AMD shows FreeSync-over-HDMI prototype at Computex

FreeSync goes HDMI

AMD shows Freesync-over-HDMI prototype at Computex

AMD shows FreeSync-over-HDMI prototype at Computex


Amazing news has reached us from Taipei. AMD is demonstrating concept hardware of its FreeSync module running over HDMI. AMD has prototype FreeSync-over-HDMI hardware up and running at the conference in Taiwan. The prototype is running on a video card from the R9 200 series (we think it's an R9 290x).


AMD shows Freesync-over-HDMI prototype at Computex


To show that FreeSync-over-HDMI is actually viable, AMD is showing their Windmill FreeSync demo on a FreeSync-over-HDMI enabled monitor. The monitor in question runs a Realtek TCON with custom firmware. The TCON itself is not custom though.

According to Anandtech, AMD told them that they’re running a custom protocol over HDMI 1.4a on this prototype. The rest operates the same as FreeSync-over-Displayport, so performance-wise you can expect the same as before, except utilizing HDMI instead of a Display Port.

 AMD shows Freesync-over-HDMI prototype at Computex


Since AMD developed this with Realtek, it’s unknown if there would be issues with TCONs from other manufacturers. If this technology would be implemented into HDMI, however, any possible problems should be solvable.

AMD hasn’t provided any other information at the time of me writing this article. With the prototype up and running, AMD can start expanding this technology. We at OC3D will keep you up to date on FreeSync-over-HDMI.


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AMD has prototype hardware of FreeSync-over-HDMI up and running at Computex.http://www.overclock3d.net/articles/gpu_displays/amd_shows_freesync-over-hdmi_prototype_at_computex/1

Posted by OC3D on Wednesday, 3 June 2015
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Most Recent Comments

03-06-2015, 09:21:23

AMD's clearly trying! That might mean that we may see TV's or cheaper monitors with freesyncQuote

03-06-2015, 09:24:43

If we can see consoles support freesync with supported tvs, it would be easier for devs to support higher framerates as there is no tearing problem.Quote

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