Samsung is at Gamescom with an all new gaming monitor which features a 1500R curved VA panel that is capable of running at up to 240Hz. Dubbed the CRG5, this is a 27-inch monitor which is certified as G-Sync compatible by Nvidia for smooth, low lag performance.
The combination of 240Hz refresh rate with a curved display and Nvidia G-SYNC Compatibility is a 'world first' according to Samsung and is the first to use Samsung RapidCurve technology. Nvidia's Vijay Sharma, Product Management Leader for G-Sync was pretty pleased with the new product and said that "Great gaming PCs deserve fantastic monitors and Samsung’s first NVIDIA G-SYNC Compatible monitor, the C27RG5 means a smooth, tear-free, and stunning gaming experience for users with GeForce GTX 10-Series, GeForce GTX 16-Series and GeForce RTX 20-Series graphics cards."
Other key specs of this 27-inch curved gaming display are:
- 1080p VA panel
- 1500R Curvature
- 300cd/m2 peak brightness
- 3000:1 static contrast ratio
- 240Hz max refresh
- 4ms GtG response time
- 72 per cent NTSC 1976 colour gamut
- Wide viewing angles 178°(H)/178°(V)
- Ports: 2x HDMI 2.0, 1x DP 1.2, headphone jack
Outside of the core tech specs there are other features worth mentioning such as the minimal bezels to the top and sides, -2.0° (±2.0°) ~ 15.0° (±2.0°) tilt stand, and VESA mount compatibility.
Of course there is a generous helping of features, specifically for gamers. This flicker free and low blue light display offers virtual aim points, black equaliser, low input lag mode, refresh rate optimiser, and the 'Super Arena Gaming UX'. There are presets available for FPS, RTS, RPG and more gaming genres.
The Samsung CRG5 is available now from US$399 or equivalent, globally.
As well as the CRG5, Samsung is showing off the 32-inch Space Gaming Monitor (SR75Q) with 32-inch, QHD (2560 x 1440) resolution screen and FreeSync (pictured above). Attendees will also be able to check out the CRG9 49-inch dual-QHD resolution gaming monitor, first seen at CES this year.