AMD has announced that it will be introducing its variable refresh rate technology, FreeSync 2, for Microsoft’s Xbox One S and Xbox One X consoles. The announcement came from AMD’s Antal Tungler, during Microsoft’s Inside Xbox show recently. Also announced by both Microsoft and AMD was the addition of FreeSync (Gen 1) for the Xbox One.
So, what does this mean for Xbox One console owners? Well, the introduction of FreeSync and FreeSync 2 on these consoles will enable gamers to experience a relatively smoother gameplay experience – should they own a display that supports FreeSync technology, of course. In addition, these consoles may also be able to output “variable” framerates instead of being restrained to either 30 or 60 frames per second.
For those who may remember, the addition of AMD’s FreeSync technology was actually talked about by Microsoft around the time the Xbox One X was launched; so it’s good to see the company fulfilling its promise. That said, the company did not specifically mention when the FreeSync update will be made available to consumers, but we expect it to be pushed out soon.
Regardless, it’ll be interesting to see just how well Microsoft’s current generation of consoles will perform now that they’re endowed with FreeSync and FreeSync 2.