FreeSync

ASUS has introduced three new inexpensive displays for gamers with full-HD and 4K resolution: the MG248Q, the MG28UQ and the MG24UQ. The new monitors support VESA’s Adaptive-Sync technology and thus should be compatible with video cards that feature AMD’s FreeSync dynamic refresh rate technology. While the monitors do not carry the FreeSync badge just now, they will likely gain it eventually. Specifications of ASUS MG-Series Displays MG248Q MG24UQ MG28UQ Panel 24" TN 23.6 IPS 28" TN Resolution 1920 x 1080 3840 x 2160 Refresh Rate 40 Hz - 144 Hz 30 Hz - 60 Hz Adaptive-Sync Range unknown 40 Hz - 60 Hz Response Time 1 ms gray-to-gray 4 ms gray-to-gray 1 ms gray-to-gray Brightness 350 cd/m² 300 cd/m² 330 cd/m² Contrast True contrast ratio unknown Viewing Angles 170°/160° horizontal/vertical 178°/178° horizontal/vertical 170°/160° horizontal/vertical PPI 92 ppi 186 ppi 157 ppi Pixel Pitch 0.276 mm 0.136 mm 0.16 mm Colors 16.7 million 1.07 billion Color Saturation Unknown Inputs DisplayPort 1.2 HDMI 1.4 DVI-D DisplayPort 1.2 HDMI 2.0 HDMI 1.4 x 2 Audio 2 x 2 W The biggest...

FreeSync-over-HDMI: Samsung Launches 1800R Curved FHD Monitors in the CF591 and CF390

One of the big things to come out of Computex last year was our exclusive preview of a new project by AMD: being able to bring variable refresh rate...

38 by Ian Cutress on 2/29/2016

HP’s New Laptops to Feature AMD FreeSync Technology

AMD has announced that the new versions HP’s Envy 15z laptops - powered by the company’s latest-generation A-series APUs - will feature the FreeSync variable refresh rate technology. In...

19 by Anton Shilov on 2/12/2016

ASUS Announces A 144Hz WQHD Gaming Monitor With FreeSync

Today ASUS announced a new monitor targeted at the gaming market. The ASUS MG278Q is a 27" TN panel with a resolution of 2560x1440 and a 144Hz refresh rate...

59 by Brandon Chester on 8/19/2015

Nixeus NX-VUE24A 144Hz FreeSync Monitor Set to Ship

We briefly covered the launch of the Nixeus NX-VUE24A FreeSync monitor as part of our write-up on AMD's FreeSync demonstrations at Computex 2015. Nixeus today sent news that the...

40 by Ganesh T S on 8/14/2015

The AnandTech Podcast: Episode 33 - Computex 2015

AnandTech Podcast #33 - Along with CES in Vegas in January, one of the two biggest PC hardware shows in the world is held every year is Computex in...

9 by Ian Cutress on 7/8/2015

AMD Demonstrates FreeSync-over-HDMI Concept Hardware at Computex 2015

While AMD wasn’t the first GPU vendor to implement a system for variable refresh, the company has made up for lost time with zeal. Since demonstrating their FreeSync proof-of-concept...

91 by Ian Cutress & Ryan Smith on 6/3/2015

AMD Crossfire Freesync Update: Delayed

When AMD launched Freesync back in March, one of the limitations of the initial launch version was that only single-GPU configurations were supported. Multi-GPU Crossfire systems could not be...

92 by Ryan Smith on 4/30/2015

LG 34UM67: UltraWide FreeSync Review

AMD officially launched FreeSync earlier this month, and the technology is interesting not just in how it works but also in how it differs from NVIDIA’s G-SYNC. Our first...

96 by Jarred Walton on 3/31/2015

The AMD FreeSync Review

After a long wait, AMD’s FreeSync has finally arrived. Promising adaptive refresh rates using open standards and with no royalty fees, there are only two remaining questions: does is...

349 by Jarred Walton on 3/19/2015

AMD FreeSync Update

There are plenty of users looking for FreeSync displays, and for those of us in the US we will have to wait a bit longer. However, AMD sends word...

55 by Jarred Walton on 3/5/2015

AMD Shows Off Multiple FreeSync Displays

We met with AMD and among other things, one item they wanted to show us was the essentially final versions of several upcoming FreeSync displays. Overall AMD and their...

118 by Jarred Walton on 1/8/2015

AMD Announces Upcoming Samsung FreeSync Displays

Today at AMD's Future of Compute event in Singapore, AMD announced partnerships with several companies. One of the more noteworthy announcements is that Samsung will be making FreeSync enabled...

73 by Jarred Walton on 11/20/2014

Computex 2014: AMD Demonstrates First FreeSync Monitor Prototype

Our very own Anand Shimpi just got off of the Computex showfloor for a bit after paying a visit to AMD’s booth. Among the items AMD is showing at...

44 by Ryan Smith & Anand Lal Shimpi on 6/5/2014

VESA Adds Adaptive-Sync to DisplayPort 1.2a Standard; Variable Refresh Monitors Move Forward

The last half-year or so has seen the concept of variable refresh desktop monitors advance rather quickly. After sitting on the technology backburner for a number of years, the...

38 by Ryan Smith on 5/12/2014

AMD Demonstrates "FreeSync", Free G-Sync Alternative, at CES 2014

AMD has been relatively silent on the topic of NVIDIA’s variable refresh rate G-Sync technology since its announcement last year. At this year’s CES however, AMD gave me a...

82 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 1/6/2014

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