List of Certified FreeSync Monitors Compatible with G-Sync – Including Some Non-certified

Finally NVIDIA has opened its door and has enabled G-Sync feature to FreeSync monitors. Early this month, NVIDIA has announced that users who owns FreeSync monitors can enjoy the G-Sync feature provided that they are using a GTX 10 series or RTX 20 series graphics card, and at least driver version GeForce Driver 417.71 is installed. There are initially 12 FreeSync monitors that are certified by NVIDIA that will work with G-Sync without any issues. They have tested 400 different FreeSync monitors and only 12 made it; well at least that is according to their tests and standards. If you are currently using any of these certified FreeSync monitors compatible with NVIDIA G-Sync, the feature will automatically be enabled for you. But users for those who owns a FreeSync or FreeSync2 monitor that is not on the list, or non-certified, you can still enable G-Sync feature manually. Again provided that you own at least a GTX 10 series graphics card and at least GeForce Driver 417.71 driver is installed. Check out the monitors below.

FreeSync Monitors Compatible with NVIDIA G-Sync

MonitorDisplay Size (Inch)ResolutionPanel TypeRefresh RateResponse TimeHDR SupportBrightnessOutput PortsAvailable at:
Asus XG248 (XG248Q)23.8"1920x1080TN240Hz1msNo400 cd/m²DisplayPort, HDMI 2.0, USB
Acer XFA24024"1920x1080TN144Hz1msNo350 cd/m²DisplayPort 1.2, HDMI/MHL,
AOC G2590FX24.5"1920x1080TN144Hz1msNo400 cd/m²DisplayPort 1.2, HDMI 1.4, VGA, USB
Asus VG258Q24.5"1920x1080TN144Hz1msNo400 cd/m²DisplayPort 1.2, DL DVI-D, HDMI 1.4
Asus XG258 (XG258Q)24.5"1920x1080TN240Hz1msNo400 cd/m²DisplayPort, HDMI 2.0, HDMI
Asus VG278Q27"1920x1080TN144Hz1msNo400 cd/m²DisplayPort 1.2, DL DVI-D, HDMI
BenQ XL274027"1920x1080TN240Hz1msNo320 cd/m²DisplayPort 1.2, DVI-DL, HDMI 2.0, HDMI
Acer XZ321Q31.5"1920x1080VA144Hz4msNo300 cd/m²DisplayPort, HDMI, USB
Agon AG241QG4 / Agon AG241QX*23.8"2560x1440TN144Hz1msNo350 cd/m²DisplayPort 1.2, HDMI 2.0, DVI, USB
Asus MG278Q27"2560x1440TN144Hz1msNo350 cd/m²DisplayPort, HDMI, USB
Acer XG270HU27"2560x1440TN144Hz1msNo350 cd/m²DVI, HDMI,
Acer XV273K27"3840x2160IPS144Hz1msDisplayHDR 400, HDR10400 cd/m²DisplayPort 1.4, Mini DP, HDMI 2.0,

Based on the initial list, only the new Acer Nitro XV273K is the 4K UHD monitor that supports HDR as well. This is a new monitor announced last month by the company and it’s currently not available yet from popular online stores. You’ll also need a power graphics card, like the RTX 2080 Ti or RTX 2080 to drive games at 4K UHD.

Normally, I would go for an IPS or VA since colors are just (far) better compared to TN displays. I do edit images and sometimes videos so I need (as much as possible) color accurate monitors. However, TN panels have the lowest response time, and that BenQ XL2740 with its 240Hz refresh rate will make a great gaming monitor for esports and first person shooter games like CS: Go, Overwatch, PUBG and the likes.

Just remember, if you want to take advantage of the high refresh rate, you’ll need a powerful-enough graphics card to push all those frames. A GTX 1070 Ti and up or an RTX 2060 would do well enough so that you’ll be able to enjoy and see all those “buttery smooth” frames. I would recommend the RTX 2060 though over the GTX 1070 Ti, not unless you got a really good deal. Both have similar performance, but the RTX 2060 is newer and has real-time ray tracing and Deep Learning Super Sampling (DLSS) features.

Non-Certified FreeSync Monitors But May Work with NVIDIA G-Sync

But how about those FreeSync monitors that are not on the official certified list? Like I mentioned earlier, you can still enable G-Sync via the control panel. I’m not sure if NVIDIA will update the list sooner or later, but people who owns FreeSync monitors have already taken the initiative to test their current display. Some of them have reported that their FreeSync monitors displayed some issues; but those issues vary from one monitor to another, or from different settings / configuration and depending on the game. While others have reported that their non-certified FreeSync monitors, especially the newer FreeSync monitors or with FreeSync2, works perfectly fine with G-Sync.

I’ll compile a list a soon as more non-certified FreeSync monitors are confirmed to be working with G-Sync. For now, you can check out the progress and feedback by the users from the shared Google Sheet here.

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