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How to enable G-Sync on FreeSync monitor (with NVIDIA Card)

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How to enable G-Sync on FreeSync monitor (with NVIDIA Card)

Now you can use Radeon FreeSync with Nvidia Card

In this article, you will learn how to enable G-Sync on FreeSync monitor. So you have a monitor with AMD Radeon FreeSync technology but your system has an Nvidia Graphics card installed. You tried to enable the G-Sync from the Nvidia control panel, but the G-Sync option is missing from the control panel. That is because you are using an HDMI cable connected between the monitor and the GPU. To enable G-Sync on a Radeon FreeSync monitors, first of first you will need a DisplayPort Cable which is also known as DP Cable.

What is DisplayPort cable? It’s a more advanced audio video cable thank HDMI cable, as in HDMI the resolution is limited to 4K at 30hz weather the DP cable supports 8K at 60hz, multiple video streams, audio, network, 4K stereoscopic 3D, 21:9 aspect ratio, most important adaptive sync and other data signal. DP cable is a complete package of all of these things. If you are using a big display like 27 inches 4K monitor, 32 inches, or an ultrawide monitor then this cable is a must. Below how it looks.

DisplayPort Cable for Desktop Monitors

To enable the G-Sync option in the Nvidia control panel you must have to connect your monitor and GPU with a DisplayPort cable. If you don’t have a DisplayPort cable check the link below and continue enabling G-Sync to merge FreeSync with Nvidia card.

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DisplayPort Male to Male Cable

How to enable G-Sync on FreeSync Monitor?

So, let’s begin the installation. Time to fix it out, follow the tutorial to continue:

Step 1: Turn off your system and unplug the HDMI cable from the system.

Step 2: Replace HDMI with DisplayPort cable to the DP-IN socket of the GPU and monitor.

Step 3: Turn on your system then first enable the FreeSync from the monitor OSD Menu.

Enabling FreeSync from the Monitor's Menu

Step 4: Now right-click on the desktop and open the Nvidia control panel.

Enable G-Sync on Nvidia control panel

Step 5: Here you will see Set up G-Sync option is available, now enable it and hit the apply button. (Note: if you selected fullscreen mode then select the same in-game setting.)

Enable Verticle Sync and Monitor technology to G-Sync Compatible

Step 6: Now, go to Manage 3D settings and set the monitor technology to G-SYNC Compatible, and turn on Verticle Sync On.

Congratulations! you just enabled G-Sync on the FreeSync monitor with an Nvidia card, the monitor I used in this tutorial is LG 27UN850-W and in my system, I have Nvidia Gforce GTX 1060 Graphics card. But process will be the same for monitors with different brands like HP, Benq, Samsung, Asus, or Acer monitors.

How to enable G-Sync on FreeSync Monitors (Video Tutorial)

Thank you so much for reading and watching our tutorial on enabling G-Sync on AMD Radeon FreeSync monitors, hope you enjoyed it and your problem is fixed. If you have any questions on this topic, comment down below. Thanks a lot for your visit, have a nice day.

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One Comment

  1. Hello,

    If I have a monitor AMD Radeon FreeSync monitors, and a Acer wich has a GTX 1650 GRaphic card wich doesnt have a Display port what can I do to use the G-sync?

    Thank u very much

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