Xbox One S and X Gaining AMD Radeon FreeSync Support

Xbox One S and X Gaining AMD Radeon FreeSync Support

Xbox One S and X Gaining AMD Radeon FreeSync Support

Microsoft dropped some big news during the season premiere of its "Xbox Inside" show, which it streamed online over the weekend.

FreeSync is similar to NVIDIA's G-Sync technology, in that it helps reduce or eliminate screen tearing, stuttering, and artifacting that is often observed even on the highest end systems.

On the TV side, many televisions these days have a low latency mode - or game mode - that turns off image processing in order to cut down on lag. Freesync allows for a supported TV or monitor to synchronize its refresh rate with your console. Microsoft pledged support for the then-unreleased HDMI standard before the Xbox One X came out, and it seems that the company is taking steps toward making good on its promise. We have Low Framerate Compensation, which for almost 20 FreeSync monitors can sustain smooth gameplay down to around 25 FPS.

Last month, Microsoft had already announced that it will soon support the 1440p resolution used on PC monitors for its last two available Xbox consoles.

Besides the new tech, the Xbox One is getting myriad minor improvements in the update. The first will allow users to share screenshots and gameplay clips directly to Twitter. If anyone happens to use Mixer for game streaming, they'll be able to let viewers take control of the game remotely using a virtual or physical controller.

The Xbox Engineering team has been working on the feature, which is called Auto Low Latency Mode, and it will work with any "supported TV". Microsoft says the update is coming "later this spring".

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