AMD Radeon FreeSync 2, What You Need to Know About It
When it comes to gaming, screen tearing is something that you do not want to experience. Even though this is something that only happens for a fraction of a second, it breaks immersion and breaking immersion is a big no-no in the holy book of gaming. Nvidia and AMD have their ways of tackling this concern and where Nvidia has G-sync, AMD has FreeSync. Now AMD has introduced AMD Radeon FreeSync 2 and here is what you need to know.
Nvidia only allows partners to use its technology but AMD Freesync is openly available and is part of the Video Electronics Standard Association standards as well. There is little that AMD has shared about AMD Radeon FreeSync 2 but here is what you need to know about it.
LFC Is Now Mandatory With AMD Radeon FreeSync 2
Low Frame-rate Compensation is now being introduced and this should have been there in the first place but what can I say? Better late than never. This allows the frames to appear properly even when the video stream refresh rate falls short of the monitor’s minimum range.
HDR Support For AMD Radeon FreeSync 2
AMD Radeon FreeSync 2 and standard FreeSync will now feature HDR support for better gaming experience and colors. AMD FreeSync 2 coupled with HDR will enable double the colors and brightness as compared to what we experienced previously. The technology will be able to detect what you are doing and switch between modes for the best experience possible.
Will Existing GPUs Work With AMD Radeon FreeSync 2?
Yes, they will. If you own an AMD GPU HD 7000 series and above you will be able to take advantage of this upcoming new technology. We do not know about the pricing of monitors that will feature this new standard but surely we will find out soon enough. I am sure top vendors will be hopping on board with this new tech.