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FreeSync + audio bitstreaming?

Postby ChiefBigFeather » 04 Nov 2018, 12:54

I would like to use FreeSync while also bitstream audio to my receiver. Has anyone found a solution other then the ASUS Xonar HDAV (the pci-e version is unavailable/stupidly expensive)?

Before you post, things that don't work:

I know of no receiver with VRR compliant passthrough

Using two different slots on your VGA for the display and receiver doesn't work because you need to go into multi monitor mode to transmit the sound. Freesync doesn't work in multi monitor mode.

There are no HDMI splitters with confirmed VRR support. There is one that claims VRR support but people reported it didn't work.


The ideal solution would either be a VRR compliant splitter or an external USB to HDMI audio device. Do you happen to know a device capable of doing this? Thanks in advance!
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Re: FreeSync + audio bitstreaming?

Postby Chief Blur Buster » 04 Nov 2018, 17:27

Interesting use case -- switching VRR through a receiver.

Yes, that is something that needs more testing & validation. Especially with receivers that overlays graphics on top.
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