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Journeyman III
Journeyman III

How does FreeSync work? I'm confused

I was under the impression I would be able to disable vsync and not see any tearing. I got a Samsung C27F396FHN freesync monitor and I still see tearing when vsync is disabled.

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Forerunner
Forerunner

Re: How does FreeSync work? I'm confused

Have you read this?  FreeSync™ Technology | AMD

Does your GPU support it?

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Journeyman III
Journeyman III

Re: How does FreeSync work? I'm confused

Yes, it's an R9 380.

I've tried limiting frame rate to monitors refresh rate but still doesn't work.

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Esteemed Contributor III

Re: How does FreeSync work? I'm confused

Is Freesync enabled in the monitor's OSD, and are you using the connection for which that monitor says FreeSync is supported?

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Esteemed Contributor III

Re: How does FreeSync work? I'm confused

There's also this in the FAQ section:

How To Enable AMD FreeSync™

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Journeyman III
Journeyman III

Re: How does FreeSync work? I'm confused

Yes it's enabled in the panel and yes I'm using the proper connection.

I tried the windmill test, it shows freesync enabled, although when i disable vsync i can see tearing.

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Esteemed Contributor III

Re: How does FreeSync work? I'm confused

Limit the frame rate to 1 less than the monitor's refresh rate.

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Journeyman III
Journeyman III

Re: How does FreeSync work? I'm confused

Tried it, still not working. I've come to the conclusion that freesync doesn't work, even if it did there's very little gain, if at all on a 60hz monitor. I'm gonna return the monitor and maybe look for something with a 144hz refresh rate.

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Esteemed Contributor III

Re: How does FreeSync work? I'm confused

What is the monitor's Freesync range? Some monitors are only able to do it between certain hertz ranges which may be well below the native refresh rate, such as 30-45.

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Journeyman III
Journeyman III

Re: How does FreeSync work? I'm confused

AMD freesync page says 48-72

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