Coming next week, this is changing. On January 15th, NVIDIA will be releasing a new driver that enables VESA Adaptive Sync support on GeForce GTX 10 and GeForce RTX 20 series (i.e. Pascal and newer) cards. There will be a bit of gatekeeping involved on NVIDIA’s part – it won’t be enabled automatically for most monitors – but the option will be there to enable variable refresh (or at least try to enable it) for all VESA Adaptive Sync monitors. If a monitor supports the technology – be it labeled VESA Adaptive Sync or AMD FreeSync – then NVIDIA’s cards can finally take advantage of their variable refresh features. Full stop.
Bit of an ouch if you spent extra cash on a gsync display.
#edit: (On request)
Personally I feel that a company should reward their customers for buying their products - customer satisfaction should be one of your highest priorities as this builds brand loyalty. This move (a good move for the public) is a direct FU to customers who paid a $140 premium to get some sort of adaptive sync.
Thing is I’m a long time AMD user as they have been treating their customers much better (Well they don’t really have a choice as they have been the underdog for a while), this makes me biased. I’m wondering how users who paid the premium feel?