AMD is doing what it does best that puts pressure over its competitors in some form- cost of the actual product and price cuts. Earlier, it was reported that AMD is working to reduce the price for its R9 290 GPUs. Now its also reported that according to AMD, FreeSync enabled displays will cost $100 lesser than Nvidia G-Sync enabled panels.
AMD’s scientist Richard Huddy gave a presentation about its FreeSync implementation.
Few key reasons are that FreeSync is based on open-end standards, and unlike G-Sync, it doesn’t need any special hardware that adds the cost of the final product. It was revealed that AMD FreeSync panels will start shipping by December but in limited quantities. Mass production should be out by Q1 2015.
The project initially involved Novatek, Realtek and MStar to build a solution for monitor makers. This was made specifically for HD 1080p and 1440p panels with up to 144Hz refresh rate. 4K panels with 60Hz with refresh rate can also be enabled for AMD FreeSync. The currently-available AMD Radeon GPUs that support FreeSync are AMD Radeon R7 260, 260X, R9 285, 290 and 290X GPUs.