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List of G-Sync and FreeSync monitors available June 2015

By May 17, 2015 5 Comments

Acer XB270HU

Nvidia’s G-Sync and AMD’s FreeSync are two competing technologies that both want to accomplish the same, but with different approaches. Both of them allow a monitor with a high refresh rate to sync its refresh rate with the frame rate that the graphics card outputs, instead of just being locked at a certain frequency, such as 60Hz or 144Hz. This eliminates screen tearing and results in a smooth gaming experience even if your frame rate constantly changes. That’s why a 144Hz G-Sync/FreeSync monitor is currently the best choice for a gaming monitor right now. If you’re sure that you’re not going to need G-Sync/FreeSync, then that can save you a lot of money, and you don’t even have to factor that in when choosing a gaming monitor. Then you might consider an entry-level 144Hz gaming monitor with motion blur technology, such as LightBoost.

Currently, a dozen of G-Sync/FreeSync monitors are being sold, and a lot are expected to hit the market soon. If you’re thinking about buying a G-Sync or FreeSync gaming monitor, then here’s what you need to know.

What graphics card do I need?

G-Sync: You need an Nvidia graphics card and a monitor that has a G-Sync module to be able to use G-Sync. It only works with Nvidia 600 series, 700 series and 900 series graphics cards. You can, of course, also use it with Titan series cards. You can view a full list of all the supported graphics card on Nvidias website.

FreeSync: You need an AMD graphics card and a monitor that supports FreeSync (aka. DisplayPort 1.2a or above). You can use an AMD Radeon R9 295X2, 290X, 290, 285, R7 260X and 260 graphics card to utilize FreeSync on your monitor. As of mid-June 2015, FreeSync does not support CrossFire systems, but AMD has told us that they are working on a driver. (which was delayed)
ASUS PG278Q

G-Sync monitors available right now

You can check the price and user reviews by clicking on the product name or the yellow button below, which will take you to Amazon.com (.co.uk, .de, etc).

MonitorSizeResolutionRefresh Rate 
Acer XB280HK28"3840x2160 TN60Hz
Acer XB270HAbprz27"1920x1080 TN144Hz
Acer XB270HU27"2560x1440 IPS144Hz
Acer XB240H24"1920x1080 TN144Hz
ASUS PG278Q27"2560x1440 TN144Hz
AOC G2460PG24"1920x1080 TN144Hz
BenQ XL2420G24"1920x1080 TN144Hz
Philips 272G5DYEB27"1920x1080 TN144Hz

FreeSync monitors available right now

You can check the price and user reviews by clicking on the product name or the yellow button below, which will take you to Amazon.com (.co.uk, .de, etc).

MonitorSizeResolutionRefresh Rate 
BenQ ​XL2730Z​27"​2560x1440 TN144Hz
​LG Electronics ​29UM67​29"​2560x1080 IPS75Hz
​LG Electronics 34UM67​34"​2560x1080 IPS75Hz
Acer ​​XG270HU​​27"​2560x1440 TN144Hz

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  • As far as I know, no monitor supports both officially. That makes monitor selection a tough choice as you have to be locked on to the specific graphics card manufacturer for a lot of time, as you’re likely not going to change your monitor for a long time.

  • Joseph Spears

    Far more VRR monitors than this

  • Gil Sand

    Any monitor that supports both Gsync AND 4K at 144Hz ? If I spend 700€ on a monitor I kinda don’t wanna choose between 4K and framerate. :l

  • Yeah, that’s a tough one! Two of the most important aspects of a monitor, in my opinion. There is currently no monitor that supports G-Sync and runs 4K at 144Hz, and unfortunately none have been announced (only new60Hz ones). I’ll see if I can get some hints from Acer and Asus if they’re working on such a beast.

  • DF86

    For 4K 144Hz we will need the next version of displayport which won’t be out for another few years yet