Back at CES 2019, when NVIDIA announced the new RTX 2060 graphics card, NVIDIA CEO Jensen Huang also announced support for “G-Sync compatible monitors”. This means that you can now enable G-Sync feature even if you are using a FreeSync monitor, provided that you have a Pascal or Turing-based graphics card. That’s right, this support will only work for graphics card from GTX 10 series to the latest RTX 20 series; and you will need the latest GeForce Driver 417.71 (up). Also, NVIDIA has initially provided a list of 12 FreeSync monitors that are certified and fully works with G-Sync without any problems. Since then, these FreeSync monitors have been selling like hot cakes. Check out the list of Freesync monitors that are compatible with G-Sync below.
UPDATE 3: NVIDIA added the following monitors: Dell S2419HGF, HP 25x and LG 27GL850.
UPDATE 2: NVIDIA has added more G-Sync compatible monitors in their list. Recently, NVIDIA certified 7 more FreeSync monitors (24 in total) to be compatible with G-Sync. A driver update will be released very soon. Check out the monitors below.
UPDATE: As of today, NVIDIA added five FreeSync monitors that are certified to be G-Sync compatible. The five monitors are the Asus VG278Q, Asus VG258,Acer ED273A, Acer XF250Q C and the BenQ Zowie XL2540-B. You can check out the table below for more details.
List of Certified FreeSync Monitors Compatible with NVIDIA G-Sync
Note: This page is best viewed in Desktop or Desktop view. Table below is also scroll-able / swipeable left to right.
According to NVIDIA, they have tested 400 different monitors and only 12 of them have passed without any issues. Below are the 12 FreeSync monitors that are certified to be compatible with NVIDIA’s G-Sync.
|Monitor||Display Size||Resolution||Aspect Ratio||Panel||Refresh Rate||Response Time (GtG)||HDR Support||Brightness||Viewing Angles||Ports||Availability|
|Acer XFA240||24"||1920x1080||16:9||TN||144Hz||1ms||No||350 cd/m²||160°/170°||DisplayPort 1.2, HDMI/MHL, DVI||Amazon.com|
|Acer XG270HU||27"||2560x1440||16:9||TN||144Hz||1ms||No||350 cd/m²||160°/170°||DVI, HDMI, DisplayPort||Amazon.com
|Acer XV273K||27"||3840x2160||16:9||IPS||144Hz||1ms||DisplayHDR 400, HDR10||400 cd/m² (Peak HDR Mode)||178°/178°||DisplayPort 1.4, Mini DP, HDMI 2.0, USB||Amazon.com|
|Acer XZ321Q||31.5"||1920x1080||16:9||VA||144Hz||4ms||No||300 cd/m²||178°/178°||DisplayPort, HDMI, USB||Amazon UK|
|Agon AG241QX||23.8"||2560x1440||16:9||TN||144Hz||1ms||No||350 cd/m²||160°/170°||DisplayPort 1.2, HDMI 2.0, DVI, USB 3.0||Amazon.com
|AOC G2590FX||24.5"||1920x1080||16:9||TN||144Hz||1ms||No||400 cd/m²||160°/170°||DisplayPort 1.2, HDMI 1.4, VGA, USB 3.0||Amazon.com
|AOC G2590PX||24.5"||1920x1080||16:9||TN||144Hz||1ms||No||400 cd/m²||160°/170°||VGA, DisplayPort 1.2, HDMI 1.4, USB 3.0||Amazon UK|
|Asus MG278Q||27"||2560x1440||16:9||TN||144Hz||1ms||No||350 cd/m²||160°/170°||DisplayPort, HDMI, USB 3.0||Amazon.com
|Asus VG258Q||24.5"||1920x1080||16:9||TN||144Hz||1ms||No||400 cd/m²||160°/170°||DisplayPort 1.2, DL DVI-D, HDMI 1.4||Amazon UK|
|Asus VG278Q||27"||1920x1080||16:9||TN||144Hz||1ms||No||400 cd/m²||160°/170°||DisplayPort 1.2, DL DVI-D, HDMI 1.4||Amazon.com
|Asus XG248Q||23.8"||1920x1080||16:9||TN||240Hz||1ms||No||400 cd/m²||160°/170°||DisplayPort, HDMI 2.0, USB 3.0||Amazon.com
|Asus XG258Q||24.5"||1920x1080||16:9||TN||240Hz||1ms||No||400 cd/m²||160°/170°||DisplayPort, HDMI 2.0, HDMI 1.4||Amazon.com
|BenQ XL2740||27"||1920x1080||16:9||TN||240Hz||1ms||No||320 cd/m²||160°/170°||DisplayPort 1.2, DVI-DL, HDMI 2.0, HDMI 1.4||Amazon.com
|Acer ED273A||27"||1920x1080||16:9||VA||144Hz||4ms||No||250 cd/m²||178°/178°||DVI, HDMI (HDCP), DisplayPort||Amazon.com|
|Acer XF250Q C||24.5"||1920x1080||16:9||TN||240Hz||1ms||No||400 cd/m²||160°/170°||DisplayPort 1.2, HDMI 2.0, HDMI 1.4||Amazon.com|
|BenQ Zowie XL2540-B||24.5"||1920x1080||16:9||TN||240Hz||1ms||No||400 cd/m²||160°/170°||DVI, HDMI, DisplayPort 1.2, USB 2.0||Amazon.com|
