Samsung are the first manufacturer to announce the release of a monitor with a VA panel which is combined with a super-high 240Hz refresh rate. Their forthcoming C27RG50 is 27″ in size and features a 1920 x 1080 resolution, 240Hz native refresh rate and adaptive-sync support for variable refresh rates. It is also advertised as the world’s first 240Hz curved gaming monitor!
The screen provides adaptive-sync support for variable refresh rates from both AMD FreeSync and NVIDIA G-sync systems. It is promoted as “G-sync Compatible” so looks like it will also carry the certification from NVIDIA for improved VRR performance. Of most interest on this screen is the support for 240Hz refresh rats, although the real challenge here will be achieving consistently low enough response times to meet the high frame rate demands. It remains to be seen how these VA panels can perform at super-high refresh rates like this.
Spec wise the 27″ sized screen offers a 1920 x 1080 resolution, has a 1500r curvature, 4ms G2G response time, 3000:1 contrast ratio, 300 cd/m2 brightness, 178/178 viewing angles, 8-bit colour depth and a normal sRGB colour gamut.
A ‘Low Input Lag’ through mode is also included, minimizing latency. Other gaming-oriented features include a ‘Black Equalizer’ gamma enhancement feature, to improve visibility in dark areas. And a ‘Refresh Rate Optimizor’ feature, allowing users to select the refresh rate in the OSD.
The stand provides only a basic tilt adjustment but can also be removed for VESA mounting if needed. 1x DisplayPort 1.2a and 2x HDMI 2.0 ports are provided along with a headphone jack.
The screen is expected to be available mid July at a price around $400 USD. More info when we get it.