Today at AMD's Future of Compute event in Singapore, AMD announced partnerships with several companies. One of the more noteworthy announcements is that Samsung will be making FreeSync enabled displays that should be available in March 2015. The displays consist of the 23.6" and 28" UD590, and there will be 23.6", 28", and 31.5" variants of the UE850. These are all UHD (4K) displays, and Samsung has stated their intention to support Adaptive-Sync (and thereby FreeSync) on all of their UHD displays in the future. FreeSync is AMD's alternative to NVIDIA's G-SYNC, with a few key differences. The biggest difference is that AMD proposed an extension to DisplayPort called Adaptive-Sync, and the VESA group accepted this extension as an amendment to the DisplayPort 1.2a specifications...

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57 by Ian Cutress 2 days ago

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57 by Ian Cutress on 9/19/2014

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32 by Ryan Smith on 9/16/2014

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40 by Ganesh T S & Mahendra Lodha on 9/11/2014

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35 by Brett Howse on 9/10/2014

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72 by Ian Cutress on 9/5/2014

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57 by Chris Heinonen on 8/7/2014

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74 by Ian Cutress on 7/24/2014

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110 by Chris Heinonen on 6/18/2014

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19 by Ian Cutress on 6/12/2014

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22 by Ian Cutress on 6/11/2014

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38 by Ian Cutress on 6/2/2014

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84 by Chris Heinonen on 4/11/2014

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86 by Chris Heinonen on 4/1/2014

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37 by Chris Heinonen on 2/10/2014

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5 by Jarred Walton on 1/21/2014

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57 by Ian Cutress on 1/6/2014

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2014 looks like to be the year where 4K comes en mass to the market – or at least the high end and professional market to begin with. ...

25 by Ian Cutress on 1/6/2014

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40 by Chris Heinonen on 12/23/2013

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