Samsung Updates 2018 QLED TVs with FreeSync Support

Subject: Displays | May 23, 2018 - 01:43 PM |
Tagged: Samsung, qled, Predator X27, hdr. g-sync, freesync

Hot on the heels of the pricing and pre-order availability of the first G-SYNC HDR displays, we have news on more support for FreeSync, this time expanding to TVs.

Today, popular TV review site Rtings posted confirmation that the latest firmware (1103), released on May 21st, in fact, enables support for FreeSync on Q6FN, Q7FN, Q8FN, Q9FN, and NU8000 sets. We have no official confirmation that this is FreeSync 2 support, but all signs point to this being the case.

Given how well the 2018 QLED sets fair in Rtings own reviews, including HDR performance, this could be the first product to be released combining high-end HDR with variable refresh technology.

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Interestingly enough, you can currently pick up the 55" Samsung Q7F TV for around $1700, which translates to $300 less than the 27" Acer Predator X27 G-SYNC HDR display available for preorder now. While it would be difficult to fit a 55" display on your desk, it's an interesting comparison nonetheless.

If you happen to own one of these compatible TVs, you can find the firmware to enable FreeSync on Samsung's support page for your given model. For the rest of us, we'll be waiting for reputable outlets like Rtings to conduct their standard through testing of this new feature!

Source: Rtings

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May 23, 2018 | 02:01 PM - Posted by WayneJetSki

Would any of these TVs qualify as FreeSync 2 ?

May 23, 2018 | 02:19 PM - Posted by Ken Addison

As far as we know, FreeSync 2 has requirements including color gamut, HDR support, and support for Low Framerate Compensation (LFC).

It's difficult to say without having our hands on one of these TVs to check a few things such as if the FreeSync range is large enough to support LFC.

It's possible that these TVs could support HDR while in FreeSync mode, but fail to reach the other requirements to be officially considered "FreeSync 2."


May 23, 2018 | 11:01 PM - Posted by WayneJetSki

Thanks for the info Ken.

May 23, 2018 | 03:37 PM - Posted by RS (not verified)

So this TV can receive above 60Hz on it's HDMI inputs ?

May 23, 2018 | 03:43 PM - Posted by Anonymous man (not verified)

LFC's a must.

May 24, 2018 | 09:47 AM - Posted by Anonymous3336 (not verified)

Who buys a computer screen 31 "in $ 2000 is Idiot

Q8FN and Q9FN They are worth gold 120FPS 1080p
55" / 65"

May 24, 2018 | 11:27 AM - Posted by Quentin (not verified)

That Acer X27 will do 4k at 120 Hz; can the Samsung monitors do that?

May 25, 2018 | 12:42 AM - Posted by hanselltc

These are already sold monitors with a firmware update. Is the X27 even out yet?

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