04 April 2018
Samsung recently unveiled the CHG90 QLED Gaming Monitor at the IFA 2017 which resembled two 24-inch widescreen displays kept in adjacent to each other with an overall aspect ratio of 32:9. The monitor featured a curved 1800R panel which boasted a resolution of 3,840 x 1,080 pixels with a regret rate of 144Hz. Powered by AMD Radeon’s FreeSync 2 technology, the display’s 1ms response time was efficient in running HDR graphics in a smooth fashion.
A little over three months after its launch, the Samsung CHG90 is now being upgraded with a DisplayHDR 600 certification from Video Electronics Standards Association (VESA). It’s thus the first monitor to gain such an honor after the association revealed their newest HDR badge last week. The DisplayHDR 600 falls under the mid range category of VESA’s ratings, the number 600 being associated with the peak luminance of 600 nits. The other two levels are the entry level DisplayHDR 400 and the DisplayHDR 1000 which is the most high end of them all.
Along with the 600 nits of luminance, the CHG90 also equips 10-bit image processing with real-time contrast ratios. VESA revealed that the monitor’s HDR powered contrast ratio, color accuracy, and the overall presentation vibrancy sets newer standards for the display industry.
Available for an asking price of $1,500, the CHG90 features the Quantum Dot LED technology with connectivity options that include two HDMI ports, 1 DisplayPort, 1 Mini DisplayPort, a USB hub with 2 Type-A and 1 Type-B, and 3 audio ports. Samsung says
The certification further validates the CHG90’s ability to provide the optimal gaming and entertainment viewing environment.