27QHD240272560x1440OLED40-240Hz
Corsair 315QHD16531.52560x1440IPS60-165Hz
Corsair 32QHD240322560x1440IPS60-240Hz
Corsair 32UHD144323840x2160IPS48-144Hz
Corsair 45WQHD240453440x1440OLED40-240Hz
Dell AW2723DF272560x1440IPS48-240Hz
Dell AW2724DM272560x1440IPS48-165Hz
Dell G2422HS241920x1080IPS48-165Hz
Dell G2524H24.51920x1080IPS48-240Hz
Dell G2722HS271920x1080IPS48-165Hz
Dell G2723HN271920x1080IPS48-165Hz
Dell G2724D272560x1440IPS48-165Hz
Dell G3223D322560x1440IPS48-165Hz
Dell G3223Q323840x2160IPS48-144Hz
Dell S2419HGF241920x1080TN48-120Hz
Dell S2421HGF241920x1080TN48-144Hz
Dell S2522HG24.51920x1080IPS48-165Hz
Dell S2721HGF271920x1080IPS48-144Hz
Dell S2721DGF272560x1440IPS48-165Hz
Alienware AW2521HF24.51920x1080IPS48-240Hz
Alienware AW2521HFL24.51920x1080IPS48-240Hz
EVE ES07D02272560x1440IPS48-280Hz
EVE Spectrum ES07D03273840x2160IPS48-144Hz
Funai FGM-27F750273840x2160IPS48-144Hz
Galax VI-01272560x1440IPS48-165Hz
Galax VIVANCE-32Q322560x1440IPS48-165Hz
Galax Q3222SUC322560x1440IPS48-165Hz
GIGABYTE AD27QD272560x1440IPS48-144Hz
GIGABYTE FI25F24.51920x1080IPS48-240Hz
GIGABYTE FI27Q272560x1440IPS48-144Hz
GIGABYTE FI27Q-P272560x1440IPS48-165Hz
GIGABYTE FI27Q-X272560x1440IPS48-240Hz
HP 24x23.81920x1080TN48-144Hz
HP 25x251920x1080TN48-144Hz
HP 25mx251920x1080TN48-144Hz
HP OMEN 25i24.51920x1080IPS60-165Hz
HP OMEN 27i272560x1440IPS50-165Hz
HP OMEN 27k273840x2160IPS55-144Hz
HP OMEN 27i IPS272560x1440IPS48-165Hz
HP OMEN 27qs272560x1440IPS60-240Hz
HP OMEN 27s271920x1080IPS60-240Hz
HP OMEN X 25f251920x1080TN48-240Hz
HP HyperX Armada 27272560x1440IPS48-165Hz
HP HyperX Armada 25251920x1080IPS48-240Hz
I-O DATA GC241UXD241920x1080IPS60-240Hz
I-O DATA GC253U24.51920x1080IPS59-240Hz
I-O DATA GC271HXB271920x1080TN50-165Hz
I-O DATA GC272HXD271920x1080IPS60-165Hz
I-O DATA GC243HXD241920x1080IPS60-165Hz
I-O DATA GC252UX24.51920x1080TN55-240Hz
I-O DATA GCQ271HA272560x1440IPS59-165Hz
I-O DATA GCQ321HXD31.52560x1440IPS59-165Hz
I-O DATA GD271UAX271920x1080IPS59-240Hz
I-O DATA GDQ271JA272560x1440IPS59-180Hz
Lenovo G24-10241920x1080IPS48-144Hz
Lenovo G24-20241920x1080IPS50-165Hz
Lenovo G25-10251920x1080IPS48-144Hz
Lenovo G27Q-20272560x1440IPS48-165Hz
Lenovo Y25-2524.51920x1080IPS48-240Hz
Lenovo Y27Q-20272560x1440IPS48-165Hz
Lenovo Y27-30271920x1080IPS48-165Hz
LG 2022 8K Z2 series77, 887680x4320OLED40-120Hz
LG 2022 4K G2 series55, 65, 77, 83, 973840x2160OLED40-120Hz
LG 2022 4K C2 series42, 48, 55, 65, 77, 833840x2160OLED40-120Hz
LG 2022 4K CS series55, 65, 773840x2160OLED40-120Hz
LG 2022 4K B2 series55, 65, 773840x2160OLED40-120Hz
LG 27GK750F-B271920x1080TN48-240Hz
LG 27GL63T271920x1080IPS48-144Hz
LG 27GL650271920x1080IPS48-144Hz
LG 27GL83A272560x1440IPS48-144Hz
LG 27GN60R/27GN65R271920x1080IPS60-144Hz
