Samsung Ships HDR Monitors for Gaming

7/31/2017 11:56 AM 

Samsung Electronics America recently expanded its gaming portfolio with the ultra-wide, 49-in. CHG90 display and the 27- and 32-in. CHG70 monitors.

The CHG90 and CHG70 displays feature high-dynamic-range (HDR) picture enhancement technology that has until recently been reserved for televisions and large-format displays. They are designed to show games as developers intended them to be seen, dramatically improving picture quality and gameplay with crisper colors and sharper contrast.

The new monitors all leverage Samsung’s “QLED” quantum-dot technology, which supports 125 percent of the sRGB color space and 95 percent of the DCI-P3 color space, for a wide range of accurate color reproduction — especially dark reds and greens — that stay crisp and clear even in bright light.

To enhance gameplay visuals further, the CHG70 joins the CHG90 as the industry’s first gaming monitors to feature AMD’s new Radeon FreeSync 2 technology. This functionality combines smooth, stutter- and tear-free gaming with low-latency, high-brightness, high-contrast visuals, as well as excellent black levels and support for a wide color gamut to show HDR content with twice the perceptible brightness offered by the sRGB standard.

The CHG90 has a 32:9 aspect ratio and 3,840 × 1,080 double-full HD (DFHD) resolution across an ultra-wide, 49-in. screen. The CHG90 also boasts a rapid 1-ms response time, 144Hz screen refresh rate, and advanced, four-channel scanning technology to deter motion blur throughout the entire screen, making the monitor ideal for first-person shooting, racing, flight simulation, and action-heavy games.