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If you’re a Samsung fan who’s considering ditching your gaming monitor for a big-screen display, here is a little more motivation for you, as the company has announced that it is implementing a variety of new gaming features for its 2021 Neo QLED and QLED televisions.

These include ultrawide display modes that allow users to enjoy games in the 21:9 and 32:9 aspect ratios for a more expansive view (Q70A and above), a Game Bar for easy display adjustments and monitoring of input lag, as well as a Game Object Tracking Sound feature that uses “AI technology to project audio around the room corresponding with onscreen action” for more immersive sound.

Samsung’s new 50-inch Q90A and all other QLED models 55 inches and larger are also the first TVs to support AMD’s FreeSync Premium Pro, which enables tear-free, stutter-free, low-latency HDR gaming. The certification implies “meticulous” color and luminance reproduction, refresh rates of at least 120 Hz at minimum FHD resolution, and low framerate compensation, among other prerequisites.

“Capable of enabling 4K gaming at 120Hz, Samsung QLEDs let you see virtually every detail with 4K for incredible clarity and contrast, at a silky-smooth 120 frames per second,” the company noted in its press release. “With low ms response time, auto low latency mode, variable refresh rate, and other gaming features designed with the next generation consoles in mind, Samsung Neo QLED and QLEDs help unlock and maximize performance.”

“The 2021 Neo QLED and QLED line-up also brings the immersive ultra-wide gaming experience of Samsung gaming monitors to the TV. This gives gamers the option to play PC games at both a 21:9 wide aspect ratio and the ultra-immersive 32:9 ratio on Samsung TVs. The 2021 Neo QLED and QLED models, from Q70A and above, support both the 21:9 and 32:9 screen ratio—ensuring gamers won’t miss any PC gaming action in the periphery.”

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  1. If Samsung really wants to get into the PC gaming market they should also add a Display Port jack.

    Not much point?

    DP cannot support full-color 4k120 at this time; the DP spec that will has yet to hit the market in a shipping product.

    That’s not to disagree with your sentiment as I’d absolutely prefer to use DP over HDMI everywhere I can, it’s just that the technology isn’t there yet.

  2. Glad to see they’ve been paying attention to the successes their ultra-monitors have had. It’s a shame they didn’t include G-Sync support though. AMD still has a ways to go before their GPUs are truly able to perform at a level to support what these displays can go. At least it’s a start. As someone who owns both Samsung and LG displays, I know what it’s like to be torn between the two and each have their advantages for gaming.

    edit: " Game Object Tracking Sound feature that ", seems like ever since Sony announced their new 3D sound that everyone and their cousin is announcing a new sound solution for gaming. So much for Dolby or DTS in gaming, eh?

  3. It’s a shame they didn’t include G-Sync support though.

    They more or less do, by default, and we can likely expect Samsung to get some level of G-Sync certification from Nvidia before these hit the market.

    At least I’d hope that they will. AMDs Freesync ‘certifications’ amount to little more than a pinky swear, while Nvidia actually does in-house testing and provides profiles for displays that meet their requirements.

  4. They more or less do, by default, and we can likely expect Samsung to get some level of G-Sync certification from Nvidia before these hit the market.

    At least I’d hope that they will. AMDs Freesync ‘certifications’ amount to little more than a pinky swear, while Nvidia actually does in-house testing and provides profiles for displays that meet their requirements.

    Probably will happen but I’d wait and see. Samsung’s Freesync/G-Sync compatibility isn’t always the best. The CRG9 I have never got certified and flickers like a rave concert if I leave it on with G-Sync. The model that came out after got certified but it took a firmware fix to get it to work properly months later. I like Samsung but it seems they don’t have a tight grasp with G-Sync.

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