PCPer Live! AMD joins us to talk about FreeSync for HDR and TVs!

Subject: Displays | June 18, 2018 - 12:34 PM |
Tagged: pcper live, live, giveaway, contest

UPDATE 6/19/18 @ 6:30pm: Did you miss the live stream of today's event? NO WORRIES! Here is the replay for you to learn all about AMD's changes for FreeSync!

Interested in new gaming displays? Interested in new gaming displays that can also do HDR? Then you are going to want to swing by the PC Perspective Live! channel on Tuesday, June 19th at 4pm ET / 1pm PT to hear from AMD about its plans for the future of FreeSync. Though we cannot spill the beans yet, I'm told that AMD will be discussing some changes to FreeSync at our event, with maybe an additional surprise or two along the way.

This is your chance to ask questions about FreeSync, HDR gaming, FreeSync on TVs, and much more!

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And what's a live stream without prizes? AMD agrees and wants offer up some awesome hardware for those of you that tune in to watch our live stream! 

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AMD FreeSync Live Stream and Giveaway

1pm PT / 4pm ET - June 19th

PC Perspective Live! Page

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The event will take place Tuesday, June 19th at 1pm PT / 4pm ET at https://www.pcper.com/live. There you’ll be able to catch the live video stream as well as use our chat room to interact with the audience. To win the prizes you will have to be watching the live stream, with exact details of the methodology for handing out the goods coming at the time of the event.

I will be joined by Antal Tungler, Sr Manager of Technology Marketing, to answer your questions about FreeSync technology, implementation, products, direction, etc.!

If you have questions, please leave them in the comments below and we'll look through them just before the start of the live stream. Of course you'll be able to tweet us questions @pcper and we'll be keeping an eye on the IRC chat as well for more inquiries. What do you want to know and hear from AMD?

So join us! Set your calendar for Tuesday at 1pm PT / 4pm ET and be here at PC Perspective to catch it. If you are a forgetful type of person, sign up for the PC Perspective Live mailing list that we use exclusively to notify users of upcoming live streaming events including these types of specials and our regular live podcast. I promise, no spam will be had!

Source: PCPer Live!

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June 13, 2018 | 05:12 PM - Posted by nanoflower (not verified)

Looks like a small mistake in the announcement. It says June 19th in the title intro but in the explanation the announcement shows June 12th.

June 13, 2018 | 05:14 PM - Posted by spartibus

edit: nm, i was late.

June 13, 2018 | 05:41 PM - Posted by Bruno Almeida (not verified)

[QUESTION for Antal Tungler] More than one year later why just 3 FreeSync 2 monitors (all from the same manufacture) on the market ? ...what's wrong with FreeSync 2 ?

June 13, 2018 | 08:19 PM - Posted by MoreFeaturesHigherStandardsToMeet (not verified)

FreeSync 2 has a feature set that's going to take mor time to implement than FreeSync just go read(1) this article from Techspot ant that's some feature set that's more difficult to implement with some highe base standards for the Display Makers.


"FreeSync 2 Explained

What Is It, How Has It Changed, and What's Available Now"


June 14, 2018 | 01:45 AM - Posted by Hypetrain (not verified)

Please ask them why the FreeSync Hz-ranges on most models are so disappointing in both low and high side compared to G-Sync.

June 14, 2018 | 05:02 AM - Posted by Martin (not verified)

Does that even need to be asked?
It's AMD's decision.

Freesync does not dictate the range.
Freesync 2 does - due to LFC requirement minimum and maximum of the range at least 2x apart (used to be 2.5x but AMD is not being very clear on this).

June 18, 2018 | 03:04 PM - Posted by cosmicvibes

Question - Freesync OLED displays. I assume it's a thing? When?

June 18, 2018 | 03:22 PM - Posted by carlot

Question - Freesync 1 or 2: can movie players, in fullscreen or borderless window, use freesync to match video framerate?

June 18, 2018 | 03:33 PM - Posted by HTPC (not verified)

Hardware 4K 60fps VP9 profile 2 decoding?

June 18, 2018 | 03:39 PM - Posted by HaTitForTatMarketing (not verified)

Ha ha Ha, AMD's Offering a TR 1950X to any of the winners of Intel's Core i7-8086K giveaway(1)! Go over to TechReport and read about it and see chuckula go all Fukushima Daiichi over that news! Try and steal that Marketing Thunder Intel, with your sub ambient cooling and enough VRMs to supply Los Angeles.


"AMD offers i7-8086K winners a Threadripper 1950X trade-in"


June 18, 2018 | 04:39 PM - Posted by Anonymous1451345 (not verified)

1) When will the technology be available for a 120Hz monitor with real HDR and 99% Rec 2020 color gamut? (1080p is fine and preferred over non 16:9)

True straight up, high hertz, awesome colors and contrast/range. No marketing misdirection like Display Stream Compression, chroma 4:4:2, dithering,... Same raw pixels from GPU displayed on display.

