While all the talk in the console world if of HDR and 4K right now, there’s a different visual revolution going on in the PC gaming sphere in the shape of adaptive refresh rate tech.
AMD’s interpretation, the FreeSync technology, is available within select APUs and GPUs and already works with over 100 compatible monitors.
The aim, as with Nvidia’s rival G-Sync tech, is to eliminate image tears and graphical choppiness caused by a monitor’s fixed frame rate being out of sync with the graphics card on a PC.
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However, while this is great for PC gamers who benefit from a smoother experience, the technology is yet to hit television sets, the traditional realm of the console gamer.
That may change soon according to the man in charge of the Radeon Technologies group at AMD.
“I think this is something we should follow up…on what we can share at this point on FreeSync TVs.”
Earlier this year we learned FreeSync would be available over HDMI as well as Display Port.
While the most recent report may have resulted from a slip of the tongue, it appears to confirm that FreeSync TVs are indeed on deck.
Sadly, if that happens, it does not automatically mean PS4 Neo and Xbox Project Scorpio would be able to support FreeSync. Neither of the recent announcements made reference to FreeSync compatibility.
However, the arrival of FreeSync TVs could get the ball rolling. As console gaming continues to lean more towards a PC-like experience, adaptive refresh rate tech may be helpful to handle higher resolution graphics.
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