Samsung’s CRG9 49″ Ultrawide QLED Gaming Monitor Features 5120×1440 Resolution, HDR, FreeSync 2 & More
After the CHG90 model released last year, Samsung is adding a new model to the 49" Ultrawide 32:9 Gaming Monitor line with the newly announced CRG9.
The main improvement over the previous iteration is the increased resolution. Whereas the CHG90 had a native resolution of 3820x1080 equivalent to two double Full HD displays, the CRG9 features a native 5120x1440 resolution that's equivalent to two QHD (1440p) displays.
Other noteworthy features include FreeSync 2 and HDR with up to a thousand nits of peak brightness, while the Quantum dot technology promises accurate color reproduction.
No information was released on pricing or availability as of yet.
The CRG9 is the world’s first high-resolution super ultra-wide gaming monitor with 32:9 aspect ratio. It offers a 120Hz refresh rate with a fast 4ms response time on a 49-inch display that minimizes image lag and motion blur to effortlessly keep up with fast-paced games. Built for a superior gaming experience, the monitor also features AMD Radeon FreeSync 2 HDR technology to reduce stutter, screen tearing and input latency to ensure the best possible frame rate and smoothest gaming experience.
Content truly comes alive on the CRG9, with dual QHD resolution (5120×1440) and HDR10 with a peak brightness of 1,000 nits, providing superfine detail in the brightest and the darkest parts of an image. HDR10 delivers outstanding local dimming, and high-contrast HDR offers advanced spectacular highlights not available in non-HDR monitors. The monitor also leverages Samsung’s revolutionary Quantum dot technology for an exceptionally wide range of accurate color reproduction, and a 1,800mm screen curvature and an ultra-wide field of view for complete visibility.
Equivalent to two 27-inch QHD 16:9 monitors placed side-by-side, the 32:9 super ultra-wide screen also provides ultimate multitasking flexibility assisted by PBP (Picture-by-Picture) functionality to allow two video sources to be viewed on the same screen. The CRG9 includes one HDMI port, two Display Ports, USB 3.0 and headphone connectivity options. Samsung also designed the CRG9 with a smaller stand size for convenience and flexibility in every gamer’s space.
As part of their CES 2019 lineup, Samsung also announced two additional non-gaming displays, the so-called Space Monitor and the UR59C geared towards content creators. You can find out more about those two monitors on Samsung's official press release.