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AMD to Support Radeon FreeSync Tech on Select Xbox One Consoles

AMD and Microsoft have announced support for Radeon FreeSync technology in Microsoft’s Xbox One S and Xbox One X consoles. Three years ago AMD introduced FreeSync technology with an aim to end choppy gameplay and broken frames by driving widespread adoption of adaptive refresh technology through a cost-effective, industry standard approach. Gamers have responded en masse, making it the overwhelming choice for smooth, stutter-free gaming with more than 240 FreeSync compatible displays on the market from 20+ partners.

“Gamers on Xbox One S and Xbox One X can now enjoy the same benefits of their PC gaming counterparts, with broader rollout following in the next few weeks: exceptional stutter-free gaming experiences powered by Radeon FreeSync technology,” said Scott Herkelman, vice president and general manager, Radeon Technologies Group, AMD. “The quality of the experience, wide variety of enabled displays, and gamer-friendly pricing have all contributed to PC gamers choosing Radeon FreeSync as the definitive adaptive refresh solution. Now, thanks to Microsoft, millions more gamers playing on Xbox One S and X consoles will have access to tear-free gaming in their living rooms.”

“AMD and Microsoft have a long history of innovation, collaborating on hardware and software to bring gamers the best possible experiences,” said Albert Penello, Senior Director, Xbox Console Marketing. “With the introduction of FreeSync™ technology support for our Xbox One platform, AMD and Microsoft are bringing a critical gaming technology to a broader base of gamers. We are excited to deliver a whole new caliber of smooth gameplay to players on Xbox One S and Xbox One X.”

FreeSync technology helps ensure smooth gameplay by synchronizing the refresh rate of a compatible monitor to the frame-rate of a gamer’s Radeon graphics card or Xbox One S or Xbox One X console, helping to reduce latency and eliminate tearing and stuttering during gaming. FreeSync technology relies on an open ecosystem approach enabling display partners to harness variable refresh without costly licensing fees. With more than twice as many FreeSync displays available than the often-costlier competing technology, the industry has endorsed open standards as the path forward. Meanwhile, most gamers now expect variable refresh rate to be a standard feature for displays, rather than a feature they need to pay extra for.

Since introducing FreeSync technology, AMD has continued to enhance the ecosystem, introducing support for vibrant High Dynamic Range (HDR) gaming with the release of Radeon FreeSync 2 technology in 2017. FreeSync 2 combines HDR support with dynamic refresh rate technology in a seamless manner, providing a tear-, and stutter-free, low latency HDR gaming experience. With enhancements to AMD’s Radeon Software and Enhanced Sync, FreeSync offers gamers more options for smoothing frame rates. echoua.com

The Microsoft Xbox One X and Xbox One S now support FreeSync 2, and Xbox One will support FreeSync technology. Enabled in the console’s menu, players will experience FreeSync with an HDMI connected FreeSync capable display.

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