Tuesday, June 11th 2019

Samsung Announces the CRG5 Gaming Monitor: 27" VA, 1080p, 240 Hz, G-Sync and 1500R Curvature

Samsung at E3 2019 announced their latest high-refresh ration monitor, the CRG5. Based on a 27" VA panel, the display supports only up to 1080p resolution - a limitation that helps it become the fastest refresh-rate monitor in Samsung's lineup with its 240 Hz frequency. These 240 Hz come with the help of support for NVIDIA's G-Sync adaptive sync technology (there's no G-Sync ultimate chip inside, though).

The monitor also offers a 3000:1 contrast ratio, 178º viewing angles, and a peak brightness set at 300 nits - nothing to write home about. It also includes software modes specific for FPS, RTS, and RPG content, and keeps connectivity at a relative minimum with 1x DisplayPort 1.2, 2x HDMI 2.0, and 1x headphone jack. The Samsung CRG5 will be available starting this July for $399.
Source: Samsung
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16 Comments on Samsung Announces the CRG5 Gaming Monitor: 27" VA, 1080p, 240 Hz, G-Sync and 1500R Curvature

#1
jabbadap
Marketed as GSync Compatible so Vesa's adaptive sync. Quite interesting if true though, no mention of Freesync anywhere on the specs.
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#2
RichF
Has VA gotten rid of the slow transitions issue?

My understanding is that it's an unavoidable property of VA.

For example, Sharp had a 1080 panel years ago that was made for satellite imaging. Grade B (or maybe A-) panels were resold around 2013 by Eizo (FG2421) to gamers. Despite having up to 240 Hz refresh and strobing, the panel still had some slow transitions:

tftcentral
True, there were a couple of dodgy transitions which were very slow (changes from black to dark shades) but most of the response time measurements were very good. They were certainly faster than we'd seen from other VA technology screens in the past. The average G2G response time was 8.4ms overall, but if we ignore those couple of very slow changes, it should have been more like 6.9ms. That puts it faster than the better IPS/PLS panels we have tested in fact. Add to this the fact the transitions were free of any overshoot problems at all and you have a great performance from the panel side of things.
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#3
lynx29
27" 1080p still eh? i was expecting 240hz 1440p 27"... eh I'll pass. call me when 240hz 27" 1440p is standard.
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#4
jabbadap
lynx29 said:

27" 1080p still eh? i was expecting 240hz 1440p 27"... eh I'll pass. call me when 240hz 27" 1440p is standard.
I would gladly take ~24" non-TN flat high refresh 1080p adaptive sync monitor, but there's none on the market. I agree though 27" should be at least 1440p.
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#5
TheGuruStud
jabbadap said:

Marketed as GSync Compatible so Vesa's adaptive sync. Quite interesting if true though, no mention of Freesync anywhere on the specs.
Hear that? Samsung just made more money and didn't sell a single monitor.
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#6
Agent_D
Any 240Hz monitor is likely going to be 1080p. Unless you're playing something like Overwatch or CS:Go, 240 fps isn't going to happen even at 1080p on a large majority of systems, let alone 1440p.
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#7
Animalpak
I have a rog monitor with the same specs ( in large part ). And im just tired of the low res. ... 1080p start to annoy me.

So no 1440p ? Gtfo !
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#8
lynx29
Agent_D said:

Any 240Hz monitor is likely going to be 1080p. Unless you're playing something like Overwatch or CS:Go, 240 fps isn't going to happen even at 1080p on a large majority of systems, let alone 1440p.
lot of older games hit 240 fps easily enough. original mass effect, etc.

and 1440p 240hz monitor are coming this winter or spring whether you like it or not. :) I am being patient.
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#9
Dammeron
I try to see a difference on the last pic, but I can't find any...
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#10
lynx29
I just played on a 24" 1080p and it was ok, but I couldn't stand it. Not after doing 1440p 27" for so long. 17.3" 1080p is fantastic. 22" is also good. if they made 22" 240hz 1080p I would do that, but 24 and 25" for 1080p I can see the pixels in Diablo 3, and it just ruins the immersion for me.
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#11
srsbsns
RichF said:

Has VA gotten rid of the slow transitions issue?

My understanding is that it's an unavoidable property of VA.

For example, Sharp had a 1080 panel years ago that was made for satellite imaging. Grade B (or maybe A-) panels were resold around 2013 by Eizo (FG2421) to gamers. Despite having up to 240 Hz refresh and strobing, the panel still had some slow transitions:




Yes they have on the good ones. Im using a Samsung CRG9 (5120x1440 120hz VA panel) and I would say its better than my 144hz IPS screen from a few years back. Sure its not the fastest compared to a TN but its very good.
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#12
lexluthermiester
@Raevenlord
Is this actually a 240hz panel or is it the frame-doubling nonsense?

RichF said:

Has VA gotten rid of the slow transitions issue?
I'll echo this.
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#13
Manu_PT
lynx29 said:

I just played on a 24" 1080p and it was ok, but I couldn't stand it. Not after doing 1440p 27" for so long. 17.3" 1080p is fantastic. 22" is also good. if they made 22" 240hz 1080p I would do that, but 24 and 25" for 1080p I can see the pixels in Diablo 3, and it just ruins the immersion for me.
I agree with this. I´m using 24 inches 1080p 240hz myself right now and the most painful thing is the ppi. But 1440p 240hz would need crazy amount of power that I don´t have and I don´t like 27 inches for online shooters, starts to be too big.
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#14
medi01
Raevenlord said:

G-Sync
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#15
lynx29
Manu_PT said:

I agree with this. I´m using 24 inches 1080p 240hz myself right now and the most painful thing is the ppi. But 1440p 240hz would need crazy amount of power that I don´t have and I don´t like 27 inches for online shooters, starts to be too big.
they don't make 24" 240hz monitors, the panel type is 24.5"/25" - even 23" 240hz would have been decent. but those pixels just ruin it for me.

and yep I agree, see my signature. 26" 1440p 240hz is my dream. will never happen, but oh well
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#16
yakk
Hard pass on 1080, but mostly hard pass for the mess of marketing jargon.
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