LG Launch G-SYNC Support For OLED TVs
Following the announcement of their partnership, LG and NVIDIA have officially rolled out its latest firmware update enabling select OLED TVs to add G-Sync compatibility.
The firmware update will be rolled out to 2019 65-inch and 55-inch E9 OLED TVs, 77, 65, and 55-inch C9 sets, and 65 and 55-inch B9 models in the US with a global roll-out set for later this year.
However, it should be noted that specific hardware is required to run G-Sync technology on your OLED TV, with LG recommending at least a GeForce GTX 16-series GPU like the one just announced today by MSI.
According to PCWorld writer Brad Chacos, the firmware update does not technically make LG TVs a G-Sync Display, as this requires specific NVIDIA hardware.
Instead, the 2019 OLED LG TVs will be updated concerning the certification that meets NVIDIA’s minimum standards for supporting variable refresh rates.
Despite that, Matt Wuebbling, head of GeForce marketing at NVIDIA said ‘gamers will be blown away by the responsiveness and the lifelike visual on these TVs when playing the latest PC games featuring real-time ray-tracing powered by GeForce’.
For those on team red, NVIDIA announced it would be supporting AMD FreeSync monitors at CES 2019, although those deemed compatible will be offered the relevant drivers for those monitors.
LG promises refresh rates of up to 120Hz, with the company claiming “barely perceptible” input lag at a 6 milliseconds range for 1440p content at 120Hz and 13 milliseconds range for 4K content at 60Hz.
Sam Kim, LG Senior vice president of the TV Product Planning division, said the company has the support and backing of the world’s top gaming hardware brand to make their products look their best.