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Fusing 240Hz display with G-Sync, Samsung CRG5’s fast response time renders it among the world’s best gaming monitors

With the expected arrival of its new 27" curved gaming monitor in South Africa in few months, Samsung proves it is serious about innovations that cater to different customer needs, in this case those looking for inexpensive quality gaming products

If you are an avid eSport gamer looking to take your gaming experience to a whole new level, the last thing you want to deal with is a monitor with a slow refresh rate. Crucial for gaming, especially for competitive gamers, one of the advantages of having a faster response time is that an image can look clearer and smoother instead of blurred.

Compared to the traditional 60Hz, 120Hz and its more advanced 144Hz variation, the responsive rate of a 240Hz monitor is every gamer’s dream and can bring a real competitive advantage – as it allows the screen to keep up with the rapid movements of a player. It is particularly effective in competitive games such as League of Legends, Fortnite and Overwatch, all which requires fast real time reaction.

World’s best 240Hz gaming monitors, 2019 list heats up

2019 has seen several tech companies such as ASUS and Acer jump on the ‘240Hz gaming monitor’ bandwagon with the release of ROG Swift PG258Q and Predator XB252Q respectively. Now Samsung, a company that prides itself in listenening to what its customers want, has taken a things a notch up by not only introducing a 27″ curved 240Hz (1500R) CRG5 monitor and making it NVIDIA G-Sync-compatible. It is reportedly the first company to incorporate the progressive VA panel into this ground-breaking innovation instead of the traditional TN to boot. This rare match gives gamers an added advanced performance for the most graphic-intense reactions.

Joining Samsung’s new line of innovative curved gaming displays, including the ground-breaking 49-inch CRG9 space monitor, CRG5’s ground-breaking 240Hz technology delivers the following impressive results:

  • Lightning-fast refresh rate: Powered with 4ms (milliseconds) response time, a recommended speed for hardcore gamers, this is good for eliminating screen lag, freeing the gamer to react in real time.
  • True immersion and theater like experience: The rounded curved screen expands the field of view, thus providing more depth to the picture. While the curve shape also makes it easy to avoid most of the surrounding reflections, the 178-degree viewing angle allows a better view of the panel to anyone looking over the gamer’s shoulder.
  • Smooth G-Sync compatibility: Despite not actually having a G-Sync chip included, resulting in the significantly low price, the CRG5 is Nvidia-tested. This simply means it will need to be used with a GTX 10-series or RTX 20-series Nvidia graphics card to eliminate image tear and screen-lag, all these in full HD resolution (1920×1080).

CRG5 Pricing and availability

Samsung CRG5 is aimed towards gamers who want sleek curved monitors with fast pixel response time – and of course, on an affordable budget. At only $399.99, this is way cheaper – almost four times so – than the company’s top tier, the 49-inch Samsung CRG9. A welcomed upgrade to last year’s CHG90, the CRG9 boasts a massive 1800R curve, a dual QHD 5120 x 1440 resolution, and comes with a whopping $1,500 price tag.

The CRG5 monitor, although not yet listed on the Samsung South Africa website, is expected to hit the local shelves in the third quarter of 2019, upon its initial rollout in the US and other parts of Europe in July. For additional information on Samsung’s curved gaming monitors, visit

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Tankiso Komane
Tankiso Komane
A Tshwane University of Technology journalism graduate, Tankiso Komane has a vast experience in print & broadcast media business and has worked for some of the country’s biggest daily newspapers, including The Sowetan, The Citizen, The Times, and The New Age. Through her varied work as a journalist, notably as a copywriter for SABC1 (On-Air promotions) and as a publicist for Onyx Communications, she has developed an in-depth understanding of the nature of the media business and how to use it for the purpose of exposure. Her expertise in journalism across various disciplines, coupled with a good reputation, has laid the foundation of a new kind "trust in Journalism" as the media ecosystem continues to digitally evolve.
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