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Intel plans to support FreeSync

Intel plans to support FreeSync

Intel plans to support FreeSync

Intel plans to support FreeSync

 

In a Q&A session after IDF (Intel Developer Forum) Intel's Chief Graphics Software Architect, David Blythe, was asked what Intel's position was on supporting VESA's optional Adaptive-Sync Standard, which is otherwise known as FreeSync.

In response Blythe said that the company was positive about VESA's adaptive sync standard and said that Intel does indeed plan on supporting it in the future. Sadly Blythe did not comment any further on how or when Intel planned on adding support for Adaptive Sync (FreeSync) or if it will happen on current generation products. 

  

Intel plans to support FreeSync  

Intel's Timeframe for supporting FreeSync will heavily depend on whether or not Intel will need to make any changes to their GPUs on the hardware side before they can support the standard, as this will mean that Intel would need to wait for a newer generation product, after Skylake, before they could implement FreeSync support.

Right now Intel ships a large number of graphics chips inside their own CPUs, which makes supporting an adaptive refresh standard an obvious move going into the future, especially since Intel is starting to produce some powerful integrated graphics solutions like the one used with Intel's Broadwell CPUs.

 

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20-08-2015, 15:45:16

CRITICALThinker
Any chance of intel making it into the discrete graphics market? Quote

20-08-2015, 16:29:33

Mysterae
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Originally Posted by CRITICALThinker View Post
Any chance of intel making it into the discrete graphics market?
That would be the only reason for this to make sense. Who seriously games enough to warrant a freesync monitor to then run it on integrated graphics?

If all monitors become freesync by adhering to the standards as they should, Intel will support it by default (Nvidia, I'm looking at you). However, Intel supporting it is a bit pointless.Quote

20-08-2015, 17:48:19

NeverBackDown
I think for mobile this would give a massive advantage for the many people who plays on laptops. Would also drive scalar tech forward quicker for displays.

Would be also cool if they can implement it before 10nm chips,so kabylake. Using the best iGPU they have and supporting Freesync, would give a massive reason for people to buy the new chips instead of a straight refresh, would help mobile more but still benefits desktop as well or HTPCQuote

20-08-2015, 18:06:51

cooperman
Makes sence it is a VESA STANDARD the only reason nivida will not,whont support it is because thay whant to sell you a g-sync module.Quote

20-08-2015, 18:24:57

NeverBackDown
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Originally Posted by Mysterae View Post
That would be the only reason for this to make sense. Who seriously games enough to warrant a freesync monitor to then run it on integrated graphics?

If all monitors become freesync by adhering to the standards as they should, Intel will support it by default (Nvidia, I'm looking at you). However, Intel supporting it is a bit pointless.
Not pointless.. in mobile products it would be huge. Intel's iGPU in broadwell CPUs are better than some discrete cards. If they keep this up then Freesync makes sense.Quote
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