How to properly enable FreeSync?

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  1. Cronik

    Cronik Ancient Guru

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    I googled it and I'm getting mixed messages from people. I have a 75Hz panel.

    I made sure Freesync is enabled through AMD adrenaline software and my monitor. After doing that I started up a few games and I still see tearing. After googling I'm not sure what to do. Do I cap the frame rate a couple of FPS below the refresh rate using Radeon Chill AND enable traditional Vysnc or can I just cap the frame rate a few FPS below the refresh rate and use Enhanced sync? Do I just cap the frame rate? Do I need to cap the frame rate at all? Do I just enable Vysnc or Enhanced sync?
     
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  2. Undying

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    Yes always cap the framerate 2-4fps below refresh rate of the monitor same goes for gsync. I have 140fps cap at 144hz in order to stay in gsync range and avoid tearing.
     
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    After reading this article I went ahead and uncapped the frame rate and enabled Enhanced sync: AMD Introduces 'Enhanced Sync' Framerate Synchronization Technology | Tom's Hardware (tomshardware.com)
    Works good enough for me. Not only that since I disabled Radeon chill I can re-enable Radeon anti-lag for even less input latency.

    I also looked at AMD's page for Enhanced sync: Enhanced Sync Technology | AMD

    These two graphs look too good to be true.

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    Freesync+Enhanced sync is also a good way to let me manage frame rate when setting graphics settings so it's always 60+ fps.

    I like this one as well:

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    Enable it in the monitor settings.(yes it should be in its menu). Make sure you are using Display Port cable. Thats it. Should just work, i mean it does for me.
     
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    If the monitor supports VRR over HDMI, the AMD cards support that option.
     
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    True. It worked via hdmi for my amd card but on nvidia only works via display port.
     

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