Should you keep adaptive sync on or off on your Samsung Odyssey G7 monitor? this question has confused many Samsung G7 users because on one one hand, enabling adaptive sync ensures that your monitor is performing to it’s maximum capabilities, at the cost of blacking out or screen flickering, while disabling adaptive sync causes other problems.
Samsung is a brand that’s known for it’s reliability, but not in this case, so what should you do? In this post I’ll tell you 6 ways on how to get rid of this problem, but first,
What Exactly Is Adaptive Sync?
In very simple words, adaptive sync is basically a technology in monitors that massively reduces screen tearing and properly synchronizes your screens refresh rate with the FPS. so is it beneficial? 100% it is! if you like to play FPS games like Valorant and CS:GO then enabling adaptive sync will give you a massive edge over your opponent.
Problems With Adaptive Sync on Samsung Odyssey G7
The 27″ version of the G7 is perfectly fine, however, the 32″ one seems to be malfunctioning a lot, the first problem that you may encounter is that when you enable adaptive sync the monitor blacks out and starts to flicker.
Alternatively, when you disable adaptive sync you start getting screen flickers again but the prevalent problem in this case is input lag which can obviously cause delays and cause an unpleasant experience.
So how do you fix this problem? Follow the steps below!
How To Fix The Adaptive Sync Problem on Samsung Odyssey G7
1. Use The VRR Control With Gsync(Nvidia) or Freesync(AMD)
The first thing is to enable (variable refresh rate) with the monitor so you don’t encounter any problem with the refresh rate Sync, but before doing this, make sure that the GPU supports Adaptive Sync.
How to enable VRR On Nvidia Graphics Card:
- Right click on desktop and open “Nvidia Control Panel”
- Click on “Display” > “Set up G-SYNC” on the left list
- Turn on “Enable G-SYNC, G-SYNC Compatible” & “Enable settings for the selected display model” to enable VRR.
How to enable VRR On AMD Graphics Card:
- Open the AMD Radeon Software on your pc
- Select the “Setting” icon on the top bar and then click “Display”.
- Enable the “AMD FreeSync Premium” option.
2. Reinstall Graphics Cards Drivers
Although the problem most likely lies with the G7 as it’s been known to cause problems, however, just to be on the safe side I’ll advise you to do a complete manual re-install of your GPU drivers to make sure that the graphics card is working properly.
You can follow this guide to reinstall drivers on your GPU:
3. Factory Reset Your G7 Monitor
Factory resetting your monitor will ensure that everything is set to default settings, sometimes we tend to tinker with the monitor and that might have changed some settings.
Here’s How You Can Reset Your Monitor:
- Press the main button on your G7 monitor then go to the menu
- Go to “Support” and then Press “Reset All”
And this will reset your G7 monitor and restore it to the default settings.
4. Check if The Framerate Is Set to 240hz
The higher the refresh rate the better adaptive sync works, so make sure that the refresh rate of your monitor is set to 240hz. Many times the refresh rate is 60hz and we almost always tend to miss it.
5. Check for Firmware Updates
Samsung sometimes messes up with their products, but they do have good support so keep checking for firmware updates, a lot of the times the problem is fixed by downloading and installing the latest firmware update.
6. Replace your monitor or Contact Customer Support
This might sound absurd but if the problem is still not fixed you should contact Samsung support if nothing above works.
Alternatively, you could also buy the Viewsonic XG240 Monitor.
I’ve personally been using Viewsonic monitors since I was a kid and they never disappoint.
So what should you do?
Should You Keep Adaptive Sync On or Off on Your Samsung G7 Monitor?
Your best course of action would be to follow all the above fixes , one of them is sure to work but if they don’t then you should just replace the monitor, no one likes screen flickering or blackouts, especially when you’re an Esports player.
Although factory resetting should fix the problem all over but if it doesn’t then you should either wait for a firmware update or replace your monitor.