Home Peripherals Samsung extends Quantum Dot to gaming monitors

Samsung Electronics Australia has announced its new 24 and 27” CFG70 series of Quantum Dot technology, curved gaming monitors that deliver greater colour accuracy, quality, speed and longevity.

Combining the picture quality of Quantum Dots with the more immersive experience of a curved screen, Samsung’s 24 and 27” CFG70 monitors come in variations for both Nvidia G-Sync and AMD FreeSync options, enabling the screen’s 144 Hz refresh rate to synchronise with users’ graphics cards. This connectivity minimises image tearing, input latency and stutter that can disrupt gameplay and escalate visual fatigue.

Quantum Dot is claimed to enable brilliant and accurate colour across a 125% sRGB spectrum, and a 3000:1 Mega Dynamic Contrast Ratio that reveals hidden depths of detail in both light and dark graphics.

Paul Sharpe, director, Enterprise and Small Medium Business, Samsung Electronics Australia, said, “By combining the stunning picture from our pioneering Quantum Dot technology with the immersive effect of the curved screen, Samsung’s CFG70 monitors help Australians take their passion for gaming to new heights. Designed specifically for modern gamers, these monitors provide a competitive edge, delivering a lightning fast response time, high refresh rate, and the supreme comfort that comes with ergonomic design.”

The CFG70’s screen features a 19° curve on the 27” model and gentler 17° (1800R) curve on its 24” model, that can focus a user “into their game”. The curve format and ergonomic dual-hinged arm (swivel, tilt, pivot, and height adjustment) help to provide comfortable viewing during intense or extended gaming sessions.

The Japan Institute of Design Promotion (JDP) recently named the CFG70 as a recipient of its annual Good Design Awards, which honour technologies that “improve the quality of life, industry and society”. The JDP acknowledged the efficiency and performance of the CFG70’s advanced gaming interface and convenience-driving composition.

Samsung's motion blur reduction technology synchronises the on-and-off of the LED backlighting with the image frame for a 1ms moving-picture-response-time (MPRT) and minimal ghosting across the entire screen.

The CFG70 includes a dedicated gaming interface with an intuitive settings dashboard to better allow gamers to modify and personalise their gameplay settings. Each CFG70 monitor also offers a series of hotkeys on the front and back of the display, allowing for the easy adjustment of gameplay.

Each CFG70 monitor undergoes pre-shipment factory calibration to bring out the best with the FPS, RTS, RPG and AOS genres. This process pre-sets various settings, including contrast ratios, black gamma levels for enhanced brightness, and white balance levels for temperature management.

Specs

Model C24FG70 C27FG70
Quantum Dot Screen

23.5” 1920 x 1080, 16:9 ratio,

1800R curve, 125% sRGB

27” 1920 x 1080, 16:9 ratio,

19° curve, 125% sRGB

Type VA panel for 178° viewing angle same
Brightness/Max 250/350 cd/m2 same
Contrast 3000:1 same
Refresh 144Hz AMD Freesync same
Connections 2 x HDMI, 1 x Display Port, 1 x Headphone same
Other Sound interactive LED lighting same
Size with stand 545 x 529.9 x 386.4 mm x 5.2kg (wall mount 75 x 75mm) 621.2 x 550.6 x 386.4 mm x 6.2kg (wall mount 75 x 75mm)
Chassis colours Dark Blue Black (Matt) same
Price A$599.95 A$849.95

A 27” NVidia G-Sync model will be released soon.

Comment

The writer was a guest of Samsung at its regional forum in Singapore in February where he saw the monitors in action. There is no doubt that in demonstrations the Quantum Dot technology provides realistic colours and low latency so critical for game action. While HDR is not a feature of these monitors, the additional definition in shadows was evident.

Samsunbg CFG70 stand

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Ray Shaw ray@im.com.au  has a passion for IT ever since building his first computer in 1980. He is a qualified journalist, hosted a consumer IT based radio program on ABC radio for 10 years, has developed world leading software for the events industry and is smart enough to no longer own a retail computer store!

 

 

 

 

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