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AMD FreeSync may be coming to TVs in the Future

AMD FreeSync may be coming to TVs in the Future

AMD FreeSync may be coming to TVs in the Future

AMD FreeSync may be coming to TVs in the Future

 

When it comes to variable refresh rate technologies, FreeSync/VESA Adaptive Sync does offer a lot of advantages, like the ability to be integrated into monitors free of charge without royalty fees or proprietary hardware and the ability to function using both HDMI and DisplayPort. 

Considering these capabilities, FreeSync has the potential to be opened up to a much wider range of products than just AMD-powered gaming PCs. At this time, console FreeSync looking like a very attractive possibility moving forward, as it will allow developers to choose Framerate limits outside of the standard 30Hz or 60Hz limits. 

In a recent interview with TomsHardware the head of AMD's Radeon Technologies Group, Raja Koduri, was asked about the possibility of FreeSync coming to TVs in the future. Raja stated that "We  [AMD] are definitely working with the entire display community on getting FreeSync to more places. I think this is something we should follow up…on what we can share at this point on FreeSync TVs". 

  AMD FreeSync may be coming to TVs in the Future

 

FreeSync on televisions would not only give PC gamers a better experience when using a living room-based gaming setup but also allow console developers to be a little more flexible with their framerate targets, improving the console gameplay experience. 

With FreeSync already working on HDMI, all console makers would need to do is implement support in their console's firmware, which could be a simple task given the fact that the PS4 and Xbox One already use AMD hardware. 

 

You can join the discussion on AMD's FreeSync technology potentially coming to TVs on the OC3D Forums

 

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16-09-2016, 07:46:12

Daiyus
This is great news for me. I've been looking for a decent upgrade for my gaming HTPC but options are pretty slim. Having Freesync at the larger sizes would definitely be helpful.Quote

16-09-2016, 09:23:34

SuB
I thought that if TV's went to using displayport as a standard that this would just happen by default (with the correct syncing range support from the manufacturer)? Or was I wrong?Quote

16-09-2016, 09:35:42

WYP
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Originally Posted by SuB View Post
I thought that if TV's went to using displayport as a standard that this would just happen by default (with the correct syncing range support from the manufacturer)? Or was I wrong?
Remember that FreeSync can also work through HDMI now, so it doesn't even need to be changed to DisplayPort.

I do find it strange that HDMI is used on TVs, given that it is a royalty based standard. DP is Royalty free if they are a VESA member.

All FreeSync/VESA Adaptive sync needs to work is a hardware scaler in the monitor that is compatible. This is certainly something that companies should be considering moving forward, especially since they already need to upgrade for HDR support.

Samsung is already supporting FreeSync on most of their new displays, so FreeSync on their future Televisions is a possibility. It is just the chicken and egg scenario that prevents this from being a thing.Quote

16-09-2016, 10:35:49

SuB
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Originally Posted by WYP View Post
Remember that FreeSync can also work through HDMI now, so it doesn't even need to be changed to DisplayPort.

I do find it strange that HDMI is used on TVs, given that it is a royalty based standard. DP is Royalty free if they are a VESA member.

All FreeSync/VESA Adaptive sync needs to work is a hardware scaler in the monitor that is compatible. This is certainly something that companies should be considering moving forward, especially since they already need to upgrade for HDR support.

Samsung is already supporting FreeSync on most of their new displays, so FreeSync on their future Televisions is a possibility. It is just the chicken and egg scenario that prevents this from being a thing.
Does displayport have HDCP ?Quote

16-09-2016, 10:51:11

WYP
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Originally Posted by SuB View Post
Does displayport have HDCP ?
Quote from the DisplayPort Wiki

" It includes HDCP in addition to DisplayPort Content Protection (DPCP)"Quote
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