Samsung AMD FreeSync Supporting Displays Coming in 2015

AMD today announced the consumer electronic industry’s first-ever ultra-high-definition monitors to feature FreeSync technology. FreeSync enables dynamic refresh rates synchronized to the frame rate of AMD Radeon graphics cards and APUs to reduce input latency and reduce or eliminate visual defects during gaming and video playback. Samsung plans to launch the screen synching technology in March 2015, starting with the Samsung UD590 and UE850, and eventually across all of Samsung’s UHD lineups.

“We are very pleased to adopt AMD FreeSync technology to our 2015 Samsung Electronics Visual Display division’s UHD monitor roadmap, which fully supports open standards,” said Joe Chan, Vice President of Samsung Electronics Southeast Asia Headquarters. “With this technology, we believe users including gamers will be able to enjoy their videos and games to be played with smoother frame display without stuttering or tearing on their monitors.”

From what we have been told there will be five monitors in total in March 2015 that support AMD FreeSync in these two series. The Samsung UD590 series will consist of 23.6” and 28” models and then the UE850 series will have 23.6”, 27” and 31.5” models. The Samsung UD590 Series consists of a 28-inch LED 4K UHD Monitor that is has a native resolution of 3840 x 2160 resolution with a 1-millisecond (GTG) response time and a brightness level of 370 cd/m². The price tag on the SAMSUNG UD590 Series U28D590D display is $558 at Best Buy or $599 at Newegg. We are not sure if the models that you can buy today can be firmware updated to supported AMD FreeSync or if hardware changes are needed. Legit Reviews has reached out to AMD and asked them to clarify since this series is already available and this announcement might cause some confusion. AMD recently stated that a FreeSync display would be out this year, so we are still hopeful that obviously a non-Samsung branded display that supports FreeSync will be around in 2014.

Samsung UD590

In other news Legit Reviews has been searching for monitors that support DisplayPort 1.2a standard with Adaptive-Sync and learned that Dell has the Dell Ultrasharp UZ2215H, UZ2315H and UZ2715H Monitors that all support DP 1.2a. We aren’t sure if they will support Adaptive-Sync though as the feature that allows for variable refresh monitors is an optional part of the DP 1.2a standard. This makes it extermely hard to track down monitors that have the right scalar hardware inside and then the firmware to enable this variabl refresh technology that gamers are excited about. Keep in mind that besides a monitor with FreeSync/Adaptive-Sync that you’ll still need the right video card. Right now only theRadeon R7 260/260x and Radeon R9 285/290/290X/295×2 video cards support variable refresh rates.

  • Igal Zevulun

    is not support n vidia graphic card ?

    • Topias Olavi Salakka

      It probably won’t support Nvidia G-Sync, because they didn’t pay Nvidia to get the licensing. Maybe someone hacks the driver to get it working.

      • Chris Hudlin

        It isn’t a driver that runs g-sync. Well it is, but it requires g-sync display hardware that’s built into the display, so no hacking there. Sorry.

  • mwallek

    Free sync, G sync, without standardization this is going to get worse. There should be interchangeability without issue, not some necessary allegiance to “red or green.” If the qualities of both cards were melded, gamers would really win and I’d be more likely to spend more, not less. I’m red now, but that’s largely based on Nvidia’s business posture and their love of the arrogantly proprietary.


    How is it that a monitor has to “adopt” something that was supposed to be software based……….hence the name “freeSync??”

    And I call shenanigans on AMD for even attempting this as it is not “free” as they were attempting to sell it off as before.

    • Ben Young

      Freesync requires the monitor to adopt the refresh rate of whatever is being rendered. Just as the drivers have to send that information out, the monitor has to be able to accept that information. So yes, monitor-side adoption is necessary.


        Then there is nothing different than that of Nvidias implementation. That was supposed to be their claim to fame……the idea that it is “software based” and not limited to hardware as their competition suggests.

