Nvidia’s giant press convention at this yr’s CES I used to be given a purpose to move inexperienced within the ongoing combat between Nvidia and AMD – G-Sync. It permits the GPU and screen to work collectively to make sure frames are brought to the show persistently and easily. Your display most effective updates the body when the GPU is prepared, casting off reveal-tearing and lowering stutter.
The kicker? You desire a G-Sync appropriate reveal for it to work. I attempted the tech on a pair of 27-inch monitors from BenQ and Philips, one 120Hz and the opposite 144Hz, and the adaptation between G-Sync on and off is beautiful darned spectacular. panning round recreation environments appears so easy the movement appears pre-rendered.
A pleasant, giant 2560×1440, IPS, G-Sync enabled panel plugged right into a GTX 780 Ti goes to ship one thing reasonably pretty. Consistent with Nvidia’s CEO, Oculus CTO John Carmack is quoted as announcing ‘while you’ve tried it, you could’t return.’ It is Nvidia-best, after all, which means that AMD card house owners is not going to have the option to profit from the tech.
AMD have their very own ace within the type of the Mantle API, on the other hand. I’ve eventually viewed AMD’s Mantle working in-sport and the impact of that – bringing real multi-threading into PC gaming – goes to be moderately amazing as soon as builders in reality begin taking part in round with it.
However that’s for some other dialogue when the NDA shackles had been lifted. Suffice to assert we’ve acquired some difficult, however thrilling tech selections beforehand of us in 2014.