so the display can support up to 165 Hz and also does support both VRR and AMD FreeSync. That’s all great, but I doubt anybody will only be running games on the device. Sometimes you’re just browsing the web, so there’s a lot of static content. For all I know, only very few devices can go down to 10 Hz in such cases. How’s the case for the semi-custom Framework display, does it have any tricks up its sleeve in this regard?
Intel has PSR, but that causes a lot of issues and flickering. I wouldn’t go that low. The mouse cursor alone looks terribly choppy when moving it at low frame rates.
Good to know. I was just curious and it’s really hard to find information on that for devices other than smartphones. Only thing I know that PSR is already kinda old, even if eDP has just given it s refresh, but that’s more about the GPU not redrawing the same frame over and over, and that AMD had just announced FreeSync Panel Replay, but still without that much information.
But the question would still be, how low could the framerate drop for this to even become an issue, and can it be done in a way that you set your display to the max settings, but it only ramps up that high if there’s actually content that delivers that many frames. My guess would be that dropping refresh rates could potentially still save some power, even though you can’t to as low as with touch displays where you’d had enough time for ramping up between registering a touch and any action to be triggered. Though you could have that with a touchpad too?
But also VRR is specifically supported, so it would also go down to 30 Hz if you where watching a 30 fps video. But only if it’s not limited to 48 Hz as minimum, hence the question how low the display could actually go.
I’m wondering the same thing, the 7700s may not be able to push very high framerates at native resolution either so would be good to know.