Your standard desktop computer screen is almost an impulse purchase at this point. A 22 or 24-inch 1080p LCD screen costs less than $ 100, but it's not the kind of monitor PC players that want to use. These monitors come with higher refresh rates, more pixels and other features that will nevertheless push up the price. Samsung has just announced a few gaming-oriented monitors that should cost slightly less than many competing models.
In classic Samsung fashion, the displays are not fancy names – they are just C27JG5 and C32JG5. As you might guess from the model numbers, the displays are 27 and 32 inches. They are both 16: 9 with a resolution of 2560 x 1440. So the first license at the award is that they are standard widescreen panels instead of ultra-wide, which is becoming increasingly popular among players. However, they are curved, which manufacturers insist reduces their eyes.
High-end Monitors Use IPS LCD panels, which provide the best viewing angles. These displays use VA or Vertical Adjustment Panels. VA displays can easily reach high refresh rates, and black levels are improved. However, viewing angles are worse than IPS. They are kind of intermediate between IPS and cheap TN LCD technology. You also do not see HDR support in any of these screens.
Update frequency is why these devices can be credibly labeled with "game monitors". They both support up to 144Hz, while an inexpensive LCD monitor over 60Hz. That means you can enjoy higher frame rates in games if you have the hardware to render them. However, Samsung does not support adaptive synchronization technologies known as AMD FreeSync or Nvidia G-Sync. These systems can synchronize a screen refresh rate to the frame image of your GPU to reduce "tear off" distortions in play. G-Sync significantly adds to the cost of monitors due to Nvidia license fees. FreeSync is cheaper to implement, but apparently not cheap enough for these screens.
Oddly, Samsung did not let go of its "reasonable" game monitors. But PC Gamer discovered both models on Amazon UK, where they are listed at £ 309.99 for 27-inch and £ 359.99 for 32-inch. It amounts to around $ 400 and $ 465, respectively. It's a bit smaller than other screens in this size range, but just a little more and you can get something with an IPS panel and FreeSync support. The displays will begin shipping globally in the third quarter of this year.
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