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Computex 2019 | Ice Lake-powered Ultrabooks with adaptive sync displays are in the works

Ice Lake laptop showing off its native noise suppression technology exclusive to the platform. The feature targets gamers and Intel says we can expect adaptive displays to be next
Ice Lake laptop showing off its native noise suppression technology exclusive to the platform. The feature targets gamers and Intel says we can expect adaptive displays to be next
Much like Nvidia and its G-Sync technology, Intel will integrate its own adaptive sync technology to its upcoming Ice Lake Iris SKUs. The chipmaker says we can expect Ice Lake laptops with adaptive sync displays to be available within the next year. Such models would not require an Nvidia GPU.

Intel has detailed a host of new features coming to the Ice Lake platform for Computex 2019 including AI acceleration and (finally) Thunderbolt 3 integration. A potentially overlooked feature, however, is that the new mobile Core ix processors with integrated Iris will not only be roughly offer 1.8x faster FPS than before, but they would also support displays with adaptive sync to eliminate screen tearing.

Intel demonstrated the technology on an unbranded Ice Lake laptop connected to an external FreeSync monitor. While the demo went without a hitch, it bears the obvious question: Why not just have a laptop with integrated FreeSync so you can take advantage of Intel's new adaptive sync feature without requiring an external monitor?

Director of marketing at Intel John Webb apparently agrees and, according to him, we can expect the first laptops with non-Nvidia adaptive sync displays to come to market by next year or even this Holiday at the earliest. As for any exact models, however, we'll just have to wait for the laptop OEMs themselves to make the announcement.

The only laptops with integrated adaptive sync displays in the market today have been high-end gaming laptops equipped with Nvidia GPUs. Now that Intel is pushing gaming again with the upcoming Iris SKUs, it makes sense that future mid-range and high-end Ultrabooks would also eventually adopt adaptive sync displays to better exploit the improved gaming prowess of Ice Lake.

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Allen Ngo, 2019-05-28 (Update: 2019-05-27)
Allen Ngo
Allen Ngo - US Editor in Chief
After graduating with a B.S. in environmental hydrodynamics from the University of California, I studied reactor physics to become licensed by the U.S. NRC to operate nuclear reactors. There's a striking level of appreciation you gain for everyday consumer electronics after working with modern nuclear reactivity systems astonishingly powered by computers from the 80s. When I'm not managing day-to-day activities and US review articles on Notebookcheck, you can catch me following the eSports scene and the latest gaming news.