Nvidia has been keeping a tight lid on any future announcements about their G-Sync technology, which is an in-house, customised take on the Adaptive Refresh specification found in the eDP 1.0 standard released by VESA a few years ago. To date, what we’ve learned is that the G-Sync module that Nvidia created is a custom FPGA (Field-Programmable Gate Array) and is required to make the tech work. Without it, monitors will not be able to support Nvidia’s methods to enable adaptive refresh rates and you’ll just be left with a dummy monitor.
When Nvidia revealed G-Sync last year they were rather coy about the possibility of seeing this inside a laptop and though they haven’t said anything about it yet, there already is support for it in the wild and Nvidia is working on new software drivers to enable this as I write this news piece. Interested? hit the jump for more.