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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  • sircolby45 - Thursday, August 29, 2019 - link

    Only 1080p at 27" ....No thank you. It needs to be at least 1440p for that size.
  • willis936 - Thursday, August 29, 2019 - link

    1440p240 @ 8bpc requires 21.2 Gbps.

    HDMI 2.0 goes up to 18 Gbps. DP 1.3 (and 1.4) goes up to 32.4 Gbps. So I suppose the link isn't the limiting factor here.
  • imaheadcase - Thursday, August 29, 2019 - link

    Yah but no one is going to care about 240Hz they could of easily had it much lower and still appeal for masses.
  • hanselltc - Friday, August 30, 2019 - link

    And here I am wanting a good 27" 1440p144 monitor on the cheap, waiting for these to force those prices down.
  • DanNeely - Thursday, August 29, 2019 - link

    That's a bit farther down AUO's high refresh rate pipeline. Reposting from the previous monitor article:

    LG has a 27" 4k144 panel in the works.

    AUO will be following up on this with 27/32" 1440p240 panels in IPS and 27" 1440p240 and 32 1080p240 panels in VA.

    Innolux has 32" 4k144 panels with SDR, 10,000, and 1,000,000 zone HDR in work. Assuming they can get the price down, the latter with ~3x3 pixel dimming zones should squash haloing problems and be competitive with OLED.

    TFT Central doesn't have a 2019 update on Samsung's plans; but their fall 2018 one was mostly ultrawide/curved panels.
  • inighthawki - Thursday, August 29, 2019 - link

    Nice links! Definitely looking forward to seeing the 27" 1440p 240hz panels in action. Been waiting for this upgrade for a while.
  • DanNeely - Thursday, August 29, 2019 - link

    I'm looking forward to the 32" 4k144 ones. Probably either the cheapest SDR one unless the million zone model is affordable, unless the price premium is low I'll probably pass on the middle one because I'd probably end up wanting a model with a better backlight in a few more years.
  • SwordDancer - Thursday, August 29, 2019 - link

    Agreed! It should be 1080P at 24" or 1440 at 27"!
  • cdart2004 - Friday, August 30, 2019 - link

    I agree that 1080p at 27" isn't great, but I believe the target audience for this monitor is competitive gamers. Most computers cannot display 240+fps at 1440p playing modern games. There are plenty of 1440p 27" 144hz and lower displays already available.This is for a very niche group of gamers looking for the larger screen but still being able to push 240hz. Just my 2 cents.
  • koaschten - Thursday, August 29, 2019 - link

    300 nits brightness *laughs*

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