AMD Putting FreeSync Technology Into HP Laptops

AMD announced that HP will be releasing two new Envy 15z laptops that will feature the company’s FreeSync technology. HP also intends to enable FreeSync support across its entire lineup of AMD 6th generation A-Series processor-powered laptops later this year.

FreeSync is AMD’s variable refresh rate technology. FreeSync-enabled displays and GPUs (or in this case, APUs) improve the communication between the monitor and processor, offering a smoother user experience at lower frame rates by matching the display’s refresh rate to the GPU’s output, reducing stutters and tearing.

Full specifications of the two new HP Envy 15z laptops are not available yet, but the announcement that HP would be extending FreeSync support to its entire lineup of 6th generation AMD A-Series processor-equipped laptops seems to indicate an increased presence in the mobility market from AMD.

Derek Forrest is an Associate Contributing Writer for Tom’s Hardware and Tom’s IT Pro. Follow Derek Forrest on Twitter. Follow us on Facebook, Google+, RSS, Twitter and YouTube.

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  • heffeque
    The problem is that most companies cripple the laptops that have AMD APUs by using single channel RAM, by putting crappy screens, by putting small batteries...

    AMD Carrizo (not Carrizo-L) APUs are quite good, but laptop companies need to seriously stop crippling them.
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  • hst101rox
    I hope the clockspeed of the new CPUs are decent! AMD's laptop chips are weak. Make some 45W and 57W TDP laptop chips, AMD! 35w is not enough to compete against Intel, it's not better than maybe a 2.2GHZ Skylake i3 i would guesstimate.
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  • heffeque
    The problem is that most companies cripple the laptops that have AMD APUs by using single channel RAM, by putting crappy screens, by putting small batteries...

    AMD Carrizo (not Carrizo-L) APUs are quite good, but laptop companies need to seriously stop crippling them.
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  • quilciri
    I'd like to see freesync in VR displays.
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