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AMD FreeSync has been added to 20 Samsung QLED TVs

FreeSync is coming to the big screens!

Samsung releases FreeSync Firmware Updates for several 2018 televisions

AMD FreeSync has been added to 20 Samsung QLED TVs

AMD and Samsung have jointly announced that FreeSYnc has arrived on 20 Samsung QLED TV models, bringing AMD's Variable Refresh Rate technology into the living room. 

This announcement brings FreeSync to into the large-screen television format, an ideal partner for Microsoft's Xbox One ecosystem, which gained support for AMD's FreeSync technology in March.

FreeSync is now available for Samsung's 2018 QLED NU8000 and NU8500 range for 54-82-inch variants, arriving as part of a free Gamer Mode update, which is designed to minimise display latency when playing games on either consoles or PCs. 

Samsung's latest QLED TVs also offer support for HDR content, supporting peak brightness levels of up to 1000 nits, allowing Samsung's TVs to deliver a stutter-free gaming experience and superb HDR visuals. 

  

     Whether you’re a console or PC gamer, playing on a PC display or your living room TV, Radeon FreeSync technology powers exceptional stutter-free gaming experiences,

We launched FreeSync technology with a mission to end frame tearing and dropped frames, as well as improve the experience for gamers around the world. With Samsung’s FreeSync technology QLED TVs, extra smooth gameplay visuals have never been so accessible, and never in such a large and appealing format.

AMD FreeSync has been added to 20 Samsung QLED TVs

 

Sadly, AMD and Samsung have not updated their websites to offer any details about the FreeSync on Samsung's latest QLED displays, with AMD's FreeSync website having no information about Samsung's TVs while Samsung's online product listings offer no mention of the feature. This lack of clarification means that we have no idea how wide the FreeSync range is on these TVs, which is an important factor to consider when it comes to FreeSync screens. 

With FreeSync coming to both televisions and consoles, it seems clear that Variable Refresh Rates will become the norm in the coming years, especially if Sony adopt the standard on their PS4 series systems. HDMI 2.1 has VRR built into the specification, which may eventually force Nvidia to get off their G-Sync high-horse and adopt an industry-wide VRR standard, which would be great news for consumers.

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05-06-2018, 19:00:18

NeverBackDown
Hopefully console manufacturers stick with freesync so when the next generation consoles come out we can maintain the same standard and not screw over people who spend a couple thousands dollars on a TV.Quote

06-06-2018, 02:41:34

jimma47
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Originally Posted by NeverBackDown View Post
Hopefully console manufacturers stick with freesync so when the next generation consoles come out we can maintain the same standard and not screw over people who spend a couple thousands dollars on a TV.
Hope so. I bought a 65" QLED at the end of last year so miss out on the freesync but I use it for sport and movies more than anything. Can't remember last time I played a game on the XBONE but it makes a very affordable 4k bluray player.

I really think and hope that Freesync will win the war. GSync is just tax (and yes I have a Gsync monitor) but when it runs side by side with a Freesync monitor/AMD GPU set up I've not seen any benefits of one over the other that justifies the extra cost.Quote

06-06-2018, 03:25:15

Dicehunter
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Originally Posted by jimma47 View Post
Hope so. I bought a 65" QLED at the end of last year so miss out on the freesync but I use it for sport and movies more than anything. Can't remember last time I played a game on the XBONE but it makes a very affordable 4k bluray player.

I really think and hope that Freesync will win the war. GSync is just tax (and yes I have a Gsync monitor) but when it runs side by side with a Freesync monitor/AMD GPU set up I've not seen any benefits of one over the other that justifies the extra cost.
I don't think G-Sync will ever go away, It makes Nvidia too much money, Although it's great to see that consoles will be able to take advantage of VRR tech.Quote

06-06-2018, 12:56:01

jnemesh
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Originally Posted by Dicehunter View Post
I don't think G-Sync will ever go away, It makes Nvidia too much money, Although it's great to see that consoles will be able to take advantage of VRR tech.
G-sync WILL go away. It's proprietary, and manufacturers using the technology have to pay licensing fees to nVidia.

HDMI 2.1 (and certain models of HDMI 2.0, such as the Samsung displays) supports VRR, which is an open standard. While it remains to be seen if nVidia will support VRR with HDMI 2.1, I think they would get a LOT of grief if they don't support it. And once they do, there is no need for their proprietary implementation.Quote

06-06-2018, 14:04:25

Dicehunter
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Originally Posted by jnemesh View Post
G-sync WILL go away. It's proprietary, and manufacturers using the technology have to pay licensing fees to nVidia.

HDMI 2.1 (and certain models of HDMI 2.0, such as the Samsung displays) supports VRR, which is an open standard. While it remains to be seen if nVidia will support VRR with HDMI 2.1, I think they would get a LOT of grief if they don't support it. And once they do, there is no need for their proprietary implementation.
Could be wrong but I can't see it, G-Sync will still be around for years in specific monitors, It's a brand that many recognise which makes money.Quote
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