FreeSync and Low Latency Modes Coming To Xbox One Consoles

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Good news if you own an Xbox One S or X, Microsoft's and AMD announced that FreeSync will be added to the Xbox family of consoles yesterday. Also, low latency mode support will be added. 

Freesync eliminates (or helps) to get rid of tearing and stuttering while gaming, enabling the display and Xbox One to work together to create a smooth and seamless gaming experience. While the game console will soon be getting 1440p support with the spring update — now live for testers. Of course, you would need to connect the console to a FreeSync compatible screen, and thus monitor. 

Xbox One gets FreeSync and Xbox One S gets FreeSync 2 with HDR support. Also on the way is support for AMD Freesync-compatible monitors and the ability for TVs to automatically switch to low latency mode. 

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. A number of new TVs this year, such as certain Samsung models, will have the ability to automatically switch to this game mode when it detects a game being played. Microsoft says Freesync support should debut sometime in the spring, while the auto low latency feature won’t arrive until later this year.

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