User lets FreeSync work via Ryzen GPU with Geforce GTX video card

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A user has managed to run AMD’s FreeSync on a system in conjunction with an Nvidia Geforce GTX 1060. Officially, Nvidia cards only support G-Sync. The main limiting factor is the fact that it does require an AMD GPU.

The Reddit user survfate reports that he got FreeSync working via his AMD Ryzen 3 2200G. He connected his Geforce GTX 1060 to a monitor without FreeSync support, while he connected a second monitor with FreeSync support to the motherboard with the Ryzen apu with the Vega 8 GPU. In the bios the Vega 8 GPU had to be forced as primary adapter and in the Nividia Control Panel applications or games had to be forced to be rendered by the Nvidia video card.

Another Reddit user came up with the idea of ​​running FreeSync with a Geforce video card a few days ago when he saw that in the recently released Battle for Azeroth expansion of World of Warcraft there was an option to use a GPU for the rendering of the images. He added a Radeon Pro WX 4100 for this, after which FreeSync also appeared to work when the Geforce GTX 1080 Ti was selected as the GPU for rendering.

According to Wccftech, this method also works with a Ryzen 5 2400G apu, which uses a Geforce GTX 1070. Performance did not appear to suffer much from the method, even though the FreeSync monitor is controlled by a GPU that is not responsible for rendering the game. There were some issues in Deus Ex: Mankind Divided, but several other games reportedly showed no problems.

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