Log from 2019-06-17:
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[01:11:31] <luke-jr> Z-Man: dual booting is obsolete
[01:11:51] <luke-jr> no clue what GSync/FreeSync are
[04:13:36] <Z-Man> The theoretically awesome possibility that the monitor adapts its refresh to when the GPU has a new frame ready for it.
[04:14:58] <Z-Man> Instread of doing 60 refreshes per second no matter what and if the GPU doesn't have a frame ready in time, too bad, you get tearing or stuttering.
[04:16:31] <Z-Man> Started as gsync, a proprietary thing by Nvidia (so no wonder you didn't care), monitors supporting it have like a 200 dollar premium.
[04:17:45] <Z-Man> AMD countered with freesync, an open standard. May have been just a rebranding of a pre-existing Vesa thing.
[04:18:38] <Z-Man> It didn't work as well in the first iteration, but was a lot cheaper.
[04:19:25] <Z-Man> Now, luckily, newer Nvidia cards also support Freesync, so all is relatively well.
[04:22:41] <Z-Man> Except that I only have an older card and not much other reason to switch. Personally, high refresh rates + triple buffering pretty much satisfies me anyway.
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[12:59:46] <Z-Man> In case that was too technical: G/FreeSync combines most advantages of Vsync on and Vsync off with little of the drawbacks left.
[13:01:10] <Z-Man> The one drawback that is left: Since the monitor then only displays full frames, you get increased latency compared to vsync off in the case your GPU manages to pump out more frames than the monitor can show.
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[13:03:11] <Z-Man> The new drawback is that in practical implementations, both are incompatible with pulsing backlight motion blur reduction. I suppose it's too difficult to drive the backlight with variable framerates and still maintain constant, non-flickering brightness.
[13:34:05] <Lucifer_arma> that list bit could be solved by simple refreshing with the last known complete frame
[13:34:17] <Lucifer_arma> I wonder if that could cause jitteriness in the case of an extremely varying framerate
[13:35:16] <Lucifer_arma> but I wanted to disagree that the wife is never wrong. :) She is often wrong, and in the worst possible way: she believes she is right and is willing to wage scorched earth warfare to prove it
[13:35:56] <Lucifer_arma> when I say "You can be right, or you can be married", she scoffs and says that doesn't work, in spite of the fact that that saying comes directly from thousands of marriage/relationship counselors
[13:36:42] <Lucifer_arma> of course, in practice, rarely is anybody ever truly "right" or "wrong", since there's a lot of variance between the two extremes
[13:37:07] <Lucifer_arma> so picking which spouse is going to be followed should be based entirely on circumstances and what's going to work for the couple
[13:37:23] <Lucifer_arma> to her, of course, that means letting the man "win an argument", and that's verboten in her family
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