MSI GT72VR 6RD-280XFR notebook, GTX1060, ubuntu 16.04, 381.22 drivers, G-SYNC not available


I recently bought a MSI GT72VR 6RD-280XFR notebook, which has a G-SYNC 120Hz display and a GTX 1060.
I have installed Ubuntu 16.04 and 381.22 nvidia drivers. All is working fine,except nvidia-settings does not show G-SYNC option. I think this is a limitation of nvidia linux drivers.

Could this issue be solved ?

Thank you by advance
nvidia-bug-report.log.gz (110 KB)

Does the G-SYNC option available in Windows? Please install and confirm.

Thank you for your answer.

I dont have a windows copy right now, and I’m not at home for several days.

On the MSI website, on the GT72VR-6RD page, there is some information about latest bios:


  1. If you update the latest BIOS, please make sure you install NVIDIA graphics driver v368.83 or the newer version. 2. GT72VR starts supporting NVIDIA G-SYNC with BIOS version E1785IMS.10D. To support NVIDIA G-SYNC, please make sure you have updated that latest BIOS and NVIDIA graphics drvier on MSI website, and confirm that the build-in panel also supports G-SYNC. (The panel specification depends on the actual shipment)

I didnt know about what the last sentence is describing. So some GT72VR-6RD shipments have g-sync display, some other dont…

So I think you are right, to test if g-sync is working I have to install windows. Maybe this is not a driver issue but it is that the panel is not g-sync compliant.

I will do the test when ill be back at home.


I have some news from MSI forum, it was ambiguous if the panel of this notebook was G-SYNC compliant or not, well, finally it is not. So there is no nvidia drivers issue.
I will close this thread.