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Samsung's curved quantum dot gaming monitor finally launches

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Samsung showed off its impressive-looking CFG70 at Gamescom and IFA 2016, and now the curved gaming monitor has been officially launched.

The CFG70 is the first curved gaming monitor to feature quantum dot tech, with the company saying the whole thing has been "designed specifically for professional gamers".

Quantum dots are incredibly small particles that directly convert the light from Blue LEDs into highly saturated narrow band primary colors for LCDs, resulting in higher peak brightness, better colour accuracy, and high colour saturation.

Coming in 24 and 27-inch models, the screen promises to reproduce accurate colors across a 125 percent sRGB spectrum.

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It also comes with an impressive 3,000:1 contrast ratio, so images should appear suitably dynamic, and the combination of advanced motion blur reduction technology and the VA panel results in a 1 ms moving picture response time (MPRT).

The rapid MPRT rate "reduces display transitions between moving and animated objects", which means you should experience less visual distractions when gaming.

Elsewhere there's AMD's FreeSync Technology over HDMI functionality to synchronize the screen’s 144 Hz refresh rate with your AMD graphics cards. For those with the right components, that should minimise image tearing, input latency, and stutter.

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Samsung has also provided "a dedicated gaming interface" which should make modifying and personalising gameplay settings easier.

The company is referring to the curved form factor as a “Super Arena” design, which doesn't mean much to us but basically translates as a 1,800R curvature and a 178-degree ultra-wide viewing angle.

Samsung has previously said you'll be able to get your hands on the CFG70 models later this year for $399 (about £300) and $499 (about £380), but TrustedReviews has contacted the company to confirm official details.

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Let us know if you'll be picking up the CFG70 in the comments.

Dan Thomas

October 17, 2016, 3:33 pm

But its 1080p!!! This looks nice but come on 1440p or above please!?!?!?! I get Gsync would put the price up a lot but the idea of free-sync was to improve frame rates by outputting when needed so we could have better quality. At 1080p you might as well not bother

godafoss

October 17, 2016, 11:47 pm

I agree, 1080p might be tolerable on 24", but the 27" should be 1440p.

If the sRGB gamut is 125% what is the AdobeRGB coverage, should be pretty good.

CONqueror_Y

October 18, 2016, 10:19 am

i love this, really hoped for 27 inch to be 1080p so my console games on it wouldnt look a bit blurry

seems samsung is back in the gaming monitor market after very very long time, hope they will make flat screen in future too

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