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FreeSync on Samsung TVs

Gaming on Samsung TV using FreeSync

Gamers only want the best. That's why you have a Samsung TV, right? Beginning in 2018, many of our top TVs support FreeSync. In case you're not super familiar, FreeSync provides clean, smooth animation and eliminates stutter and screen tearing. Put an end to choppy gameplay and broken frames. Your eyes will thank you.

What is FreeSync?

Most TVs and monitors have a set refresh rate. This means no matter what signal is received, it will always display the same number of frames per second (FPS). While this is not an issue when watching TV shows or movies, video games are generating their frames in realtime and create a varying number of frames per second. When this does not exactly match the fixed refresh rate of the display, you will experience stuttering or tearing.

Example of screen tearing

"Stuttering" is when some frames are displayed more than once, and "tearing" is when the screen starts displaying the next frame before the previous one finishes, so you end up seeing half of one frame and half of the other.

FreeSync VRR (Variable Refresh Rate) fixes all of this. As each frame is generated, it is sent instantly and completely to the display. The display will only show another frame when it is completely ready. The result? An improved gaming experience with the smoothest animations that are completely stutter and tear free.

FreeSync Compatible Models

FreeSync does not have its own separate option in the menu. To use FreeSync, turn on Game Mode. This is turned on automatically when the selected source is identified as a game console, like Xbox One X or Xbox One S, but must be turned on manually if the selected source is identified as PC. Also, FreeSync will only function if it is supported by the connected device.

2019 TVs

  • QLED TVs (size 50" and above)

  • RU8000 UHD TVs (size 50" and above)

2018 TVs (must have firmware version 1103.4 or higher)

  • 2018 QLED TVs (Except the 49" Q6FN)

  • NU8500 UHD TVs

  • NU8000 UHD TVs (Except 49")

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