AMD’s FreeSync 2 brings support for HDR gaming to advanced PC displays

AMD today announced Radeon FreeSync 2 technology to deliver smooth gameplay and advanced pixel integrity to gamers. Qualifying FreeSync 2 monitors will harness low-latency, high-brightness pixels, excellent black levels, and a wide color gamut to display High Dynamic Range (HDR) content. Also, all FreeSync 2 monitors will have support for Low Framerate Compensation (LFC).

“Gamers have spoken and they’ve made FreeSync the overwhelming choice and definitive industry standard for smooth, stutter-free gaming,” said Scott Herkelman, vice president and general manager of gaming, Radeon Technologies Group, AMD. “Radeon FreeSync 2 technology is the first of its kind that combines HDR support with dynamic refresh rate technology, and does it in a seamless, plug-and-play manner that improves gaming quality automatically when the right content is present.”

AMD’s new API for FreeSync 2 offers a lower-latency alternative that shifts the workload to the powerful pipeline of a Radeon GPU, allowing the game to tone map directly to the display’s target luminance, contrast, and color space. Radeon FreeSync 2 technology offers over 2x the brightness and color volume over sRGB.

FreeSync and FreeSync 2 technologies will co-exist to offer a wide variety of advanced displays to gamers. All FreeSync-compatible Radeon GPUs will support FreeSync 2 technology, including the Radeon RX series GPUs based on the Polaris architecture which also supports DisplayPort HBR3 and enables UltraHD resolution beyond 60Hz.

Hardware with FreeSync 2 will be available to consumers in 1H 2017.

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