Back in January, AMD first began opening up about FreeSync 2, the next-generation version of its open source variable refresh rate technology. Now, it looks like FreeSync 2 is officially ready for prime time as Samsung today has launched the world’s first FreeSync 2 supported displays, including a massive 49-inch ultra-wide monitor.
The CHG90 is an ultra-wide 49-inch display, meanwhile there is also the CHG70, which comes in 16:9 17-inch and 32-inch options. All three displays support High-Dynamic Range (HDR) and other technologies introduced through FreeSync 2, including Low Framerate Compensation (LFR), which monitors rendering rates and inserts additional frames where needed in order to force a smooth image when a game begins to chug.
The CHG90 runs at 3840×1080, effectively making it two full sized 1920×1080 monitors stitched together. It offers a 1ms response time and 144Hz refresh rate to fully take advantage of FreeSync 2. Meanwhile the 27-inch and 32-inch CHG70 monitors are standard 1440p at 144Hz with FreeSync 2.
All three monitors sport Samsung’s QLED technology, which is a fancier way of saying they are ‘Quantum Dot’, which supports a wider colour gamut and comes closer to OLED in terms of colour quality. HDR is supported across the board, which enhances things even further.
The 49-inch comes in at $1499, he 32-inch at $699 and the 27-inch display at $599. All three monitors should begin shipping soon. You can read up on what FreeSync 2 brings to the table in our previous report, HERE.
KitGuru Says: That 49-inch ultra-wide seems particularly ambitious, though I do wonder how that resolution would look at that size. What do you guys think of Samsung’s new monitor offerings? Is a 49-inch ultra-wide appealing, or would you consider it too big?