LG’s 2019 OLED TVs Aren’t Getting AMD FreeSync

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It appears that LG is siding exclusively with green team when it comes to tear-free gaming on 2019 OLED TVs. In a statement sent to Forbes, the South Korean manufacturer noted that it had no intention of bringing AMD’s variable refresh rate technology, FreeSync, to last year’s lineup. That’s disappointing (and maybe a little surprising), since these displays do include support for NVIDIA G-SYNC (an update for that rolled out back in October 2019).

“LG’s product planning team has now confirmed to me that this is not going to happen,” wrote the author. “LG’s 2019 OLEDs do support NVIDIA’s G-Sync VRR system, but confirmation that they will not be getting FreeSync as well will come as a blow to LG 2019 OLED owners who game on PCs with Freesync-capable graphics cards and/or the Freesync-enabled Xbox One S/X and upcoming Xbox Series X consoles.”

Is this for a technical reason, or commercial reason? We don’t know, but if you want an LG OLED TV that actually supports AMD FreeSync, check out the 2020 models. These only offer 40 Gbps HDMI 2.1, however – a downgrade from the 2019 lineup, which features full 48 Gbps capacity.

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