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Is G-Sync Necessary? [ANSWERED]

    ✅ Fact Checked
    Updated on October 6, 2022
    John Chad, Bachelor Computer Science Degree & Computer Engineering.
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    John Chad, Bachelor Degree in Computer Science & Computer Engineering.
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    John is a certified IT & Computer Engineer with a Bachelors Degree. He has worked for a International Insurance Company in the IT department before deciding to become a full time blogger to help his readers. Holds a Bachelors Degree in Computer Science from Stanford University.

    G-Sync is a technology that is designed to reduce input lag. Input lag is the delay between pressing a button and seeing the response on your screen. Some people have said that G-Sync is not necessary for gaming, but they are wrong! Without it, graphics can stutter or freeze during gameplay because of latency issues.

    In this blog post, we will discuss why some gamers think G-sync is not necessary and how it actually improves the quality of their games.

    Recently a lot of gamers are come out against G-Sync saying it isn’t necessary and it’s not worth having, honestly, it’s not a necessity for sure, however, G-Sync will give you extra “quality of life”, and if you have the option to get a monitor with G-Sync you should do so.

    Benefits of G-Sync

    • Reduced latency/input lag is the biggest reason why you should get a monitor with G-Sync.

    With reduced input lag, the gameplay is going to be much smoother and transition from one frame to another is going to feel seamless. You also won’t have any stuttering or freezing when in-game because of the latency issues that can arise without it. This is especially true if you’re playing competitively online where every millisecond counts when trying to take someone down! It will be worth getting a nice monitor even though it may cost more than others just for the added benefit of having lower input lag which makes your gaming experience so much better overall. The same can be achieved by buying a high-frequency monitor (120Hz / 144Hz / 240Hz monitors), however, G-Sync avoids tearing as well which some of the monitors may suffer from.

    • In addition, graphics are always going to look crisp and smooth while using G-sync.

    • No Tearing is also another great benefit to having a monitor with G-Sync. No tearing is very important as it is not good for the eyes and can be quite distracting.

    What is Tearing?

    Tearing is when the graphics are not working in sync with each other, this is usually because of high frame rates. Graphics can tear very easily if you have a fast monitor without g-sync technology and no v-sync enabled. This is especially true for competitive gamers who love to play online or offline at higher frame rates (above 60 FPS) which is quite common these days! With G-Sync on your side, it reduces tearing as well as input lag so that way gameplay is going to be smoother than ever before and transitions from one frame to another will feel like they’re synchronized properly.

    This is what makes G-Sync such an amazing feature: it improves both quality and performance while doing away with any latency issues whatsoever!

    So is G-Sync Necessary?

    G-Sync is not a necessity for gaming, but it is definitely worth having if you can afford it. The benefits of having G-Sync far outweigh any negatives that may come with it. With reduced input lag and no tearing, you’re guaranteed to have a smooth and enjoyable gaming experience! So why not get yourself a monitor with G-Sync today? You won’t regret it!

    FreeSync vs G-Sync

    Both are very similar in terms of what they’re trying to accomplish, that is, smooth gameplay with reduced input lag, and no screen tearing, however, they both do it in different ways and both have different problems & overall performance.

    In general, FreeSync suffers a bit from Ghosting, as items travel across the screen, they leave behind shadowy impressions of their previous positions. It’s an artifact that some people don’t even notice, yet it irritates others.

    However, it also brings substantial improvements in terms of reducing tearing & stuttering.

    Meanwhile, G-Sync shows some issues with flickering if you’re running at low FPS, especially in high hardware demanding games.

    Overall, people seem to prefer the latter rather than FreeSync but both are still good choices regardless.

    Do Pro Gamers use this technology?

    Some do but a large majority don’t, a lot of pro gamers prefer to leave their FPS uncapped which can’t be done when you have G-Sync turned on, however, there are also some that still use it and prefer it, such as Tfue, Ninja, etc… Other pro players from Team liquid have also admitted to using it.

    Does it lower FPS?

    No, it doesn’t lower FPS, however, it caps your FPS to your monitor refresh rate (usually 60hz / 120Hz / 144Hz or 240Hz), this means that if you have a 144Hz monitor, your FPS will be capped to 144, you won’t be able to go any higher. It does this to prevent tearing and gaming inconsistencies.

    As such, if you’re worried about FPS loss, you don’t need to as it will not happen, this technology was designed by Nvidia to help you with gaming, not to make it worse.