Samsung has unveiled its first-ever “quantum dot” gaming monitors at IFA 2016.
These are high-end monitors with specifications to match. Not only do you get quantum dot tech, there’s also ultra-high refresh rates of up to 144Hz depending on the model, AMD FreeSync for tear-free gaming and, on the CFG70 34-inch monitor, a 1500R curve, which is the curviest curve we’ve seen on a gaming monitor.
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Quantum dot technology has already been used extensively in Samsung’s TVs, and the company is trying to bring that same prestigious branding across to its high-end monitor range.
As you’ll see from the video above, it’s hard to get a measure on these monitors because of the conditions under which we saw them: bright show floor lighting and games that weren’t running to their best performance meant getting a read on how good they are is very difficult.
Also slightly puzzling is design: there’s nothing at all gamey about these screens. That’s not necessarily a bad thing, but with these unique products Samsung had an opportunity to inject a bit of gaming life into its brand, which it has chosen not to do.
To find out more about quantum dot technology, read our quantum dot explainer, and watch the video above for a first-impressions look at the new screens.