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AMD to announce FreeSync 2 at CES 2017

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AMD to announce FreeSync 2 at CES 2017

AMD to announce FreeSync 2 at CES 2017

 
Over time AMD promised that the FreeSync Standard would evolve over time, first upgrading their GPU drivers to support Low Framerate Compensation and now to support low latency HDR. 
 
Since AMD launched FreeSync over 100 different FreeSync enabled displays have been shipped, offering gamers all around the work variable refresh rates and tear-free gaming, now AMD seeks to give gamers more. 

  

AMD to announce FreeSync 2 at CES 2017

 

When most people consider HDR gaming most people forget that displays need to take additional time to display wide colour range content, which isn't a huge issue when viewing movies and non-interactive content, but can present huge problems when gaming. 

The aim of FreeSync 2 is simple, to remove the display tone mapping latency from the HDR rendering loop, giving gamers a lower latency gaming experience.

Right now it is unknown how FreeSnc 2 works or how many displays will support it in 2017, though it is certainly an interesting development. 

  
AMD to announce FreeSync 2 at CES 2017

 

With FreeSync 2 AMD will also make moving from standard desktop to HDR content easy, which means that HDR on PC will be controlled by PC drivers and not by Windows. 

  
AMD to announce FreeSync 2 at CES 2017  

FreeSync 2 will allow PC gamers to easily view HDR content on PC, though right now it is unknown if FreeSync 2 will work with all HDR displays, or if FreeSync 2 will b a standard that display manufacturers will have to aim towards. 


AMD to announce FreeSync 2 at CES 2017

 

With this information coming from leaked AMD slides and not AMD directly, we sadly cannot confirm exactly how AMD's FreeSync 2 technology will function, though this is something that we will be finding out soon as CES starts later this week. 

 

You can join the discussion on FreeSync 2 on the OC3D Forums

 

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02-01-2017, 17:31:05

NeverBackDown
These are gonna be some mega expensive monitors...Quote

02-01-2017, 18:41:02

Agost
Hope they come out real quickly and at an affordable price, otherwise I'm going to buy the MG24UQ with Vega.Quote

03-01-2017, 00:06:30

Chrazey
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Originally Posted by Agost View Post
Hope they come out real quickly and at an affordable price, otherwise I'm going to buy the MG24UQ with Vega.
I wouldn't hold my luck on that one bud...Quote

03-01-2017, 04:41:54

Dicehunter
Saves everyone a click -

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"What’s FreeSync2? Well, it’s not FreeSync1 successor, in fact it has very little to do with FreeSync. FreeSync 2 is simply a new technology that will automatically switch your monitor into HDR mode, and that’s pretty much it."
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03-01-2017, 06:08:39

WYP
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Originally Posted by Dicehunter View Post
Saves everyone a click -
That is an oversimplification.

FreeSync two does not just turn on HDR mode, it allows your GPU to do display tone mapping for HDR images to lower input latency.

One huge problem with current HDR displays is that it can add up to 32ms of latency to the display, which is a huge problem for gamers.Quote
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