AMD's 101st FreeSync Monitor: Lenovo Y27F "Extreme" Curved Display

By Published August 25, 2016 at 6:37 pm

Despite AMD’s FreeSync arriving later than nVidia’s G-Sync, FreeSync has seen fairly widespread adoption, especially among gaming monitors. The latest monitor – and the 101st – to officially support FreeSync is Lenovo’s Y27f. This also marks the announcement of Lenovo’s first FreeSync monitor.

For those interested in learning about FreeSync and G-Sync check out our articles explaining G-Sync, FreeSync, and comparing them both technically and logically.

The Lenovo Y27f uses a 27in curved VA panel that runs at a maximum of 144Hz. The FreeSync range is fairly wide, going from 48 to 144Hz (as shown on AMD’s FreeSync page under “Monitors”). Due to the wide FreeSync range, the Y27f also supports AMD’s LFC (Low Framerate Compensation) which helps eliminate judder and tearing below a monitor’s FreeSync range. Lenovo boasts that it has the “most extreme curve available today,” but didn’t provide a specific measurement. The Y27f also has a 4ms response time, a 3000:1 contrast ratio, and a resolution of 1920x1080.

The Lenovo Y27f features HDMI 1.4 and DisplayPort 1.2 connectors along with a USB 3.0 hub.

Currently the Lenovo Y27f is selling for $400 at Amazon and Lenovo’s webstore.

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