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.