If so, you might be asking the wrong question.

Nvidia’s G-sync technology has been available for laptops as far back as 2015 and is becoming more and more popular in the gaming industry to provide a superior gaming experience by removing the amount of noticeable tearing and stuttering in high motion graphics. So we understand that when a customer has damaged their screen and they need a replacement, they don’t want a regular screen like the other laptops, they want a G-sync screen. Except that for laptops G-sync is not a screen technology but a graphics card technology and the GPU synchronizes the refresh rates to match your LCD’s.

The reason for the confusion comes down to how it works when compared to desktop screens, because for a desktop the standalone monitor needs to have a built in g-sync module which replaces the standard built in scaler, which is connected the LCD panel. So the LCD panel is still the same, but it’s the module connected to the LCD that allows for G-sync. In laptops the LCD panel is connected directly to your graphics card, therefore this module is not required.

As long as your laptop’s graphics card supports G-syncing you do not need to worry about purchasing a G-sync compatible replacement, as it will be by default.

Can I upgrade my screen to be G-sync compatible?

Again this is the wrong question. Changing your LCD to a different type does not give or take away your laptop’s G-sync capabilities, it’s the graphics card you need to look at first.

Here is a link to Nvidia’s website for the minimum requirements and other FAQ’s regarding G-Sync (scroll down for a list of G-sync compatible mobile GPUs): http://www.geforce.com/hardware/technology/g-sync/faq

It should be noted however because of the multiple brands manufacturing screens today and any revisions they have done to previous models there is a small chance you may encounter a problem with a replacement screen not syncing correctly. However this problem is actually resolved through fine tuning in the graphics settings.

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  1. Sharon s.

    Can I otder parts to replace the lap top screen and hinges. They are both ruining

  2. Jathleen Lumbrino

    Hi do you ship in Philippines? thanks 🙂

  3. KJ

    The information in this post is either out of date or inaccurate. I have recently replaced my screen on my ROG G752vy, which is a gsync capable system.

    The original screen was a LP173WF4 SPF3. The replacement screen is LP173WF4 SPF2. The replacement screen is a screen used on some Acer systems as a gsync screen.

    However, gsync does not work on my system after the change.

    1. LaptopScreen.com

      Hi KJ,

      This is related to a software whitelist, not the actual hardware. Just as you’ve described above, some LCD model numbers are “G-Sync” ready on some laptops, but won’t activate in g-sync mode on other laptops. It is unfortunately the result of laptop vendors locking their laptops to specific LCD model numbers. Laptop manufacturers do not publish their LCD whitelists, and while the hardware is fully capable of the higher and dynamic refresh rates, the functionality might be disabled solely for commercial anti-competitive reasons.

      1. KJ

        Yes, I agree regarding the whitelist being totally anti-competitive. However, your original article does not mention any whitelist, and I quote:

        “As long as your laptop’s graphics card supports G-syncing you do not need to worry about purchasing a G-sync compatible replacement, as it will be by default.”
        This is not true because of the whitelist.

        And also suggesting that there is a simple fix regarding different screen hardware revisions
        “However this problem is actually resolved through fine tuning in the graphics settings”
        This is again not true because of the whitelist, though i would very much love to be proven wrong to get Gsync functionality on my machine.

        Basically my issue with the article is that readers might have the impression that any compatible laptop screen would still retain the gsync functionality, as long as the machine originally had that function. However, that whitelist, which is not mentioned in the article, is the key. Without knowing what is the whitelist, the only way to be sure is to get the same hardware/panel, down to the correct revision, in order to get Gsync back.

  4. Razaqtech

    OK that’s right that is the best option you need to take….. dear.

    1. LaptopScreen.com

      Hello, what is your laptop model?

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