Xbox One getting AMD FreeSync support, low latency mode, and more


This weekend Microsoft published a new Inside Xbox News Recap on the Xbox Wire news blog.

What do you think about some of the new features and games coming to the Xbox One? However, probably the most eye-opening piece of news was the announcement that variable refresh rate technology is on the way to Microsoft's current range of consoles.

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Gamers that enjoy connecting their Xbox One X or S to a PC-type monitor will be able to take advantage of AMD Freesync if their monitor is equipped with it. Freesync technology allows the console and monitor to work together more seamlessly to minimize tearing in graphics and stuttering in motion. Also announced by both Microsoft and AMD was the addition of FreeSync (Gen 1) for the Xbox One.

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Most HEXUS readers will be well aware of the benefits of VRR tech such as AMD FreeSync and Nvidia G-Sync.

Because it is FreeSync 2, it will also work with HDR content.

More specifically, a FreeSync display which is compatible with FreeSync over the HDMI output. While the game console will soon be getting 1440p support with the spring update - now live for testers - also on the way are support for AMD Freesync-compatible monitors and the ability for TVs to automatically switch to low latency mode. This is a convenient mode where the TV recognises you are gaming and auto-switches to its low latency mode.

Other upcoming features, some of which we already reported on, include direct sharing of screenshots and game clips to Twitter, the ability to share your controller on Mixer, and Microsoft Edge updates for the console version of the web browser.