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Were there? Certainly no HDMI 2.1 spec products though.

Yeah plenty of Current freesync monitors can use the tech over hdmi and display port.

Hell one of my monitor's is freesync and is only hdmi.


It may be based on a display port standard, but most vendors they cooked in the freesync tech with both hdmi and displayport.

HDMI 2.1 spec is more about bringing those features to the TV.
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Just to clarify for people, hdmi 2.1 VRR is not using freesync but their own new standard called "Game Mode VRR". Taken from http://www.hdmi.org/manufacturer/hdmi_2_1/index.aspx

Game Mode VRR

Q: Does this require the new HDMI cable?

A: No

Q: Will this work with 8K@60 or 4K@120Hz?

A: Yes if those features are implemented along with Higher Video Resolution. That will require the new 48G cable

Q: Is this primarily for consoles or will PCs utilize this also?

A: It can be used for both.

Q: Will this result in more gaming PCs connecting to HDMI displays, either monitors or TVs?

A: The intent of the feature is to enable HDMI technology to be used in these applications. Given that HDMI connectivity already has a strong presence in this area, we expect that use of HDMI technology in gaming will continue to grow.

So most likely the idea with Xbox Scorpio people will get VRR on monitors with freesync and VRR on TV's with Game Mode VRR.
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post #33 of 148
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Look, one of those things that FreeSync could never ever do.

Now I have use for my 4th Freesync monitor that is still in box biggrin.gif
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Were there? Certainly no HDMI 2.1 spec products though.

I have 4 freesync monitors (using 3). They all only do freesync over hdmi and works well with my FuryX
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Hey, anything to stick it to Nvidia and their Gsync tax. That fact that it supports not only Freesync but Freesync 2.0 is a huge boon.

I'm still confused by AMD's naming convention on that. FreeSync 2.0 added no features related to variable refresh.
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I'm still confused by AMD's naming convention on that. FreeSync 2.0 added no features related to variable refresh.

It did. FreeSync is nothing more than standard. 2.0 requires 2.5x min to max VRR window.
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Called it!!!!!

Knew VRR was coming to console!

@Peter Nixeus

Where is my 4K 40" HDR FreeSync monitor at?!

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I'm still confused by AMD's naming convention on that. FreeSync 2.0 added no features related to variable refresh.

Doesn't it add HDR so you have HDR with VRR? Lol
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Wow... console gaming with freesync... I can see myself getting back into console gaming again someday now. Wait, nevermind, 240hz 1440p is my next stop, I almost forgot I love my high refresh to much. thumb.gif
    
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I'm still confused by AMD's naming convention on that. FreeSync 2.0 added no features related to variable refresh.

FreeSync 2.0 supports HDR and takes the load of HDR processing work away from the display itself when the feature is enabled. HDR monitors has more input lag due to image processing for HDR/Color/etc - FreeSync 2.0 when enabled minimizes or reduces that.

Simply put, an HDR monitor is not suitable if you are a competitive gamer that values lower input lag. So AMD came up with a solution that is included with FreeSync 2.0
 
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