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The Best FreeSync 4K Monitors for Your Xbox One X

Microsoft is looking to improve its fortunes in the video game market with the release of the Xbox One X on November 7, 2017. The console is destined to hit the market as the most powerful gaming device outside of the PC market, and the first console designed with true 4K in mind.

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rye7438d ago (Edited 38d ago )

Is freesync supported by the X?

TankCrossing38d ago

It supports Variable Refresh Rate (which is what freesync is), as per one of the optional specs of HDMI 2.1.

Having said that, it is grossly irresponsible to publish an article like this without testing the Xbox One X on a single one of these monitors.

neoandrew38d ago (Edited 38d ago )

Well yes, but hdmi vrr and freesync are somewhat different, not sure with the tech spec but i do remember m$ said that X will support hdmi vrr and freesync so there must be a difference if they use both names. I think hdmi 2.1 and freesync could have different protocols as freesync is formally VESA adaptive sync.

TankCrossing38d ago

^^ Oh hello fellow person that knows things. Pleased to meet you.

(Pssst... I've been stuck on N4G for years.... How do we get out of here?)

Notellin38d ago

It's also grossly irresponsible to advertise these monitors will be compatible with Xbox One X for Freesync.

Model 1 in the article (which I own) only supports Freesync over DisplayPort (and only one of the two DisplayPorts to be exact). It's also only from the range of 40-60hz.

In order to get your Xbox One to output to that DisplayPort active adapter. Startech makes one for 79.99 that only does 190

moldybread38d ago

@Notellin
"It's also grossly irresponsible to advertise these monitors will be compatible with Xbox One X for Freesync."

All of them should work.

"Model 1 in the article (which I own) only supports Freesync over DisplayPort (and only one of the two DisplayPorts to be exact). It's also only from the range of 40-60hz. In order to get your Xbox One to output to that DisplayPort active adapter. Startech makes one for 79.99 that only does 190"

I bought an adapater for my computer because Oculus Rift uses one HDMI. That adapter was less than $20 and works perfectly. I also don't think we will ever see Xbox One X games go above 60fps so those limitations shouldn't really matter.

TankCrossing38d ago (Edited 38d ago )

Oculus Rift uses HDMI 1.4, and adapters for that are cheap as chips. Xbox One X uses HDMI 2.1, so... Good luck getting a cheap adapter any time soon.

I'll eat my hat if the Xbox One X even let's you select 4k output on an adapter that caps at 4k30. It certainly isn't a given, so this article should not exist until the monitors have been tested and proven to work with the Xbox one x.

There is also a good chance we will see lots of games targetting and/or capped at 30fps, so recommending a freesync monitor with a range of 40-60 is bunk advice anyway.

aawells0738d ago

Are you kidding me? What in god's name is wrong with people on here? It seriously doesn't matter what the article is about when it comes to MS people will come running to downplay or outright dismiss anything and everything. Get real man and grow up. Listen I don't care what smarta** comment you reply you know I'm right. Its getting ridiculous how much time people spend talking so much sh*t about MS. Give it a rest already. Whats wrong with MS trying to do better? Why cant people give them credit for anything? Are you all that grumpy that you have to grumble about everything? I'm sure youll all have some great things to say.

TankCrossing38d ago (Edited 38d ago )

Aawells07 who are you talking to?

If it's me then I'd like to take the opportunity to strongly recommend you buy one of these monitors for your Xbox One X.

(Anyone else reading, please don't take that advice literally. There is a fairly strong chance you'd have a hard time getting freesync to work, and may be entirely wasting your money. Wait for a freesync 2 compatible monitor or TV instead!)

moldybread37d ago

@TankCrossing
"There is also a good chance we will see lots of games targetting and/or capped at 30fps, so recommending a freesync monitor with a range of 40-60 is bunk advice anyway."

And for those games like Killer Instinct and Forza that run at native 4K and 60fps? Yeah, thanks for dropping by and giving us your great advice.

TankCrossing37d ago

Hey, if you want to chance your arm on one of these then be my guest.

Or wait for a proper freesync 2 screen, and enjoy low latency HDR, extended sync range, and low framerate compensation. No skin off my nose either way.

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doomster7138d ago

It was announced the support FreeSync. At least I read it somewhere some months ago.

Bladesfist38d ago (Edited 38d ago )

I wonder how this would work. Freesync and gsync does not work alongside vsync and it allows unlimited frame rates without tearing. A higher / unlocked frame rate would be an advantage in multiplayer games which seems to be a no no on console. I guess it will be capped in multiplayer and uncapped in single player or capped everywhere but that would make it useless (unless you drop below the target framerate).

It also increases latency, which is a disadvantage so maybe it balances itself out.

TankCrossing38d ago (Edited 38d ago )

Freesync works fine alongside V-sync. You get all the benefits of adaptive sync within the supported range of the monitor. V-sync prevents the frames from exceeding the range, and kicks in if the frames drop below to prevent tearing.

I couldn't say for certain that it will be as effective on the Xbox implementation though. It'll be interesting to see how worthwhile adaptive sync is in that space.

Cupofjoe38d ago

Ut aint it freesync 2 notjing has and no dp port wich is only wau use?

beardtm38d ago

Ut aint it freesync 2 notjing has and no dp port wich is only wau use!

Shuckylad38d ago

It gets worse each time you read it doesn’t it.

TankCrossing38d ago

Maybe a bit louder and slower?

UT AINT IT FREESYNC 2 NOTJ.... nah, this isn't working.

TankCrossing38d ago

Freesync 2 is backward compatible with Freesync 1, and both versions work over HDMI.

However, it'd definitely be best to wait for Freesync 2 monitors in order to take proper advantage of HDR.

Notellin38d ago (Edited 38d ago )

Yeah Freesync can work over HDMI but the monitor has to support it over that input. For example Monitor 1 (which I own) only does Freesync over DisplayPort.

Didn't check all the other monitors listed but a few of them I know don't support Freesync over HDMI.

Ron_Danger38d ago

I remember this guy. He was interviewed as a kid:

https://youtu.be/G7RgN9ijwE...

NohansenBoy38d ago

Just get a 1080P freesync monitor. This thing can't do native 4K anyway, so why bother spending so much?

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