Posted on Friday, Aug 31 2018 @ 20:28 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
A moderator of the Hardware sub on Reddit had a private chat with Intel's Chris Hook and got to hear that the chip giant is still committed to VESA Adaptive Sync. Intel talked about adding this feature to its integrated graphics at an Intel Developer Forum in 2015, and it appears this is still a go. Adaptive Sync is better known as FreeSync, the branding AMD uses for this technology.
Nothing else was shared, we only know it's still in the works but Hook didn't provide a timeline or any other specifics.
It makes sense that the blue giant would be pursuing this option - royalty-free frame syncing beats developing a proprietary alternative. A quick thought-exercise could point towards NVIDIA's G-Sync being rendered irrelevant with such strong support from the industry.