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