Back in September 2013, NVIDIA announced G-Sync which is a chip that lives inside certain gaming monitors to help with refresh rates and skipping issues. The monitors look like standard ones and G-Sync works with NVIDIA GPUs which have the Kepler architecture (GTX 660 and up).

The original G-Sync chip inside a external monitor

Now, NVIDIA is bringing the same technology to laptops. Today the company has announced that several high-end gaming notebooks will support this feature. The 960M, 956M, 970M and 980M discreet mobile graphics chips are supported. Currently there are five models of laptops which have these chips; The 17.3-inch ASUS G751, the Aorus X5, the MSI GT72 G and two 4K laptops which are made by Clevo.

What is clever is that the G-Sync chip isn’t needed in the laptops as they don’t have scalers, whereas external monitors do have them built in as various graphics cards connect to them. With laptops, the display is directly connected to the graphics card using LVDS or eDP (embedded DisplayPort).

Laptop with the new G-Sync panel

With the desktops, NVIDIA had to approve the monitor, it is the same story with the laptops. Those five laptops have screens which have been tested and approved by NVIDIA. With a high refresh rate of 75Hz, they are also designed to reduce tearing, input lag, stuttering and any other issues which plague screens.

Also NVIDIA has launched seven new G-Sync displays, seven in total which are manufactured by Asus. Three new 4K monitors, two curved models and one 34-inch and one 27-inch.