Are curved TV and monitors a gimmick, like back in the day with 3D displays? We suppose the jury is still out on that, but we are starting to see more companies hop on board the curved display bandwagon, and if you are in the market for such a display, AMD and Lenovo might have something for you.
On Friday, AMD announced that Lenovo had launched their first curved monitor that takes advantage of the company’s FreeSync technology. This has resulted in the Lenovo Y27f Curved Gaming Monitor, which in case the name wasn’t obvious, is a curved monitor with a 27-inch display.
Prior to this, Lenovo’s gaming monitors relied on NVIDIA’s G-Sync technology, which for the most part functions like AMD’s FreeSync. In case you’re unfamiliar with either technology, what this means is that the monitor will match the refresh rates with the game, meaning that if the display panel is set at 60Hz, then the game will be refreshed at 60fps.
Sometimes when the monitor’s refresh rate is not synced with the game, it can result in screen tearing and stuttering, so basically FreeSync G-Sync will work to prevent that from happening. If you are interested in getting your hands on the Lenovo Y27f monitor, it will set you back $400 which is relatively affordable, although the only downside is that it is a Full HD monitor, so if you’re trying to futureproof your monitor with a 4K display, you’ll have to look elsewhere.