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The only 4k Freesync Monitors on the market - LG or Samsung?

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Hey guys,

I have decided to go with 4k over 144Hz 2k, I was going to go for the Samsung UE590 as this was the only monitor available at the time with 4k & Freesync but I noticed the LG 27MU67 recently, here is a side by side comparison I put together from their websites;



Bearing in mind I am not in the slightest bothered about viewing angles as I will always being looking at my monitor head on, these are reasons I can see to go for LG;
  • £23.04 cheaper
  • Black Stabilizer technology

And for Samsung
  • Slightly bigger
  • Better GTG response
  • Higher static contrast ratio
  • Samsung MAGICBRIGHT & MAGICUPSCALE
  • Mega Dynamic Contrast Ratio
  • In my personal opinion the better manufacturer

What does everyone think?

Thanks ahead!
post #2 of 8
also there are more 4k monitors
Wasabi Mango UHD420
BenQ BL2420U
Samsung U24E850R
Samsung U24E590D
Samsung U28E850R
Samsung U28E590D
Samsung U32E850

and 2k is 1080..
Edited by PontiacGTX - 11/4/15 at 5:48am
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IPS is surely a better choice for gaming? Less flicker and better colours and less money. I would go LG personally.
post #4 of 8
Thread Starter 
I cant find any of those others for sale anywhere, have you got links?
post #5 of 8
Thread Starter 
What about the contrast ratio difference? One of the main differences between IPS and TN is contrast ratio and the TN panel seems to have a better range and features around this? Response times win over colors for me as I play competitive as well as casual
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I and one other reviewer had issues with the samsung freesync in windows 10, we got an effective range of 56-64 hz (yes even though its rated for 60), anyway that is a fairly useless freesync range. Although the standard edid hacking mehod may fix the issue.

The gtg thing is marginal as the samsung still produces blurry messes. Really can't recommend for "competitive" gaming, even if you can live with 60 hz, fast motion is such a blur that the higher DPI gets you little.

I also noticed color shift on top and bottom even looking straight on, this is a 28 display and you will probably be close to it to use 4k. if it don't bother you then ok... I wouldn't live with that for any kind of absolute contrast gains though.
Edited by Rahkeesh - 11/5/15 at 6:29pm
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Originally Posted by Gutfux View Post

Bearing in mind I am not in the slightest bothered about viewing angles as I will always being looking at my monitor head on [...] What does everyone think?
If sitting in front of your monitor head on solved all the issues with TN's viewing angles, people wouldn't complain about it. You're going to be looking at a sizable area of the monitor at an angle. Plus, the coating on the Samsung is harsher.

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IPS is surely a better choice for gaming? Less flicker and better colours and less money. I would go LG personally.
"Flicker" isn't a property of TN panels. It's a property of backlight.
    
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