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 Post subject: G-sync or no sync?
PostPosted: 16 Apr 2016, 17:58 
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Took delivery today of a Gigabyte GT980X Ti and have also purchased a Samsung 34" Curved Monitor S34E970C which is neither g-sync nor freesync.

I purchased both before discovering this Forum.

I am retired, not an overclocker, and use my PC for enjoyment and non-competitive gaming. After gaming for over 20 years I thought it was time I treated myself to a bit more immersive experience via the widescreen. I prefer RPG's Mass Effect, Dead Space, Deus Ex, Half Life, Tomb Raider, Skyrim, Fear... etc. and also am trying to get to grips with DCS flight simulations.

Having browsed some of this huge Forum, my slight concern is whether I acted in ignorant or over-enthusiastic haste re the monitor and would be better advised to return the Samsung and perhaps consider another similar sized monitor which is g-sync.

Would I really benefit one-way or the other?

If the answer is yes- any alternative suggestions? Acer Predator X34 is one I saw mentioned recently in another thread.

I know I may have to tweak the Samsung out of the box but I'm game to try it if the result is worth it - and others seem to like the monitor, but that niggling g-sync doubt keeps creeping into the back of my mind.

Advice is much appreciated.


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 Post subject: Re: G-sync or no sync?
PostPosted: 16 Apr 2016, 18:41 
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Hi and :welcome

I would return the Samsung and go with variable refresh rate monitor (g-sync in your case). I found it always annoying to try to run single player games at a 60fps minimum and not take full advantage of my gpu (since it would't run at 99% usage), so I could have a smooth experience. With variable refresh you have the best of both worlds: max frame-rate and smooth gameplay. Either the Acer Predator X34 or the
Asus PG348Q would be a good choice.

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 Post subject: Re: G-sync or no sync?
PostPosted: 16 Apr 2016, 18:58 
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Very helpful,Wijkert. Thank you for responding so quickly.


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 Post subject: Re: G-sync or no sync?
PostPosted: 16 Apr 2016, 19:21 
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I've had my 980 ti since November and I recently upgraded from a 27" Ultrasharp 2560x1440 Dell IPS without G-sync to the Acer Predator x34 3440x1440 and the difference with and without G-Sync is phenomenal. I would recommend 10 out of 10 times getting G-Sync :twothumb: monitor if it's affordable. Now this Dell does a excellent job as my secondary running 1440x2560 in portrait.

(photo adds nothing to my post, but I like to show it :) )
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 Post subject: Re: G-sync or no sync?
PostPosted: 16 Apr 2016, 20:08 
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Thankyou, Violation.

Photo looks exciting. Is someone or something lugging some pretty impressive weaponry around?

Graphcs card I'm switching from is an AMD Radeon so assume I should get rid of Catalyst Control Centre before installing the 980ti.

I'm getting all excited about this switch to widescreen. Delighted I found this Forum.


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 Post subject: Re: G-sync or no sync?
PostPosted: 17 Apr 2016, 08:48 
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Lawnmower2 wrote:
Graphcs card I'm switching from is an AMD Radeon so assume I should get rid of Catalyst Control Centre before installing the 980ti.


Make sure you use DDU after uninstalling AMD software to completely remove the Radeon drivers. This way it is very unlikely that you will have driver conflicts. DDU has a option for installing a new gpu which you can use.

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 Post subject: Re: G-sync or no sync?
PostPosted: 17 Apr 2016, 12:58 
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I guess that would be the Clean and Shut Down option.

I'm sure it's a lot easier than it seems. Is the procedure actually spelled out somewhere?

At what point do I switch cards and/or download the new Nvidia driver?

Maybe I just run DDU and follow instructions?


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 Post subject: Re: G-sync or no sync?
PostPosted: 17 Apr 2016, 15:15 
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step 1: uninstall al amd gpu related software and drivers true Programs and Features in Windows and restart
step 2: run DDU and it will ask you to restart in safe mode, do so
step 3: you are now in safe mode, run DDU(will run automatically I believe) and select Clean and Shutdown
step 4: when power is off, turn of the psu to be save and swap gpu's
step 5: turn pc on and install nvidia driver

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 Post subject: Re: G-sync or no sync?
PostPosted: 17 Apr 2016, 15:34 
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Thank you, Wijkert.


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 Post subject: Re: G-sync or no sync?
PostPosted: 19 Apr 2016, 12:09 
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Quick updatte. Taken advice, returned Samsung and expect delivery today of Acer Predator X34 G-sync version 2

Will try and follow DDU instructions and see what happens. Does it matter whether I change monitor before or after installing Graphics card. And do I take all the options offered through Nvidia- - 3D, Physics, Ge-Force Experience- etc.. Presume can tidy up the installed Nvidia programs later if necessary.


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