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I don't care that TVs don't support it, which is known. The console doesn't have to be hooked to a TV, it can go right to a FreeSync display.
I doubt it will ever happen. Nintendo doesn't give a jack about monitor gamers (do they even know such crazy people exist?). Maybe MS will do it, in the last Mission Impossible a guy was playing Halo 5 on the monitor.
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I doubt it will ever happen. Nintendo doesn't give a jack about monitor gamers (do they even know such crazy people exist?). Maybe MS will do it, in the last Mission Impossible a guy was playing Halo 5 on the monitor.
Nintendo's involvement is not necessary. There is AMD providing them with a GCN 1.1+ architecture and they are golden. You only need the necessary "TV".biggrin.gif
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Nintendo's involvement is not necessary. There is AMD providing them with a GCN 1.1+ architecture and they are golden. You only need the necessary "TV".biggrin.gif

 

AMD would need to work with Nintendo/Sony/Microsoft to implement new drivers that would support new FreeSync displays, though. All three companies would rather just have a stable set of drivers and not have to worry about implementing new features in hardware that they could rather just save for the next generation. 

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Meh. For Nintendo that wouldn't do much. Unlike most game developers they always target for stable framerates and usually aim for stable 60 FPS over stable 30.

What Nintendo needs to do is give the option to reduce visuals for variable 90 to 120 fps. Playing Splatoon or Smash with strobed backlight display would be godlike.


variable frame rates for a fighters whose physics and frame data is tied to the frame rate is a big nono. its fine for shooters, but NOT fine for fighters
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AMD would need to work with Nintendo/Sony/Microsoft to implement new drivers that would support new FreeSync displays, though. All three companies would rather just have a stable set of drivers and not have to worry about implementing new features in hardware that they could rather just save for the next generation. 
No, AMD already supports them. It is the display manufacturers that need to update the displays. No incumbency left for AMD.
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Contrast this with the LFC feature that was missing at FreeSync launch - this isn't it.
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FreeSync in 2016
Late last month, AMD retired its existing Catalyst Control Center and debuted a new software product, dubbed Radeon Crimson. One of the new capabilities introduced with the Crimson Control Center was a FreeSync update that added low framerate compensation (LFC) support.
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The practical impact of LFC is less overall motion judder and a better image. G-Sync shipped with this capability initially, so AMD is playing a bit of catch-up here, but there’s no monitor firmware update or other feature that you need to flip — the new capability will kick in automatically.
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If anyone finds the link to a freesync laptop actually ready for purchase, please PM me with the link, seriously I can't wait to get my hands on one.

it says the HP 15z is first one to get this feature first half of this year, I checked HP tho and it doesnt mention freesync on the 15z product page yet. so i dunno
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If anyone finds the link to a freesync laptop actually ready for purchase, please PM me with the link, seriously I can't wait to get my hands on one.

it says the HP 15z is first one to get this feature first half of this year, I checked HP tho and it doesnt mention freesync on the 15z product page yet. so i dunno

I would be looking around April to June, basically Spring to early Summer.
    
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and by all models they mean 2 laptops...  they hardly use AMD :rolleyes: 

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and by all models they mean 2 laptops...  they hardly use AMD rolleyes.gif  

I'm ok with this, be nice to have that smooth gaming experience even on medium to low settings for lot of my games, hell i still need to play dragon age and mass effect games, which im sure this laptop will run easily... so my backlog combined with a laptop with freesync is still a nicer and cheaper experience than highend nvidia

I'm in the market for one because I plan to study overseas starting in August, and im not hauling my rig around... lol I can sell my 980 ti and a couple other things and it will pay for it lmao :3
    
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