Back when I bought my G-Sync monitor, I was fully aware I was bending over for the nvidia tax. It was my only option if I wanted adaptive sync and AMD didn’t have anything competitive with the performance of my nvidia card at the time so nvidia was my only real choice for the level of gaming experience I wanted, and I could afford it so I begrudgingly paid the tax. I’m not really upset by this move, I haven’t lost anything I didn’t have yesterday, though I am disappointed that I am still locked into Nvidia cards going forward if I want to keep using this monitor.
This is really a great thing for the industry as a whole and I’m very happy for all those who have nvidia cards who couldn’t afford a g-sync monitor, will now be able to have more affordable adaptive sync available to them. Consumers in general can confidently buy a monitor they know will last them for years to come and they won’t be locked into one single brand of GPU.
This really is something that shouldn’t have taken as long as it did for nvidia to implement so I’m not really going to heap praise on Nvidia for the move other than I’m happy they eventually did the right thing.
The consumer really won this one.