Google is now testing Chrome OS variable rate to the 101 Dev Channel of the operating system, allowing its users to preview the new feature for Chromebooks.
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Google Tests Chrome OS Variable Refresh Rate
As per a news story by The Verge, the new feature that Google is testing out on the Dev Channel of Chrome OS was first spotted by Kevin Tofel of About Chromebooks.
The all-new support for variable refresh rates is still hidden beneath the Chrome OS as a flag feature. So, its users in the Dev Channel have to look for it to enable the new Adaptive Sync setting.
The Verge notes in the same report that variable refresh rate or VRR makes the overall display smoother than ever by syncing both the refresh rate of the display of the device and the frames-per-second or the FPS of what is being shown.
It is worth noting that a smooth display brought upon by VRR could be best for a better gaming experience on the Chrome OS.
In fact, according to a recent report by 9to5Google, Windows is also using VRR to upgrade the gaming experience of its users. Not to mention that even the next-gen gaming consoles, including the Xbox Series X, also support the Adaptive Sync feature.
Chrome OS Gaming
The new VRR support comes after the search engine tech giant confirmed that Steam on Chrome OS “soon.”
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Not to mention that there have been a couple of code sightings which suggests that Google is already working on bringing Steam on Chrome OS.
On top of that, there have been rumors saying that there are three upcoming Chromebooks from various manufacturers, such as Acer and ASUS, which will primarily be meant for gaming.
What’s more, another flag feature is hidden beneath Chrome OS also includes support for RGB keyboards, which would best suit gamers.
Chrome OS VRR: How to Enable
It is worth noting that the support for variable refresh rates is only exclusive to Dev Channel users in the meantime. That said, if you are running the stable version of Chrome OS, the all-new display feature is not yet available.
To enable VRR, go to chrome://flags#enable-variable-refresh-rate.
However, Google noted that the feature can only be used on “capable displays.”
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