The long wait for AMD FreeSync is finally almost over. Having been announced at CES 2015, monitors which take advantage of the VESA Adaptive Sync standard are now shipping in the EMEA region, with North American availability coming soon. But before AMD graphics-equipped systems can take advantage of their new FreeSync capability AMD need to roll out a new graphics driver:
AMD is very excited that monitors compatible with AMD FreeSync™ technology are now available in select regions in EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa). We know gamers are excited to bring home an incredibly smooth and tearing-free PC gaming experience powered by AMD Radeon™ GPUs and AMD A-Series APUs. We’re pleased to announce that a compatible AMD Catalyst™ graphics driver to enable AMD FreeSync™ technology for single-GPU configurations will be publicly available on AMD.com starting March 19, 2015. Support for AMD CrossFire™ configurations will be available the following month in April 2015.
UK etailers currently have FreeSync monitors available for preorder, including manufacturers such as ACER, BenQ and LQ. Most Radeon 7000-series, R7 and R9-series GPUs should be compatible with FreeSync, as well as the latest Kaveri-class APUs. For more information on FreeSync visit AMD.com.
Source: PC Perspective