Graphics card manufacturer Nvidia released a bomb of news at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas by announcing FreeSync support. No longer are owners of Nvidia GPUs forced to purchase very pricey G-Sync-labeled monitors to experience one of the more substantial technological upgrades that has come to monitors in decades.
First up, a primer on the purpose and goal of FreeSync and G-Sync. Modern monitors present images on the screen in fixed intervals of time. This so-called Refresh Rate of the monitor determines how fast a new image can be shown. The most widely used refresh rate is 60Hz, meaning the screen gets updated with a new image 60 times every [...]