FreeSync

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 laptop demo back at CES 2014, AMD has since been able to get the necessary signaling and refresh technology implemented into the DisplayPort standard as an optional annex of 1.2a, more commonly known DisplayPort Adaptive-Sync. With DPAS implemented into monitors, AMD has been able to roll out their FreeSync implementation of variable refresh back in March of this year, when the first DPAS-enabled monitors shipped. Since then AMD has been relatively quiet (no doubt gearing up for their big GPU launch). However as it turns out they have been hard at work at expanding FreeSync past...

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...

90 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...

348 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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