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Free Assassin's Creed Unity With Samsung 850 Pro And 4K Monitor

Here at Tom's Hardware we like high-end hardware and games, and certainly you do, too. The good news we come bearing today is that Samsung announced that it will be bundling a game with one of its 4K monitors and some of its SSDs.

The game in question is Assassin's Creed Unity, and you'll get a download key for it upon purchase of Samsung's U28D590D monitor or an 850 Pro SSD with a capacity of 256 GB or higher.

The Samsung UD28590D is a 4K monitor with a 28-inch diagonal. It is built with a TN panel and has viewing angles of 170 degrees horizontally and 160 degrees vertically. It has a brightness of 370 cd/m­­2 and a static contrast ratio of 1000:1.

Because of the TN panel, the response time is also very fast, with a gray-to-gray time of just 1 ms. Two HDMI ports and one DisplayPort interface handle I/O connectivity, with the DisplayPort interface allowing for a 60 Hz refresh rate. The monitor has a T-shaped stand, although unfortunately, it only supports tilting, and there are no VESA mounting holes. The biggest gripe we have with this deal is that you'll need a very powerful machine to be able to drive Assassin's Creed Unity at this resolution, because the game has some very high system requirements.

The Samsung 850 Pro SSD is the company's highest-end SATA SSD, and it has transfer speeds of up to 550 MB/s read and 520 MB/s write. They are built with the company's 32-layer V-NAND, which allowed the use of a larger lithographic process, making the drives very durable. So durable, in fact, that Samsung ships them with a very respectable 10-year warranty. You can read our review here.

Participating retailers include Best Buy, Amazon.com, Newegg.com, Microcenter, Fry's and Tiger Direct. Sam's Club, ABT, and Electronic Express are also participating, although they only have the deal on the UD28590D monitor.

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  • Brighttail
    Sweet, I'm buying two of those hard drives this month i think....
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  • derekullo
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    Free 4K Monitor With Samsung 850 Pro And Assassin's Creed Unity
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  • StormyIV
    I'm surprised Ubisoft is allowing their game to bundled with a 60hz monitor when "all you need is 30"
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  • paesan
    According to the specs on Samsung site. Big problem with this monitor is hdmi is 1.4 not 2.0. Can only get 30Hz using hdmi. You would have to use the display port for 60Hz
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  • soldier45
    Getting the LG 31 inch 4K with 60hz.
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  • Nuckles_56
    "According to the specs on Samsung site. Big problem with this monitor is hdmi is 1.4 not 2.0. Can only get 30Hz using hdmi. You would have to use the display port for 60Hz "

    That'll be fine as the game only runs at 30fps to begin with and almost certainly all other ubisoft games in the future will as well.
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  • g-unit1111
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    Free 4K Monitor With Samsung 850 Pro And Assassin's Creed Unity

    Yeah I agree, those 4K monitors would be nice to have but they're not cheap. If they threw in some sweet incentives like a 128GB SSD with the purchase, I might be more inclined to get one. :lol:
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  • Amdlova
    and you will need at lest 3 980 to play at 4k and 30fps
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  • RedJaron
    Somewhat serious question: will Unity even run at 4K? I've heard a lot saying it's locked at 1080 resolution.
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