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Nvidia hopes to stop screen tearing with G-Sync

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Hardware solution to address stuttering

Nvidia has announced G-Sync, a technology said to eliminate screen tearing, input lag, and stutter. This is a module that's built into monitors, synchronizing them with the GPU's output.

Sounds fantastic on paper -- and Epic's Tim Sweeney has called it "the biggest leap forward in gaming monitors since we went from standard definition to high-def" --  but it's going to require some setup (and money!) on our part. First, you'll need a GeForce GTX 650 Ti Boost or better, and a G-Sync-enabled monitor -- these will be sold starting next year.

The impatient among us who want the tech this year can mod their ASUS VG248QE monitor with the G-Sync module (one-year warranty included) or send it off to get installed by a modding company. The process is supposed to take around half an hour and instructions will be released soon so you know if you're capable of doing it yourself.

Introducing Revolutionary NVIDIA G-SYNC Display Technology: Ultra-Smooth, Stutter-Free Gaming Is Here [Nvidia]




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