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The first AMD FreeSync capable monitor is here, cheaper than G-SYNC

The first AMD FreeSync capable monitor is finally here, with the 4K display costing around $600, which is much cheaper than the Acer 4K G-SYNC display
By: Anthony Garreffa | Displays & Projectors News | Posted: Dec 29, 2014 5:43 am

I'm an absolutely fan of NVIDIA's G-SYNC technology, but not many people have had the pleasure of using AMD's FreeSync technology at home, a technology that is meant to be virtually identical to that of NVIDIA's. Well, the first FreeSync-powered monitor is now available on




The monitor we're talking about is the Iiyama ProLite B2888UHSU-B1, which is a 28-inch 4K monitor with AMD's FreeSync technology baked into it. This monitor is using an identical panel to the Acer XB280HK, which is powered by NVIDIA's G-SYNC technology and also runs a 3840x2160 resolution. The big difference? Price. The AMD FreeSync option is around $600, while the Acer XB280HK is currently $1029 on Amazon.


Acer's XB280HK on sells for the equivalent of $770 USD, compared to the $600 USD of the FreeSync option, so you can see the appeal of AMD's technology here.


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