Monitors

Today Samsung launched two new UltraHD monitors with support for AMD's Freesync technology. AMD actually announced these monitors at their Future of Compute event last year, but there wasn't much information about them beyond the fact that they would be UHD panels and ship with Freesync support. As you may know, Freesync is AMD's alternative to NVIDIA's G-Sync technology to enable variable refresh rates on displays. We've talked about how this works and the implications it has, but the most significant benefit is that it can reduce stuttering and tearing when a game's frame rate isn't synchronized with the native maximum refresh rate of the display. As far as these two displays go, they're two different sizes of UHD panels. However, while the 23.6" model...

AMD Demonstrates FreeSync-over-HDMI Concept Hardware at Computex 2015

While AMD wasn’t the first GPU vendor to implement a system for variable refresh, the company has made up for lost time with zeal. Since demonstrating their FreeSync proof-of-concept...

91 by Ian Cutress & Ryan Smith on 6/3/2015

ASUS Unveils The ProArt PA329Q UHD Monitor

In addition to their smartphone and tablet announcements at Computex today, ASUS has also revealed a new monitor aimed at imaging professionals, photographers, and editors alike. It will be...

10 by Brandon Chester on 6/1/2015

AMD Crossfire Freesync Update: Delayed

When AMD launched Freesync back in March, one of the limitations of the initial launch version was that only single-GPU configurations were supported. Multi-GPU Crossfire systems could not be...

92 by Ryan Smith on 4/30/2015

LG 34UM67: UltraWide FreeSync Review

AMD officially launched FreeSync earlier this month, and the technology is interesting not just in how it works but also in how it differs from NVIDIA’s G-SYNC. Our first...

90 by Jarred Walton on 3/31/2015

The AMD FreeSync Review

After a long wait, AMD’s FreeSync has finally arrived. Promising adaptive refresh rates using open standards and with no royalty fees, there are only two remaining questions: does is...

348 by Jarred Walton on 3/19/2015

AMD FreeSync Update

There are plenty of users looking for FreeSync displays, and for those of us in the US we will have to wait a bit longer. However, AMD sends word...

55 by Jarred Walton on 3/5/2015

ASUS ROG Swift PG278Q G-SYNC Monitor Review

The ASUS Republic of Gamers (ROG) line includes everything you want for building a high-end gaming PC: GPUs, Motherboards, Keyboards and Mice, Sound Cards, Headsets, and now Monitors. The...

98 by Chris Heinonen & Jarred Walton on 2/13/2015

Acer XB280HK 4K G-SYNC Monitor Review

When it comes to gaming, 4K displays present a conundrum (beyond 4K being used incorrectly, but I’ll still use it). On the one hand, all the extra pixels allow...

69 by Chris Heinonen & Jarred Walton on 1/28/2015

AMD Shows Off Multiple FreeSync Displays

We met with AMD and among other things, one item they wanted to show us was the essentially final versions of several upcoming FreeSync displays. Overall AMD and their...

118 by Jarred Walton on 1/8/2015

HP Introduces Multiple Monitors At CES Including 5K 27” Display

HP has announced a staggering number of monitors today, and have reset the bar on pricing. A total of seven monitors have been announced today, and all offer something...

23 by Brett Howse on 1/5/2015

Lenovo Unveils New ThinkPad Stack And ThinkVision X24 At CES

In addition to the ThinkPad notebook updates announced today, Lenovo also announced several accessories in the “Think” line of products. The ThinkPad Stack is a modular portable office, with...

4 by Brett Howse on 1/5/2015

Acer Announces Two Gaming Monitors At CES 2015

CES is set to get started right away, but already some news is starting to trickle out of Las Vegas. Acer has taken the wraps off of two new...

27 by Brett Howse on 1/3/2015

HP z27x Review

The HP z27x is loaded with features. Beyond the usual features like a USB hub and multiple inputs it offers multiple color space support for AdobeRGB, DCI P3, and...

46 by Chris Heinonen on 12/2/2014

AMD Announces Upcoming Samsung FreeSync Displays

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...

73 by Jarred Walton on 11/20/2014

EIZO Announces the IPS 26.5” FlexScan EV2730Q Monitor with 1920x1920 Resolution

I will be honest, the nearest I think I have come to a square monitor is the 1024x768 panel I use as a tiny second screen on my main...

68 by Ian Cutress on 11/19/2014

Acer Releases XBO Series: 28-inch UHD/4K with G-Sync for $800

Monitors are getting exciting. Not only are higher resolution panels becoming more of the norm, but the combination of different panel dimensions and feature sets means that buying the...

57 by Ian Cutress on 9/19/2014

VESA Releases DisplayPort 1.3 Standard: 50% More Bandwidth, New Features

Although DisplayPort-equipped 4K monitors are still relatively new, the DisplayPort 1.2 standard underlying those devices is anything but. The long lead time between standards and products means that just...

32 by Ryan Smith on 9/16/2014

IDF 2014: Affordable 4K Panels and AIOs

At Computex earlier this year, Intel had talked about 4K panels becoming more affordable (monitors around $400). The 4K All-in-Ones using those panels were on display at IDF. We...

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

Acer Announces Two Frameless Monitors: the UHD 27" S277HK and WQHD 25" H257HU

On Tuesday in Taiwan, Acer announced two monitors that might be worth a look for anyone looking to put a couple of multi-monitor setups together, or interested in an...

35 by Brett Howse on 9/10/2014

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