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LG's 2019 OLED TVs are now NVIDIA G-Sync Compatible (Updated)

By Koh Wanzi - on 1 Nov 2019, 1:54pm

LG's 2019 OLED TVs are now NVIDIA G-Sync Compatible

LG G-Sync

Updated on 1 November 2019: A firmware update for the supported models is rolling out starting this week. 

Originally published on 10 September 2019: 

Big screen PC gaming is about to get better. LG today announced that it is adding support for NVIDIA G-Sync Compatibility to its 2019 OLED TVs, teaming up with NVIDIA to offer PC gamers a smoother and tear-free gaming experience.

LG's G-Sync Compatible TVs now comprise the following models:

  • 55-, 65-inch E9
  • 55-, 65-, 77-inch C9

Before this, if you wanted G-Sync on a big screen, you'd probably need to opt for one of NVIDIA's Big Format Gaming Displays, or BFGDs. These are high-end 65-inch, 4K HDR screens that boast a 120Hz refresh rate and full support for NVIDIA G-Sync, but they're also exorbitantly priced. For example, the HP Omen X Emperirum 65 costs a good US$4,999. 

LG's OLED TVs should provide more well-rounded and affordable options for both games and movies. However, I should point out that NVIDIA's BFGDs come with the G-Sync Ultimate label, because they also come with a G-Sync module just like NVIDIA's other G-Sync displays. In comparison, G-Sync Compatible displays like the LG OLED models lack this dedicated processor and instead rely on the Adaptive Sync protocol to deliver in terms of variable refresh rates (VRR). 

The new G-Sync Compatible TVs from LG will also offer HDMI 2.1, so you get to enjoy VRR and Auto Low Latency Mode (ALLM) over HDMI. 

G-Sync Compatible support will be rolling out in select markets via a firmware upgrade in the coming weeks.

Source: LG

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