AMD: FreeSync Will Become the Dominant Standard
Ashley Allen / 4 weeks ago
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!”
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.