AMD: FreeSync Will Become the Dominant Standard

/ 7 months ago

AMD: FreeSync Will Become the Dominant Standard

AMD is gearing up for the release of its Radeon RX Vega graphics cards – which, the company revealed in a Facebook post, will be at some point during the current quarter – and it claims that the new hardware will help its proprietary adaptive synchronisation technology, FreeSync, to become the standard image smoothing solution for monitors and television. AMD’s Desktop Processor Marketing Manager, Don Woligroski, took part in an Ask Me Anything (AMA) session for Tom’s Hardware, where he revealed that FreeSync is destined to destroy NVIDIA’s rival tech, G-Sync, as AMD’s system is a licence-free open standard. Woligroski also revealed that Vega performance “looks really nice” in comparison to NVIDIA’s GeForce GTX 1080 Ti and Titan XP.

“Why are FreeSync monitors so much cheaper than their G-Sync counterparts?” Tom’s Hardware user PandaNation asked. “I know you won’t be able to say much, but how does Vega compare to the Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 Ti and the Nvidia Titan Xp? Big fan of AMD, thinking of doing a Mini-ITX Ryzen 5 build. Keep up the good work!”

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To which Woligroski responded: “FreeSync is cheaper because it’s an open standard. In many cases a panel manufacturer can make a FreeSync panel by changing their monitor’s firmware and having it meet the spec. For G-Sync, Nvidia charges a licensing fee. Because of this differentiation alone, I think the inevitable future is FreeSync.”

“Vega performance compared to the Geforce GTX 1080 Ti and the Titan Xp looks really nice,” he then added.

If AMD’s promise of Vega during this quarter is fulfilled, we only have two months, at most, to wait.

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3 Responses to “AMD: FreeSync Will Become the Dominant Standard”
  1. Vorlon says:

    What a load of BS. In the same way it will dominate the market as DP will remove HDMI from TVs. How many TVs you can find with DP? I’ll tell you: 0, zip, none, etc…

    Its open standard, its far superior vs HDMI, yet corporations won’t allow free standard to supplement inferior ‘corporate’ standard. Licensing fee is best way to control things, so things won’t bite corporations back in the arse.

    • Alex Gajda says:

      Meaby no, meaby yes. Remember that there is a project scorpio on a horizon and because AMD give hardware it might put there dp also Microsoft want to ensure best gaming experience so it might push little a bit TV producer to put DP in new models.

    • David Macdonald Ajang says:

      And you are an absolute piece of shit.

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