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    Phoronix: Virtual KMS Driver To Work On Virtual Refresh Rate Support (FreeSync)

    Over the past year and a half the VKMS Linux DRM driver has come together as the "virtual kernel mode-setting" implementation for headless systems and other environments not backed by a physical display. Interestingly being tacked on their TODO list now is VRR (Variable Refresh Rate) support. Separately, the prominent VKMS developer is now employed by AMD...

    http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pag...DRM-Driver-VRR

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    To clarify the terminology, which is often confusing. Vesa / DisplayPort came up with "adaptive sync" term first, then HDMI cartel came up with "variable refresh rate" (because why should we call that the same way). In practice that's the same thing, and actually variable refresh rate is a bit more descriptive and to the point than adaptive sync.

    FreeSync is a trademark by AMD, referring to their implementation of adaptive sync for their GPUs.

    * https://vesa.org/featured-articles/v...ideo-standard/
    * https://www.hdmi.org/spec21Sub/VariableRefreshRate

    So when referring to this in general, proper terms are "adaptive sync" and "variable refresh rate".
    Last edited by shmerl; 11-10-2019, 02:22 PM.

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