The Video Electronics Standards Association (VESA) today announced the first standard open to the public. for the performance of monitors that support Variable Refresh Rate technology / Variable Refresh Rate (VRR). In essence it is a sticker that should provide information regarding the frequency rate of high performance monitors or that a non-high performance monitor is at least VRR compatible.

The VESA Adaptive-Sync Display Specification (Adaptive-Sync Display CTS) provides a comprehensive and rigorous set of over 50 test criteria, automated testing methodology, and performance mandates for PC monitors and laptops that support the VESA adaptive-sync protocols.

The Adaptive-Sync Display CTS also establishes a product conformity logo program that comprises two levels of performance: AdaptiveSync Display, which focuses on games with significantly higher refresh rates and low latency; Y MediaSync Displaywhich is designed for jitter-free media playback and supports all international broadcast video formats.

With the creation of the VESA Certified AdaptiveSync Display and MediaSync Display logo programs, VESA will enable consumers to easily identify and compare the variable refresh rate performance of Adaptive-Sync compatible displays prior to purchase. Only monitors that pass all Adaptive-Sync Display CTS and VESA DisplayPort compliance tests are eligible for the VESA Certified AdaptiveSync Display or MediaSync Display logos.

The VESA Certified AdaptiveSync Display logo features a performance level, including a value indicating the highest achievable video frame rate for Adaptive-Sync operation tested with the display’s factory default settings at native resolution (for example, AdaptiveSync Display 144 or 240). There is no performance level for the VESA Certified MediaSync Display logo, as product certification for this logo focuses on screen jitter-free, not high frame rate. Display vendors wishing to participate in the VESA Certified AdaptiveSync Display or MediaSync Display logo program may submit their products for testing at any of the VESA-approved Authorized Test Centers (ATCs).