The 27” Samsung CRG50 is the company’s first 240Hz curved gaming monitor (Updated)
The 27” Samsung CRG50 is the company’s first 240Hz curved gaming monitor
Update (2): The monitor is sold as the CRG50 in Singapore, and the article has been updated to reflect that. The CRG5 is the name used in other regions.
Update (1): This article was first published on 12th June 2019, and it has been updated with information pertaining to its local availability and suggested retail price.
The Samsung CRG50 curved gaming monitor is available now for S$548 from Challenger, Courts, Best Denki, Harvey Norman and Gain City, as well as selected Sim Lim Square retailers.
Samsung has just announced its new 27-inch CRG50 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 CRG50 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.