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    Samsung launches CRG5 240Hz G-Sync curved gaming monitor

    This 27-inch monitor uses an FHD VA panel with a 1500R curvature.
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    Re: Samsung launches CRG5 240Hz G-Sync curved gaming monitor

    This was quite interesting until I read that the resolution is 1080p. It's a bit odd that Samsung chose to release a G-Sync monitor though, given that Nvidia now support Freesync. Maybe it was in production before the Nvidia announcement? Give me a 2560x1440p 27" 240Hz VA monitor, preferably flat, & I'd reach for my wallet

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    Re: Samsung launches CRG5 240Hz G-Sync curved gaming monitor

    Quote Originally Posted by MrJim View Post
    It's a bit odd that Samsung chose to release a G-Sync monitor though, given that Nvidia now support Freesync.
    NVIDIA supporting FreeSync isn't a real replacement for G-SYNC, particularly for monitors that go as high as 240Hz, so it's not that odd.

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    Re: Samsung launches CRG5 240Hz G-Sync curved gaming monitor

    Quote Originally Posted by Hoonigan View Post
    NVIDIA supporting FreeSync isn't a real replacement for G-SYNC, particularly for monitors that go as high as 240Hz, so it's not that odd.
    How do G-Sync & Freesync differ, other than cost, & additional hardware used by the former? And why particularly for monitors at 240Hz?

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    Re: Samsung launches CRG5 240Hz G-Sync curved gaming monitor

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    How do G-Sync & Freesync differ, other than cost, & additional hardware used by the former? And why particularly for monitors at 240Hz?
    They each have their own pros and cons, but one pro for the G-SYNC camp is something called Low Framerate Compensation; this is a technology that helps to prevent stutter outside of the Variable Refresh Rate's operating window.

    For example (and this is just a very rough example) this monitor might have a VRR of between 120 and 240Hz, but outside of that, FreeSync won't function, whereas G-SYNC, as far as I understand it, works all the way from 1Hz to whatever the screen is capable of.

    There's also the certification process that G-SYNC monitors need to pass which you could argue results in a better overall experience.

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    Re: Samsung launches CRG5 240Hz G-Sync curved gaming monitor

    I don't think the article mentions the VRR range of the Samsung monitor, but I guess the lack of low framerate compensation could be an issue, depending on range. I noticed that Freesync 2 supports LFC amongst other things. It'll be interesting to see how many G-Sync monitors are released in the future though.

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    Re: Samsung launches CRG5 240Hz G-Sync curved gaming monitor

    Dammit Samsung, fix the freesync on CHG70 27/32 monitors!! I wonder will these g-Sync versions have the same issues or aftercare that the chg70 has :-(

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