Freesync not free to the end consumer after all. Free refers to no licensing costs to display manufacturers pala. :-/
Project FreeSync Frequently Asked Questions
Is DisplayPort Adaptive-Sync the industry-standard version of Project FreeSync?
​The DisplayPort Adaptive-Sync specification was ported from the Embedded DisplayPort specification through a proposal to the VESA group by AMD. DisplayPort Adaptive-Sync is an ingredient feature of a DisplayPort link and an industry standard that enables technologies like Project FreeSync.​
What are the requirements to use Project FreeSync?
To take advantage of the benefits of Project FreeSync, users will require: a monitor compatible with DisplayPort Adaptive-Sync, a compatible AMD Radeon™​ GPU with a DisplayPort connection, and a compatible AMD Catalyst™ graphics driver. AMD plans to release a compatible graphics driver to coincide with the introduction of the first DisplayPort Adaptive-Sync monitors.
When can I buy a monitor compatible with Project FreeSync?
​AMD has undertaken every necessary effort to enable Project FreeSync in the display ecosystem. Monitor vendors are now integrating the DisplayPort Adaptive-Sync specification and productizing compatible displays. AMD is working closely with these vendors to bring products to market, and we expect compatible monitors in the 4Q14-1Q15 timeframe.
What AMD Radeon™ GPUs are compatible with Project FreeSync?
Project FreeSync will utilize DisplayPort Adaptive-Sync protocols to enable dynamic refresh rates for video playback, gaming and power-saving scenarios.
All AMD Radeon™ graphics cards in the AMD Radeon™ HD 7000, HD 8000, R7 or R9 Series will support Project FreeSync for video playback and power-saving purposes. The AMD Radeon™ R9 295X2, 290X, R9 290, R7 260X and R7 260 GPUs additionally feature updated display controllers that will support dynamic refresh rates during gaming.
AMD APUs codenamed "Kaveri," "Kabini," "Temash," "Beema" and "Mullins" also feature the necessary hardware capabilities to enable dynamic refresh rates for video playback, gaming and power-saving purposes. All products must be connected to a display that supports DisplayPort Adaptive-Sync.
It is our current understanding that the software architecture of select games may not be compatible with dynamic refresh rate technology like Project FreeSync. In these instances, users will be able to toggle the activation of FreeSync in the AMD Catalyst™​ driver.
In the end, proprietary pa rin siya just like Gsync. Akala ko against ang AMD sa proprietary tech at simpleng firmware update lang sa monitor yung Freesync so everyone regardless kung red or green can enjoy smooth tear free gaming.
Well, I hope it will really be more affordable though. Nakakawalang gana kasi presyo ng 1st gen Gsync monitors eh.
-- edited by MrBungle on Jul 30 2014, 01:23 PM