AMD raises the requirements for a monitor to be FreeSync

3 months ago

With these new changes, AMD wants to eliminate the large number of monitors available on the market that offer AMD FreeSync certification to guarantee users a superior gaming experience.

However, as technology has advanced, these standards have become obsolete, and it was a matter of time before AMD will review them to modify them and adjust them to the present day.

AMD’s FreeSync certification was not created with the goal of setting a specific refresh rate. This was born to establish the minimum specifications so that latency and flicker were minimal.

With the update of the AMD FreeSync certification offered by monitor manufacturers, according to this manufacturer, it is necessary to offer a minimum of 144HZa requirement that, as we have mentioned, was not contemplated in the previous certification.

The requirements in portable equipment They remain the same as until now, so this change only affects monitors and televisions that offer the AMD FreeSync seal in some of the 3 available variants.

If your monitor has a resolution of 1920 x 1080 or 2560 x 1440, if you want to include certification AMD FreeSync Basic, it is necessary that the refresh rate it offers be 144 Hz. If we talk about monitors with a higher resolution, such as 3840 x 2160, it is not necessary to meet this minimum Hz.

AMD has not only modified the necessary requirements for the basic FreeSync certification, but has also modified those necessary to obtain the seal. FreeSync Premium.

The minimum Hz that monitors with FreeSync Premium certification must include reaches 200Hz for monitors with horizontal resolution less than 3440 pixels, that is, for monitors with a resolution of 1920 x 1080 or 2560 x 1440. Before adjustment, the minimum requirement was 120 Hz.

Monitors that have a higher resolution, to include this seal, must offer a minimum of 120 Hz. Within this range of monitors, there are ultra-panoramic and 4K monitors.

There are no 2 without 3 and FreeSync Premium Pro It has also seen renewed the requirements that manufacturers must meet to obtain this certification. On this occasion, the new requirements are not related to the number of Hz or resolution, but rather to support for HDR. The minimum refresh rate that must be displayed is 200 Hz for 1920 x 1080 and 2560 x 1440 and 120 Hz for 4K or greater than 3440 pixels horizontally.

NVIDIA’s G-Sync certification requirements are practically the same as those offered by FreeSync until now, so it is more than likely that within a few months, the largest graphics card seller in the world will update the minimum requirements for monitors with this certification.…Read more by


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