First AMD FreeSync monitors due early 2015 from Samsung

Chip maker reveals first details of its Nvidia G-Sync-rivalling PC displays
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AMD has released first details of its upcoming Nvidia G-Sync-rivalling FreeSync PC monitors from Samsung, including a planned release date.

The first-ever ultra high-definition (UHD) monitors to feature AMD's open-standards anti-screen-tearing FreeSync technology are set to launch globally in March 2015.

Samsung Electronics will launch the Samsung UD590 (23.6-inch and 28-inch models) and UE850 (23.6-inch, 27-inch and 31.5-inch models).

FreeSync will enable dynamic refresh rates synchronized to the frame rate of AMD Radeon graphics cards and APUs to reduce input latency and visual defects during gaming and video playback.

"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, VP 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."

AMD previously told PCR its upcoming FreeSync gaming monitors will be around $100 cheaper than Nvidia's G-Sync screens.

However, Nvidia hit back at AMD, saying it "cannot comment on the pricing of products that don't [yet] exist". Nvidia's G-Sync monitors have been on the market for several months now, while AMD's FreeSync displays are now due to launch in March 2015.

Game publisher Capcom also announced its collaboration with AMD on the AMD Mantle API to enhance Capcom's 'Panta-Rhei' engine, enabling enhanced gaming performance and visual quality for upcoming Capcom game titles.

"Samsung and Capcom are strategic partners in helping us bring our revolutionary IP and technology to the homes and offices of consumers around the world," said David Bennett, corporate VP at AMD APJ.

"As we expand our product influence in the commercial sector, we believe open standard technologies like AMD FreeSync and software advancements like our Mantle API will play integral roles in driving the industry forward."

AMD's Future of Compute event kicked off with news that its new 'Carrizo' mobile APUs will arrive next year and power Windows 10 systems.

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