Monday, June 22nd 2015

Samsung Launches First Monitors in UHD Line to Deploy AMD's FreeSync Technology

Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., announced the introduction of the U24E590D and U28E590D, the first Samsung UHD monitors with AMD's FreeSync technology. These UHD monitors offer unprecedented picture quality for gaming, entertainment and multi-tasking activities.

The U24E590D and U28E590D are the first UHD Samsung monitors with AMD FreeSync capabilities. FreeSync synchronizes the monitors' refresh rates to eliminate large jumps in frame time for noticeably smoother multimedia use. The integration of AMD FreeSync is especially beneficial for gamers, who will notice an immediate increase in responsiveness and the elimination of screen tearing and shuttering.
Flawless Display and Multimedia Experience
The U24E590D and U28E590D's UHD display (3840x2160) offers users discernably sharper text, images and video content. Previously uncaptured content and a brightness level of 370cd/m2 that further enhances the visual experience with incredibly rich and vibrant colors, all on a flicker-free screen. Both monitors also use HDMI 2.0, which supports a 60 Hz frequency to view content smoothly, while the 28" has a 1ms response time.

With Samsung's Game Mode technology, the visual experience is intensified by rapid response to changing colors and brightness, which enables users to see more vivid images even in darker scenes. The U28E590D monitor also supports 1 billion unique colors which is 64 times greater than the conventional monitor.

Enhanced Productivity, Connectivity and Usability
Both monitors offer powerful multi-tasking tools; with Picture-in-Picture technology, users can watch their favorite movie in one window while working on a spreadsheet in another and the Picture-by-Picture feature allows users to connect two PCs to the same monitor. Additionally, DP and HDMI ports means that there are no limits in connectivity as two different devices can be synced to the same monitor.

The crystal-like clarity of the UHD display reduces strain on the eyes, allowing users to play and work more efficiently on their screen for extended periods of time.
The U24E590D is priced at $399.99 and will be available beginning July 26, 2015. The U28E590D is $599.99 and available now.

For more information, visit the product pages of the U28E590D and U24E590D.
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35 Comments on Samsung Launches First Monitors in UHD Line to Deploy AMD's FreeSync Technology

#1
btarunr
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As a U28D590D user, unless they've reworked that stand, I'd stay away from these two. The stand is very flimsy and wobbles under even the slightest vibrations (such as typing). Also the monitor lacks VESA mounts, if you want to use your own clamp-stand.
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#2
ZoneDymo
This title is way too objective, change it to: "Samsung gives Nvidia Gsucks the finger and goes for the vastly superior AMD Freesync"
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#3
GhostRyder
I have been waiting for some UHD FreeSync monitors to hit the market out of curiosity. Though the July 26th release still is sad as that is still a ways off.

I would love to try one out, but I think I will wait until more are on the market so I can choose from a selection.
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#4
INSTG8R
My Custom Title
FreeSync UHD monitor comes out with HDMI 2.0. AMD Release Fury on HDMI 1.4a...:wtf:
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#5
btarunr
Editor & Senior Moderator
INSTG8R said:
FreeSync UHD monitor comes out with HDMI 2.0. AMD Release Fury on HDMI 1.4a...:wtf:
You need DisplayPort for Freesync anyway (can't do freesync/g-sync with HDMI on either GPU brand).
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#6
ZoneDymo
INSTG8R said:
FreeSync UHD monitor comes out with HDMI 2.0. AMD Release Fury on HDMI 1.4a...:wtf:
You did see it has displayport right?
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#7
mr2009
Pretty sure the price gonna doubled in Malaysia:banghead:
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#9
Nosada
I was looking at a Dell P2416D, but FreeSync and UHD instead of QHD for a reasonable premium might just make me jump ship.

