2 Replies Latest reply on Jan 10, 2014 4:26 AM by black_zion

    AMD FreeSync. Like GSYNC, but cheaper...

    black_zion
      It's something AMD showed off at CES 2014, and there are plenty of articles out there about it. But in a nutshell it takes advantage of a VESA standard "variable blanking" which they say will save power by not refreshing the screen unnecessarily. Time will tell how good it will compare to GSYNC as it's still pretty much in the beta stage, but since all panels will support variable blanking, and eventually nVidia will support it as well, one wonders if GSYNC will go the way of HD-DVD...
        • AMD FreeSync. Like GSYNC, but cheaper...
          black_zion
          I'm pretty sensitive and I don't notice the same kinds of things other people claim to when they get fewer FPS than the refresh rate, but it's going to be interesting to see how well it works as it matures. It'll be the most noticeable on laptops and tablets because of their weaker chips, but it'll be something we can all take advantage of. Let's just hope it's not a bad joke like LCD Overdrive.
          • AMD FreeSync. Like GSYNC, but cheaper...
            black_zion
            I don't either considering that VGA is still with us even in 2014, but I think this "technology" of variable refresh rate will advance faster than we think because it is a power saving measure, and with the majority of devices being sold being mobile, any way to extend battery life will be jumped on by Samsung and the other panel manufacturers.