AMD and Technology Partners Showcase World’s First Shipping FreeSync-Enabled Displays at the 2015 International CES

BenQ, LG Elec­tro­nics, Nix­eus, Sam­sung and View­so­nic demons­tra­te their com­mit­ment to open-stan­dards tech­no­lo­gy, offe­ring gamers the hig­hest qua­li­ty visu­als pos­si­ble

LAS VEGAS, Nev. — 2015 Inter­na­tio­nal Con­su­mer Elec­tro­nics Show (CES) – Jan. 5, 2015  — AMD (NASDAQ: 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 Free­Sync1-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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1 Free­Sync is an AMD tech­no­lo­gy desi­gned to redu­ce or eli­mi­na­te screen tears in games and vide­os by allowing the monitor’s refresh rate to be con­trol­led by and syn­chro­ni­zed to the Rade­on R‑series gra­phics card or APU Rade­on R‑series gra­phics.  Requi­res Dis­play­Po­rt 1.2a com­pli­ant moni­tors that sup­port Dis­play­Po­rt Adap­ti­ve-Sync and an AMD desk­top 2014 A‑series APU with Rade­on R‑series gra­phics, with forth­co­m­ing Free­Sync-enab­led dri­ver.  Sup­port for use with mul­ti­ple moni­tors plan­ned.  Con­firm sup­por­ted tech­no­lo­gies with sys­tem manu­fac­tu­rer befo­re purchase.