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Xbox One S and X Gaining AMD Radeon FreeSync Support

Category: General News
Posted: 08:41AM

Recently Microsoft launched its Inside Xbox series to show more of Team Xbox and celebrate its games, features, and fans. While I do try to keep to just PC news, I think one of the upcoming Xbox One S and Xbox One X features would be worth sharing. Both versions of the console will come to support variable refresh rate on AMD Radeon FreeSync displays. FreeSync is an open standard AMD developed to enable supporting displays to alter their refresh rates in order to match the source. This means when playing a game, screen tearing and stuttering should be removed, provided the frame rate is within the display's FreeSync range.

With FreeSync, the two newer versions of the Xbox One should allow for smoother gameplay, which can be difficult to achieve on consoles with their limited performance as games become more demanding. Of course the display, whether it is a monitor or television, will need to support FreeSync for the variable refresh rate technology to work, when the update with it comes out.

Source: Xbox Wire

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