EDIT: Just noticed only the 24 incher is PLS ... Which is good, cause that's the one I wanted anyway :p
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#10
dwade
IPS and TN panels are gross nowadays. How about they start putting their much higher quality TV tech in monitors...
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#11
semantics
dwade said:
IPS and TN panels are gross nowadays. How about they start putting their much higher quality TV tech in monitors...
You do know that the majority of samsungs tvs use a VA variant not even their IPS variant(PLS). IPS/IPS types are still pretty much the gold standard for color representation and viewing angles.
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#12
NC37
Can we have this tech for once be apart of the $100-$200 price segment? If Freesync is to be so much better and be cheaper, then lets get it into the monitors most people buy where it will sell and really get out there.
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#13
zmeul
what is the VRR windows FreeSync operates at for these models?
I searched their website and manuals .. nothing! o_O
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#14
Mistral
I'll play Captain Obvious this time and ask the question: what are the supported refresh rates?
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#15
mr2009
Mistral said:
I'll play Captain Obvious this time and ask the question: what are the supported refresh rates?
btarunr said:
Both monitors also use HDMI 2.0, which supports a 60 Hz frequency to view content smoothly, while the 28" has a 1ms response time.
There you go..
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#17
FrustratedGarrett
Why not quantum dot? getting 100% of Adobe's RGB color space and better contrast aren't worth the extra effort?
Man, The Samsung Quantum Dot TV I was looking at the other day looked way better than the any IPS display I've seen so far.
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#19
Relayer
INSTG8R said:
FreeSync UHD monitor comes out with HDMI 2.0. AMD Release Fury on HDMI 1.4a...:wtf:
That's because AMD doesn't nerf features from products simply because the competition supports it. You might want to view that as a good thing?

Also, the U28E590D lives up to the "Freesync" name as it's $599. The same price as the non freesync version.
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#20
Relayer
btarunr said:
As a U28D590D user, unless they've reworked that stand, I'd stay away from these two. The stand is very flimsy and wobbles under even the slightest vibrations (such as typing). Also the monitor lacks VESA mounts, if you want to use your own clamp-stand.
Speaking of flimsy, you might want to upgrade your desk if it wobbles so easily. ;)
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#21
Darller
YAWN! Technically inferior adaptive sync solution is a non-starter. They need to fix their ghosting before I would even consider this a viable alternative to G-Sync. I've used both and they aren't comparable. G-Sync is leagues ahead.
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#22
dwade
FrustratedGarrett said:
Why not quantum dot? getting 100% of Adobe's RGB color space and better contrast aren't worth the extra effort?
Man, The Samsung Quantum Dot TV I was looking at the other day looked way better than the any IPS display I've seen so far.
There's a reason the real masterrace are buying highend 4k TVs instead of monitors. Superior colors, superior contrasts, superior blacks, superior motion, and extremely superior $$$ per inch.
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#23
semantics
FrustratedGarrett said:
Why not quantum dot? getting 100% of Adobe's RGB color space and better contrast aren't worth the extra effort?
Man, The Samsung Quantum Dot TV I was looking at the other day looked way better than the any IPS display I've seen so far.
They are quantum dot backlit tvs. The underlying monitor technology is likely either IPS family or VA family. It's just an improvement in light production not a huge overhaul of screen making like OLED is but OLED has a whole host of problems with being long term technology atm.
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#24
Relayer
Darller said:
YAWN! Technically inferior adaptive sync solution is a non-starter. They need to fix their ghosting before I would even consider this a viable alternative to G-Sync. I've used both and they aren't comparable. G-Sync is leagues ahead.
They have. At least keep up with the times if you are going to attempt to troll.

Seems to me the bigger issue with Gsync is that the controller only has a DP input. No HDMI 2.0 or any other connection. Interesting nobody cares about that though. I'll wager there are more people who would like to attach their HDMI device to their monitor than need 4K @ 60Hz through their TV set.
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#25
Caring1
Fluffmeister said:
The Elephant in the room is HDMI 2.0....
Display port to HDMI adapter?
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