Radeon Enhanced Sync

Liquid-Smooth Gameplay, More Accessible Than Ever Before

Now available for games based on DirectX® 9, 11, 12 and Vulkan® APIs as well as on all GCN-based GPUs, GCN-based GPU combinations, and/or AMD Eyefinity Technology display combinations.

 


The Next Level of Sync

Response Time (ms) when Frame Rate is Higher than Refresh Rate

Response Time

84.7 ms
128.8 ms
72.7 ms
20ms
40ms
60ms
80ms
100ms
120ms
 Enhanced Sync  VSync ON  VSync OFF

Enhanced sync enables low latency gameplay at virtually any framerate and a tear-free experience when your favorite game’s framerate exceeds your display’s refresh rate.1

Ultra-Fast, Tear-Free Gaming

Unlock your VSync. Enhanced sync technology delivers a tear-free experience when framerate exceeds your display’s refresh rate at an ultra-low latency, to take your E-Sports gaming to the next level.

Enhanced sync technology

Virtually Stutter-Free

Decrease stutter and increase responsiveness.

Enhanced sync technology delivers liquid smooth gameplay by focusing on latency at a low framerate. 2

Enhanced sync technology

AMD Enhanced Sync Technology + Radeon Freesync™

A seamless tear-free experience.

Complement your Radeon FreeSync™ range by enabling a tear-free experience above your Radeon FreeSync™ range.3

Enhanced sync + Freesync technology

How to Enable Enhanced Sync?

Enhanced Sync: BetterRed

Enhanced Sync helps gamers minimize screen tearing while decreasing the latency and stutter of traditional VSync. Learn more about on how to experience picture-perfect visuals, as well as why Enhanced Sync is a powerful display tool for gamers.

What API’s does Enhanced Sync support?
With Radeon Software Adrenalin Edition, Enhanced Sync now supports works games using DirectX® 9, DirectX® 10, DirectX® 11, DirectX® 12 and Vulkan®. Enhanced Sync does not support OpenGL®.

Does enhanced sync support multimedia applications?
No, enhanced sync does not support multimedia applications and may cause flicker or other undesirable behaviors. If you experience issues with multimedia playback, please add the application to game manager and disable enhanced sync or enable enhanced sync specifically within the games you play.

Footnotes
  1. Testing conducted by AMD Performance Labs as of July 10, 2017 on the 8GB Radeon RX 580 with Radeon Software Crimson ReLive Edition 17.7.2, on a test system comprising of Intel i7 7700K CPU (4.2 GHz), 16GB DDR4-3000 Mhz system memory, and Windows 10 x64 on a BenQ Xl2730-B monitor using the game Overwatch on the epic preset. PC manufacturers may vary configurations, yielding different results. At 1920x1080, Radeon Software Crimson Edition driver 17.7.2 and 8GB Radeon RX 580 with Enhanced Sync ON had a 84.7ms response time, VSync ON had a 128.8ms response time and VSync OFF had a 72.7ms response time. Compared to VSync, Enhanced Sync had 34% lower latency. All times an average of 3 test runs. Results are estimates and may vary. Performance may vary based on use of latest drivers. RS-150
  2. Testing conducted by AMD Performance Labs as of July 10, 2017 on the 8GB Radeon RX 580 with Radeon Software Crimson ReLive Edition 17.7.2, on a test system comprising of Intel i7 7700K CPU (4.2 GHz), 16GB DDR4-3000 Mhz system memory, and Windows 10 x64 using the game Overwatch on the epic preset. PC manufacturers may vary configurations, yielding different results. At 3840X2160, Radeon Software Crimson Edition driver 17.7.2 and 8GB Radeon RX 580 with Enhanced Sync ON had a 4.2ms2 variance and VSync ON had a 50.4ms2 variance, which is 92% lower variance. All times an average of 3 test runs. Results are estimates and may vary. Performance may vary based on use of latest drivers. RS-151

Requires a monitor and AMD Radeon™ graphics, both with FreeSync support. Seewww.amd.com/freesync for complete details. Confirm capability with your system manufacturer before purchase. GD-127

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