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AMD Adaptive-Sync vs. AMD FreeSync

Question asked by monitorbuyer on Sep 18, 2018
Latest reply on Nov 11, 2018 by theacclaimed

Hi there.

 

I am considering to buy myself a new monitor.

There are two models, first has an AMD FreeSync and second has an AMD Adaptive-Sync support. Both are 75Hz IPS FullHD 21.5" monitors from Acer.

 

Honestly, I have never heard of "AMD Adaptive-Sync" technology, just heard of AMD FreeSync. I know that "Adaptive-Sync" technology is a part of VESA DisplayPort 1.2a standard, so ... what exactly is "AMD Adaptive-Sync"?

 

One more question, both monitors have 75Hz max. refresh rate and 56Hz min. refresh rate using FullHD resolution. Should I expect frame tearings in situations where FPS drops below 56 even if AMD FreeSync is enabled?

 

Thank you.

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