We have been teased for the past few months about when we would see the first implementations of AMD’s FreeSync technology, but now we finally have some concrete news about who will actually be producing these products.
Samsung has announced that they will be introducing the world’s first FreeSync enabled Ultra HD monitors. The first models to include this feature will be the updated UD590 and the new UE850. These will be introduced to the market in March of 2015. The current UD590 monitor is a 28” unit with 3845×2160 resolution with up to 1 billion colors. This looks to be one of those advanced TN panels that are selling from $500 to $900, depending on the model.
AMD had promised some hand’s on time for journalists by the end of this year, and shipping products in the first half of next year. It seems that Samsung is the first to jump on the wagon. We would imagine that others will be offering the technology. In theory this technology offers many of the same benefits of NVIDIA’s G-SYNC, but it does not require the same level of hardware. I can imagine that we will be seeing some interesting comparisons next year with shipping hardware and how Free-Sync stacks up to G-SYNC.
Joe Chan, Vice President of Samsung Electronics Southeast Asia Headquarters commented, “We are very pleased to adopt AMD FreeSync technology to our 2015 Samsung Electronics Visual Display division’s UHD monitor roadmap, which fully supports open standards. With this technology, we believe users including gamers will be able to enjoy their videos and games to be played with smoother frame display without stuttering or tearing on their monitors.”
Finally! Although it’s a
Finally! Although it’s a little bit late, AMD might catch up NVIDIA’s G-SYNC technology. But the performance and scaling results may vary. Let’s see what’s going to happen.
Better late than never
Better late than never although gsync monitors were just available past few quarters besides the one time upgrade kit.
i dont believe it has been a
i dont believe it has been a full quarter yet, tbh…
the upgrade kit obviously doesnt count
People can pick thier side
People can pick thier side but I enjoy the concept of this technology regardless of whos version it is. I hope to see more options later next year
I agree but there is an extra
I agree but there is an extra sparkle when AMD(underdog) gets something right.
There is something wrong in
There is something wrong in the HEAD of people who call a multi-billion company – “underdog”
Or is the argument that not everyone can be “1st”?
Are you for fucking real?
Are YOU real?
He just meant
Are YOU real?
He just meant they are the underdogs in that industry.
Which they are and mostly always have been..
You’re denying this?
Not the underdogs of the world or some dramatic nonsense..
Did you really have to curse AT him?
I may be a lunatic sometimes but you’re just an ass dude.
Go for a walk sometime.
I suspect these will be on
I suspect these will be on display at CES 2015. Along with any others that will follow.
Considering many display brands adapt what Samsung puts out this might have a snowball effect.
While there might be a
While there might be a couple, the generic brands usually only buy the panels from Samsung, not the rest of the electronics inside like the controller, in order to cut costs. VESA and AMD have made it clear that this will require effort on the part of the display maker to establish the frequency range that Project FreeSync can operate, so I doubt highly that Dynex or Insignia will offer such a display just because they have a Samsung panel inside. They can barely provide working firmware updates, let along figure out something this complex.
Samsung doesn’t make panels.
Samsung doesn’t make panels. They buy in huge bulks, in turn that lowers the price for the rest of the vendors to provide similar solutions. That includes the internal electronics the scaler (G-Sync) from their respected manufactures which was already announced back in september.
Industry’s Biggest Scaler Vendors Pledge Support for AMD’s Project FreeSync
“Samsung doesn’t make panels.
“Samsung doesn’t make panels. They buy in huge bulks, in turn that lowers the price for the rest of the vendors to provide similar solutions.”
What are you talking about? Samsung does indeed make panels in their own fabs and they also contract out their designs to other fabs to meet demand. Then they sell sub-standard panels to other vendors.
Samsung supported AMD 3D
Samsung supported AMD 3D technology – that didn’t have any snowball effect.
Seems like usual Samsung strategy – produce bilion of models and see what sticks around
Also review of 590 will be interesting – current version has 35 ms input lag.
