AMD Propels Tear-Free Gameplay Beyond the PC with Support for Radeon FreeSync™ Technology in Select Xbox One Consoles
Three years ago AMD introduced FreeSync™ technology with an aim to end choppy gameplay and broken frames by driving widespread adoption of adaptive refresh technology through a cost-effective, industry standard approach. Gamers have responded en masse, making it the overwhelming choice for smooth, stutter-free gaming with more than 240 FreeSync™ compatible displays on the market from 20+ partners.
“Gamers on Xbox One S and Xbox One X can now enjoy the same benefits of their PC gaming counterparts, with broader rollout following in the next few weeks: exceptional stutter-free gaming experiences powered by Radeon FreeSync™ technology,” said
FreeSync™ technology helps ensure smooth gameplay by synchronizing the refresh rate of a compatible monitor to the framerate of a gamer’s Radeon™ graphics card or Xbox One S or Xbox One X console, helping to reduce latency and eliminate tearing and stuttering during gaming. FreeSync™ technology relies on an open ecosystem approach enabling display partners to harness variable refresh without costly licensing fees. With more than twice as many FreeSync™ displays available than the often-costlier competing technology, the industry has endorsed open standards as the path forward. Meanwhile, most gamers now expect variable refresh rate to be a standard feature for displays, rather than a feature they need to pay extra for.
Since introducing FreeSync™ technology, AMD has continued to enhance the ecosystem, introducing support for vibrant
The Microsoft Xbox One X and Xbox One S now support FreeSync™ 2, and Xbox One will support FreeSync™ technology. Enabled in the console’s menu, players will experience FreeSync™ with an HDMI™ connected FreeSync™ capable display2.
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1 FreeSync™ 2 does not require HDR capable monitors; driver can set monitor in native mode when FreeSync™ 2 supported HDR content is detected.
2 To enable variable refresh on Xbox One family consoles, a compatible display with FreeSync™ over HDMI and a bottom variable refresh rate below 60Hz is required.”
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Source: Advanced Micro Devices