Ask GN 25: What is Fast Sync? RX 480 Endurance Update

By Published August 10, 2016 at 8:30 am

This episode of Ask GN 25 carries our content output while we travel, granting a brief reprieve from the unrelenting GPU reviews of late. As always, post questions on the YouTube video page for potential inclusion in the next Ask GN episode. If you've got a non-GPU question, those would be greatly appreciated to break-up the content!

For this episode, we're focusing on the question of Fast Sync vs. V-Sync, talking GPU binning, the impact of power supply selection on overclocking headroom, and more. The very last comment in the video will address our RX 480 Endurance test – mostly difficulties with crunching and presenting as much data as we've collected.

Video and time stamps below:

00:44 Nitay Haim: I have a 1080 and recently discovered fast sync i have a 60hz ultra wide and my fps is usually between 60-80 in the games I play should I turn it on?what does g sync is solving that fast sync isn't why should anyone buy gsync if there is vsync without stuttering or latency, love the chanel keep up the good work?

5:12 Jon Jacobsen: Will buying A card like the Strix guarantee you will get a higher binned GPU Then what you would find in a cheaper Asus card? Is it the cooler that makes the price difference??

6:40 Tuchulu: Also, question, are vishera chips still worth getting? or should I just wait for Zen??

8:55 GurtTarctor: Does the quality of the PSU affect max overclocking potential/stability? A few months ago I swapped out a second hand Bronze rated PSU which I think was 'tier 3' (on that ranked list that is out there) with a much nicer tier 1 Gold PSU, and recently I noticed that I was able to hit slightly higher stable CPU/GPU clocks than I was when I was using the previous power supply.

End: Endurance test update

Host: Steve “Lelldorianx” Burke
Video: Andrew “ColossalCake” Coleman

Last modified on August 11, 2016 at 8:30 am
Steve Burke

Steve started GamersNexus back when it was just a cool name, and now it's grown into an expansive website with an overwhelming amount of features. He recalls his first difficult decision with GN's direction: "I didn't know whether or not I wanted 'Gamers' to have a possessive apostrophe -- I mean, grammatically it should, but I didn't like it in the name. It was ugly. I also had people who were typing apostrophes into the address bar - sigh. It made sense to just leave it as 'Gamers.'"

First world problems, Steve. First world problems.

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