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AMD adds new tier system to its FreeSync display tech

AMD FreeSync is joined by FreeSync Premium and FreeSync Premium Pro tiers at CES 2020

By: Anthony Garreffa from Jan 6, 2020 @ 21:27 CST

CES 2020 - AMD expanded on its FreeSync display technology at CES 2020, adding a new tier system to the range that sees the introduction of FreeSync Premium and FreeSync Premium Pro.

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The new FreeSync Premium and FreeSync Premium Pro displays will be two new tiers above the regular FreeSync tier, which will be a new baseline for laptops and desktop monitors. What AMD will be adding with FreeSync Premium is that it will be a minimum 1080p resolution, 120Hz refresh rate, and low framerate compensation (LFC).

AMD's flagship FreeSync Premium Pro monitors will have the same minimum 1080p resolution, 120Hz refresh rate and LFC -- but will add in HDR technology. FreeSync Premium Pro is what AMD used to call FreeSync 2 HDR -- but a new dab of paint has been applied. FreeSync Premium is the new entry here, while AMD is just getting their FreeSync branding into a better firing line starting 2020 off with a bang.

I don't know about you but it is going to be hella confusing for future monitor purchases, with the likes of FreeSync, FreeSync 2, FreeSync 2 HDR, FreeSync Premium, and FreeSync Premium Pro -- and then on the Team Green side of the fence NVIDIA has G-Sync, G-Sync HDR, G-Sync Compatible, and G-Sync Ultimate.

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