Samsung announced the new CRG5 gaming monitor. The company will share more information about the product at the PC Gaming Show at E3 2019, who said console gamers should have all the fun?–but it decided to pull back the curtain a bit early, perhaps in hopes of avoid sharing the spotlight for too long.
The CRG5 boasts a 27-inch display with a 240 Hz refresh rate and 1500R curvature. That combination of size and speed is supposed to offer “a powerful combination of unparalleled picture quality and speed for intense gameplay.” The CRG5 is limited to 1080p resolution–which isn’t uncommon for monitors with refresh rates this high. Many systems would probably have to run games at that resolution to push 240 frames per second anyway.
The high 240Hz refresh rate delivers smoother gameplay plus a broader latitude for synchronizing with your frame rates and thus avoid artifacts like tearing.
What’s especially notable here is how the display actually looks. Thanks to that 3,000:1 contrast ratio and the high color accuracy, no details get lost in the dark screen.
Samsung’s new monitor may end up being better than these two options once we spend more time with it, but its somewhat high price isn’t a great look if you’re window shopping. Given that the CRG5 starts well above competing G-Sync compatible monitors, it might be best to wait for its price to drop after it releases in July.