It’s no secret that freedom of choice has long been a core pillar of AMD. In the highly customized world of PC gaming, our goal has always been to give gamers flexibility in how they build their systems, in the range of compatible components, and in how they choose to bring their game experiences to life.
Freedom of choice is a staple of PC gaming. That’s why we’ve eschewed proprietary solutions that needlessly limit choice and ultimately tax gamers in favor of openness and inclusivity, and that’s why together we’ve seen the incredible adoption of Radeon FreeSync™1 technology that has made it the world’s largest ecosystem of adaptive sync gaming display technology2.
Recently other industry players have announced limited support of adaptive sync technology. That is great news for gamers as it means even more excitement and demand for FreeSync, and it’s also a validation of our strategy.
Radeon FreeSync was born out of the commitment by AMD to widely accepted industry standards. That’s an important distinction and one gamers should care about. Here’s why:
Breadth of display support: Today Radeon FreeSync is the world’s largest ecosystem of adaptive sync technology with more than 550 supported displays2, giving gamers an enormous amount of choice to pick the display with the features they want at various price points.
Tested and certified: Radeon FreeSync displays are tested and certified to deliver fluid, tear-free gaming on a wide range of systems. That includes DisplayPort-based displays, as well as those with HDMI-only inputs which the competition doesn’t support3.
Breadth of graphics solutions: Radeon FreeSync works with all Radeon™ products. That means that generations of Radeon graphics going back more than half a decade can take advantage of FreeSync technology. The competition’s adaptive sync technology only works with a limited number of GPUs and monitors3.
No proprietary “Pay-to-Play” tax: With FreeSync, there are no tiered experience levels that require costly proprietary display hardware to enable improved features. FreeSync just works, and works incredibly well. FreeSync remains the only adaptive sync technology that is truly open.
The success of Radeon FreeSync technology demonstrates that our approach to delivering a standards-based, premium experience to display manufacturers was and continues to be the right way forward.
It remains the most effective way to get the technology into the hands of gamers everywhere.
Scott Herkelman, Corporate Vice President & General Manager of Radeon Business Unit at AMD. His postings are his own opinions and may not represent AMD’s positions, strategies, or opinions. Links to third party sites and references to third party trademarks are provided for convenience and illustrative purposes only. Unless explicitly stated, AMD is not responsible for the contents of such links, and no third party endorsement of AMD or any of its products is implied.
1 FreeSync requires a monitor and AMD Radeon™ graphics, both with FreeSync support. See www.amd.com/freesync for complete details. Confirm capability with your system manufacturer before purchase. GD-127