Speaking of vsync, i wonder if this stuff will caugh on. I think it's about time we universalize this kind of stuffs, crt are a thing of the past, in most of the cases.
The funny thing about G-Sync, is that there's apparently already a VESA standard for variable refresh rates (in the display port specification).
Some LCD panels already support this spec, so if your GPU also does, then you can get variable VBLANK timings without buying a fancy new "G-Sync capable" monitor.
It seems that what we actually want is DisplayPort capable monitors
With that revealed, it seems that buying/using G-Sync chips are just a way that panel manufacturers can choose to implement the full DisplayPort specification -- with the caveat that the chip contains a DRM system that will disable these extra features if it's connected to a non-nVidia GPU...
Variable VBLANK capability makes me happy, DRM-ing the capability makes me sad
Edited by Hodgman, 30 January 2014 - 11:55 PM.