Wednesday, June 26th 2019

Cooler Master to Enter the Monitor Market With 30" GM219-30, 35" GM219-35 21:9, FreeSync 2 Monitors

Cooler Master seems to be sticking its tendrils to into another slice of the PC market with the upcoming release of two new monitor products. The company, best known for their cooling solutions, has already branched out into multiple sectors of the PC component and DIY market, and now it seems to want to make a name for itself in the monitor arena as well. Their first entries, the 30" GM219-30 and 35" GM219-35, are 21:9 ratio affairs based on VA technology. Both offer Adaptive Sync, which means "limited" NVIDIA G-Sync support and full AMD FreeSync 2 support. The FreeSync 2 support, of course, also entails a measure of HDR capabilities, since that particular revision of the AMD standard was worked on mostly for that inclusion.

The 30" GM219-30 has a 2560 x 1080 resolution and offers a 200 Hz refresh rate, while the 35" GM219-35 carries a 3440 x 1440 resolution, but brings refresh rates down to a more common 120 Hz. Cooler Master are quoting a 1 ms refresh rate for these monitors. Release is expected for late 2019, with the 30" model being expected to retail for $399.99, while the 35" model will retail for $999.99 USD.
Source: TFT Central
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11 Comments on Cooler Master to Enter the Monitor Market With 30" GM219-30, 35" GM219-35 21:9, FreeSync 2 Monitors

#1
diatribe
This feels redundant to me. I suppose that Asus was able to make it work. It's just that Cooler Master doesn't have the same gravitas as Asus.
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#2
bug
Both offer Adaptive Sync, which means "limited" NVIDIA G-Sync support and full AMD FreeSync 2 support.
These monitors probably support FreeSync 2 and that's what you should have written. Supporting just Adaptive Sync won't net you a FreeSync 2 badge, you know.
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TheLostSwede
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These monitors probably support FreeSync 2 and that's what you should have written. Supporting just Adaptive Sync won't net you a FreeSync 2 badge, you know.
Supposedly only the 35" is Freesync 2 according to the source link.
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StrayKAT
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This feels redundant to me. I suppose that Asus was able to make it work. It's just that Cooler Master doesn't have the same gravitas as Asus.
I'd appreciate any non-Taiwan companies jumping in (although it's probably all made there anyways hah). I imagine one of these "accessory" companies has what it takes to stand out and do bigger things, but yeah, I don't think it's Cooler Master.
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#5
bonehead123
yawn.... anutha day, anutha screen.....nothing really new here kiddies, back to nappy time now :)
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TheLostSwede
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I'd appreciate any non-Taiwan companies jumping in (although it's probably all made there anyways hah). I imagine one of these "accessory" companies has what it takes to stand out and do bigger things, but yeah, I don't think it's Cooler Master.
Cooler Master is Taiwanese...
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StrayKAT
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Cooler Master is Taiwanese...
Ah I stand corrected then.
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robot zombie
"Cooler Master" branding on a monitor is an awkward thing to see. In my mind, anyway. It might as well be telling me "And here's a monitor from a company that makes... not monitors."

So right out of the gate it is in my head that it's a half-assed product. Even if it actually isn't...

I mean, they make great coolers. They've made some good cases too. Sometimes after making overhauls to rectify problems users were having. When people weren't happy, they actually decided they wanted to deliver a better product. Thier peripherals aren't all bad, either. I like Cooler Master. They're pretty okay.

But to see that name on a monitor strikes me as off. No real reason... that effect is operating on the level of intuition.

But somehow I have a feeling they may have trouble getting people to accept this. For me there are just so many other companies already entrenched in the business of pushing good displays. Why would I consider someone like Cooler Master before them?
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Valantar
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"Cooler Master" branding on a monitor is an awkward thing to see. In my mind, anyway. It might as well be telling me "And here's a monitor from a company that makes... not monitors."

So right out of the gate it is in my head that it's a half-assed product. Even if it actually isn't...

I mean, they make great coolers. They've made some good cases too. Sometimes after making overhauls to rectify problems users were having. When people weren't happy, they actually decided they wanted to deliver a better product. Thier peripherals aren't all bad, either. I like Cooler Master. They're pretty okay.

But to see that name on a monitor strikes me as off. No real reason... that effect is operating on the level of intuition.

But somehow I have a feeling they may have trouble getting people to accept this. For me there are just so many other companies already entrenched in the business of pushing good displays. Why would I consider someone like Cooler Master before them?
Well, CM has made (good!) peripherals for quite a while (I have one of their MasterKeys Pro S TKL mech keyboards, and it's great), so this isn't all that odd. Still, I guess there's a reason why they've been moving towards the "squished, rounded hexagon" logo without "Cooler Master" inside for a while now. I wouldn't be surprised if they announced a name change to "CM" within the next couple of years :P
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robot zombie
Valantar, post: 4071517, member: 171585"
Well, CM has made (good!) peripherals for quite a while (I have one of their MasterKeys Pro S TKL mech keyboards, and it's great), so this isn't all that odd. Still, I guess there's a reason why they've been moving towards the "squished, rounded hexagon" logo without "Cooler Master" inside for a while now. I wouldn't be surprised if they announced a name change to "CM" within the next couple of years :p
I completely agree! Admittedly I sometimes briefly mix them up with Corsair because they have roughly the same coverage. :oops:

It's just a sub-conscious thing... and that can be powerful. I know many people "in the know" like to think themselves on a level too high to be susceptible, but in my mind there are people who are aware of things having this effect and people who aren't. In all honestly I would still be considering one of their displays if the price and fit were right, but still I'd never shake that feeling.

Companies branch-out all of the time... in every market big enough to allow for that. Companies in the custom PC market seem especially interested in being 'hub' brands, where users buy every part and peripheral from them, ideally. Cooler Master is no different in that regard. I'm sure they'd love to also offer motherboards, RAM, GPUs, what have you. When you broaden your scope, image has to stretch accordingly. They already do the 'CM' thing a lot... sub-branding is a good way to go.

"CM-GM" is something I'd enjoy saying over and over again if I was 5, though :P

And yes, I realize I'm being super-nitpicky here. I do hope it works out for them. Like I said, I like Cooler Master.
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