Samsung has officially launched its bigger than life 49-inch gaming display, rocking a beautiful 32:9 aspect ratio making the 21:9 aspect ratio on traditional UltraWides not so ultra, and not so wide.
The new 32:9 aspect ratio rocks an alright-for-now native 3840x1080 resolution (the same vertical pixels as a 1080p display, but the horizontal resolution of 4K). The Samsung C49HG60 rocks a curved 1800R panel, HDR support, Samsung's Quantum Dot tech, and AMD's fresh FreeSync 2 technology with a huge 144Hz refresh rate and 1ms response.
Samsung's new 49-inch 32:9 display is available for pre-order on Amazon for $1500, and will be available on June 30. If it's too big, or too expensive for you - Samsung has two other FreeSync 2-powered gaming monitors. There's the 27-inch (C27HG70) for $600 and available today, and the 31.5-inch (C32HG70) which sells for $700 and will be available on June 26. Both variants also feature the 144Hz refresh rate, but 2560x1440 resolution and 16:9 aspect ratio.
AMD's new FreeSync 2 technology:
- Uses DisplayPort adaptive refresh open standard.
- Low Framerate Compensation is required.
- Some form of HDR must be present (but not necessarily HDR10).
- Scalers and processing must meet latency requirements (with HDR).
- AMD charges no royalties or other fees.
- AMD certifies all FreeSync 2 products (unclear if this is 'free').
- Currently only supported by AMD GPUs.