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Samsung adds FreeSync support to select 4K TVs

Digital Foundry:
Samsung has issued firmware updates that add FreeSync over HDMI support to a number of its 4K TVs. FreeSync is a variable refresh rate technology that allows for smoother, tear-free gaming from AMD Radeon graphics cards, with a slightly different implementation available on Xbox One, One S and One X. Engadget reports that US models Q6FN, Q7FN, Q8FN and Q9FN QLED models get the upgrade along with the NU8000 (we're contacting Samsung to find out which EU/UK equivalents are supported - the firm's model names change according to region). It's a great move for living room gaming, bringing a highly desirable feature previously exclusive to PC monitors to a larger canvas for the first time.

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DarkVoyager146d ago (Edited 146d ago )

“Samsung adds FreeSync support to select 4K TVs”

Not worth the cost though.

“The FreeSync support comes at a price, though: it limits the resolution of those TVs to 1080p, and you might find some issues with brightness.“

Gwiz146d ago

lol 1080p on a 4K TV is buttugly.

chiefJohn117146d ago (Edited 146d ago )

Not really looks the same or slightly better on a 4k TV imo.

kevnb146d ago (Edited 146d ago )

1080p actually scales up perfectly to 4k, some 4K tvs have a bit of issue scaling from 720p.

WilliamSheridan146d ago

1080p is ugly regardless of the tv

WilliamSheridan146d ago

I agree, 1080p on a 4k isn't worth it. I can't go back to 1080p after gaming in 4k the last few years. It looks fugly...

--Onilink--146d ago

Well, freesync benefits the most from unlocked framerates and most games that have a performance mode aim for 1080p unlocked framerate that doesnt quite reach 60fps.

I personally always go for the visual mode, but i guess part of the biggest target audience is already choosing 1080p anyway. Hopefully they add it later for higher resolutions too

blackblades146d ago

Ikr, can't believe my family still watch dvds.

blackblades146d ago

Really, I don't want it now.

Vasto146d ago

I will be getting one of the Samsung QLED.

2cents146d ago

It's a really nice tv, had one for a few months now. Connected to a Pro and X and Atmos surround it looks and sounds stunning!

jhoward585146d ago

I guess I'll be waiting to get a new 65-inch tv next year or close to when the Ps5 comes out.

WilliamSheridan146d ago

Honestly, with 4k you should go 75" that's where you can really see the difference. 65" should be entry level. If you get high end, go bigger

TheCommentator146d ago

I can easily see pixelation on a 46" 1080P TV from 7ft. in my living room while gaming though.

kevnb146d ago ShowReplies(2)
2cents146d ago

Should be considered a welcome addition, if it shows any real benefit for particular games that is.