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Intel plans to support VESA Adaptive Sync - Intel FreeSync?

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Intel plans to support VESA Adaptive Sync - Intel FreeSync?

Intel plans to support VESA Adaptive Sync - Intel FreeSync?

Back in 2015, Intel's Chief Graphics Software Architect, David Blythe, stated that the company planned to support VESA's optional Adaptive-Sync standard, a technology that is more commonly known as AMD FreeSync, AMD's brand name for the industry standard.  

Since then Intel hasn't made many major changes to their graphics technology, with their latest processor acting as updated versions of the company's 9th Generation graphics technology, which first released with Skylake in 2015. 

Now, Intel has made it clear that they have ambitions within the graphics market and plans to release dedicated graphics cards in 2020, making now the perfect time to implement VESA-Adaptive Sync support into their graphics card lineup, ready for its eventual launch.   

In a conversation with Intel's Chris Hook, a former employee of AMD's Radeon Technologies Group, Hardware Subreddit Moderator dylan522p managed to reconfirm Intel's commitment to Adaptive-Sync, a technology which would allow them to take advantage of the wide range of FreeSync/VESA Adaptive Sync displays on the market.   

  

Intel plans to support VESA Adaptive Sync - Intel FreeSync?


Supporting the Adaptive Sync standard is a logical move for Intel, as the company doesn't have enough clout in the graphics market to develop their own, independent, adaptive refresh rate technology. Proprietary I-Sync monitors wouldn't sell very well, especially when paired with unproven graphics hardware, but support for VESA Adaptive Sync could help convince consumers to purchase Intel graphics cards over their rivals. 

At this time it remains unclear whether or not Intel plans to support competing variable refresh rate (VRR) standards like those included in HDMI 2.1, a standard that AMD already plans to support on their Radeon graphics products (link).  

You can join the discussion on Intel's plans to support VESA Adaptive-sync on the OC3D Forums.

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30-08-2018, 17:17:08

NeverBackDown
Took 3 years but better late than never.Quote

30-08-2018, 17:19:24

WYP
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Originally Posted by NeverBackDown View Post
Took 3 years but better late than never.
Well, you also need to remember that Intel hasn't made a new graphics chip in 20 years.

Yeah, Kaby Lake added 4K video decode, but aside from that it is Intel's usual "Keep calm and re-release Skylake".Quote

30-08-2018, 18:52:37

NeverBackDown
I know it's just my point was it took 3 years to support a standard for DP/Vesa that's been a built in feature in DP and still a not all that new feature in HDMI when considering they hve gone through damn near 10 CPU launchesQuote

30-08-2018, 19:49:58

Kleptobot
it would be nice if there were more standardisation across the graphics industry, standardisation drives progressQuote

30-08-2018, 20:54:38

NeverBackDown
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Originally Posted by Kleptobot View Post
it would be nice if there were more standardisation across the graphics industry, standardisation drives progress
Does the opposite. Stops innovation and let's a handful only do the innovating and everyone has to wait. You need both.

As for Adaptive Sync it is a standard it's just optionalQuote
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