AMD Radeon FreeSync 2 announced with support for HDR gaming

AMD today announced Radeon FreeSync 2 technology. AMD FreeSync 2 will deliver smooth gameplay and advanced pixel integrity to gamers. Qualifying FreeSync 2 monitors will provide low-latency, excellent black levels, high-brightness pixels, and a wide color gamut to display High Dynamic Range (HDR) content. Also, all FreeSync 2 monitors will have support for Low Framerate Compensation (LFC).

Scott Herkelman, vice president and general manager of gaming, Radeon Technologies Group, AMD said, “Gamers have spoken and they’ve made FreeSync the overwhelming choice and definitive industry standard for smooth, stutter-free gaming. Radeon FreeSync 2 technology is the first of its kind that combines HDR support with dynamic refresh rate technology, and does it in a seamless, plug-and-play manner that improves gaming quality automatically when the right content is present.

AMD’s new API will offer a lower-latency and allow the game to tone map directly to the display’s target luminance, contrast, and color space. Radeon FreeSync 2 technology will offer over 2x the brightness and color volume over sRGB.

AMD only announced the start of the FreeSync 2 initiative and there is not released date yet.