FreeSync

Though they don’t get quite as much ongoing attention as video cards due to their slower update cadence, one of the nicer innovations in the last few years in the gaming hardware ecosystem has been variable refresh displays. By taking displays off of a fixed refresh rate and instead coupling it to the frame rate, the state of gaming on the PC has become a lot more pleasant, especially in the irksome area between 30 and 60 frames per second. As it was NVIDIA to make the first move here in 2013, AMD only ended up rolling out their own variable refresh solution in 2015. Under the brand name FreeSync, AMD leveraged the VESA’s optional DisplayPort Adaptive-Sync standard to offer variable refresh in conjunction with...

AMD Delivers Crimson ReLive Drivers: Yearly Feature Update for Radeon Gamers and Professionals

This time last year we saw the launch of Radeon Crimson. This was AMD’s big attempt to state that a yearly cadence for software features was a good thing...

48 by Ian Cutress on 12/8/2016

AOC Launches the AG352QCX: 35-Inch 200 Hz 2560×1080 Curved Display with Adaptive-Sync

This week AOC has introduced its new AGON-branded curved display for gamers that boasts a 200 Hz refresh rate. The ultra-wide AG352QCX monitor has an MVA panel and a...

21 by Anton Shilov on 11/10/2016

HP Announces The HP ENVY 27 4K Thin Bezel Display

Today HP announced an update to their product lineup, and one of the announcements that caught my eye immediately was the new ENVY 27 display. HP has packed a...

37 by Brett Howse on 10/12/2016

LG Announces the 34UC79G: 34-Inch Curved 21:9 Display with 2560 × 1080 Resolution, 144 Hz Refresh Rate for $700

LG was one of the first suppliers to bring displays with 21:9 aspect ratio to consumers a couple of years ago, and at IFA 2016 the company introduced its...

33 by Anton Shilov on 9/9/2016

Dell Releases S2417DG and SE2717H Monitors: New Gaming Displays with G-Sync and FreeSync

Dell has quietly expanded its lineup of gaming displays with two new monitors featuring dynamic refresh technologies from AMD and NVIDIA. One of the monitors uses a full-HD (1920x1080...

46 by Anton Shilov on 8/8/2016

ASUS Announces Three New Displays with Adaptive-Sync Technology

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...

42 by Anton Shilov on 4/15/2016

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...

350 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

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