What you need to know

  • Samsung's newest monitor focuses on smooth gaming.
  • It features a 240Hz refresh rate.
  • It's G-SYNC compatible.

Samsung unveiled a new gaming monitor during the PC Gaming Show during E3. It boasts a 240Hz refresh rate, is compatible with NVIDIA G-SYNC, and is curved.

The 27-inch monitor focuses on smooth gameplay and immersion rather than pushing the highest pixel count possible. Rather than being 4K or higher, the display is 1920x1080.

The monitor delivers "tear-free, low latency gameplay" according to Samsung. That's, in large part, due to NVIDIA G-Sync, which synchronizes the frames output by compatible NVIDIA graphics cards with the monitor's refresh rate. The CRG5 has a 3000:1 contrast ratio so blacks and whites will stand out.

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The monitor will be available for $399.99 starting in July of this year. Availability will start at Samsung.com and roll out to other retailers over time.

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