Acer Confirms AMD FreeSync Support For 27-Inch XG270HU Gaming Monitor

Acer first unveiled its 27-inch XG270HU last month at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, and at the time, it was pitching the display as a fairly standard monitor with thin size bezels as found on the XB270HU, another 27-inch monitor with support for NVIDIA's G-Sync technology. Well, the XG270HU doesn't support G-Sync, but Acer did reveal this weekend that it uses AMD FreeSync.

FreeSync is a similar (albeit open source) solution designed to eliminate screen tearing and stuttering by taking advantage of the adaptive sync command in DisplayPort 1.2a. It synchronizes the refresh rate of a compatible monitor to that of a compatible graphics card -- in this case, AMD's Radeon R Series -- for a smoother gaming experience.

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If you ask AMD, naturally the company will tell you its technology is superior to NVIDIA's. The reason, according to AMD, is that FreeSync minimizes lag and latency in a measurable way compared to G-Sync. It has yet to offer up hard numbers, but was saying at CES that it plans to in the future.

So in any event, that's what the XG270HU now brings to the table, along with a 2560x1440 (WQHD) resolution, 144Hz refresh rate, 1ms response time, edge-to-edge frameless display, built-in 2W speakers, and various input options consisting of HDMI 2.0, dual-link DVI, and DisplayPort.

Look for the XG270HU to ship next month for a price that's yet to be announced.