Nvidia announces G-Sync hardware module


During day two of Nvidia’s Montreal 2013 event, the GPU maker has announced a new hardware module that works in conjunction with monitors and display screens in order to eliminate game stutter, reduces lag, eradicates screen tearing.

Instead of the monitor updating its refresh rate irrespective of how fast or slow the GPU is rendering frames, the G-Sync module completely synchronizes GPU frame rendering with a dynamic refresh rate for the display.


In simple terms, it means that the technology allows display screens to work in concert with the GPU frame buffer and tweak the refresh rate accordingly. This, in turn, effectively resolves the issue of screen tearing, where the display tries to play catchup with the rate at which the GPU sends it frames.

Nvidia has announced several hardware partners, which includes Asus, BenQ, Phillips, and Viewsonic. Future monitors from these display manufacturers will come with the G-sync module pre-installed.

Stay tuned for more on Nvidia’s announcements from Montreal 2013.