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Microsoft To Bring AMD FreeSync And FreeSync 2 To Xbox Consoles

Microsoft To Bring AMD FreeSync And FreeSync 2 To Xbox Consoles

Microsoft is adding support for AMD's FreeSync displays to its Xbox One X and Xbox One S consoles soon.

As revealed last spring in Digital Foundry's series of exclusive Xbox One X (Scorpio) deep dives, the console would be able to support forthcoming variable refresh technologies, including both AMD's proprietary Freesync-over-HDMI technology as well as the open standard HDMI 2.1 implementation. Freesync-compatible displays are able to sync their refresh rates directly with the Xbox One, helping to eliminate issues like tearing and stuttering, and letting the games run as smooth as possible.

Along with FreeSync, Xbox One users will also be introduced to the new "share to Twitter" feature, which allows users to share gameplay clips and screenshots right onto their Twitter. The second will give you the ability to share your controller with viewers when streaming on Mixer.

Microsoft dropped some big news during the season premiere of its "Xbox Inside" show, which it streamed online over the weekend. It'll be interesting to see how this takes shape, but I'm really thinking this is more for Microsoft's first-party games more than anyone else. I am excited to try it out.

January Nebraska jobless rate matches December 2.9 percent
Maryland gained almost 13,000 jobs in January as the unemployment rate remained steady at 4.1 percent, the U.S. Compared to the fourth quarter of 2016, the labour force participation rate is 1.7 percentage points higher.

With a supported TV, the mode will automatically switch to a low-latency mode at the start of your game.

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.

Microsoft Edge browsers will also be getting an update to make it looks more similar to Windows 10 in design and operation. Are they trying to extend time, or are these features worthwhile?


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