Radeon FreeSync 2 Rolled Out With HDR & More
Written by Michael Larabel in Radeon on 3 January 2017 at 09:26 AM EST. 23 Comments
It was only last month that FreeSync support came to Linux via the hybrid AMDGPU-PRO driver while the open-source FreeSync support for AMDGPU atop DAL/DC has yet to be published. But today the Radeon Technologies Group is already rolling out FreeSync 2.

FreeSync 2 is launching this week from the CES 2017 event in Las Vegas. Part of FreeSync 2 now is HDR support and a mandate for Low Framerate Compensation (LFC) along with a full-screen border-less window mode, support for games/applications to make use of a monitor's native characteristics, and other improvements.

This evolutionary upgrade to FreeSync will begin appearing with monitors in the months ahead. More details and information to come at this week's Consumer Electronics Show. Hopefully it won't be such a long turnaround time for seeing FreeSync 2 on Linux as it did seeing FreeSync, which hopefully won't be the case now that DAL/DC is being readied.
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