Samsung has gone ahead and launched two new monitors sporting a 3840×2160 ultra HD 4K resolution along with support for the AMD backed FreeSync technology, allowing for variable refresh rates. The Samsung U24E590D and the U28E590D are launching this year and may end up being a hit with gamers thanks to AMD FreeSync support along with a 1ms response time.
While FreeSync can allow for variable refresh rates up to 240Hz theoretically, the technology still isn’t in place to allow for 4K above 60Hz so do keep that in mind.
As you would imagine judging by the model code, the U24E590D is a 24-inch monitor while the U28E590D is a 28-inch variant. Both monitors have a maximum brightness level of 370cd/m2, come with picture in picture support, which can be helpful for monitoring multiple input sources on one screen, especially at such a massive resolution.
On the connectivity side there is display port and even HDMI 2.0, which can support 4K up to 60Hz. Both Samsung’s 24 inch and 28 inch monitors will be available in the UK fairly soon. Overclockers UK already has them up for pre-order at £359.99 and £419.99 respectively.
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KitGuru Says: AMD and Nvidia have both been making strides as far as variable refresh rate technology goes. Eventually our GPUs will hopefully be dictating monitor refresh rates as a standard feature but for now, it is the sort of thing that you have to buy in to. That said, AMD’s FreeSync monitors tend to retail a bit cheaper than Nvidia’s G-sync offerings. Do any of you own a Freesync or G-sync monitor? What do you think of it? Could you go back to a standard refresh rate monitor?