Page 2 : Introducing Radeon FreeSync 2, Radeon FreeSync 2 Tech Briefing and Demo Videos
Introducing Radeon FreeSync 2
Optimised for HDR gaming, Radeon FreeSync 2 is a compromise between the wider colour gamut of HDR10 / Dolby Vision, and the low input lag of sRGB.
It offers a limited HDR colour gamut that is over 2X the perceivable brightness and colour volume of sRGB. The FreeSync 2 game can then tone-map to the display’s native colour space. This allows the monitor to skip the tone mapping step, which greatly reduces the input lag.
For this to work, both the monitor and the game must support FreeSync 2. Here are some characteristics of a FreeSync 2 monitor :
- Low Framerate Compensation (LFC) is mandatory
- Low Latency is mandatory
- The monitor will provide its native characteristics to the game through the FreeSync 2 Transport
For game support, AMD will provide a FreeSync 2 API that will :
- support the FP16, 2-10-10-10 colour buffer formats
- automatically switch between sRGB and FreeSync 2 native modes (when a FreeSync 2 game loads)
All AMD Radeon GPUs will support FreeSync 2 via a new driver. However, it won’t be in the recently launched Radeon Software Crimson ReLive Edition.
When Will FreeSync 2 Be Available?
AMD will launch Radeon FreeSync 2 in 2017. They are aiming to get it out by the first half of 2017, but there is no firm date yet.
Will FreeSync 2 Replace FreeSync?
No, Radeon FreeSync 2 will exist in parallel with FreeSync. FreeSync 2 will merely be a higher standard that offers HDR gaming, on top of stutter- and tear-free gaming.[adrotate group=”1″]
The Radeon FreeSync 2 Tech Briefing
AMD Senior Fellow David Glen is the man in charge of the Radeon FreeSync 2. This was his full presentation on Radeon FreeSync 2 at the AMD Tech Summit. Enjoy!
The FreeSync 2 HDR Gaming & Video Demos
AMD also showed off some HDR gaming and HDR video demos at the AMD Tech Summit. Check them out below :
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