2) Same for TVs. The UHD blu-ray spec came out a long time ago. When is Rec 2020/2100 going to get adopted for real? Are we like 5 years away? 10 years?

This question stems from the UHD Alliance's UltraHD Premium certification that all the major players seem to have signed up for. You have to dig in but the fine print says: "To bear the Ultra HD™ Premium logo, signal input must use BT2020 color representation with display reproduction of more than 90% of P3 colors." .... DCI-P3 is muuuch smaler than Rec 2020... So again, marketing dishonesty like Display Stream Compression enabled resolutions.

June 21, 2018 | 07:00 AM - Posted by psuedonymous

You won't get 99% Rec.2020 from ANYTHING anytime soon (not even eye-wateringly-expensive colour timing monitors). That's a technology barrier for now (no emissive sources suitable, no transmissive modulators with suitable transmissivity). But apart from that, the new crop of G-Sync HDR monitors will do proper FALD HDR, at 120Hz, With 4:4:4 chroma subsampling and no DSC.

June 18, 2018 | 08:01 PM - Posted by Brunon (not verified)

Will it be us restricted or EU can also participate?

June 19, 2018 | 05:26 AM - Posted by windwalker

Q: When will FreeSync become ubiquitous - available on all except for G-Sync displays?

June 19, 2018 | 09:24 AM - Posted by XBnPC (not verified)

I would hope and assume when all displays come with HDMI 2.1; as VRR is part of the spec. When that will happen however... Who knows.

June 19, 2018 | 01:43 PM - Posted by YTech

I am curious to know why Display Port isn't catching on more than it is. The image quality looks crisper than on the HDMI.

June 19, 2018 | 09:20 AM - Posted by XBnPC (not verified)

If Samsung's QLED TV's are getting a software update to enable Freesync, will other TV manufacturers be doing so for other TV sets that are sitting in consumers' homes today? If so, when? I'd Love to see Freesync technology added as a feature via a software update, For Free, on my "old", Vizo M65. How about it AMD? Can it be done? If so, could you please start working with more TV manufacturers to get this feature enabled on existing sets? Thanks

June 19, 2018 | 09:51 AM - Posted by brentil (not verified)

I have the same question(s). These Samsung TV's obviously had some sort of hardware in them already that could handle this. What other TV's that are already out (for example the Vizio 2018 P Series are 120 Hz too) will be capable of getting firmware updates?

June 19, 2018 | 01:41 PM - Posted by YTech

Heard that the Xbox One X will support FreeSync.
Will the Xbox One X be able to generate higher than 60 FPS?

Will the changes and this feature enable other performance gain with older HD TVs?

I haven't had the chance to fully experience FreeSync other than the Demo Booth at conventions. From what I've seen, FreeSync does appear to generate smoother images compared to G-Sync.

I am not sold on HDR after trying the Xbox One X on a UHD HDR Compatible Samsung TV with HDR and 4K supporting Games.

June 19, 2018 | 03:58 PM - Posted by brentil (not verified)

Which Samsung TV was it? If it isn't one of their few FALD based models then HDR will not look as good as it should.

The XoX added FreeSync support in the May update so it's already enabled.

What's interesting is looking at the documentation for the Samsung TV's that now support FreeSync they support 20Hz - 120 Hz at 1080p but when running at 4K they only support 48 Hz - 60 Hz. So you could downgrade the resolution with an XoX and definitely go past 60 FPS in some games but at 4K with current generation Samsung TVs at least you're capped at 60 FPS (if it can hit that).

June 19, 2018 | 04:27 PM - Posted by Anonymouse (not verified)

Why are there no freesync professional monitors? What reasons could there be for not implementing freesync? I feel like this should be a major advantage of freesync over gsync for people who want picture quality over refresh rate

June 19, 2018 | 04:37 PM - Posted by rl (not verified)

Ryan please ask about VRR ranges.

As it stands now, lots of Monitors have rather bad ranges, e.g. 48-90Hz and a good amount have no Low FrameRate Compensation.

Will we see more Monitors with wider ranges (like 30-144Hz, or 30-60Hz) that are capable of (LFC) in the future and will AMD enforce this with a new Spec, since FS2 is tied to HDR now.

June 19, 2018 | 05:04 PM - Posted by Devinedragoon

i came in as stream was ending just had got home from some job interviews
what was needed to be eligible for the prizes?

June 19, 2018 | 05:17 PM - Posted by Genghisnico13 (not verified)

In case there is someone from AMD reading this.
Are there any LED projectors with freesync 2 coming? I've been waiting for years for a 1080p(or more) LED projector with 120+ Hz input and low input latency.

June 20, 2018 | 12:10 PM - Posted by Chris Brunhaver (not verified)

Professional simulation projectors have this. Digital Projection, JVC, Sony. etc. Just don't expect a cheap consumer price.


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