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Samsung’s 2018 QLED TVs gain FreeSync support

By Ng Chong Seng - on 28 May 2018, 10:00am

Samsung’s 2018 QLED TVs gain FreeSync support

TVs typically don’t make for a great gaming display due to noticeable input lag, but that’s slowly changing as panel tech gets better and TV chipsets become more powerful.

As noted by TV review site Rtings, the 2018 Samsung QLED TVs (Q9FN, Q8FN, Q7FN, and Q6FN) and NU8000 (a non-QLED model in Samsung’s ‘Premium UHD’ range) have recently received an 1103 firmware update that adds a FreeSync mode to the TVs’ Game mode.

For the uninitiated, FreeSync is an adaptive synchronization technology for LCD displays developed by AMD, which not unlike NVIDIA’s G-Sync, is designed to eliminate screen stuttering and tearing. This FreeSync addition didn't come as a huge surprise, because we’ve heard since CES that the QLED TVs will also include built-in support for variable refresh rate (VRR) technology even though they are not fully HDMI 2.1-compliant.

According to FlatpanelsHD, the aforementioned Samsung TVs will support FreeSync and VRR up to 120Hz at full HD resolution, but it's unclear if that means they can do 4K at a reduced refresh rate.

So, gamers who like to play on your big-screen TVs, would this VRR feature make you choose Samsung over other brands for your next TV?

Read more: Samsung announces its 2018 QLED TV lineup for the Singapore market.

Source: Rtings, FlatpanelsHD.

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