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Samsung launches pair of AMD FreeSync UHD monitors

by Mark Tyson on 23 June 2015, 11:21

Tags: AMD (NYSE:AMD), Samsung (005935.KS)

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Samsung made headlines recently with its impressive mirror and transparent OLED displays, shown off at the Retail Asia Expo 2015. In other recent news it has been installing huge displays on the backs of trucks, so those stuck in traffic behind such juggernauts can 'see through' them. However the firm still finds time to develop 'normal', attainable products that appeal to PC enthusiasts.

Samsung's first UHD monitors with AMD FreeSync Technology

The U24E590D and U28E590D are the first Samsung UHD monitors to use AMD's FreeSync technology. As a reminder, AMD FreeSync promises to give gamers a smoother more pleasant experience with minimal frame jumps and judders by dynamically adjusting monitor refresh rates to match your graphic card output capabilities.

Samsung's U24E590D 23.6-inch and U28E590D 28-inch monitors use PLS and TN panels respectively. As you might expect, one of the biggest impacts of the panel differences upon gamers is the response times on offer; the smaller monitor has a 4ms(GTG) response, the larger TN panel equipped U28E590D offers a 1ms(GTG) response time. The monitors also differ in maximum brightness and viewing angles.

Looking at commonalities, both monitors offer a UHD display (3840x2160) which is a big step up in pixel density and potential sharpness compared to FHD monitors at these sizes. Samsung has implemented picture-in-picture (dual input) modes, UHD upscaling, Eye-Saver, Flicker Free and various gaming modes in these FreeSync monitors. As usual the game modes offer various image level adjustments so you can see better in darker scenes for example.

Both the monitors offer 2x HDMI(2.0x1, 1.4x1), 1x DP(1.2Ver) ports plus two free cables and an external power adaptor. The stand isn't very adjustable, offering just tilt, but the monitor can be attached to 75mm x 75mm mounts.

The 23.6-inch U24E590D is priced at $399 and will become available from 26th July. The 28-inch U28E590D is said to be available immediately at $599.

Attribute

 

 

U24E590D

 

 

U28E590D

Display

 

Screen Size

 

 

23.6" (16:9)

 

 

28" (16:9)

 

Panel Type

 

 

PLS

 

 

TN

 

Brightness

 

 

300cd/m2

 

 

370cd/m2

 

Contrast Ratio (DCR)

 

 

1000:1 (Mega ∞ )

 

 

1000:1 (Mega ∞ )

 

Resolution

 

 

UHD(3840x2160)

 

 

UHD(3840x2160)

 

Response Time

 

 

4ms(GTG)

 

 

1ms(GTG)

 

Viewing Angle (H/V)

 

 

178°/178°

 

 

170°/160°

Feature

 

Embedded Function

 

 

Magic Bright, UHD Upscale, Eco Saving Plus, PIP 2.0, PBP, Easy Setting Box, Image Size, Eye-Saver Mode, Flicker Free, Free-sync, Game Mode

 

 

Magic Angle, Magic Bright, UHD Upscale, Eco Saving Plus, PIP 2.0, PBP, Easy Setting Box, Image Size, Eye-Saver Mode, Flicker Free, Free-sync, Game Mode

 

OS Compatibility

 

 

Windows, Mac

 

 

Windows, Mac

 

Windows Certification

 

 

Windows 8.1

 

 

Windows 8.1

Interface

 

Interface

 

 

2 HDMI(2.0x1, 1.4x1), 1 DP(1.2Ver)

 

 

2 HDMI(2.0x1, 1.4x1), 1 DP(1.2Ver)

Eco

 

Energy/Environment Mark

 

 

Energy Star 6.0

 

 

Energy Star 6.0

Design

 

Color

 

 

Front/Rear : Black High Glossy /

Stand : Metallic (Deco-bar)

 

 

Front/Rear : Black High Glossy /

Stand : Metallic (Deco-bar)

Power

 

Type

 

 

External Adaptor

 

 

External Adaptor

Accessory

 

Cables

 

 

1 HDMI, 1 DP

 

 

1 HDMI, 1 DP



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Im a bit baffled that the refresh rates are not in the article…?
4K on a 23.6" screen? That is going to be an absolute mess to use in Windows won't it?
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Im a bit baffled that the refresh rates are not in the article…?

I take it you are talking about the FreeSync range, probably the most important piece of information that you want to see for a FreeSync monitor is missing!!
Hardly Hexus' fault - Samsung don't provide the refresh rates and Freesync range in their detailed specs… :rolleyes:
If the colour is good on the smaller model, and the price competitive.. it might just exactly what I was looking for.