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Join Us For Tom's Hardware Ask Me Anything With AMD, Dec 11

Tom's Hardware is hosting an AMA session with AMD's Robert Hallock on Thursday, December 11 from 12:00 p.m. EST. The focus of the conversation will be on AMD's Project FreeSync. The AMA will be open for a full 24 hours, leaving you plenty of time to pepper Mr. Hallock with all your burning AMD-related questions. The shindig will be moderated and supervised by Tom's Senior Community Manager, the esteemed Joe Pishgar, as well as a full team of Senior Moderators.

What: Ask Me Anything – AMD

When: Thursday, December 11, 12:00 p.m. EST

Where: The Graphics & Displays Category of Tom's Hardware Forum (http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/id-2407018/official-amd-radeon-representative.html)

Who: AMD's Robert Hallock

Ask Me Anything Rules

• No tech support questions, as these require in-depth personal follow-up and diagnostics.• All Rules of Conduct apply.• Keep questions direct and to the point.• Avoid opinion bias - ie: "Why are all your products awesome/horrible?"• Be respectful of our guests, no insults, no leading questions.• Do not post duplicate questions, or repost your question multiple times.• Not all questions may be answered. Questions may not be answered in the order in which they are received or posted.

Only registered users will be able to ask questions, so if you haven't yet, be sure to register now for your chance to participate. The official representatives will reply periodically over the time the AMA is active, using a recognized and verified account. Please join us on this date to throw your questions into the mix and ask AMD what you've always wanted to ask!

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  • Mark Rhodes
    Why was so much energy and time put in to bulldozer when it was slower than the previous generation Thuban when it comes to IPC?
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  • TechyInAZ
    How do I register?
    Reply
  • AndrewFreedman
    How do I register?
    If you've registered for the forums, you're set!

    Just go to the thread (http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/id-2407018/official-amd-radeon-representative.html) at 12 p.m. ET to ask your questions.
    Reply
  • TechyInAZ
    14787998 said:
    How do I register?
    If you've registered for the forums, you're set!

    Just go to the thread (http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/id-2407018/official-amd-radeon-representative.html) at 12 p.m. ET to ask your questions.

    Oh wonderful!! Thank you.
    Reply
  • Fr33Th1nk3r
    What are AMD's plans for high end chips with more powerful single core performance?
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  • TechyInAZ
    14789915 said:
    What are AMD's plans for high end chips with more powerful single core performance?

    You'll have to wait until January 2015 for that. The AMD CPU guys are going to do a ask me anything around that time, while right now it's only about free sync and GPUs.
    Reply
  • Fr33Th1nk3r
    14789939 said:
    14789915 said:
    What are AMD's plans for high end chips with more powerful single core performance?

    You'll have to wait until January 2015 for that. The AMD CPU guys are going to do a ask me anything around that time, while right now it's only about free sync and GPUs.
    Oh I feel rather stupid now lol.

    So this Freesync...does it improve the longevity of older cards or is it more for the current and future linups in regards to high res gaming or media?
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  • TechyInAZ
    FreeSync fixes an issue that started when lcd monitors came into existence. You either had lag (with v sync on) or tearing (no v sync), FreeSync addresses this issue by making the frame rate of the GPU the same refresh rate as the monitor. So if the GPU was rendering at only 47fps, the monitor will only refresh 47 times per second. Making games buttery smooth.
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  • dimar
    We need to get Asus to release a firmware mod/update to support FreeSync for VG248QE screen.
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  • bit_user
    14790232 said:
    FreeSync fixes an issue that started when lcd monitors came into existence. You either had lag (with v sync on) or tearing (no v sync),
    Actually, the only thing that changed when LCDs came along is that they had a fixed framerate that was lower than most CRTs could reach. LCDs could also worsen lag with additional buffering, since the signal is digital, but I don't know how common that is/was.

    14790232 said:
    FreeSync addresses this issue by making the frame rate of the GPU the same refresh rate as the monitor. So if the GPU was rendering at only 47fps, the monitor will only refresh 47 times per second. Making games buttery smooth.
    The way you said it is backwards. It forces the monitor to match the GPU's framerate. The way it works is that the GPU only sends a frame when the image has changed, rather than being forced to send frames at a specific, fixed framerate. This reduces lag & jitter because the GPU can display a new frame as soon as it's ready, instead of having to wait until the next refresh period. It also allows you to hit higher than 60 FPS, but there's no guarantee that the monitor will display a frame if it arrives too soon after the previous one. Finally, it eliminates tearing because the monitor will only display a new frame in its entirety.
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