LG 27GN750/27GP750271920x1080IPS48-240Hz
LG 27GN800272560x1440IPS48-144Hz
LG 27GN95R273840x2160IPS48-144Hz
LG 27GR95QE272560x1440OLED48-240Hz
LG 27GR95UM273840x2160IPS48-144Hz
LG 27GR83Q272560x1440IPS48-240Hz
LG 27GR93U273840x2160IPS48-144Hz
LG 27GR750Q272560x1440IPS48-165Hz
LG 27GR950272560x1440OLED48-240Hz
LG 27GR75Q272560x1440IPS48-165Hz
LG 27PG95R273840x2160Nano IPS48-144Hz
LG 32GN50T/32GN500271920x1080IPS60-165Hz
LG 32GN650/32GN63T322560x1440IPS60-144Hz
LG 32GP850/32GP83B322560x1440IPS60-165Hz
LG 32GR75Q322560x1440IPS60-165Hz
LG 32GR93U323840x2160IPS48-144Hz
LG 34GN850343440x1440IPS48-144Hz
LG 34GN73A342560x1080IPS50-144Hz
LG 38GN95037.53840x1600IPS48-144Hz
LG 27GL850272560x1440IPS48-144Hz
LG 34GL750342560x1080IPS50-144Hz
LG 27GP850/27GP83B272560x1440IPS60-165Hz
LG 27GP95R273840x2160IPS48-144Hz
LG 32GP750322560x1440IPS60-165Hz
LG 32GQ85B/32GQ85X/32GQ850L322560x1440IPS48-240Hz
LG 32GQ95B242560x1440IPS48-165Hz
LG 32GQ950323840x2160IPS48-144Hz
LG 38WN95C37.53840x1600IPS48-144Hz
LG 38WR850C-W383840x1600IPS60-170Hz
LG 45GR95QE453440x1440OLED40-240Hz
LG 48GQ90B483840x2160OLED48-120Hz
LG 49WQ95X/49BQ95C495120x1440IPS48-144Hz
LG 2019 B9, C9, E9553840x2160OLED40-120Hz
LG 2019 B9, C9, E9653840x2160OLED40-120Hz
LG 2019 B9, C9773840x2160OLED40-120Hz
LG 2019 Z9887680x4320OLED40-120Hz
LG 2020 BX, CX, GX553840x2160OLED40-120Hz
LG 2020 BX, CX, GX653840x2160OLED40-120Hz
LG 2020 BX, CX, GX773840x2160OLED40-120Hz
LG 2020 CX483840x2160OLED40-120Hz
LG 2020 ZX77, 887680x4320OLED40-120Hz
LG 2021 B1 4K series77, 65, 553840x2160OLED40-120Hz
LG 2021 C1 4K series83, 77, 65, 55, 483840x2160OLED40-120Hz
LG 2021 G1 4K series77, 65, 553840x2160OLED40-120Hz
LG 2021 Z1 8K series88, 777680x4320OLED40-120Hz
LG LX1Q55,48,423840x2160OLED40-120Hz
LG LX3Q423840x2160OLED40-120Hz
LG M397, 83, 773840x2160OLED40-120Hz
MSI G273271920x1080IPS60-165Hz
MSI G274F271920x1080IPS60-180Hz
MSI G274QXP272560x1440IPS60-240Hz
MSI G274271920x1080IPS60-165Hz
MSI G321Q322560x1440IPS60-165Hz
MSI MAG251RX24.51920x1080IPS48-120Hz
MSI MAG274UPF273840x2160IPS60-144Hz
MSI MAG281URF283840x2160IPS60-144Hz
MSI MAG301RF302560x1080IPS60-200Hz
MSI MAG321QR322560x1440IPS48-165Hz
MSI MPG321QRF-QD322560x1440IPS60-165Hz
MSI MPG341QR343440x1440IPS60-144Hz
MSI MPG321UR-QD323840x2160IPS60-144Hz
MSI G251F24.51920x1080IPS48-165Hz
MSI G273Q272560x1440IPS60-165Hz
MSI MAG274QRF272560x1440IPS48-165Hz
MSI MAG274R272560x1440IPS60-165Hz
Philips 24M1N3200ZA241920x1080IPS48-165Hz
Philips 25M2N5200P24.51920x1080IPS48-280Hz
Philips 27M1N5900273840x2160IPS50-144Hz
Philips 27M1N5200PA271920x1080IPS48-240Hz
Philips 27M1N5500ZA272560x1440IPS48-170Hz
Philips 27M1N5500ZR272560x1440IPS48-180Hz
Philips 275M1RZ272560x1440IPS60-170Hz
