After a noticeable dry spell, AMD is finally winning some important battles against NVIDIA. First punching above its weight in DirectX 12 and now Intel plans to side with it in the war on screen tearing, with the chip manufacturer giving AMD’s FreeSync tech the thumbs up.
This post was originally published on Kotaku Australia.
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.