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AMD Project FreeSync FAQ

Postposted on Thu Jul 31, 2014 10:38 am

Hello everyone,

Click here to visit the Project FreeSync FAQ. And please let me know if you have any additional questions about FreeSync and I’ll make sure they get added. Just post your questions in this thread.
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Re: AMD Project FreeSync FAQ

Postposted on Thu Jul 31, 2014 12:44 pm

I'm looking forward to this so much. G-Sync being proprietary is not a deal-breaker because it's limited to nasty TN screens at the moment and I have no interest in such crude displays.

The AMD Radeon™ R9 295X2, 290X, R9 290, R7 260X and R7 260 GPUs additionally feature updated display controllers that will support dynamic refresh rates during gaming.

Pitcairn and Hawaii but not Tahiti?

Is that a typo or will Tahiti-based cards like the 7900-series and 280/280X be unable to support dynamic refresh rates in games?
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Re: AMD Project FreeSync FAQ

Postposted on Thu Jul 31, 2014 1:47 pm

Interesting.

We'll see what Christmas 2015 looks like, it may include some upgrades if it all plays nice together. Wonder how it will work with a 4k monitor?? I smell a future review ;)
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Re: AMD Project FreeSync FAQ

Postposted on Thu Jul 31, 2014 10:08 pm

Chrispy_ wrote:
The AMD Radeon™ R9 295X2, 290X, R9 290, R7 260X and R7 260 GPUs additionally feature updated display controllers that will support dynamic refresh rates during gaming.
Pitcairn and Hawaii?

Radeon R7-260X, R7-260 and HD7790 are based on AMD's Bonaire GPU. Bonaire and Hawaii are GCN1.1 GPUs while Oland, Cape Verde, Curaçao/Pitcairn and Tahiti are GCN1.0 GPUs.
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Re: AMD Project FreeSync FAQ

Postposted on Fri Aug 01, 2014 6:47 am

Oops, brainfart - you're right. I had the 260X and the 270X mixed up but now the differentiation makes perfect sense.

Damn these stupid rebadges. They're all still 7000-series in my mind, I just applied the wrong re-badge translator.

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Re: AMD Project FreeSync FAQ

Postposted on Fri Aug 01, 2014 8:57 am

JustAnEngineer wrote:
Chrispy_ wrote:
The AMD Radeon™ R9 295X2, 290X, R9 290, R7 260X and R7 260 GPUs additionally feature updated display controllers that will support dynamic refresh rates during gaming.
Pitcairn and Hawaii?

Radeon R7-260X, R7-260 and HD7790 are based on AMD's Bonaire GPU. Bonaire and Hawaii are GCN1.1 GPUs while Oland, Cape Verde, Curaçao/Pitcairn and Tahiti are GCN1.0 GPUs.
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Re: AMD Project FreeSync FAQ

Postposted on Sat Aug 16, 2014 3:12 pm

Does FreeSync have a strobing method?
Every G-Sync monitor comes with ULMB. I was wondering if FreeSync is the same?

Also, do you need full screen to enable FreeSync or is that just a G-Sync limitation?
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Re: AMD Project FreeSync FAQ

Postposted on Tue Aug 19, 2014 11:11 am

rahulahl wrote:Does FreeSync have a strobing method?
Every G-Sync monitor comes with ULMB. I was wondering if FreeSync is the same?

Also, do you need full screen to enable FreeSync or is that just a G-Sync limitation?


Hello rahulahl,

FreeSync does not have a strobing feature.

FreeSync (and other dynamic refresh rate technologies) does require full screen exclusive mode. This is a Windows requirement.
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Re: AMD Project FreeSync FAQ

Postposted on Sat Aug 23, 2014 7:23 pm

Warsam71 wrote:
rahulahl wrote:Does FreeSync have a strobing method?
Every G-Sync monitor comes with ULMB. I was wondering if FreeSync is the same?

Also, do you need full screen to enable FreeSync or is that just a G-Sync limitation?


Hello rahulahl,

FreeSync does not have a strobing feature.

FreeSync (and other dynamic refresh rate technologies) does require full screen exclusive mode. This is a Windows requirement.

All right. Thanks for the reply.
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