Buying a gaming monitor? You 100% need to check out DisplayLag's new G-SYNC/FreeSync database that helps you find exactly what you're looking for

Posted by John 'Velociraptor' Guerrero • November 12, 2018 at 2:28 p.m. PST

When we in the fighting game community bring up DisplayLag it's usually because founder Adeel "Fourwude" Soomro has the skinny on input delay for various fighting titles. That's not exactly where we're headed today.

DisplayLag has recently rolled out its brand new G-SYNC and FreeSync monitor database page, which helps you search for the best gaming monitors on the market with precision in regards to your specific needs. Both of these are variable refresh rate technologies designed to fix the issues that V-SYNC tends to produce. Soomro articulated to me why he believes these G and Free Sync are going to be the standard for more and more gamers.

"When you enable V-SYNC, it synchronizes the game to the display, which fixes the screen tearing. The downside is that you get a few additional frames of input lag. Before G-SYNC and FreeSync were developed, your choice was basically low input lag, or screen tearing," he explained. "

What G-SYNC/FreeSync do is that they allow a compatible graphics card or source to synchronize directly to the display's refresh rate, without introducing this extra lag from V-SYNC. The bottom line is you will get lower input lag and less stutter when your game's performance has unstable frame rate, while still avoiding screen tearing."

Modern PCs are already able to enjoy these benefits, and other consoles are expected to fully support FreeSync moving forward. Current generation consoles work with these monitors, but only the Xbox One can take advantage of FreeSync. The PS4 will work the same way it does on a normal monitor. We should also mention that G-SYNC is only supported by NVIDIA graphics cards, whereas FreeSync is only supported by AMD Radeon graphics cards, and the Xbox One.

The problems of V-SYNC will likely soon be a thing of the past, and the brand new DisplayLag monitor database can direct you to the best of over 100 different monitors of the future.

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