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

By: Steven Bassiri | AMD CPUs 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.





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.




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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