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AOC Launches 99 pound FreeSync monitor

AOC Launches 99 pound FreeSync monitors

AOC Launches 99 pound FreeSync monitors

AOC Launches 99 pound FreeSync monitors

 

When we first hear about AMD's FreeSync technology we were always told that FreeSync in itself would not bring with it any price increases over monitors without it, but until now this new technology has came at a small price premium, though remains cheaper than G-Sync. 

AOC are now the first company to bring FreeSync into the mainstream, with 1080p panels which will be priced at £99 and £129 for the 21.5" G2260VWQ6 and the  24" G2460VQ6  models respectively. 

  AOC Launches 99 pound FreeSync monitors

 

 These monitors may not be the best in terms of specifications, but for their respective prices they are exceptionally competitive with similar non-FreeSync panels and take Nvidia G-Sync Panels entirely out of the equation, with the lowest priced G-Sync panels being over £300.

Both of these panels are traditional 60Hz display, with the spec sheet claiming that it has a scanning range of 48-75Hz. Right now we cannot be certain what this panel's FreeSync Range is, but the fact it has FreeSync at all is amazing for the price. 

  AOC Launches 99 pound FreeSync monitors  

Both panels will have VGA, HDMI and Displayport connections and will have a VESA mount, which will allow this monitor to be used on monitor arms for a multi Screen configuration. 

These monitors show that what FreeSync will be in the future, a normal feature for monitors which does not have a hefty price premium. With Intel now looking to adopt the VESA Adaptive Sync/FreeSync standard and such affordable monitors coming out with FreeSync capability it would not be much of an exaggeration to say the G-Sync may be starting to lose the battle against FreeSync.

Both of these monitors are expected to be coming in October of this year.

 

You can join the discussion on AOC's Sub-£100 FreeSync monitor on the OC3D Forums.   

 

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28-08-2015, 09:52:44

SpencerUk
Cracking price for FreeSync that!
The only thing that worries me about Freesync is that I understand that AMD let monitor vendors choose rates and stuff is that right?Quote

28-08-2015, 09:59:47

WYP
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Originally Posted by SpencerUk View Post
Cracking price for FreeSync that!
The only thing that worries me about Freesync is that I understand that AMD let monitor vendors choose rates and stuff is that right?
Yes it is the monitor manufacturer that gives a monitor a FreeSync range, which is the range for framerates within which freesync will work.

This range is mostly down to the monitor scaler, which is a technology that is improving a lot over time (remember that FreeSync is only a year or so old).

AMD do not control this range, but over time these ranges will improve with future monitors. some are as low as 48-75 and others are as wide as 35-90 or 40-144Hz.Quote

28-08-2015, 10:09:30

AlienALX
Fabulous news.Quote

28-08-2015, 14:06:51

CRITICALThinker
bummer it doesn't support DVI, that is my one requirement for monitors right now, as an owner of a 650 tiQuote

28-08-2015, 14:13:55

cooperman
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Originally Posted by CRITICALThinker View Post
bummer it doesn't support DVI, that is my one requirement for monitors right now, as an owner of a 650 ti
I dont think nivida support freesync mate and thay probaly never will.


This is great ive been waiting for a sub £100 freesync its just about my price point...although i will need a video card upgrade too T_TQuote
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