What you need to know

  • Samsung launched the CRG5, a 27-inch curved gaming monitor, at Gamescom 2019.
  • The CRG5 is build for speed and smooth frames with a 240Hz panel and NVIDIA G-Sync.
  • You can buy the Samsung CRG5 now for $400.

Gaming monitors are typically all about achieving as high of a refresh rate as you can get, and Samsung's latest does just that. The new Samsung CRG5 was launched at Gamescom 2019, and it's a curved display that packs in a blazing 240Hz refresh rate. But it also has a few other tricks up its sleeve.

Besides the high refresh rate, the 27-inch monitor features 1500R curvature throughout. When you're sitting close to a monitor, the curve is intended to help immerse you in your games by filling your field of vision.

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The Samsung CRG5 also includes support for NVIDIA G-Sync. When paired with a modern GeForce graphics card, G-Sync works to synchronize the frames coming from your graphics card with the display's refresh rate, ultimately eliminating screen tearin and choppiness.

There's no HDR support here, which is a bummer. But the CRG5 packs a 3000:1 contrast ratio and a number of built-in gaming modes to suit whatever you happen to be playing.

The Samsung CRG5 is available now for $400.

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Samsung CRG5 Curved Gaming Monitor

With a 27-inch curved display, a 240Hz refresh rate, and NVIDIA G-Sync, the Samsung CRG5 is built for gaming.

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