AMD's Certifying FreeSync Premium Pro 8K and 480Hz Gaming Displays
Sharper and faster displays are coming, and AMD's certifying them
Published: 7th January 2022 | Source: AMD |
480Hz Gaming Monitors are on the Horizon
At CES 2022, AMD confirmed that the gaming display market will soon be moving beyond 4K and past 480Hz, confirming that the company is working with display partners to certify these new display technologies as AMD FreeSync Premium Pro compliant.
AMD FreeSync Premium Pro is AMD's highest display certification, requiring maximum refresh rates of at least 120Hz, resolutions of Full HD (1080p) or higher, support for Low Framerate compensation (LFC), low latency SDR and HDR playback and "support for HDR with meticulous colour and luminance certification". In short, AMD's only certifying high quality gaming displays.
At CES, it was confirmed during AMD's 2022 Product Premiere, it was confirmed that AM's FreeSync team is working to certify displays that are 8K in resolution and screens that offer maximum refresh rates of 480Hz. Yes, that means that 8K 120Hz and 1080p 480Hz monitors are in the works. Additionally, AMD's working with Samsung to certify their displays as FreeSync Premium Pro compatible.
Below is what AMD's Laura Smith had to say regarding AMD's future FreeSync Premium Pro certified gaming displays.
We continue to work with display partners, and the FreeSync ecosystem has grown beyond 2,000 displays.
In addition, We're certifying even more premium displays featuring 8K resolutions and displays with refresh rates of up to 480Hz. And we are actively working with partners like Samsung Display to certify AMD FreeSync Premium Pro on QD OLED displays.
If the world of gaming displays starts moving beyond 4K, upscaling technologies like XeSS, DLSS and FidelityFX Super Resolution will become more important than ever. Moving from 4K to 8K is a big jump, and upscaling technologies are capable of delivering the detail that such high resolution screens demand while also keeping performance levels high. It looks like 8K 120Hz displays are in the works, and that hopefully means that today's 4K 120Hz+ monitors and TVs will start becoming available at lower price tags.