Xbox One update brings AMD Freesync support, automatic TV game mode switching

  • Xbox One update brings AMD Freesync support, automatic TV game mode switching

Xbox One update brings AMD Freesync support, automatic TV game mode switching

Microsoft dropped some big news during the season premiere of its "Xbox Inside" show, which it streamed online over the weekend.

When you come back to the TVs main menu to launch Netflix, for example, the Low Latency mode will be disabled and your TV will automatically return to the classic settings so you can enjoy the best experience.

Alongside the FreeSync addition, Microsoft is also planning to support auto low latency mode on TVs. Notably, Microsoft says that using either feature will require "a supported TV or monitor". There are 4K FreeSync monitors, ultrawide FreeSync monitors, 1440p FreeSync monitors, 1080p FreeSync monitors. All we know for now is a selection of Samsung TVs that include a low latency mode will be detected by the Xbox One and automatically switch to it. Like Nvidia's G-Sync, it helps to remove tearing and stuttering usually associated with gaming on monitors, as the tech syncs refresh rates to ensure games are running smoothly. We have Low Framerate Compensation, which for almost 20 FreeSync monitors can sustain smooth gameplay down to around 25 FPS.

Xbox One users will get a host of new features thanks to the system's spring update. Users will be able to share clips and screenshots directly to Twitter, and the Xbox's built-in Edge browser is getting a functionality upgrade that will make it behave more like the desktop version. Anytime a Mixer viewer shares their controller, PC viewers can take control using either their physical controller or a virtual on-screen one. Microsoft says the update is coming "later this spring".