Xbox One S and X Gaining AMD Radeon FreeSync Support

An example of screen tearing

An example of screen tearing

In addition to FreeSync compatibility, Microsoft also announced that its two latest consoles will also be compatible with the Auto Low Latency mode offered on some upcoming TVs, including the aforementioned Samsung TVs.

Xbox One users are getting a slew of updates with the Spring update that includes AMD Radeon FreeSync support for AMD display devices. The announcement came from AMD's Antal Tungler, during Microsoft's Inside Xbox show recently.

On the TV side, many televisions these days have a low latency mode - or game mode - that turns off image processing in order to cut down on lag. Notably, Microsoft says that using either feature will require "a supported TV or monitor". Like Nvidia's G-Sync, it helps to remove tearing and stuttering usually associated with gaming on monitors, as the tech syncs refresh rates to ensure games are running smoothly. Freesync allows for a supported TV or monitor to synchronize its refresh rate with your console. LFC requires support from the graphics driver as well as the monitor, so it will be interesting to see how well the system's mostly-30-FPS Xbox games work in FreeSync mode.

Along with FreeSync, Xbox One users will also be introduced to the new "share to Twitter" feature, which allows users to share gameplay clips and screenshots right onto their Twitter. If you have a TV that supports this mode, the mode will automatically switch when you begin playing a game. If anyone happens to use Mixer for game streaming, they'll be able to let viewers take control of the game remotely using a virtual or physical controller.

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