Quandary. Do I jump on that
Quandary. Do I jump on that Asus G-Sync monitor (assuming I can find one before they sellout) or wait for a Samsung (among others) to offer a FreeSync monitor. Hopefully the FreeSync implementation will be as effective as G-Sync.
If so, let the free market price war begin!!!
I’ll see your quandary and
I’ll see your quandary and raise you another. Did you just buy a GTX 970 or 980? If so, just get a G-Sync monitor and don’t look back. If you’re currently using a FreeSync-compatible GPU (290, 260, etc.), or you expect to make a new GPU purchase in the next 6-12 months, then just wait.
so when can we expect actual
so when can we expect actual gaming demo on one of these monitors? i’m sure we don’t need for these monitor to be on actual market first to see live demo from AMD.
better have some 21:9 1440p
better have some 21:9 1440p freesync monitors @ CES2015
Probably not since the U
Probably not since the U designation is for there 4k line.
UD590 is just a updated version of the one everyone brand is using for there 4k TN panels
UE850 my guess is a IPS/PLS. Like the 950 just not H/W calibrated.
Maybe there is hope. Looks
Maybe there is hope. Looks like LG is also making FreeSync monitors
This information is so good
This information is so good that it pretty much cancels everything else out.
Best in slot monitor incoming. Hoping its not bullshit.
Once you go 21:9, you cant do anything else.
Same for variable refresh rate and IPS.
About time, looking forward
About time, looking forward to all of the side by side comparisons!
pfFFFFF like most things AMD
pfFFFFF like most things AMD I’m sure it will be sub par to Gsync.
So sub par that the #2
So sub par that the #2 monitor vendor in the world picked it up.
Please don’t feed the trolls
Please don’t feed the trolls
“AMD had promised some hand’s
“AMD had promised some hand’s on time for journalists by the end of this year,”
Yea I guess everyone forgot what AMD said to Ryan many months ago. They said they would have freesync monitors in same of reviews in September, Yet Its now November and nothing yet?
So what, this isn’t the first
So what, this isn’t the first time that products are pushed out by a big company and deadlines and agreements change about said expected products. You act like AMD is the only one that has ever done that.
What’s the matter, is this the best(or rather worst) thing you can come up with to poo-poo on AMD? You are slipping on your Anti-AMD trolling.
pfFFFFF like most things YOU
pfFFFFF like most things YOU I’m sure YOU ARE sub par to everyone else.
I’m sitting in a room with
I’m sitting in a room with multiple AMD and Nvidia cards.
It’s going to be a lot of fun testing out all these new exclusive technologies..
Can’t help but to wonder what a world where they all worked together on this stuff would be like.. Ha. Pipe dream but yea’ kno..
Wouldn’t that be epic as all hell?
Oh well, dog eat dog as we do.
Haha, that’s the illustration
Haha, that’s the illustration on Hein’s dslac. I recognize that from college 10 years ago.
2 companies (Samsung & LG) so
2 companies (Samsung & LG) so far have plans for 7 FreeSync monitors. Probably more to come from others.
Nvidia with 5 partners doesn’t even have 6 out in the market since announcing them back in 2013.
Exciting times ahead.
I want a monitor with
I want a monitor with free-sync under $150. then i can afford it and i will buy it.
I switch between buying
I switch between buying nVidia and AMD video cards from one generation to the next.
Ideally, for someone like me that isn’t intrenched in a specific camp (i.e. someone who isn’t a fanboy), I would prefer to have a monitor that supports both FreeSync and G-Sync.
lol, i do the exact same
lol, i do the exact same thing… i buy the “other” companies card every time i buy a card, never had two nvidias or AMD`s in a row
look at price/perf ratio is secondary ^^
too bad, intel is the only choice if you want to go mini itx… left me no choice there
This is good news for gamers.
This is good news for gamers. AMD’s philosophy–unlike nVidia, benefits everyone. Let us hope there is some truth to that 😉