Samsung’s Huge CHG90 4K QLED Gaming Monitor Is The First To Be DisplayHDR Certified
Stephan Jukic – December 21, 2017
The world’s largest QLED gaming monitor, the Samsung CHG90, is also the industry’s first display to officially receive a DisplayHDR compliant certification from the Video Electronics Standards Association (VESA).
The VESA DisplayHDR Specification is a new open standard for defining a screen High Dynamic Range (HDR) performance using three tiers. These are based on a criteria that covers each display’s HDR attributes, such as brightness, color gamut, bit depth, and rise time. Each tier is represented by a “Vesa Certified” logo that goes from DisplayHDR-400 (low-end) to DisplayHDR-600 (mid-range), and DisplayHDR-1000 (high-end).
Up until a week ago, there had been no precisely defined standard specification for the HDR performance of PC monitors and laptop displays, until VESA established its DisplayHDR standard. The Samsung CHG90 was granted a DisplayHDR 600 tier.
Besides being the first monitor to get a DisplayHDR certification, the CHG90 has also received a CES 2018 Innovation Award for its outstanding design and engineering.
With a whopping 49” inches of screen real estate, a 32:9 aspect ratio and curved display, the CHG90 ultra-wide monitor is one of the most immersive and genuinely freaking huge PC displays in the market and arguably the best gaming monitor created by Samsung until today. Seriously, this thing is nearly bigger than some of Samsung’s own QLED 4K TVs, and not one of the small ones either.
The CHG90 features a 4K (3840 X 1080) resolution with a 1ms response time and up to 144 Hz refresh rate that can be adjusted any time to lower frame rates. It supports AMD’s Radeon FreeSync 2 technology which gives gamers a smooth HDR gaming experience with twice the perceivable brightness and color. It of course offers support for High Dynamic Range that when paired with Samsung’s QLED Quantum Dot technology, dramatically improves picture quality with crisper colors and sharper contrast.
If you are interested on buying this impressive monitor, the price has dropped $500 since it was released this summer. Now you can get it at Amazon for $1000, a huge 33% discount, considering it was $1500 a few months ago.