VESA Adds Adaptive-Sync to Popular DisplayPort Video Standard

New Tech짯no짯lo짯gy Enables Smoot짯her Gam짯ing, Lower Power and
Effi짯ci짯ent Dis짯play of Con짯tent Ren짯de짯red at a Wide Ran짯ge of Frame Rates 

NEWARK, CA (12 May 2014) The Video Elec짯tro짯nics Stan짯dards Asso짯cia짯ti짯on (VESA) today announ짯ced the addi짯ti짯on of 쁀dap짯ti짯ve-Sync to its popu짯lar Dis짯play짯Po짯rt꽓 1.2a video inter짯face stan짯dard. This tech짯no짯lo짯gy deli짯vers seve짯ral important capa짯bi짯li짯ties to com짯pu짯ter users: Adap짯ti짯ve-Sync pro짯vi짯des smoot짯her, tear-free images for gam짯ing and jud짯der-free video play짯back. It also signi짯fi짯cant짯ly redu짯ces power con짯sump짯ti짯on for sta짯tic desk짯top con짯tent and low frame rate video.

Com짯pu짯ter moni짯tors nor짯mal짯ly refresh their dis짯plays at a fixed frame rate. In gam짯ing appli짯ca짯ti짯ons, a computer셲 CPU or GPU out짯put frame rate will vary accor짯ding to the ren짯de짯ring com짯ple짯xi짯ty of the image. If a display셲 refresh rate and a computer셲 ren짯der rate are not syn짯chro짯ni짯zed, visu짯al artifacts봳earing or stuttering봠an be seen by the user. Dis짯play짯Po짯rt Adap짯ti짯ve-Sync enables the dis짯play to dyna짯mi짯cal짯ly match a GPU셲 ren짯de짯ring rate, on a frame-by-frame basis, to pro짯du짯ce a smoot짯her, low laten짯cy, gam짯ing experience.

In appli짯ca짯ti짯ons whe짯re the dis짯play con짯tent is static봲uch as sur짯fing the web, rea짯ding email, or vie짯w짯ing a slide presentation봁isplayPort Adap짯ti짯ve-Sync allows the dis짯play refresh rate to be redu짯ced seam짯less짯ly, lowe짯ring sys짯tem power and exten짯ding bat짯tery life.

During the play짯back of lower frame rate video con짯tent, Adap짯ti짯ve-Sync allows the source to opti짯mi짯ze trans짯port of the video for짯mat lever짯aging OS and Dis짯play짯Po짯rt inter짯faces.   In addi짯ti짯on to pro짯vi짯ding smoot짯her video play짯back, the lower frame rate enab짯led by Adap짯ti짯ve-Sync also redu짯ces power demand, exten짯ding bat짯tery life.

Dis짯play짯Po짯rt Adap짯ti짯ve-Sync enables a new approach in dis짯play refresh tech짯no짯lo짯gy, said Syed Athar Huss짯ain, Dis짯play Domain Archi짯tect, AMD and VESA Board Vice Chair짯man. 쏧ns짯tead of updating a moni짯tor at a con짯stant rate, Adap짯ti짯ve-Sync enables tech짯no짯lo짯gies that match the dis짯play update rate to the user셲 con짯tent, enab짯ling power effi짯ci짯ent trans짯port over the dis짯play link and a flu짯id, low-laten짯cy visu짯al experience.

Adap짯ti짯ve-Sync is a pro짯ven and wide짯ly adopted tech짯no짯lo짯gy. The tech짯no짯lo짯gy has been a stan짯dard com짯po짯nent of VESA셲 embedded Dis짯play짯Po짯rt (eDP꽓) spe짯ci짯fi짯ca짯ti짯on sin짯ce its initi짯al roll짯out in 2009. As a result, Adap짯ti짯ve-Sync tech짯no짯lo짯gy is alre짯a짯dy incor짯po짯ra짯ted into many of the buil짯ding block com짯pon짯ents for dis짯plays that rely on eDP for inter짯nal video signal짯ing. New짯ly intro짯du짯ced to the Dis짯play짯Po짯rt 1.2a spe짯ci짯fi짯ca짯ti짯on for exter짯nal dis짯plays, this tech짯no짯lo짯gy is now for짯mal짯ly known as Dis짯play짯Po짯rt Adaptive-Sync.

VESA is con짯stant짯ly eva짯lua짯ting new methods and tech짯no짯lo짯gies that add value to both the end user and our OEM mem짯ber com짯pa짯nies. Adap짯ti짯ve-Sync deli짯vers cle짯ar짯ly visi짯ble advan짯ta짯ges to the user for gam짯ing and live video, and con짯tri짯bu짯tes to the deve짯lo짯p짯ment of slee짯ker mobi짯le sys짯tem designs by redu짯cing bat짯tery power requi짯re짯ments, 쓘aid Bill Lem짯pe짯sis, VESA Exe짯cu짯ti짯ve Direc짯tor. VESA has deve짯lo짯ped a test spe짯ci짯fi짯ca짯ti짯on to cer짯ti짯fy Adap짯ti짯ve-Sync com짯pli짯ance. Sys짯tems that pass Adap짯ti짯ve-Sync com짯pli짯ance test짯ing will be allo짯wed to fea짯ture the offi짯ci짯al Adap짯ti짯ve-Sync logo on their pack짯a짯ging, informing con짯su짯mers which Dis짯play짯Po짯rt-cer짯ti짯fied dis짯plays and video sources offer Adaptive-Sync.

Imple짯men짯ta짯ti짯on of Dis짯play짯Po짯rt Adap짯ti짯ve-Sync is offe짯red to VESA mem짯bers wit짯hout any licen짯se fee.

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