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ASUS To Have Exclusive Rights Over G-Sync



/ 3 years ago

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Nvidia’s G-SYNC is rumored to be exclusive to ASUS until late 2014. G-Sync is both a software and a hardware solution that will solve screen tearing and stuttering. A daughter hardware board is placed into a G-Sync enabled monitor which will do something very interesting. It is now reported that ASUS signed an exclusive deal with Nvidia. Something I would not be happy about.

Swedish website sweclockers claims that the first wave G-Sync will be introduced in monitors with a 120 to 144 Hz refresh rate. The first screen was already announced by ASUS, which is the VG248QE with a price tag of roughly €300 / $412 / £257, price that reportedly will go higher.

This means that other manufacturers will have to wait until the third or fourth quarter of 2013 before they can integrate it into their monitors. In the end if this information is right it will be a bad deal for the consumers as exclusivity drives prices upwards, which is exactly something you do not want to happen with new technology.

If all this is true, then the decision made could impact and even deny other manufacturers like BenQ, Philips and Viewsonic the ability to provide a variety of products, leading to slow adoption rate and sale decrease.

Thank you Guru 3D for providing us with this information


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  • Skidmarks

    Ugh. I hate these “exclusive” deals. It’s really unfair to others.

  • Hydrocharged

    I like to shop around for monitors before choosing the right one, and it’d just be easier to wait now than to spring for the very first thing that is released. I’ve been very, very, very excited for G-Sync, but I don’t see how this is good news for anyone, whether that be the consumers, NVIDIA, or ASUS. If you’re trying to introduce a new technology that you hope will become the new standard, you don’t make it an exclusive deal with a company. You allow all the companies to implement it. I assume that one will still be able to buy the daughterboard and implement it onto their monitor of choice, but the number that will choose to actually do that will be few, even if they have both the required skills and confidence.

  • KsnNwk .

    Nvidia should not have rights to G-sync. It should be Open Source, like V-Sync was.
    No one has rights for V-sync, and since G-Sync is basically based of V-sync just reversed.
    GPU locks the display, instead of display locking GPU like V-sync did.
    Therefore if AMD would make a chip, then we should just be able to use G-Sync.

    I think that Nvidia G-sync rights can be easily questioned if wanted, by the monitor manufacturers or AMD.