While they may be entering the market second with their version of the technology, AMD has laid the groundwork with FreeSync for the ideal adaptive sync standard going forward. The company has delivered on their promises to create a cheaper, more flexible, open standard for variable refresh.
The core experience delivered by adaptive sync is inherently the same regardless of whether you choose FreeSync or G-Sync. Wherever possible, the display will refresh itself at the instant a frame from the GPU has finished rendering, removing stuttering, tearing and general jank that is present from fixed-refresh solutions. The result is smoother, more responsive gameplay, which makes playing at 40 FPS feel just as good as 60 FPS.
In this article we'll go through some of the main differences between AMD and Nvidia's implementations, why monitor OEMs will play a crucial role for FreeSync to reach its full potential, and whether AMD's adaptive sync technology is the better choice for gamers compared to Nvidia's closed G-Sync.
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