How to Enable NVidia G-SYNC with Alienware Monitor AW3418DW/AW3418HW


Steps-to-Enable-Nvidia-G-Sync-AW3418HWWhat is Nvidia G-Sync?

Nvidia G-Sync is a sync technology made by Nvidia to eliminate screen tearing. G-SYNC technology synchronizes the display’s refresh to the GPU’s render rate which makes scenes appear instantly, objects appear sharper and gameplay is smoother. G-SYNC gets rid of screen tearing and provides minimal display stutter and lag. It provides smoothest, clearest and breathtaking gaming experience.

NVidia G-SYNC minimum system requirements for Desktop

GPU- NVIDIA GeForce GTX 650 Ti BOOST GPU or higher.

Driver- R340.52 or higher.

System Requirement- Must support DisplayPort 1.2 directly from the GPU.

Operating System- Windows 7/ 8/ 8.1/ 10

List of Nvidia G-Sync Enabled Graphic Card

GeForce GTX 650 Ti Boost

GeForce GTX 760

GeForce GTX 745

GeForce GTX 1050

Titan V  GeForce

GeForce GTX 660

GeForce GTX 770

GeForce GTX 750

GeForce GTX 1050 Ti

GeForce GTX 660 Ti

GeForce GTX 780

GeForce GTX 750 Ti

GeForce GTX 1060

GeForce RTX 2070

GeForce GTX 670

GeForce GTX 780 Ti

GeForce GTX 950

GeForce GTX 1070

GeForce RTX 2080

GeForce GTX 680

GeForce GTX Titan

GeForce GTX 960             GeForce

GTX 1070 Ti

GeForce RTX 2080 Ti

GeForce GTX 690

GeForce GTX Titan Black

GeForce GTX 965M

GeForce GTX 1080

GeForce GTX Titan Z

GeForce GTX 970

GeForce GTX 1080 Ti

GeForce GTX 970M

Titan X

GeForce GTX 980             Titan Xp

GeForce GTX 980M

GeForce GTX 980 Ti

GeForce GTX Titan X

List of Nvidia G-Sync Enabled Dell Monitors

Dell        AW3418DW        3440×1440          34″         100 Hz (120 Hz overclocked)        IPS

Dell        AW3418HW        2560×1080          34″         144 Hz (160 Hz overclocked)        IPS

Dell        S2716DG              2560×1440          27″         144 Hz   TN

Dell        S2417DG              2560×1440          24″         144 Hz (165 Hz overclocked)        TN

How To Enable G-SYNC on Your PC

  • Right-click on the Windows desktop and launch the “NVIDIA Control Panel” application or open “NVIDIA Control Panel” from the Windows Start menu
  • Select “Display” from the links on the left and choose “Set up G-SYNC”
  • Check the box titled “Enable G-SYNC”
  • Click on “Apply”


  • Select “Set up Multiple Displays” from the links on the left.
  • Set the “AW3418DW” or “AW3418HW ” as the primary display.
  • Click on “Apply”


  • Select “Manage 3D settings” from the links on the left.
  • Set Monitor Technology to “G-SYNC”


Setting up the Game Enhance Mode

Alienware AW3418DW & AW3418HW monitor supports “Game Enhance Mode” which has three functions to enhance your gameplay experience


Allows you to disable or enable the timer at the upper left corner of the display. The timer shows the time elapsed since the game starts. Select an option from the time-interval list to measure your target game rate.

Frame Rate

Selecting On allows you to display the current frames per second when playing games. The higher the rate, the smoother the motion appears.

Display Alignment

Activate the function to help ensure the perfect alignment of the video contents from multiple displays.

How To Use The On-Screen Display (OSD) Menu:

Go to OSD ->Game -> Game Enhance Mode-> Select Timer, Frame Rate or Display Alignment


Wrap Up

I hope this post helped you to enable NVidia G-SYNC on Dell Monitor Alienware AW3418DW/AW3418HW.

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