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Players can get immersed in the action with Samsung's ultra-wide gaming monitor

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Samsung's CHG90 gaming monitor will get gamers wrapped up in the action
Samsung's CHG90 gaming monitor will get gamers wrapped up in the action
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It's big. It's beautiful. It's Samsung's new CHG90 ultra-wide gaming monitor
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It's big. It's beautiful. It's Samsung's new CHG90 ultra-wide gaming monitor
Smooth onscreen action is helped along by a 1 ms response time and 144 Hz refresh rate
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Smooth onscreen action is helped along by a 1 ms response time and 144 Hz refresh rate
The CHG90 gaming monitor supports AMD's Radeon FreeSync 2 technology, which syncs GPU and monitor refresh rates to eliminate stutter and tearing
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The CHG90 gaming monitor supports AMD's Radeon FreeSync 2 technology, which syncs GPU and monitor refresh rates to eliminate stutter and tearing
The CHG90 gaming monitor is essentially two 16:9aspect, 1080p  screens stitched together, minus the bezel in the middle
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The CHG90 gaming monitor is essentially two 16:9aspect, 1080p  screens stitched together, minus the bezel in the middle
Samsung's CHG90 gaming monitor will get gamers wrapped up in the action
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Samsung's CHG90 gaming monitor will get gamers wrapped up in the action
Gamers may need to buy a sturdy new desk to support Samsung's new CHG90 ultra-wide gaming monitor
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Gamers may need to buy a sturdy new desk to support Samsung's new CHG90 ultra-wide gaming monitor
It's big. It's beautiful. It's Samsung's new CHG90 ultra-wide gaming monitor
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It's big. It's beautiful. It's Samsung's new CHG90 ultra-wide gaming monitor
Smooth onscreen action is helped along by a 1 ms response time and 144 Hz refresh rate
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Smooth onscreen action is helped along by a 1 ms response time and 144 Hz refresh rate
The CHG90 gaming monitor supports AMD's Radeon FreeSync 2 technology, which syncs GPU and monitor refresh rates to eliminate stutter and tearing
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The CHG90 gaming monitor supports AMD's Radeon FreeSync 2 technology, which syncs GPU and monitor refresh rates to eliminate stutter and tearing
The CHG90 gaming monitor is essentially two 16:9aspect, 1080p  screens stitched together, minus the bezel in the middle
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The CHG90 gaming monitor is essentially two 16:9aspect, 1080p  screens stitched together, minus the bezel in the middle
Samsung's CHG90 gaming monitor will get gamers wrapped up in the action
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Samsung's CHG90 gaming monitor will get gamers wrapped up in the action
Gamers may need to buy a sturdy new desk to support Samsung's new CHG90 ultra-wide gaming monitor
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Gamers may need to buy a sturdy new desk to support Samsung's new CHG90 ultra-wide gaming monitor
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Last year, Samsung launched a pair of gaming monitors that combined an immersive curved panel design with the superior color offered by quantum dot technology. It now looks like the company has broken out the wrack and stretched an ultra-wide screen to within an inch of its life. Its new CHG90 monitor boasts double full HD resolution across 49 diagonal inches at a crazy 32:9 aspect ratio. But all that curvy goodness doesn't come cheap.

Samsung says the QLED quantum dot technology at the heart of the CHG90 gaming monitor is capable of supporting around 125 percent of the sRGB color gamut and 95 percent of the Digital Cinema Initiatives motion picture standard. Coupled with HDR image enhancement that's usually reserved for big screen TVs – optimized with the help of the EA studio Dice and Ghost Games – that should all add up to top notch color reproduction.

The panel curves at 1,800R (meaning that if its edges were extended to form a full circle, its radius would be 1,800 cm/709 in) to 49 diagonal inches with a resolution of 3,840 x 1080p and a 178° viewing angle. Smooth onscreen action is helped along by a 1 ms response time and 144 Hz refresh rate, with Samsung saying that the monitor makes use of four channel scanning tech to nip motion blur in the bud. The CHG90 will also support AMD's Radeon FreeSync 2 technology, which syncs GPU and monitor refresh rates to eliminate stutter and tearing.

Gamers may need to buy a sturdy new desk to support Samsung's new CHG90 ultra-wide gaming monitor
Gamers may need to buy a sturdy new desk to support Samsung's new CHG90 ultra-wide gaming monitor

Connectivity comes in the shape of two HDMI ports, one DisplayPort and one Mini DisplayPort, USB 3.0, and audio input and headphone out.

Of course, the CHG90 will not only appeal to gamers, it should also prove useful for multitaskers who would rather not sit in front of two or three thin bezel screens to view document, browsing and multimedia windows side by side. The CHG90 is available for pre-order for US$1,499.

Source: Samsung

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7 comments
Rann Xeroxx
Monitors like this are the reason the new iMac Pro AiO is a bad concept for pro users. In a reverse way, the Microsoft Surface Studio shows that the great touch monitor of the device would be better off decoupled from the weak PC that supports it.
dionkraft
The DELL 34 in. curved monitor is a better deal at $600 for now with 3440x1440. Get 2 for less than one!
clay
These Samsung oled screens are gorgeous, there is no denying their incredible color and clarity. That 1080 vertical resolution is really weak though. I understand the bandwidth demands for a 32:9 screen with (essentially) 4k of horizontal painting, but 1080..on a screen that big, that sharp? It seems 1200 or 1440 would be more appropriate to show off :-)
MarylandUSA
Let's see: 3840 by 1080, spread over a rectangle that has a 49-inch diagonal, works out to just 81.4 ppi (https://www.sven.de/dpi/). That's the same coarse resolution you get if you run 1920 by 1080 on a 26.5-inch monitor. What serious gamer is going to waste so much glass on so few pixels for so many dollars?
Dennis Learned
This is not an OLED screen. If it was, the cost would be three or four times higher. It is simply (!) an LCD screen with a Quantum Dot backlight. Bring back the Sony Crystal display!
chase
Id like to see two of these side by side, possibly three. Or a single borderless split screen that encompasses far peripheral vision for both eyes. That and double the height. 120fps capability, 3D @ 8k res capability. And the comp that can easily drive it. Still waiting..
MarylandUSA
@chase, You can't really put two of these behemoths side by side: Their curvature is so shallow that they'd form a circle 3.6 meters (almost 12 feet) wide. Curved displays are a great idea, but they need to curve more sharply to give gamers and desktop publishers a nice, tight semicircle.