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Enable NVIDIA G-Sync In Windows

In this guide, we will be taking a look at how to enable NVIDIA G-Sync in Windows. If you have a g sync monitor and of course an NVIDIA graphics card, then you will be able to enable GSYNC. This really does help make a difference within Windows and when playing games, so we highly recommend doing this if you are able to.

NVIDIA G-Sync is an option within the NVIDIA control panel that helps show the best visual with low latency. It also helps reduce screen tearing or completely remove it when playing games.

G-SYNC will stay in sync with your game so there is no need for having V-Sync enabled when you are using it. As you can see having G-Sync really can help benefit if you are a PC gamer!

NVIDIA G-SYNC requirements

You need a monitor that supports this feature and there are system requirements to be able to use G-sync in Windows, which we have listed below.

So if you do not have an option to enable G-sync and don’t have the below requirements, that will be why:

  • OS: Windows 10/11
  • Graphics: GeForce 10 series or higher
  • Driver: R417.71 or higher
  • Monitor: G-Sync compatible monitor connected via DisplayPort v1.2

Great NVIDIA G-Sync Monitors

NVIDIA G-Sync is a great way to remove screen tearing when playing games on your PC and basically just make games feel smoother. And an even better way of improving this is by grabbing a new monitor that has this feature like one of the ones below:

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How to enable G-sync on Windows PC

Below are the steps for enabling NVIDIA G-Sync in Windows 10 or Windows 11.

1. Right-click on your desktop and select NVIDIA Control Panel

Windows context menu showing NVIDIA control panel option.

2. Expand the Display option > Select Set up G-SYNC

Nvidia Control Panel selecting set up g sync under display settings

3. Tick the checkbox that says “Enable G-SYNC, G-SYNC Compatible

4. Now select one of the following options:

  • Enable for full screen mode
  • Enable for windowed and full screen mode
Selecting enable g sync in the NVIDA set up g sync

5. Choose the monitor your would like to enable G-Sync on

6. Now tick Enable settings for the selected display model

Selecting your display that you want to enable g sync on

7. G sync will now be turned on for your chosen display

We hope the above guide helped set up G-Sync on your Windows computer and you can now enjoy playing your games screen tear free.

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