Sign in to follow this  
jay281

Any updated thoughts on Nvidia Gsync?

Recommended Posts

Hi All,

 

Was wondering if anyone is running a Gsync monitor? And what is there thoughts?

 

Thanks

 

James

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Help AVSIM continue to serve you!
Please donate today!

I have one. I actually turn it off when using p3d. I find the sim is smoother with it off for some reason. However with FPS games I love it. It wouldn't be worth the money just for p3d.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I turn it off too.  It actually causes screen tearing for me under 35 FPS which pretty much all the time.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I keep it on (full screen + windowed ticked in NCP) with FPS unlimited and Vsync off. I don't see any tearing.

 

Cheers,

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

144hz v-sync off... unlimited fps... no Nvidia Inspector... 4x DSR... 16x-8x AA inside P3d, outstanding performance and experience, best investment i ever bought for Flightsim.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Unlimited FPS. Game capped at 50FPS externally and G-Sync Windowed + Fullscreen enabled. It's a slice of heaven, G-sync really makes that nasty sub-60 feel smooth and playable! 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Take a look at http://www.anandtech.com/show/7582/nvidia-gsync-review. On page 2 it says:

 

"Game/hardware/settings combinations that result in frame rates below 30 fps will exhibit stuttering since the G-Sync display will be forced to repeat frames, and similarly if your frame rate is equal to your refresh rate (60, 120 or 144 fps in this case) then you won’t really see any advantages over plain old v-sync."

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I have a Gsync display but for me it doesn't work that well with P3D. It's smoother on the whole but introduces a lengthy (half second or so) stutter every few seconds that I don't get with Gsync off.

 

For absolutely anything else however, Gsync is a MUST HAVE!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I also have a 144Hz G-Sync monitor and I have it disabled exclusively for P3D (love it in other games of course). Why? Because I have my settings configured to maintain as best as possible 30FPS, and sadly this is exactly the cutoff value for G-Sync. Now, I adjusted some settings recently and I realized that even with FPS on unlimited, I am down to 20-25FPS on heavy airports an 25-30FPS on intermediate airports and clearly above 30FPS everywhere else. And THIS is the issue for me. As soon as my FPS are above 30FPS, G-Sync kicks in and works, below it is automatically deactivated. The switch between G-Sync on and off results in a rather ugly shimmering of the display, as it is basically switching from about 30Hz to 144Hz and back very fast if the FPS are fluctuating around 30. Unbearable, that's why I turned it off. Of course you could argue that I should change my settings to be constantly above 30FPS, but to be above 30FPS in the Aerosoft VC sitting on a busy airport such as EDDF v2 with overcast conditions and AI traffic, I would have to turn down the settings that much that it hurts. So, I prefer 20-25FPS (still smooth) in those situations and no G-Sync.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

99% of my flight time fps are >80fps in air and on ground >40 fps (4790k, 980TI) depending on heavy scenery. I leave G-SYNC on (+unlimited, vsync/buffering off) all the time together with a Asus 34'' 100Hz monitor. The remaining 1% is e.g. a flight from/to EGLC, EGLL and AS London City where fps are around 30 fps with a complex aircraft. I can live with that even if G-Sync switches off <30Hz. But I enjoy it most of the time when fps are above 30fps.

 

As said before, as TrackIR user the more fps the better - at least to MY eyes.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hi,

 

Thanks you for all your experiences, my monitor is delievered today (Acer Predator X34). Ill update with my experience.

 

Kind Regards

 

James

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I also have a 144Hz G-Sync monitor and I have it disabled exclusively for P3D (love it in other games of course). Why? Because I have my settings configured to maintain as best as possible 30FPS, and sadly this is exactly the cutoff value for G-Sync. Now, I adjusted some settings recently and I realized that even with FPS on unlimited, I am down to 20-25FPS on heavy airports an 25-30FPS on intermediate airports and clearly above 30FPS everywhere else. And THIS is the issue for me. As soon as my FPS are above 30FPS, G-Sync kicks in and works, below it is automatically deactivated. The switch between G-Sync on and off results in a rather ugly shimmering of the display, as it is basically switching from about 30Hz to 144Hz and back very fast if the FPS are fluctuating around 30. Unbearable, that's why I turned it off. Of course you could argue that I should change my settings to be constantly above 30FPS, but to be above 30FPS in the Aerosoft VC sitting on a busy airport such as EDDF v2 with overcast conditions and AI traffic, I would have to turn down the settings that much that it hurts. So, I prefer 20-25FPS (still smooth) in those situations and no G-Sync.

 

 

Do you turn it on in the main settings and use a nvidia inspector profile to turn G sync off?

 

How do you turn it off just for one application?

 

I am upgrading from a 1080 1980x1080 TN 60hz panel to a Asus p348q 3440x1440 100hz IPS today and will put my thoughts together after a few days

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

yes, I turned off G-Sync specifically only for P3D via the nVidia Inspector profile.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I am up and running ofr a few days with new monitor with Gsync on and am pretty confident that when fps are over 30fps (which is 99% of the time for me) I get zero stutters. Never ever seen the sim so smooth

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this