The 27" Samsung CRG5 is the company's first 240Hz curved gaming monitor

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Samsung has just announced its new 27-inch CRG5 curved gaming monitor with a blazing 240Hz refresh rate and NVIDIA G-Sync compatibility.

The monitor features a 1500R curvature for immersive viewing at full HD resolution. It has a 3000:1 contrast ratio, a peak brightness of 300 nits, a 4ms grey-to-grey response time, wide viewing angles, and a 16:9 aspect ratio. The display also boasts of thin top and side bezels.

Unlike the ASUS ROG Swift PG258Q gaming monitor that also sports a 240Hz refresh rate, the Samsung CRG5 is G-Sync compatible via software drivers; it doesn't have the proprietary hardware module required for NVIDIA G-Sync. On the bright side, this will make the latter more budget friendly due to reduced production cost.

In terms of connectivity ports, the monitor has one DisplayPort 1.2, and a pair of HDMI 2.0 ones. The monitor is slated to ship by Q3 this year. If you are looking for another gaming monitor with a 240Hz refresh rate, do check out our review of the BenQ Zowie XL2546 that's crafted for e-sports professionals.

This article was first published in Hardware Zone.  

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