Philips 275M8RZ272560x1440IPS60-165Hz
Philips 279M1RV273840x2160IPS60-144Hz
Philips 32M1N5800323840x2160IPS60-144Hz
Philips OLED80648, 773840x2160OLED48-120Hz
Philips OLED706653840x2160OLED48-120Hz
Philips OLED936553840x2160OLED48-120Hz
Philips OLED9x855, 65, 773840x2160OLED40-120Hz
Philips OLED8x842, 48, 55, 65, 773840x2160OLED40-120Hz
Philips OLED7x848, 55, 653840x2160OLED40-120Hz
Philips 77OLED807/12773840x2160OLED48-120Hz
Philips PHL24M1N5500Z242560x1440IPS48-165Hz
Philips PHL252M1RPE251920x1080IPS48-240Hz
Philips PHL27M1N3200Z271920x1080IPS48-165Hz
Philips PHL27M1N5200P271920x1080IPS48-240Hz
Philips PHL276M1RPE272560x1440IPS48-240Hz
Philips PHL32M1N5800A323840x2160IPS60-144Hz
Philips PHL32M1N5500Z322560x1440IPS48-170Hz
Philips TV 42OLED808423840x2160OLED48-120Hz
Philips TV FTV OLED90765, 55, 483840x2160OLED48-120Hz
Philips TV FTV OLED93777, 653840x2160OLED48-120Hz
Razer Raptor 27272560x1440IPS48-144Hz
Samsung 2020 Odyssey G7272560x1440VA60-240Hz
Samsung 2020 Odyssey G7322560x1440VA80-240Hz
Samsung 2020 Odyssey G9495120x1440VA60-240Hz
Samsung Odyssey G93SC495120x1440OLED48-240Hz
Samsung Odyssey G95SC495120x1440OLED48-240Hz
Samsung CRG5271920x1080VA48-240Hz
Samsung LS28AG700N283840x2160IPS48-144Hz
Samsung G95NA495120x1440VA60-240Hz
Samsung Odyssey G40B25, 271920x1080IPS48-240Hz
Samsung Odyssey 27 G50A/G52A272560x1440IPS48-165Hz
Sony INZONE M9273840x2160IPS48-144Hz
Sony INZONE M3271920x1080IPS48-240Hz
ViewSonic VP2776273840x2160IPS48-144Hz
ViewSonic VX2781-2K-Pro/2272560x1440IPS48-170Hz
ViewSonic VX2781-4K-Pro273840x2160IPS48-150Hz
ViewSonic VX3220-4K-Pro323840x2160IPS48-144Hz
ViewSonic XG25024.51920x1080IPS48-240Hz
ViewSonic XG270271920x1080IPS48-240Hz
ViewSonic XG270Q272560x1440IPS50-165Hz
ViewSonic XG320Q322560x1440IPS48-165Hz
Xiaomi Mi 245 HF24.51920x1080IPS50-144Hz
Xiaomi Mi 245 HF124.51920x1080IPS50-165Hz
Xiaomi Master 77 OLED773840x2160OLED48-120Hz
Panasonic 48MZ1800483840x2160OLED48-120Hz

Note that the monitors listed above will work without any issues, such as flickering, excessive ghosting, and other visual artifacts, with compatible NVIDIA cards.

Other FreeSync monitors may support VRR with NVIDIA cards as well, however, in this case, the performance quality is not guaranteed – they may work just as good, not at all, or have certain issues.

See our list of FreeSync monitors to see which monitors (that we tested) provide stable G-SYNC performance, even though they’re not certified by NVIDIA.

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Rob Shafer

Rob is a software engineer with a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Denver. He now works full-time managing DisplayNinja while coding his own projects on the side.