Samsung's FreeSync 2 Displays & 49" Gaming Panel (C49HG90)

By Published June 10, 2017 at 8:26 pm
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Samsung is releasing a trinity of gaming displays sporting High Dynamic Range (HDR), quantum-dot composition (QLED), 144 Hz refresh rates, and curved screens.

Samsung has seemingly reserved their Quantum-Dot Technology for their high-end TVs, and we are slowly seeing more HDR enabled gaming panels suffusing across the market, with the likes of both Acer and ASUS having flagship displays with the technology. Samsung’s flagship C49HG90, along with the C27HG70 and C32HG70, denote an ambitious incursion into the high-fidelity gaming display market for Samsung.

 

All the forenamed displays are largely identical; panel size and resolution are the key modifiers of the SKUs. The C49H90 is the leading display of the trio, with Samsung avowing it as the first ultra-wide 49” display, as well as the world’s widest gaming panel. Moreover, all of Samsung’s new gaming screens will be among the first—if not the first—to incorporate AMD’s second-gen FreeSync 2.

As previously stated, the new displays leverage Samsung’s QLED technology, which uses nanoparticles that emit and augment light at different frequencies when energized by electricity. In combination with HDR, the panels are intended to be able to display a much wider, deeper, and brighter color gamut—Samsung markedly ascribes special attention to reds and greens.  

Model

C49HG90

C27HG70

C32HG70

Screen Size

49”

27”

31.5”

Aspect Ratio

32:9

16:9

16:9

Panel Type

VA

VA

VA

Resolution

3840 x 1080

2560 x 1440

2560 x 1440

Response Time

1ms (MPRT)

1ms (MPRT)

1ms (MPRT)

Curvature

1800R

1800R

1800R

Reproducible Colors

1.07B

1.07B

1.07B

Color Space

sRGB: 125%

DCI-P3: 95%

sRGB: 125%

DCI-P3: 95%

sRGB: 125%

DCI-P3: 95%

Refresh Rate

144 Hz

144 Hz

144 Hz

Variable Refresh Rate

AMD FreeSync 2

AMD FreeSync 2

AMD FreeSync 2

Connectivity

DisplayPort: 1x

Mini-DisplayPort: 1x

HDMI: 2x

Audio-In: 1x

Headphone: 1x

USB 3.0: 3x 

DisplayPort: 1x

Mini-DisplayPort: N/A

HDMI: 2x

Audio-In: 1x

Headphone: 1x

USB 3.0: 3x 

DisplayPort: 1x

Mini-DisplayPort: N/A

HDMI: 2x

Audio-In: 1x

Headphone: 1x

USB 3.0: 3x 

Price

$1,500 (Pre-order via Amazon)

$599 (Pre-order via Samsung)

$700 (Exclusive to Newegg)

In preparation for a market launch, Samsung noted a collaboration with EA game studio Dice, and Ghost Games, in which the developers tuned and optimized the displays for titles like Star Wars Battlefront II and Need for Speed. Additionally, Samsung will have the C32HG70 on display at the Ubisoft booth at E3 2017. 

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