|Acer KG271 Bbmiipx||27"||1920x1080||16:9||TN||240Hz||1ms||Yes||400 cd/m²||160°/170°||DVI, HDMI, DisplayPort, Audio in/out||Amazon UK|
|Acer XF240H Bmjdpr||24"||1920x1080||16:9||TN||144Hz||1ms||No||350 cd/m²||160°/170°||DVI, HDMI, DisplayPort||Amazon.com|
|Acer XF270H Bbmiiprx||27"||1920x1080||16:9||TN||144Hz||1ms||No||400 cd/m²||160°/170°||HDMI 2.0, DisplayPort 1.2||Amazon.com|
|AOPEN 27HC1R Pbidpx||27"||1920x1080||16:9||VA||144Hz||4ms||No||250 cd/m²||178°/178°||DVI, HDMI v1.4, DisplayPort 1.2a, Audio out||Amazon.com|
|Asus VG248QG||24"||1920x1080||16:9||TN||165Hz||1ms||No||350 cd/m²||160°/170°||HDMI 1.4, DisplayPort 1.2, Dual-link DVI-D||Amazon UK|
|Gigabyte AORUS AD27QD||27"||2560x1440||16:9||IPS||144Hz||4ms||DisplayHDR 400||350 cd/m²||178°/178°||Display Port 1.2, HDMI 2.0, USB 3.0||Amazon.com|
|LG 27GK750F (AUSUMPM / BKRUMPN)||27"||19820x1080||16:9||TN||240Hz||2ms||No||400 cd/m²||160°/170°||HDMI 2.0, DisplayPort 1.2, USB 3.0||Amazon.com|
|ASUS VG258QR||24.5"||1920x1080||16:9||TN||165Hz||0.5ms - 1ms||No||400 cd/m²||160°/170°||HDMI 1.4, DisplayPort 1.2, DVI-D, 3.5mm Audio||Amazon UK|
|ASUS VG278QR||27"||1920x1080||16:9||TN||165Hz||0.5ms - 1ms||No||400 cd/m²||160°/170°||HDMI 1.4, DisplayPort 1.2, DVI-D, 3.5mm Audio||Amazon UK|
|Dell S2419HGF||24"||1920x1080||16:9||TN||144Hz||1ms||No||350 cd/m²||160°/170°||HDMI 1.4, DisplayPort 1.2, USB 3.0, 3.5mm Audio||Amazon.com
|HP 25x||24.5"||1920x1080||16:9||TN||144Hz||1ms||No||400 cd/m²||160°/170°||HDMI 2.0, DisplayPort 1.2||Amazon.com
I was a little bit disappointed when I saw the initial list since most are based on a TN panel. True that they are fast, they have a very low response time, but they don’t have good viewing angles and colors are not that great compared to IPS or VA panel.
The Acer Nitro XV273K seems like the “better” monitor compared to the other 11 FreeSync monitor. It’s a 4K UHD display, IPS panel and it even supports HDR. Unfortunately, this monitor seems to be plague with (serious) backlight bleed issues. Perhaps an issue with early version of this monitor?
The Acer XZ321Q looks like a good option as well; where the BenQ XL2740 looks like a really good monitor for eSports and fast FPS games.
If you are currently using one of the monitors listed above, once the driver version 417.71 has been installed, G-Sync feature should be automatically enable. Those who are using FreeSync monitors that are not listed above / non-certified may also enable G-Sync manually via the NVIDIA control panel.
Do note that those monitors that are non-certified may encounter varying issues, like flickering, blurring and the likes. However, there are several users who have confirmed that their non-certified FreeSync monitor was working well with G-Sync enabled.
Non-Certified FreeSync Monitors But Still Works with G-Sync
The list of certified FreeSync monitors compatible with G-Sync seems to be pretty underwhelming, due to the fact there are literally a lot of FreeSync monitors available in the market today compared to G-Sync monitors.
UPDATE: MSI has listed some of their FreeSync monitors that are compatible with G-Sync as well. However, take note though that NVIDIA has not officially included MSI’s monitors on their list of certified G-Sync compatible monitors. I have the MSI Optix MPG27CQ, it’s not certified, but when I enable G-sync, it does seem to work. I only tried it with Battlefield V, haven’t tested it thoroughly though.
Users from NVIDIA Subreddit have created a Google sheet where they share their experiences with the current FreeSync monitors that they have. We see some non-certified FreeSync monitors on that list are reported to work just fine with G-Sync. Other monitors have issues, while other monitors needed to be “tweaked” a little bit just to get G-Sync working with their FreeSync monitors. Can you check out the sheet here.