Does AMD FreeSync Work With Nvidia?

Nvidia FreeSync does work with all Nvidia graphics cards, provided your graphics card is from the Geforce 10 series or newer. You also have to use DisplayPort to activate FreeSync on an Nvidia graphics card.

My name is Anthony, and I have been working with computers for 8+ years. This has given me plenty of experience trying out various software for various systems, and confirming their compatibility.

Today we will be discussing whether AMD FreeSync works with Nvidia, and will cover what AMD FreeSync is, requirements for use with Nvidia graphics cards, how to set up FreeSync with an Nvidia card, and other possible questions you may have.

Key Takeaways

  • AMD FreeSync smooths out your gameplay.
  • It is compatible with Nvidia graphics cards.
  • It is easy and straightforward to set up.

What Is AMD FreeSync?

AMD FreeSync is a technology built into monitors and graphics cards. It allows a monitor to give a dynamically allocated refresh rate. In other words, the refresh rate of the monitor will update continuously along with the current amount of frames that the graphics card is giving.

This means that many of the issues gamers run into such as stuttering, input latency, and screen tearing will be reduced to almost nothing, if any. The main way that this technology is utilized is through DisplayPort or HDMI ports on the graphics card and the monitor.

There are also different tiers of AMD FreeSync. There is the base FreeSync tier, a FreeSync Premium tier, and a FreeSync Premium Pro tier. Each tier upgrade offers added features on top of the base FreeSync tier.

The Premium tier includes at least 120Hz refresh rate, low framerate compensation, and lower latency. The Premium Pro tier includes all those features, as well as HDR capabilities and further detailing.

Is AMD FreeSync Compatible with Nvidia Graphics Cards?

The good news is that, yes, AMD FreeSync is compatible with Nvidia graphics cards. However, there are some limitations to the compatibility.

The Nvidia graphics card in question must be from the Nvidia GeForce 10 series or newer. The card must also support DisplayPort Adaptive-Sync. In other words, the graphics card must offer Nvidia G-Sync, which is Nvidia’s version of FreeSync.

Assuming your card meets these requirements, it will be able to support AMD FreeSync without an issue. 

How to Use FreeSync with Nvidia Graphics Card

You will first want to connect your graphics card to the monitor using a DisplayPort cable. Then, you should enable FreeSync on the monitor using the monitor settings menu. Lastly, you need to enable G-Sync through the Nvidia software on the computer.

Following these steps should allow you to quickly get your Nvidia card working with an AMD FreeSync monitor.


Here are some other questions you might be curious about regarding AMD FreeSync and Nvidia.

AMD FreeSync vs Nvidia G-Sync?

While both services will provide you with smoother gameplay, there are some differences. The main difference to consider is that Nvidia G-Sync uses actual hardware put into the monitor to allow for refresh rate changes, while FreeSync uses the graphics card and DisplayPort.

What is AMD FreeSync Premium?

AMD FreeSync Premium is a higher-level of the FreeSync product, that will allow you to get greater benefits. There are several tiers as discussed earlier, and they each provide more than the base FreeSync to make your gaming smoother.

Does AMD FreeSync Work With Intel?

Yes, AMD FreeSync will work with either an Intel or AMD processor. This is because FreeSync is fully reliant on the graphics card, and does not interact with the processor of a computer. This is good for compatibility, since you can use an Intel and Nvidia setup, and still use FreeSync.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *