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The FreeSync 4K monitor costs 390 British Pounds, which is equivalent to about $600 USD. It uses an identical panel to Acer’s 4K G-Sync monitor the Predator 4k2k XB280HK. Which costs 500 British pounds at the same e-tailer, roughly $770 USD. Both monitors also share functionally identical stands. As far as we can tell the only difference in functionality between both monitors is that one supports G-Sync while the other supports FreeSync. Even though the FreeSync monitor from iiyama actually ends up with a longer warranty of 3 years vs the 2 year warranty from Acer.

AMD had originally estimated that FreeSync monitors would cost $100 less than identical G-Sync enabled ones. As it turns out this estimation was actually fairly conservative as the difference at least on these two particular aforementioned models amounts to roughly $170. In fact from what we can tell the FreeSync enabled monitor from iiyama actually costs exactly the same as other 4K monitors of the same sort of spec that don’t support variable refresh rate.


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G-Sync Monitor

Freesync Monitor

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Update: Well, so much for that. Steve Kilroy, Iiyama's senior account manager for the UK, hasn't heard of the FreeSync upgrade. The Overclockers UK listing is in error, he says.

http://techreport.com/news/27559/iiyama-to-offer-freesync-upgrade-for-existing-4k-monitor
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Now, if we could get some testing data on how it performs, that would be greeeeeat.
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waiting for 27" 1440p one, now that VSR is here that's all I need.
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Holding out for a BenQ variant. If it's going to be TN, then it better be the best TN I can find.
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What's the difference between 120Hz Freesync, 60Hz Fressync and 120Hz without freesync (running at, let's say, 80-100 fps without vsync) ?
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Reviews please. And if it turns out to be good, bring it stateside asap. Otherwise, yall,can keep it tongue.gif
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What's the difference between 120Hz Freesync, 60Hz Fressync and 120Hz without freesync (running at, let's say, 80-100 fps without vsync) ?
A-sync and G-sync both changes the displays refresh-rate on the fly, meaning that if the framerate is 80 fps, the refresh-rate is 80. If the framerate is 77, the refresh-rate is 77 etc etc. The monitor refreshes the panel when it recieves a new, full frame.
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Holding out for a BenQ variant. If it's going to be TN, then it better be the best TN I can find.

If BenQ rebrands the monitor, it would use the exact same (Samsung?) 28" panel... BenQ can filter out flawed LCDs and calibrate them, but that's about it.
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What's the difference between 120Hz Freesync, 60Hz Fressync and 120Hz without freesync (running at, let's say, 80-100 fps without vsync) ?
A-sync and G-sync both changes the displays refresh-rate on the fly, meaning that if the framerate is 80 fps, the refresh-rate is 80. If the framerate is 77, the refresh-rate is 77 etc etc. The monitor refreshes the panel when it recieves a new, full frame.

^^

That's actually a big deal, motion will be significantly smoother than traditional 120hz monitors.

See for yourself:
http://www.testufo.com/#test=stutter
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I looked into this iiYama 4k Freesync monitor as it turns out it's "FreeSync" capable with a complimentary upgrade when AMD finally releases the tech.
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Specification:-
- Supports FREESYNC / Adaptive Sync (iiyama will offer a FREE upgrade to FREESYNC)
- Display Screen Size: 28" (70.8cm)
- Resolution: 3840x2160
- Aspect ratio: 16:9
- Panel Type: TN
- Brightness: 300cd/m2
- Contrast Ratio: 1000:1 (Typ)
- Dynamic Contrast Ratio: 10,000,000
- Resolution: 3840x2160 (Only over DisplayPort at 60Hz)
- Response Time: 1ms (GTG)
- Viewing Angle (H / V ): 170 ° / 160 °
- Connectivity: 2x HDMI (30Hz), 2x DisplayPort (60Hz), 1x DVI, 1x Analogue
- USB Hub: Yes
- Speakers: Yes
- PIP, POP
- Height adjust stand
- Blue light reducer
- Flicker Free Technology
- Reduced input lag (1 Chip Solution)
- Warranty: 3yr

It's still a pretty good deal considering the free Upgrade. We still do not have an ETA for it though. I wonder if this truly is a hardware (ala GSync) or software add-on? Or is the hardware currently implemented in this iiYama monitor pending a firmware update? Can existing 4k monitors benefit with said upgrade? Curiosity... biggrin.gif
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Don't forget the Acer Tax. Brand name does cost money, but not $170 worth
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