Samsung's new 49-inch 32:9 UltraWide rocks FreeSync 2

Samsung's new super UltraWide 49-inch display rocks 32:9 aspect ratio and AMD FreeSync 2 technology.

@anthony256
Published Fri, Jun 9 2017 11:21 PM CDT   |   Updated Tue, Nov 3 2020 11:55 AM CST

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.

Samsung's new 49-inch 32:9 UltraWide rocks FreeSync 2 | TweakTown.com

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.

Anthony joined the TweakTown team in 2010 and has since reviewed 100s of graphics cards. Anthony is a long time PC enthusiast with a passion of hate for games built around consoles. FPS gaming since the pre-Quake days, where you were insulted if you used a mouse to aim, he has been addicted to gaming and hardware ever since. Working in IT retail for 10 years gave him great experience with custom-built PCs. His addiction to GPU tech is unwavering.

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