RESEARCH NOTE: Why the Industry Needs Technologies Like AMD FreeSync

For quite some time the gaming hardware industry has been looking for ways to resolve the age-old problem of screen tearing caused by the confusion between the GPU and monitor. This primarily occurs on systems where the GPU (graphics processing unit) is capable of generating frame rates far greater than what the monitor is capable of. The original solution to this problem was the creation of VSync (vertical sync) which reduced the frame rate of the GPU to either 30 or 60 FPS in order to smooth out the frames and reduce the possibility of frames being generated out of sync from the monitor’s refresh rate.

Table of Contents

  • How AMD FreeSync Emerged
  • How Does AMD FreeSync Work?
  • AMD FreeSync Brings Affordable Dynamic Refresh Rates to the People
  • AMD FreeSync Improves Gaming for Some But Not All

You can download the paper here.

Companies Cited

  • AMD
  • BenQ
  • LG Electronics
  • Nixeus
  • Samsung
  • VESA
  • Viewsonic