As you might know, NVIDIA G-Sync and AMD FreeSync are two different solutions to the same problems: screen tearing and frame stuttering. Since NVIDIA has recently brought its Gsync tech to laptops, naturally we are curious if AMD intended to make the same move for FreeSync as well especially now that the company is launching its new 6th generation A-Series processors (a.k.a Carrizo) for notebooks here in Computex.
The answers that we received with Jason Banta, the director of Product Management for Mobility Solutions at AMD during a Q&A earlier this week is rather positive. However, it is clearly still a work in progress:
FreeSync on notebooks is definitely something that Carrizo can do and there are embedded panels out there that are capable of supporting it. We engaging with our OEM partners to try and bring that experience to market. So, that’s something that we are working on right now.
We’ll see more about the Carrizo platform pretty soon, so it is something that we believe PC makers can deliver without a lot of added cost to the user, which is the big concept behind FreeSync.
So, there is nothing really limit it to just desktop. We believe that it can come to notebook and we are working actively on that.
From the way we looked at it, seems that the ingredients are already here and AMD as well as its partners just need to make it happen. At the very least, notebooks with the 6th generation A-Series processors do support external FreeSync monitor through DisplayPort.
Meanwhile, do check out the above FreeSync demo that we captured during last year’s Computex if you have not seen the technology in action before. If you are interested to obtain one such monitor, you might want to contact ASUS Malaysia regarding its brand new 27-inch MG279Q gaming monitor which comes with support for FreeSync.