CES 2015: AMD Announces World's First Shipping FreeSync Monitors

Subject: Displays | January 5, 2015 - 02:17 PM |
Tagged: viewsonic, Samsung, Nixeus, monitor, LG Electronics, freesync, display, ces 2015, CES, benq, amd

Today AMD announced that they will be shipping 7 new Freesync displays in 2015 with their partners, BenQ, LG Electronics, Nixeus, Samsung, and Viewsonic.

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As we learn more about these individual FreeSync-enabled models we will provide updates, and AMD has stated that there will be models shipping this month.

The full PR announcement from AMD appears below:


AMD today announced the expansion of the FreeSync ecosystem as technology partners including BenQ, LG Electronics, Nixeus, Samsung, and Viewsonic showcased their upcoming commercially available FreeSync-enabled displays at the 2015 International CES. The unveiling of new FreeSync-enabled displays demonstrates the industry's commitment to open standards-based technology that enables improved gaming by synchronizing dynamic refresh rates of the displays to the frame rate of AMD Radeon™ R-Series graphics cards and current generation APUs. The result greatly reduces input latency and helps reduce or eliminate visual defects during gaming and video playback. The new displays range in size between 24" to 34", supporting refresh rates of 30 to 144 Hz, and resolutions of 1080p up to Ultra HD, offering a variety of options for every gamer's needs and at virtually every price point.

"The broad adoption of FreeSync technology from our partners shows how the industry strongly values the same open ecosystem and quality that AMD strives for," said Roy Taylor, corporate vice president, ISV/IHV Partner Group, AMD. "Gamers who use FreeSync technology with AMD Radeon™ R-Series graphics and AMD latest generation of APUs can rest assured that they're enjoying the best possible experience."

Monitors from BenQ, LG Electronics, Nixeus, and Samsung are on display at AMD's booth, San Polo rooms 3402 - 3404 at The Venetian at CES Tech West. Displays are expected to be available in market starting this month with additional models set to launch in early 2015.

List of Announced 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

 


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The BenQ XL2730Z (image credit: BenQ)

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Source: AMD

January 5, 2015 | 02:34 PM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

Viewsonic!!!

Viewsonic was suppose to be Nvidia G-Sync partner and release a monitor in Q2 1014. Did they scrap it in favor of FreeSync?

January 5, 2015 | 04:34 PM - Posted by Mac (not verified)

No reason why they cant carry both technologies is there?

January 5, 2015 | 05:02 PM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

No there is not but where is it? Its going on 6 months over due.
They were 4 initial partners. Asus, BenQ, Philips and Viewsonic. Acer and AOC later came along and have already released theirs. Viewsonic is the only one yet to release their offering. That's why I'm asking if its been scrapped.

January 5, 2015 | 02:43 PM - Posted by amdbumlover (not verified)

msrp please

January 5, 2015 | 02:49 PM - Posted by Fishbait

Still waiting for a decent comparison to G-Sync...

January 5, 2015 | 04:38 PM - Posted by Edmond (not verified)

75hz freesync 34" 21:9 IPS...

game over nvidia, AMD has the best in slot monitor to enjoy games, which what 99% of the people playing games are here for

January 5, 2015 | 11:00 PM - Posted by KyonCoraeL (not verified)

If this resolution was 3440x1440 it would have been better. I don't know how I feel about 2560x1080 my friend has a 29" monitor with that resolution and I am not sold on it. However, this is the beginning of the IPS g-sync and freesync revolution is around the corner. Looking forward to a tear free 2015.

January 5, 2015 | 10:37 PM - Posted by renz (not verified)

so this monitors make actual show at CES? if they did does these monitor have working demo showing FreeSync running real games?

January 6, 2015 | 05:54 AM - Posted by tsk

Awwwwww, I wanted 3440x1440, y u do dis LG?

January 12, 2015 | 11:42 AM - Posted by obababoy

What game is that on the screen?!

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