Samsung's 2016 curved monitors support FreeSync over HDMI

19 Jan 2016 | Rasmus Larsen |

Samsung’s three new curved monitors are the first to support FreeSync technology over HDMI. They curve with an 1800R curvature, which is “the tightest curvature in the market”, according to the company.

Including a “frameless” model

Samsung’s CF390, CF391, and CF591 models will hit the markets later in 2016, and all three are curved. Whereas last year’s monitors from Samsung had a 4000R curvature, the new monitors have a 1800R curvature (curve with a radius of 1.8 meters), making the curve much more pronounced.

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Samsung has designed the new models as allround monitors with a focus on gaming. All three models feature VA panels with 1920x1080 pixels and 4 ms response time. The maximum refresh rate is only 60 Hz but the monitors support AMD’s FreeSync and are the first monitors to support it over HDMI. Until now, FreeSync (and G-Sync) has required DisplayPort.

CF591 will be available in 27” whereas CF39x will be available in 27 and 32”. The former also has built-in 2x5W speakers. Samsung calls CF591 the “world’s first frameless curved monitor” but as we have come to expect it still has a visible frame. In Samsung’s case it just means that the outer bezel is extremely thin. However, there is still an inner bezel around the LCD panel.

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No pricing details were announced. As for dates, Samsung only said that the new monitors will be available later in 2016.

Model CF591 CF391/CF390
Display Screen Size 27” 32”


Aspect Ratio 16:9 16:9
Screen Curvature 1800R 1800R
Panel Type VA VA
Resolution 1920 x 1080 1920 x 1080
Brightness 250nit 250nit
Contrast Ratio (DCR) 3000:1 (Mega ∞ DCR) 5,000:1 (32”)

3,000:1 Typ. (27”)

Viewing Angle 178°/178° 178°/178°
Response Time 4ms 4ms
Color Support 16.7M 16.7M
Color Gamut NTSC




Refresh Rate (Hz) 60Hz 60Hz
Interface Video Input Display Port 1.2 x1, HDMI 1.4 x2 HDMI
Audio In Yes No
Ergonomics Tilt Yes (-2°~+20°) Yes

-2.0° (±2.0°) ~22.0° (±2.0°)

Features Multimedia Speaker Yes (5W x 2) No
Color Front: Silver

Rear: White High Glossy

Stand: Silver

Front: White High Glossy

Rear: White

Stand: White High Glossy

*390 also available in black color option

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