It’s kind of dropped off the radar, but both NVIDIA and AMD have been working on a solution to the infamous effect of “screen tearing”. The former has been pumping its G-SYNC tech, while AMD has favoured its own solution called FreeSync. Intel may have just decided the winner of this particular war, with the company being “positively inclined” to support AMD’s implementation.
Chief graphics software architect David Blythe, speaking with TechReport’s Scott Wasson, confirmed Intel was more taken with FreeSync (also known as “VESA Adaptive Sync”) and while it doesn’t have any immediate plans regarding when it will be introduced in the company’s hardware, it’s pretty much a done deal.
Wasson believes it’ll be post-Skylake — Intel’s next generation of CPUs — that FreeSync will make an appearance.
It doesn’t seem like a big deal — Intel’s chips aren’t known for their blazing graphics performance — but considering the company’s GPUs are everywhere, adoption by consumers (even unknowingly) is essentially guaranteed.
Intel plans to support VESA Adaptive-Sync displays [TechReport]