        • Ben Young

          What? To use it with an Nvidia card, you still have to purchase a monitor with Nvidia’s Gsync module in the monitor, or add a module yourself. Both solutions require a hardware standard in the monitor.

  • stop AMD now

    Samsung Monitors are not good because they support AMD technologies. They are never able to innovate quickly like never before. My friends AMD laptop was making alot of noise and noise when they were playing games on AMD A6 APU. Do not buy AMD Radeon Graphics because it’s a failure to provide noise free gaming.

    Samsung and AMD make slower, more problematic computing devices because they make too much noise.

    You can just consider buying a 5K ultra-fast computer for tomorrow with Intel Core i7-4790T processor, Nvidia GeForce GTX 980M 8 GB VRAM with performance boosts than Nvidia GK 204 should be Kepler dieshrink processor and AMD technoogy. Intel + Nvidia is noise proof than AMD. You also get 16 GB Lightning DDR3 SDRAM, and next generation WiFi powered by 802.11 ac.

    Do not buy Samsung monitors because they are okay and problematic technology. Toshiba makes noisy computers and laptops and they are now going out of P.C. business in some regions.

    Toshiba has worst customer service and worst reliability in computers unlike Dell or HP. Their innovations are not explicit at all.

    AMD laptops and computers make more noise and it’s now the time to realize why AMD is cutting more jobs so they can make things much more noiser than before. You need a quiet computer with fast Intel Core i7 processor and Nvidia GeForce Graphics, it’s less noiser than AMD.

    Stop Samsung and AMD now

    • anon

      As far as I know, FANS are the “only” part of a pc that makes noise.

      • No AMD

        AMD processors and hardware is causing the fans to make more noise, our parents have intel and nvidia and their computers are not as noiser as AMD.

        AMD hardware is alot noiser according to my friends. My friend said, “My old AMD laptop I had since fall 2011 was making alot of noise than my newer intel core m laptop and core i5 and i7 computers with Nvidia graphics”.

        • inquam

          AMD is the ONLY thing that forces nvidia to bring new features to market. Otherwise they would sell us old crap until we die. nvidia ALWAYS come up with closed things that they want licensing fees etc for. They have NEVER tried to bring new, free to use, open source solutions out for the good of the customers. I have bought a lot of nvidia hardware, but they truly are one of the most egocentric companies I have come across.

        • Stop AMD now

          No, my friends laptop was making more noise and was a lot slower because they are using less powerful machine. People demand more speed and reliability than traditional slower and low end computers powered by AMD processor and graphics. My classmates laptop and my other friends laptop with AMD Athlon and A series processors are making more noise during their everyday computing. My good friends HP laptop with Intel processor isn’t making noise. I’m going to Microsoft store next week to try and find out how AMD laptops make more noise than intel laptops.

          Nvidia technology isn’t much noisier and It’s more quieter than AMD tech. You need Intel core i7 processor and Nvidia Graphhcs to run a powerful computing for normal use.

          Don’t buy AMD because they are going to produce bad and not reliable products. I had AMD in 2004 and it is causing more computer repairs compared with my Intel core i7 computer which has fewer computer repairs. If you buy a cheap laptop, it will ask you to do more repairs to that machine.

        • Chris Hudlin

          Shut up you douche. You have no idea what your talking about.. At all

    • tonyv13

      like damn how many times did you mention more noise lol well to begin with your friend probably bought a a6 laptop because its a cheap unit to kind of play games at low resolution. I would probably choose a a10 laptop instead which they run for around 500$ if he had the money then tell him to buy the ASUS ROG laptop with an i7 and gtx970m for around 1500$

    • Joseph Spears

      This person is a troll. Has no idea how APUs work. WHich A6 was it? A is not for gaming the A8 or A10 are

  • tonyv13

    Please keep us updated if those current Samsung monitors would be compatible .I’ve been trying the Asus with gsync and wooh I’m so delight with the monitor, but the problem is that I own a r9 290 so it would be pointless for me to buy the Asus :/