Samsung’s CRG9 49″ Ultrawide QLED Gaming Monitor Features 5120 x 1440 Resolution, HDR, FreeSync 2 and More

After the CHG90 model released last year, Samsung is adding a new model to the 49-inch 32:9 Ultrawide gaming monitor lineup with the recently announced CRG9.

The main improvement over the previous iteration is the increased resolution. While the CHG90 had a native resolution of 3820×1080 equivalent to two dual Full HD displays, the CRG9 has a native resolution of 5120×1440 which is equivalent to two QHD (1440p) displays.

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Other notable features include FreeSync 2 and HDR with up to a thousand nits of peak brightness, while Quantum Dot technology promises accurate color reproduction.

No information has been released on pricing or availability at this time.

The CRG9 is the world’s first high resolution super ultrawide gaming monitor with a 32:9 aspect ratio. It offers a 120Hz refresh rate with a fast 4ms response time on a 49-inch display that minimizes image lag and motion blur to keep up with fast-paced games effortlessly. Designed for a superior gaming experience, the monitor also features AMD Radeon FreeSync 2 HDR technology to reduce stuttering, screen tearing, and input latency to ensure the best possible frame rate and smoothest gaming experience.

Content really comes to life on the CRG9, with dual QHD (5120×1440) and HDR10 resolution with 1000 nits peak brightness, delivering ultra-fine detail in the brightest and darkest parts of an image. HDR10 delivers exceptional local dimming and High Contrast HDR delivers advanced dramatic highlights not available on non-HDR monitors. The monitor also leverages Samsung’s revolutionary Quantum dot technology for an exceptionally wide gamut of accurate color reproduction, as well as 1800mm screen curvature and an ultra-wide field of view for all-round visibility.

Equivalent to two 27-inch 16:9 QHD monitors placed side-by-side, the 32:9 super-ultrawide display also offers ultimate multitasking flexibility aided by Picture-by-Picture (PBP) functionality to enable dual video sources to be viewed on the same screen. The CRG9 includes an HDMI port, two display ports, USB 3.0 and headphone connectivity options. Samsung also designed the CRG9 with a smaller stand size for convenience and flexibility in each gamer’s space.

As part of its CES 2019 lineup, Samsung also announced two additional non-gaming displays, the so-called Space Monitor and the UR59C aimed at content creators. You can read more about these two monitors in Samsung’s official press release.

Edward N. Arrington