LG is including G-Sync variable refresh rate support to its 2019 C9 and E9 OLED TVs. Although the models don’t comprise G-Sync hardware, LG has worked with Nvidia to get every set licensed through Nvidia’s G-Sync Compatible testing. When hooked as much as a PC with an Nvidia GPU, the TVs ought to have the ability to display smooth variable refresh charges of as much as 120Hz.
LG’s 2019 TVs already supported variable refresh charges over HDMI 2.1 and it can be used with Xbox One X. PC GPUs don’t but help HDMI 2.1, so this wasn’t beforehand a choice on these TVs. Nvidia lately opened up its proprietary G-Sync standard, nevertheless, opening the door to compatibility with a much more extensive range of panels that beforehand only supported AMD hardware.
It’s unclear precisely what you’ll need on the PC end, however. They’re excited to bring G-Sync Compatible support to LG’s 2019 OLED TVs, and HDMI Variable Refresh Rate support to their GeForce RTX 20-Series GPUs, GeForce advertising head Matt Wuebbling says within the announcement. That means that VRR over HDMI (versus DisplayPort, which G-Sync usually requires) may be restricted to Nvidia’s most recent RTX generation of GPUs.
Even when that’s the case, the announcement is notable as a result of it instantly makes LG’s OLED TVs essentially the most sensible and exciting option for anybody trying to construct a big-display screen gaming rig. There are pricier options, like Dell’s FreeSync-supporting Alienware 55 OLED Gaming Monitor and Nvidia’s BFGD displays, but it surely’s exhausting to see who’d go for them at this point. AMD GPU owners might purchase an RTX 2080Ti with the money they’d save and get a better TV to boot.
LG says the G-Sync compatibility will come by way of a firmware upgrade “within the weeks to follow.”