VESA launches the industry’s first open standard and logo software for PC monitors, laptop screens, and variable refresh rate performance for gaming and media playback

Adaptive-Sync Display CTS also creates a product compliance logo program with two performance levels: View AdaptiveSync, which focuses on games with significantly higher refresh rates and lower latency; And MediaSync screenDesigned for distortion-free media playback, it supports all international video streaming formats. By creating VESA-certified AdaptiveSync Display and MediaSync Display Certified Display Software, VESA will enable consumers to identify and compare variable refresh rate performance of Adaptive-Sync-enabled monitors prior to purchase. Only displays that pass all Adaptive-Sync Display CTS and VESA DisplayPort™ compatibility tests can qualify for the VESA Certified AdaptiveSync Display or MediaSync Display logos.
Supported by full display system

Over two years in development, VESA’s CTS and Adaptive-Sync Display Logo software have been created with contributions from more than twenty VESA member companies spanning the display ecosystem, including original equipment manufacturers that supply monitors, graphics cards, CPUs, motherboards, and display drivers and other components.

In 2014, VESA added Adaptive-Sync protocols to the VESA DisplayPort video interface standard to enable smoother, tear-free images for gaming and flicker-free video playback, as well as enabling lower power and greater efficiency in displaying content over a wide range of frame rates. Since this introduction, VESA’s Adaptive-Sync technology has seen widespread adoption across the monitor industry and is now supported by all major GPU chip vendors. However, while many computer and laptop monitors currently support Adaptive-Sync protocols, there has not yet been an open standard in measuring the performance or quality of Adaptive-Sync support for any given monitor. VESA’s AdaptiveSync Display and MediaSync Display software meet this need, providing the consumer with a clear standard for front-of-screen performance for variable refresh rate operation determined by testing according to the Adaptive-Sync Display CTS.

to me seok ho jangVice President in charge of IT Development at LG Electronics, “We believe that with VESA’s launch of the Adaptive-Sync Display standard in the fast-growing gaming market, we can expect to see even greater innovations in the gaming monitor categories. We are proud that the LG UltraGear™ brand will join hands since Starting with the popular LG UltraGear™ 27GP950 and 27GP850 models, the first-ever monitors to receive VESA AdaptiveSync Display certification.LG also has new 2022 models on the way, which we think they’ll get to not only meet the high standards demanded by VESA’s performance tests It is also well-equipped to meet the diverse expectations and needs of today’s customers.”

Comprehensive Adaptive-Sync Performance Verification

The VESA Adaptive-Sync Display CTS includes more than 50 automated tests of display performance covering several key variables, including refresh rate, flicker, gray-to-gray response time (including overshoot and off-target limits to ensure high-quality images), Video frame will decrease, video frame rate will fluctuate. In accordance with VESA Adaptive-Sync Display CTS requirements, all monitors must be tested in a factory charged state or factory default mode configuration, as well as at ambient room temperature, in order to ensure that the monitor is evaluated and approved under realistic user conditions. In addition, all monitors that meet the requirements of VESA AdaptiveSync Display and MediaSync Display Logo certification must also be tested and certified according to the VESA DisplayPort standard. The majority of desktop and laptop GPUs introduced within the past two years are capable of supporting VESA’s Adaptive-Sync protocols. VESA encourages consumers to check with their GPU vendor to verify that their GPU and driver enable Adaptive-Sync operations with VESA-certified AdaptiveSync Display and MediaSync Display products by default.

The logo program qualifies for outstanding performance evaluation on the front of the screen

The VESA-certified AdaptiveSync Display Logo has a performance level, which includes a value indicating the maximum achievable video frame rate for the tested AdaptiveSync operation at the monitor’s default factory settings at native resolution (for example, AdaptiveSync Display 144 or 240). For the VESA-certified MediaSync Display Logo, there is no performance layer since the focus on product certification for this logo is on no screen flicker rather than a high frame rate. Display vendors wishing to participate in the VESA-certified AdaptiveSync Display Program or the MediaSync Logo Display Program can submit their products for testing at any of the VESA Authorized Test Centers (ATCs).

to me Roland WoosterVESA Display Performance Metrics Task Group Leader Responsible for Adaptive-Sync Display CTS and Intel Corporation Representative for HDR Display and Adaptive Sync, “Adaptive-Sync Display CTS builds on the foundation that VESA laid with the introduction of the Adaptive-Sync protocols eight years ago. It provides an open, industry standard, no brand commitment backed by a logo program that gives consumers assurance that monitors they purchase for gaming or media playback will meet a clearly defined minimum set of performance criteria on the front of the monitor when used with an appropriate GPU.When designing test specifications and software Logo, VESA explicitly sets the bar high for performance and testing methodology with standards that are more stringent than many current specifications and logo software.As with all of our standards, VESA will continue to develop and improve Adaptive-Sync Display CTS to address new developments in display and market needs in order to enable more from improvements in visual quality and user experience for consumers.”

for more information

More information about the Adaptive-Sync CTS program and the VESA-certified AdaptiveSync Logo program can be found at

Note to editors: Adaptive-Sync (with a hyphen between Adaptive and Sync) is used to explain the Adaptive-Sync process and the Adaptive-Sync protocols, and is used to indicate the Adaptive-Sync Compatibility Test Specification (Adaptive-Sync CTS). AdaptiveSync is used (without a hyphen or a space) to represent the VESA-certified AdaptiveSync logo software. Adaptive Sync (with a space between Adaptive and Sync) is a general term used to refer to a variable refresh rate.

About VESA

The Video Electronics Standards Association (VESA) is a not-for-profit international standards association representing a global network of more than 300 manufacturers of hardware, software, computer, monitors and components committed to advancing the electronics industry. For more than 30 years, VESA has created and supported simple, universal, multi-product solutions for today’s video and electronics industry. Assembly standards include DisplayPort™, the industrial alternative to DVI, LVDS, and VGA. DisplayPort uses a state-of-the-art digital protocol and provides an scalable foundation to enable stunning digital viewing experiences. For more information about VESA, please visit

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