More display makers have adopted AMD's FreeSync technology. At CES this morning, AMD announced that the "FreeSync ecosystem" now includes BenQ, LG, Nixeus, Samsung, and Viewsonic—and that those firms are all showing off FreeSync panels at the show.
AMD's announcement also includes this handy chart, which lists all the FreeSync panels announced to date:
|Manufacturer||Model||Size||Resolution||Max refresh rate|
|Samsung||UE850||23.6", 28", 31.5"||4K||60Hz|
The displays range in size from 24" to 34", and they offer a decent choice of resolutions: 1080p, 2560x1440, 4K, plus the ultra-wide 2560x1080. Three of the panels have 144 Hz peak refresh rates, while the other four, including the 4K options, are capped at 75 Hz or 60 Hz. To be fair, few graphics cards have enough horsepower to drive games beyond 60 Hz at 4K. FreeSync's adaptive refresh rate mojo should still do a nice job of eliminating screen tearing on those displays.
FreeSync monitors entered mass-production in December and, last we heard, they were supposed to launch in the January-February time frame. The Samsung offerings above are scheduled for a March release.
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