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    AMD FreeSync removes costs associated with proprietary tech

    Or so Robert Hallock opines when defining benefits of FreeSync.
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    Re: AMD FreeSync removes costs associated with proprietary tech

    So will nvidia users be able to use freesynk?

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    Re: AMD FreeSync removes costs associated with proprietary tech

    Quote Originally Posted by antonisk View Post
    So will nvidia users be able to use freesynk?
    That depends on Nvidia. AMD are making it so that anyone can include the tech to make it work cost free, but that doesn't mean Nvidia will do so. They may choose to not include it to try to leverage their licencing of their own Sync technology.

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    Re: AMD FreeSync removes costs associated with proprietary tech

    I was just debating this with a friend, since there isn't really any extra communication between the monitor and GPU with nvidia's g-sync (according to anandtech there's some polling the monitor to see whether it's in vblank or not, but that was removed in a later implementation) there's no particular reason nvidia couldn't support freesync. They might charge for it I suppose like they did with their 3DTV service (no reason a computer and 3D TV shouldn't work, indeed it does work, charge the customer £50 for the software anyway)
    Last edited by CampGareth; 12-01-2015 at 12:41 PM. Reason: clarification

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    Re: AMD FreeSync removes costs associated with proprietary tech

    There's no technical barrier to Nvidia supporting DP Adaptive Sync. There's also no technical barrier to monitors using the same dispaly controllers that implement DP Adaptive Sync to support G-Sync (as the actually complicated driving circuitry is duplicated, the differences are in protocol).

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    Re: AMD FreeSync removes costs associated with proprietary tech

    Good Karma points for Amd ^_^ I'm still waiting to hear which/if any projectors will have this tech though...

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    Re: AMD FreeSync removes costs associated with proprietary tech

    Gsync module might still have a selling point after FreeSync launches, if redundancy of rastering is lower, analogous to what delta colour compression, or Mantle provide for the graphics pipeline. Mr. Tom Petersen implied it.

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    Re: AMD FreeSync removes costs associated with proprietary tech

    Quote Originally Posted by ZaO View Post
    Good Karma points for Amd ^_^ I'm still waiting to hear which/if any projectors will have this tech though...
    That would be awesome.

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    Re: AMD FreeSync removes costs associated with proprietary tech

    Even if FreeSync doesn't work as well as G-Sync, I'm glad it's out because at least it provides nVidia with some competitive pressure to make G-Sync more cost effective.
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