Although these are technologies that, in theory, should be incompatible with each other, a reddit user has managed to make AMD FreeSync work with his NVIDIA graphics card. Something that the guys from WCCFTEC have also verified to be true. Although there are some conditions for this technology to work correctly with NVIDIA graphics cards.

We are all aware that the vast majority of gaming monitors on the market usually carry, in one way or another, some type of technology that allows the VRR (Variable Refresh Rate). The truth is that, in recent times, we are seeing a great explosion of gaming monitors that use one of these. And, the technology that these monitors use the most is AMD FreeSync. The reason why this is implemented more than its NVIDIA counterpart, the NVIDIA G-SYNC, is that AMD technology does not require the payment of royalties or licenses to use it, which NVIDIA does.

But, on the other hand, the manufacturer that sells the most graphics cards is NVIDIA. So, it is still shocking that the technology of the manufacturer that sells the most graphics is the least installed in monitors and vice versa.

Running AMD FreeSync with an NVIDIA graphics card is more or less easy.

The first thing that is necessary to make AMD FreeSync technology work with an NVIDIA graphics card is that our processor must be one of the latest APUs that AMD has launched on the market, with the Raven Ridge core. This is so because it is the existence of the integrated graphics card of the APU, the AMD Vega, which will “trick” the operating system so that the user can activate the FreeSync technology.

Another aspect that the system must also have is two monitors: one that is not compatible with this technology and another that is. The one that is not, will be connected to the NVIDIA graphics card, while the one that is, will be connected to the DisplayPort video output of the motherboard. Once this is done, in the motherboard BIOS we must force the default video output to be that of the motherboard.

Immediately afterwards, we must install the AMD Radeon Adrenalin 18.5.1 driver. And done this, clicking with the right mouse button, we will obtain the following new menu:

Now, we will have to go to the NVIDIA Control Panel, “3D Settings” tab and, now, the control panel will allow us to choose which graphics card we want to be used to execute which task.

Finally, you must make the main monitor the one that is compatible with AMD FreeSync and run the application or game with the NVIDIA graphics card.

As you can see, the procedure is not particularly complex, but it is true that not everyone has an APU as the main processor in their computer. Even so, it is a very interesting discovery for users.

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