AMD and Microsoft bring variable refresh technology to Xbox One X and S consoles for a smooth gaming experience.
Three years ago AMD introduced FreeSync technology with an aim to end choppy gameplay and broken frames by driving adoption of adaptive refresh technology. Currently, there are more than 240 FreeSync compatible displays on the market.
FreeSync technology synchronizes the refresh rate of a compatible monitor to the framerate 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.
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, providing a tear-, and stutter-free, low latency HDR gaming experience.
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.