sharknice wrote:Sparky wrote:sharknice wrote:Sparky wrote:Why not fall back to the monitor's MAX refresh rate?
That would be the same as having a fixed refresh rate. You would always be at 144hz and wouldn't eliminate any stuttering or tearing.
That's better than the current freesync fallback case, which is 40hz without eliminating stuttering and tearing.
No, with the minimum at 40hz you eliminate stuttering and tearing at frame rates from 40-144 fps. With the minimum at 144hz you don't eliminate stuttering or tearing at all because you now have a fixed refresh rate.
Sparky is saying they could theoretically enhance the experience by switching to static 144hz when fps drops below 40 (v-sync on/off fallback), but still return to operate in freesync mode when fps climbs back to 40 and above.
and he is probably right, it should have resulted in a better 'out of range' experience. even better would be to implement a refresh rate multiplication method to preserve a wider VRR range as G-Sync seems to be doing for lower fps, according to pcper.