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
|Monitor||Display Size (Inch)||Resolution||Panel Type||Refresh Rate||Response Time||HDR Support||Brightness||Output Ports||Available at:|
|Asus XG248 (XG248Q)||23.8"||1920x1080||TN||240Hz||1ms||No||400 cd/m²||DisplayPort, HDMI 2.0, USB 3.0||Amazon.com|
|Acer XFA240||24"||1920x1080||TN||144Hz||1ms||No||350 cd/m²||DisplayPort 1.2, HDMI/MHL, DVI||Amazon.com|
|AOC G2590FX||24.5"||1920x1080||TN||144Hz||1ms||No||400 cd/m²||DisplayPort 1.2, HDMI 1.4, VGA, USB 3.0||Amazon.com|
|Asus VG258Q||24.5"||1920x1080||TN||144Hz||1ms||No||400 cd/m²||DisplayPort 1.2, DL DVI-D, HDMI 1.4|
|Asus XG258 (XG258Q)||24.5"||1920x1080||TN||240Hz||1ms||No||400 cd/m²||DisplayPort, HDMI 2.0, HDMI 1.4||Amazon.com|
|Asus VG278Q||27"||1920x1080||TN||144Hz||1ms||No||400 cd/m²||DisplayPort 1.2, DL DVI-D, HDMI 1.4||Amazon.com|
|BenQ XL2740||27"||1920x1080||TN||240Hz||1ms||No||320 cd/m²||DisplayPort 1.2, DVI-DL, HDMI 2.0, HDMI 1.4||Amazon.com|
|Acer XZ321Q||31.5"||1920x1080||VA||144Hz||4ms||No||300 cd/m²||DisplayPort, HDMI, USB|
|Agon AG241QG4 / Agon AG241QX*||23.8"||2560x1440||TN||144Hz||1ms||No||350 cd/m²||DisplayPort 1.2, HDMI 2.0, DVI, USB 3.0||Amazon.com|
|Asus MG278Q||27"||2560x1440||TN||144Hz||1ms||No||350 cd/m²||DisplayPort, HDMI, USB 3.0||Amazon.com|
|Acer XG270HU||27"||2560x1440||TN||144Hz||1ms||No||350 cd/m²||DVI, HDMI, DisplayPort||Amazon.com|
|Acer XV273K||27"||3840x2160||IPS||144Hz||1ms||DisplayHDR 400, HDR10||400 cd/m²||DisplayPort 1.4, Mini DP, HDMI 2.0, USB||Amazon.com|
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.