Samsung investing in DFHD 32:9, 29:9 Ultra-wide panels

Samsung  logo"All hail the ultra-wide gods." This must've been the mantra going on when Samsung execs gave the okay for development of what are being called Double Full HD monitors. This is the new way to have your field of vision almost as filled with screen real estate as when wearing one of those pesky VR headsets. Though with 21:9 support for gaming being spotty as it is, these should lend themselves more as work monitors than for gaming setups - I can definitely see some traders running this kind of screens.

One of these panels will be a 49" wide, 32:9, 3840x1080 resolution beast. The panel will feature a 1800R curvature, higher than the usual curvature on 21:9 aspect ratio displays, but this may well make sense given the horizontal size of the panel. Higher curvature means better coverage of your peripheral vision, and Samsung has enough engineers and research to believe this is the right amount of curvature. This panel will support G-Sync and Freesync (on differing models, surely), and a maximum refresh rate of 144Hz on the VA panel with a 3-side frameless design. The panel will offer a high 5000:1 static contrast ratio - ahead of current contrast ratio on Samsung panels, according to TFT Central, so there is some new tech at play here. These panels are planned for mass production on September 2017.

Samsung investing in DFHD 32:9, 29:9 Ultra-wide panels

Another take on this "über-wide" format is a 29:9, 44" panel, offering a 3840x1200 resolution. Again, this should be a VA panel with the same 5000:1 contrast ratio, 1800R curvature, and an 8-bit color depth with a 3-side frameless design. There will apparently be 60Hz and 144Hz offerings for this panel, and no reason for these to not support G-Sync or Freesync.

What do you think of these? I love my 21:9 monitor, even if it isn't a high-tier one - but gaming on a 32:9 monstrosity? I don't know if I should drool or wince.

Source: techPowerUp

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