AMD FreeSync may be coming to TVs and Consoles in the Future

Regarding variable refresh rate technologies, FreeSync/VESA Adaptive Sync does offer a lot of advantages, like the ability to be integrated into monitors free of charge without royalty fees or proprietary hardware and capacity to function using both HDMI and DisplayPort.

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Considering these capabilities, FreeSync has the potential to integrate into a much wider range of products than just Gaming Monitors and AMD-powered gaming PCs. The FreeSync support in the console could be a very attractive possibility, as it will allow developers to choose Framerate limits outside of the standard 30Hz or 60Hz limits.

In a recent interview with TomsHardware the head of AMD’s Radeon Technologies Group, Raja Koduri, was asked about the possibility of FreeSync coming to TVs in the future. Raja stated that “We  [AMD] are definitely working with the entire display community on getting FreeSync to more places. I think this is something we should follow up…on what we can share at this point on FreeSync TVs”.

FreeSync on televisions would not only give Console gamers a better experience when using a living room-based gaming but also PC gamers use a TV as monitors, also allow console developers to be a little more flexible with their framerate targets, improving the console gameplay experience.

With FreeSync already working on HDMI and all console makers using AMD hardware, it may just need a firmware update, which could enable FreeSync on the PS4 and Xbox One.

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