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AMD announces partners offering FreeSync support

by Mark Tyson on 5 January 2015, 17:50

Tags: AMD (NYSE:AMD), LG Display, BenQ, Samsung (005935.KS), ViewSonic

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AMD has announced that it has welcomed technology partners including BenQ, LG Electronics, Nixeus, Samsung, and Viewsonic to the FreeSync ecosystem. These five manufacturing partners are showing off AMD FreeSync powered displays at their stands during the Las Vegas show this week.

The support of the above big name monitor makers is crucial for AMD to make the open standard a realistically wished-for feature on a monitor buyers' checklist. Buyers of these monitors, which don't necessarily have the kind of price premium Nvidia G-SYNC monitors do, might choose AMD graphics next time they upgrade, for example.

The new monitors on show at the CES when combined with a suitable GPU/APU help minimise input latency and visual defects when playing videos and games. AMD's Roy Taylor said that with these monitors AMD gamers can "rest assured that they're enjoying the best possible experience." He also welcomed the adoption of FreeSync by the above named vendors.

AMD says that the new range of displays announced today range in size from 24-34-inches with resolutions from 1080p to Ultra HD and there is something for interested gamers "at virtually every price point". Take a look below at a product matrix AMD emailed us earlier today. Unfortunately retail pricing was omitted from the table.

List of Announced FreeSync Displays

Manufacturer

Model #

Size

Resolution

Refresh Rate

BenQ

XL2730Z

27”

QHD (2560x1440)

144Hz

LG Electronics

29UM67

29”

2560x1080

75Hz

LG Electronics

34UM67

34”

2560x1080

75Hz

Nixeus

NX-VUE24

24”

1080p

144Hz

Samsung

UE590

23.6”, 28”

4K

60Hz

Samsung

UE850

23.6”, 28”, 31.5”

4K

60Hz

Viewsonic

VX2701mh

27”

1080p

144Hz

 

Other AMD news from the CES

AMD will also be showing off devices built with its first high-performance system-on-chip (SoC) and next generation Mobile APU codenamed Carrizo. New consumer products with AMD processors and technology such as AMD Face Login and AMD Gesture Control will be shown by Lenovo, HP and Zotac. We also heard that AMD's Embedded G-Series SoC is powering the new QNAP TVS-x63 NAS platform.



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Is that not, LG 34UM67, 34", 3440 X 1440 pixels, and is Acer and Prolite not also free sync partners. In fact are they not all more than 1080p.
75Hz? Good show, LG. Had a go at overclocking my monitors, both managed 60Hz; very nice improvement in games like CSGO
Cool :) Anyone know if any projectors will be using this or similar tech? I'm quite keen on getting a projector instead of a monitor now..