Previously we saw Dell unveil a 120Hz 4K monitor at CES 2016, but also coming this year are two new Samsung 144Hz 3440 x 1440 resolution ultrawide monitors.
The ultrawide monitors will come in 30-inch and 35-inch sizes and are expected to be released in the second and third quarter of this year. These figures give us a pixel density of 124 pixels per inch and 107 pixels per inch respectively which is a step in the right direction, to say the least. This release time frame will coincide with AMD’s and NVIDIA’s launch of next generation of GPUs which will be equipped with DisplayPort 1.3. DisplayPort 1.3 allows for higher resolution support at higher framerates. It will enable monitors with a 3440 x 1440 resolution of operating at up to 190Hz at a standard dynamic range and up to 144Hz at a high dynamic range.
These Samsung monitors will have VA panel technology which will provide the viewer with rich blacks and improved color reproduction. It is better than what you would see on a typical TN panels, but it will still fall short of IPS quality panels. There is no definitive word on whether adaptive sync will be included, but it is speculated that AMD’s FreeSync will be.
Not much information is available at this time, but we will keep you up to date when more develops. What are your thoughts on them? Give us your opinion.