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[–] Zidota 3 points 13 points (+16|-3) ago 

Neither. Over-hyped, inflated technology that takes a bunch of crap to work and obsoletes your stuff. It's also, not going to be picked up as an industry standard. It's a luxury item.

Maybe once the tech improves and I actually don't need to throw out things to use it.

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[–] SlimSpaceman 1 point 5 points (+6|-1) ago  (edited ago)

Since when does something new make your old stuff obsolete? You yourself decide when something stops being good enough for you.

FreeSync is a royalty free technology, that can be implemented into a monitors controller to remove tearing and stuttering to the degree of the manufacturers will. I can't see a bad thing about it. There are even monitors, that have received the FreeSync upgrade afterwards through firmware.

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[–] dalek_caan 1 point 1 point (+2|-1) ago 

Totally agree. Another overpriced piece of technology. And its impact is not that big.

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[–] lobust ago 

I have to disagree. I have a freesync setup and it works well. The biggest difference is when running 60fps and below (easy to do with a single card and max details at 1440p), motion is noticeably smoother and more consistent.

Also it doesn't require a "bunch of crap" to work, the controller and firmware in the screen just has to support it. As it's now an adopted extension to vesa there's nothing stopping more monitor manufacturers from adding it. Unlike G-Sync there is no special hardware in the monitor itself.

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[–] BeautifulInside 1 point -1 points (+0|-1) ago 

Eliminates tearing without VSync stutter, a luxury item? I beg to differ. It doesn't require "a bunch of crap". I don't even know what you're talking about there. Plug your monitor in, activate the feature in your graphics control panel and voilà, it works.

As for the differences between the two, I heard there are some, mostly related to the lowest frequency at which the system can work. Both bring a serious visual improvement regardless, so I'd guess FSync will become dominant.