News VESA's Adaptive-Sync Certification Could Kill FreeSync, G-Sync Branding

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That's not exactly true. AMD did it with some improvements over regular VRR and again with Freesync premium pro with further enhancement but they did so by using the standard as a fallback.

The only reason they did it was to have a "feature" that Nvidia had that people held as just another thing that makes them superior when in fact Freesync was arguably the better of the 2.

AMD will be just fine if Freesync and gsync die. It shouldn't be a gpu specific thing anyways, it should be and is a display standard.
I don't believe any of the features that AMD added onto FreeSync actually affected how Adaptive Sync needed to work. For instance, how do these requirements relate to controlling the timing of when to display an image so it's tear free?

  • Meticulous color and luminance certification
  • HDR capabilities and game support
  • At least 120 Hz at minimum FHD resolution
  • Low Framerate Compensation (LFC)

They don't. Even the LFC feature also requires the monitor to support 120Hz, which makes sense given all LFC does is repeat the frame 2 or 3 times.