Samsung has started sales of one of the industry’s first curved monitors featuring a 240 Hz maximum refresh rate. Aimed at gamers and esports professionals 'looking for maximum performance', the CRG5 supports NVIDIA’s G-Sync variable refresh rate technology as well as multiple features designed specifically for this target audience.

The Samsung 27-inch CRG5 display is based on a curved VA panel featuring a 1920×1080 resolution, 300 nits brightness, a 3000:1 contrast ratio, a 4 ms response time, a 240 Hz maximum refresh rate, and a 1500R curvature. The LCD can display 16.7 million of colors and can reproduce 72% of the NTSC 1976 color gamut, which is in line with monitors developed primarily for hardcore gamers and esports enthusiasts.

Three key selling features of the CRG5 are curvature, support for NVIDIA’s G-Sync variable refresh rate technology, and a 240 Hz maximum refresh rate, a combination not available previosly. Meanwhile, since the monitor is designed for a very special target audience seeking for extreme performance and immersion, it also supports low input lag mode (which bypasses processing by the monitor’s internal scaler), genre-specific game modes, black equalizer mode that makes ultra dark parts of the scenes look brighter, as well as an on-screen crosshair.

When it comes to connectivity, the CRG5 LCD is equipped with one DisplayPort 1.2 input, two HDMI 2.0 ports, a USB connector for firmware upgrades, and a 3.5-mm audio jack. Meanwhile, the display has a stand that can adjust tilt as well as VESA 75x75 mounting holes.

The Samsung Curved Gaming Display w/ 240 Hz Refresh
Panel 27" VA
Native Resolution 1920 × 1080
Maximum Refresh Rate 240 Hz
Response Time 4 ms GtG
Brightness 250 cd/m² (typical)
Contrast 3000:1
Backlighting LED
Viewing Angles 178°/178° horizontal/vertical
Curvature 1500R
Aspect Ratio 16:9
Color Gamut 72% NTSC 1976
DisplayHDR Tier -
Dynamic Refresh Rate Tech NVIDIA G-Sync
Pixel Pitch 0.3113 mm²
Pixel Density 81 PPI
Inputs 1 × DisplayPort 1.2
2 × HDMI 2.0
Audio 3.5 mm output
USB Hub 1 × USB 3.0 Type-A input
Stand Adjustments Height: no
Tilt: -2˚ - 15˚
Swivel: no
MSRP $369.99

Samsung CRG5 curved 240 Hz monitor is now available from leading retailers like Amazon starting at $369.99 ~ $399.99. In Europe, the product will be available in the near future.

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  • JoeyJoJo123 - Thursday, August 29, 2019 - link

    Cool beans? I always calibrate my monitors down to 120nits. It could peak at 130 nits and I wouldn't care. It's not as if the monitor's backlight technology is capable of local dimming nor is it HDR certified.

    Additionally, another way to achieve monitor "brightness" is to make sure your environment isn't overlit anyways. That's easily achieved with some light diffusing curtains and turning off the light in your room, and even a 120nit monitor will look bright and visible, without all the excess light/energy waste.
  • Guspaz - Thursday, August 29, 2019 - link

    The monitor does not support G-Sync. It's "G-Sync Compatible", which isn't remotely the same thing (especially if you have a GTX 900-series card).
  • JoeyJoJo123 - Thursday, August 29, 2019 - link

    Only real concern with this monitor is that VA panels, even on high refresh monitors, tend to still have slower pixel response times making them unsuitable at higher refresh rates. I'm not sure what wizardry they're doing to suddenly make a leap in VA pixel response times, but I'm inclined to think that pixel response times will be poorly matched to the factory 240hz mode.
  • Alistair - Thursday, August 29, 2019 - link

    Yeap VA panels are slowest, especially with dark content. I'm pretty sure this will be a blur fest.
  • AshlayW - Friday, August 30, 2019 - link

    I have a VA 144Hz, and it's very snappy. Though It's "only" 144hz and it's my first 144Hz panel ever. So I have a huge sample size of one for my experience with 144hz xD
  • flyingpants265 - Thursday, August 29, 2019 - link

    All these monitors are useless for someone who has grown used to 40". I'd be okay with 37" 16:9. 32 is far too small.
  • Drunken_chewbacca - Friday, August 30, 2019 - link

    Stopped reading after 1920×1080....
  • AshlayW - Friday, August 30, 2019 - link

    What is wrong with you people? All I read is complaints after complaints on essentially all the articles. I was like "Oh, let's go read what the complainers have to say about this monitor now..." And I wasn't even joking.

    Stop. Complaining. Go outside, be happy. This monitor is probably just fine, great even. I have a cheap 144Hz VA monitor from Acer and I love it!

    I'll soon stop commenting on this website because of the negativity.
  • cwolf78 - Friday, August 30, 2019 - link

    Pixel Pitch 0.3113 mm²
    Pixel Density 81 PPI

    Oh God, why? Why would they sell something like this?

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