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https://comicbook.com/gaming/2018/10/07/ps5-playstation-feature-hardware-rumor/

https://patentimages.storage.googleapis.com/22/c5/4a/5b06ab68d8f7ae/US20180277054A1.pdf

Another patent has came to light recently that hints to the addition of hardware V-Sync to their next console.

The patent does provide a little insight though, and makes mention of something called "vertical blanking." What this does is fill in missing frames whenever the game drops frames, kind of like a safety net.

While consoles only had software V-Sync in the past, this patent about a hardware form looks interesting, despite the technology being readily available on PC for quite a while. Who knows if this patent ever gets applied to a console considering their limitations. But it should be interesting nonetheless.



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Good almost every consoler is played on a HTS or TV having vsync would be excellent. Just lock everything at 60



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I thought PS5 was going to be made using AMD tech? https://www.extremetech.com/gaming/271483-report-amd-built-navi-for-sony-ps5-delayed-vega-to-do-it Vsync is from Nvidia right?



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Cerebralbore101 said:
I thought PS5 was going to be made using AMD tech? https://www.extremetech.com/gaming/271483-report-amd-built-navi-for-sony-ps5-delayed-vega-to-do-it Vsync is from Nvidia right?

I believe you're thinking of G-Sync, which is technology for tv's and monitors that allows the tv or monitor to adjust it's refresh rate in real-time to match the refresh rate of the input source. So basically, you can run a game with a framerate other than the standard 30 or 60 fps, 45 fps for instance, and your tv or monitor will be able to display at that framerate without frame tearing or stuttering. AMD has a similar solution called Free Sync, which is already available with certain games on Xbox One X if I'm not mistaken, and will likely be the standard for next gen games on both Xbox Scarlett and PS5 if they use AMD hardware. 



Aren’t most PS4 games using it anyway? Can’t remember the last game with tearing on screen. I’m sure this is more about some kind of adaptive Vsync. This vertical blanking sounds interesting.



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Errorist76 said:

Aren’t most PS4 games using it anyway? Can’t remember the last game with tearing on screen. I’m sure this is more about some kind of adaptive Vsync. This vertical blanking sounds interesting.

My guess is that the plan is to offer Free Sync support next gen, but that this hardware based v-sync will be available for those that don't own a free sync capable monitor or tv, so that developers won't need to implement their own software based v-sync solution into their games for lower end gamers. That way developers only need to worry about implementing free sync support into PS5 games, instead of needing to implement both free sync and v-sync. 

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more and more rumors about ps5, sign that it's not far away...😉



ZODIARKrebirth said:
more and more rumors about ps5, sign that it's not far away...😉

to be announced at E32019/PSX2019 for DEC 2020 WW release



Heavenly_King said:
ZODIARKrebirth said:
more and more rumors about ps5, sign that it's not far away...😉

to be announced at E32019/PSX2019 for DEC 2020 WW release

PS4 was announced in February of 2013 ahead of it's November 2013 release. I doubt they'll announce PS5 a year and a half before it's release. If it is announced at E3 2019, it will release by Spring 2020 at the latest imo. PSX 2019 announce and Fall 2020 release is possible as well imo. 



Heavenly_King said:
ZODIARKrebirth said:
more and more rumors about ps5, sign that it's not far away...😉

to be announced at E32019/PSX2019 for DEC 2020 WW release

e3 2019 could maybe be a little bit to early, there are still many big games arriving for ps4, but who know what sony intentions are...