AMD’s V Sync and NVidia’s V Sync are two major graphical technologies. These technologies are used to get rid of screen tearing and make your screen experience better. No one likes any sorts of stuttering, slow motion, and disruptions while playing games. And technologies like G Sync and V Sync help you in syncing your monitor’s refresh rate with GPU’s FPS, thus producing good quality images. However, G Sync and V Sync do not work similarly. The peculiar functionality of the two creates the major difference and makes one better than the other.
G Sync vs V Sync
G Sync has been developed by NVidia surpassing V Sync in many aspects. Unlike V Sync, G Sync lowers the monitor’s refresh rate to match the GPU’s FPS. Hence, games opened with G Sync can get out of the full potential of your graphics card. Games should run smoothly eliminating stuttering and lagging of any sorts. G Sync is the best technology available as of now in the graphics world but with a staggering price tag.
On the other hand, V Sync works oppositely as G Sync does. AMD introduced V Sync which provides a lot more monitor-flexibility compared to G Sync. You can use any kind of monitor to play games with V Sync on. V Sync does not lower the refresh rate of monitors; rather it adjusts the GPU’s FPS so that the graphics card and the monitor sync well with each other. Because of the fact that all of your FPS is not used, this can create input lagging in games damaging your experience.
By now you must be realizing that the G Sync is an improved version of V Sync. Especially, the heavy graphics-dependent games are way better in G Sync. Hence, you might prefer G Sync. But hang on a second, G Sync is much more costly than V Sync. So, if you are restricted by budget, then you might go for V Sync; other than that G Sync wins in all other aspects.
What about the combo of G Sync and V Sync? If you play a game running both the G Sync and the V Sync, any mismatch in refresh rate and FPS (FPS>>refresh rate) would result in turning off G Sync. So, in this case, what you should do is- cap your FPS to just below your highest refresh rate. This way you will get the most out of the FPS of GPU.
To wrap things up, we can say that gaming quality is much increased with G Sync as it uses maximum FPS. But you have to sacrifice quality with V Sync if you are restricted with the budget. Hopefully, you have got a grip on the concept of the two technologies. That’s all for today!