Samsung announced the global launch of its quantum dot curved gaming monitors today, targeted for professional gamers.
Samsung first showcased the CFG70 curved monitor during Gamescom 2016 and IFA 2016, featuring enhanced picture quality and gamer-friendly features that all add up to an immersive gaming experience.
Samsung is the first company to launch a curved gaming monitor that takes advantage of quantum dot technology, which means that the CFG70 will feature vibrant and accurate color display across a percent sRGB spectrum. Samsung claims that the monitor will feature a 3,000:1 contrast ratio, which brings out fine visual detail in games during light and dark settings.
The CFG70 allows players to see more luminance alongside finer and accurately rendered details, which brings the player closer to the experience. The CFG70 represents "Samsung's most powerful and visually-compelling curved monitor to date," as stated on a press release.
The curved display will be available in 24-inch and 27-inch variants. Both feature a uniform 178-degree ultra-wide viewing angle and a 1,800R curvature, which Samsung calls "Super Arena." Both monitors are integrated with AMD's FreeSync technology that enables synchronization with AMD graphics cards, delivering a refresh rate of 144 Hz that reduces stutter, input latency and image tearing. Traditional underpowered displays typically don't support these features readily, causing for some highly nauseating visual experiences due to stutter and clunky color reproduction.
A dedicated and intuitive gaming user interface account for the monitor being "player-friendly" alongside hotkeys in the display's front and back panels, allowing for adjusting game settings with ease.
On top of quantum dot technology features embedded in Samsung's industry-standard gaming monitor, all CFG70 units undergo rigorous factory calibration before they are shipped. The calibrations allow the monitors to deliver optimum performance and settings including white balance levels, black gamma and contrast ratios. All of these dynamic and accurate color reproduction technology ensures that a gamer never misses stellar visual components as intended by game developers.
The CFG70 will rock a 1,920 x 1,080 resolution for both the 24-inch and 27-inch models. For those still unfamiliar with quantum dot technology, quantum dots are crystal semiconductors as small as a few nanometers that emit colored light. Quantum dots produce more accurate colors than mainstream display technology.
While acclaimed for their technology, many have criticized quantum dot displays manufacturing-wise since it requires the use of cadmium, an element that doesn't sit well with numerous environmental agencies. However, Samsung claims that its gaming monitor employs a cadmium-free design, so it's environmentally safe.
The 24-inch model will retail for $399, and the 27-inch model will retail for $499.