Samsung's other QD ... the CF791 quantum dot display

Subject: Displays | April 26, 2017 - 06:33 PM |
Tagged: Samsung, quantum dots, freesync, CF791

Over the past several years we have discussed the technology behind quantum dots, the new display technology which will provide greatly improved colour representation and gamuts on the next generation of displays.  Samsung are one of the first to deliver to market with their CF791 and Kitguru were given the opportunity to review the display.  The display is ultrawide, allowing a resolution of 3440x1440 on its 34" screen which has a 1500R curvature.  The monitors response time may be unremarkable at 4ms however the refresh rate can reach 100Hz and it is FreeSync compatible.  Their testing showed the monitor capable of 100% of sRGB and 84% of AdobeRGB, so this monitor could be effective for either gaming or content creation.  Drop by to see the full story.

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"Quantum is one of those technology words that seems to generally be associated with good things in computing – like “fuzzy logic” used to be with washing machines. But where the Samsung CF791 is concerned, quantum means something. This is the first screen we have seen with “quantum dot” technology, which is an improvement on regular LCD technology that promises better colour."

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Source: Kitguru

April 26, 2017 | 10:45 PM - Posted by 213NSX

Would be cool but a gaming monitor without Gsync is a non-factor to most of us real Gamers.

April 27, 2017 | 02:47 AM - Posted by Fubar

I'm glad that you also see that the missing gsync is a nonfactor. Because it would be quite odd that a person who sees himself as a "real gamer" would go for proprietary solutions instead of open standards such as Freesync.

April 27, 2017 | 08:19 AM - Posted by psuedonymous

Thus far, Freesync has been as locked to AMD cards as G-sync has been to Nvidia. When it comes to Freesync 2, in order to actually use the HDR portion you need games to implement AMD-proprietary extensions.

April 27, 2017 | 10:37 AM - Posted by Fubar

The only reason that freesync is "locked" to AMD cards is because nvidia refuses to enable it in their drivers. Nvidia doesn't like giving the consumer a choice and push their proprietary solution only.

April 27, 2017 | 11:17 AM - Posted by Branthog

It's not a fucking non-factor. When you're spending thousands of dollars on a system and upward of a thousand bucks on a video card, it MATTERS what actual real world experience is going to be. As much as I'd rather be AMD again all the way for CPU and GPU, the fact is that you are going to be missing out on a lot in a world of gaming that is heavily geared toward INTEL and NVIDIA. I'm not really willing to hobble my system after spending that much simply to make a point. All I can do is hope that AMD makes real strides in both their hardware and adoption of full support of it in the industry so that, soon, I can choose their products without feeling like I may be sacrificing some things due to the stranglehold NVIDIA and Intel currently have.

Also, the dimensions of this monitor are great but I don't see much support for it in gaming still.

* I say this as someone who was all about AMD for CPU up until around 2008 and all about ATI for CPU in the early 00's, before I was bit by their almost non-existent driver support and fixes... and then again around 2010 when I was bit by some flawed issues and support with their top of the line cards in X-fire back then.

April 27, 2017 | 02:52 PM - Posted by pdjblum

sounds awesome but too many current reviews on amazon stating they received units with dead pixels

for this kind of money, i don't want to have to worry about that shit

i was so close, but those reports took the wind out of my sails

April 27, 2017 | 02:52 PM - Posted by pdjblum

sorry, somehow managed to post it twice