AMD FreeSync: The Radeon Answer to NVIDIA G-SYNC

AnandTech looks at FreeSync, which is AMD’s answer to G-SYNC.

They demonstrated a laptop running variable refresh rate, a mobile platform running variable refresh rate! Incidentally, before receiving a G-SYNC monitor, I posted a message on AVSFORUM about adding variable refresh rate technology to HDMI 3.0).


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Arael
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Arael

Funny enough inspired by that news I found out today that Heaven Benchmark running on OS X on my MacBook with V-Sync turned on produces variable framerate without tearing or stuttering… Seems like my investment was a great choice and since a year I’m living happily with benefits of variable V-Sync not being aware of that blessing 🙂

doggghouse
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doggghouse

Apparently this only will work for laptops, according to Nvidia:
http://techreport.com/news/25878/nvidia-responds-to-amd-free-sync-demo

I don’t know much about the technology but maybe you’ll find it to be interesting…

loggfreak
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loggfreak

the response from nvidia is towards people that think that since amd uses open standards for changing the vblank interval, and since it works on an unmodified laptop(only drivers are changed on that laptop) it will work on every monitor without changing the hardware, which is not true, variable vblank is only implemented in some laptops as far as i know, that’s why nvidia said it doesn’t work on desktops, however when asus and LG and samsung etc implement the variable vblank standard into monitors firmware, it will also work on seperate monitors, even without hardware upgrade, but idk if many monitors have updatable firmware

knexfan0011
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knexfan0011

I hope this works as well as gsync does. If freesync turns out to be nearly identical as far as the user experience goes I doubt gsync will survive and nVidia will have to adopt freesync which will be a win for consumers and AMD. When are you guys gonna get your hands on this tech?

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