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help with freesync ( LG 43UD79-B 43")

Discussion in 'Monitors' started by Tattysnuc, 11 Sep 2018.

  1. Tattysnuc

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 22 Sep 2008

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    Location: Liverpool

    Hi,

    I'm looking for a little help with Freesync. I've recently switched from my NVidia 1080 to a Vega 64 so that I could take advantage of the freesync on my

    LG 43UD79-B 43" 3840x2160 IPS FREESYNC

    monitor.

    I bought the monitor because of the size and open standard that is freesync, howwever worryingly there is no mention of freesync within the monitors menus, plus when I go to AMD Radeon Settings on the computer, it states that freesync is not supported.

    I'm connecting via displayport out of my gfx card to displayport in on the monitor and have a nice 4k resolution desktop, so the cable is functioning fine.
    I've tried switching Displayport 1.2 on or off in the monitors OSD settings - that makes no difference.

    Any ideas anyone?
     
  2. Legend

    Soldato

    Joined: 31 Dec 2006

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    Hate to break it to you, but I'm pretty sure that monitor isn't Freesync. Certainly no mention of it on LG's product page anyway, nor on the OCUK page. What made you think it was?
     
  3. Tattysnuc

    Wise Guy

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    Location: Liverpool

    the invoice description was what made me believe. it said:

    LG 43UD79-B 43" 3840x2160 IPS FREESYNC 4K 60Hz Widescreen LED Monitor - Black
    MO-14K-LG

    however, as you say, when I check the LG site now, there's no mention of FREESYNC :( There's plenty of reviews of the freesync varient of the monitor,
    and under OCUK's discontinued products they even have:
    https://www.overclockers.co.uk/b-gr...z-widescreen-led-monitor-black-bg-14e-lg.html

    I'm guessing that someone put the wrong description up?
     
  4. JediFragger

    Capodecina

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    No, LG initially advertised this with Freesync but when it launched it had no mention of it anywhere. Some confusion about it overall but it doesn't have it :(
     
  5. Legend

    Soldato

    Joined: 31 Dec 2006

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    When did you buy it? Did you buy it with that description of Freesync visible on the product page? If so, you'd be more than entitled to return at their expense. Or did you just assume it was Freesync because you'd seen that preview?
     
  6. Tattysnuc

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 22 Sep 2008

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    Location: Liverpool

    July last year. I picked it over the philips model...
    https://www.overclockers.co.uk/phil...led-monitor-black-3yr-warranty-mo-02b-ph.html
    ... because of the freesync. I should do more research rather than just reading the OCUK descriptions and pre-release stuff...

    Not going to stress about it now - just wondered why it didnt work :(

    Just bought a second hand vega 64 to take advantage of the freesync. doh!!!! that'll be going up for sale then....
     
  7. Legend

    Soldato

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    Posts: 7,094

    That is annoying to say the least! Definitely seems there was some confusion surrounding this monitor though.
     
  8. JediFragger

    Capodecina

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    Just tweak the setting til you can lock the fps at 60, I find that to be a pretty good experience on normal 4k screens :)

    If returning the Vega then a 1080Ti (the £599 one OcUK are doing on pre-order) or a second-hand model will do you proud.

    https://www.overclockers.co.uk/msi-...dr5x-pci-express-graphics-card-gx-34f-ms.html
     
  9. Panos

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    Since you will be without adaptive sync if you sell the vega and buy NVidia again, have you considered to sell the monitor and buy the new Phillips 43 hdr1000 freesync one?
     
  10. Tattysnuc

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 22 Sep 2008

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    Location: Liverpool

    I've been that impressed with the screen EXCEPT the freesync issue that that would be the last thing I'd change at the moment.
    I'll go back to my 1080 for now and weigh up a 1080 ti or a 2080/ti.... Whatever I have, it's got to go in my loop...