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AMD A-Series A10-7870K Kaveri Refresh APU Review

By: Steven Bassiri | AMD CPUs & APUs in CPUs, Chipsets & SoCs | Posted: Aug 3, 2015 3:02 pm
TweakTown Rating: 91%Manufacturer: AMD

AMD FreeSync Technology

 

AMD's FreeSync technology is meant to reduce on-screen tearing while maintaining smoother gameplay than V-Sync. I used an ASUS MG279Q gaming monitor and Sapphire's R9 285 both support FreeSync.

 

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The first step to setup FreeSync is to enable it through the monitor's built in OSD menu, you have to use DisplayPort to use FreeSync.

 

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As soon as you enable it AMD's Catalyst Control Center will detect and notify you to enable FreeSync in its menus.

 

 

I used AMD's FreeSync demo which is designed to increase tearing, and I made the video above. The benefits of FreeSync are more noticeable in person, and it really does reduce tearing, and it provides smoother video than V-Sync alone. I think it's a pretty cool technology, and if you have a capable monitor and graphics adapter, you should definitely give it a shot.

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