Posted Tue Dec 19, 2017 at 12:10 PM PST by Steven Cohen
The gaming monitor is the first to meet the industry's new HDR performance standard.
Samsung has announced that its CHG90 monitor has been certified as DisplayHDR 600 compliant by the Video Electronics Standards Association (VESA). The new standard has been designed to help evaluate HDR performance for PC and laptop displays, and Samsung's monitor is now the first to receive such certification.
The 49-inch CHG90 uses QLED Quantum Dot technology with a new metal core and support for 125 percent of the sRGB color space and 95 percent of the DCI-P3 color space. Likewise, the monitor offers HDR (high dynamic range) capabilities with 600 nits of brightness, AMD's new Radeon FreeSync 2 technology, a curvature of 1,800R, a 178-degree viewing angle, a rapid 1ms response time, and a 144hz screen refresh rate. In addition, the display features a resolution of 3,840x1,080 and an ultra-wide 32:9 aspect ratio.
Performance criteria for DisplayHDR Certification covers testing for categories like white luminance, color gamut, black level, bit depth, and rise time. Based on the results, displays can then be certified under one of three levels: DisplayHDR 400, 600, or 1000. The CHG90 has received the DisplayHDR 600 designation, ensuring that its HDR performance is well suited for bright indoor lighting conditions. VESA has referenced the monitor's 3,000:1 HDR contrast ratio, color accuracy, and overall presentation vibrancy as key factors contributing toward the display's certification.
The 49-inch CHG90 is now on sale for $999 (MSRP $1,499). In addition to the CHG90, Samsung also offers the 27-inch CHG70, and 32-inch CHG70. Both monitors feature a resolution of 2560x1440 and a 16:9 aspect ratio, along with QLED Quantum Dot technology with 95 percent coverage of the DCI-P3 color space and HDR capabilities with 600 nits of brightness.
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