We’re already a day into Gamescom 2018 and we’ve already gotten a glimpse at the latest hardware releases like ASUS’s new TUF Gaming Laptops and Microsoft’s Xbox Design Lab controllers. Now Samsung is getting in on the action, debuting a pair of new curved monitors with a 144Hz refresh rate to give gamers an edge.

Across the board, gaming monitors and other accessories tend to be pretty pricy, with those into competitive play willing to shell out big bucks to get the best gear on the market. Samsung is looking to change that with its latest CJG5 monitor series, both of which pair high refresh rates with modest features and a more affordable price tag.

The company’s latest come in the form of two new displays, a smaller 27-inch model alongside a 32-inch version. The biggest draw here for many with both of the new devices is of course the 144Hz refresh rate. That joins the list of other standout inclusions like a curved form-factor and high contrast ratio.

Not everyone needs a monitor with a 144Hz refresh rate, but if you find yourself spending any considerable amount of time logged into Steam or any other PC game for that matter, it can make all the difference.

To keep costs down, Samsung has opted to go with a 1440p display panel rather than some of the more pixel-dense options currently available. Both monitors also come with a 16:9 aspect ratio. You’re also getting a more sensible lineup of I/O ports, with the new monitors only including two HDMI inputs, a DisplayPort jack and the typical 3.5mm headphone port.

Samsung’s latest PC gaming peripherals are described as being “reasonable and affordable” and as such, enter with prices starting at $329.99 for the smaller 27-inch model. Upgrading to the 32-inch version will only run you an additional $70, raising the price to $399.99. There’s still no exact word yet on when we’ll be seeing the new releases hit store shelves, but Samsung does note they’ll be getting a global release sometime in the third quarter of 2018.

For those eyeing up a low-cost 144Hz monitor, Samsung’s two new models look to be noteworthy additions to the world of gaming accessories. So if you’re looking to make the switch to a high refresh rate display and don’t need all the extra bells and whistles, these releases seem to be as good as they come.

If you can’t wait for Samsung’s CJG5 monitors, Acer’s 24-inch Gaming Monitor comes with a 144Hz refresh rate and a $200 price tag.

Samsung Electronics unveiled its new CJG5 curved gaming monitor at Gamescom 2018, held from August 21 to 25. Samsung is exhibiting its advanced gaming monitor line-up equipped with super ultra-wide CHG90 experience zone under the theme, “Wider View. Winning Play.” Held in Cologne, Germany, Gamescom is one of the world’s largest gaming trade shows that attracted more than 350 thousand visitors from more than 50 countries, last year alone.

The newly-developed CJG5 32-inch(C32JG5) and 27-inch(C27JG5) monitors feature key gaming technologies such as WQHD high resolution, curved display, 144Hz refresh rate and a high contrast ratio. Globally available in the third quarter of 2018, the bezel-less, game-optimized CJG5 provides a completely smooth and immersive gaming experience at a reasonable and affordable price backed by Samsung’s technology expertise.

“Due to the rapidly increasing demands of gaming monitors, we sought to offer competitively-priced gaming monitors for more users to benefit from premium technology,” said Seog-gi Kim, Executive Vice President of Visual Display Business at Samsung Electronics. “With the technological expertise that we have accumulated throughout the years, we are making efforts to accelerate the gaming features such as 144Hz and high WQHD resolution, which will be appreciated by the mass market.”

The CJG5 features WQHD resolution (2,560 x 1,440), which is four times higher than HD, delivering precise and life-like images with deeper blacks, brighter whites, and vibrant colors, as well as a high contrast ratio of 3000:1. Paired with a curved VA panel and three-sided bezel-less design, the CJG5 completes an immersive environment that provides the most engaging gaming experience and minimizes eye fatigue. Furthermore, the 1800R curvature that minimizes eye fatigue by reducing the change in the user’s focal distance. By imitating a real-life view, the CJG5 helps users who swiftly move their focus while playing games, even over prolonged periods.

The 144Hz frame rate enables extremely responsive graphics and a lag-free environment that enriches the gaming experience. The game and cinema modes automatically optimize the black gamma level, contrast, sharpness and saturation for any genre of games and movies. Users can also instantly check and control key settings during the game with ease, using the game-dedicated On Screen Display (OSD) dashboard menu with game style UI.

At Gamescom 2018, visitors can take a look at the CJG5 gaming monitor in Europe at Samsung’s Gamescom booth (Hall 10.1 Stand A100) and Ubisoft’s booth (Hall 06.1 Stand B021, A020). Samsung partners with Ubisoft, PUBG Corp.(Hall 09.1 Stand A060, C061), Warner Bros(Hall 10.2 Stand B026), Deep Silver(Hall 09.1 Stand A012), Square Enix(Hall 09.1 Stand B041), and Logitech(Hall 10.1 Stand D050) will present various gaming contents on Samsung gaming monitors including CJG5. The Samsung experience zones will be available at both partners’ and Samsung’s booths, in which gamers can find an ultimate gaming experience with the 49-inch super ultra-wide CHG90. The CHG90 is the world’s largest QLED curved gaming monitor, with a 144Hz refresh rate and 1ms Moving Picture Response Time(MPRT)  that was unveiled at Gamescom 2017.

“We are delighted to team up with Samsung to support our game Daker 18 at Gamescom 2018,” said Paulo J. Gomes, Director and Producer of Bigmoon Studios from Deep Silver. “The world’s largest QLED gaming monitor, CHG90 with a 49-inch super ultra-wide screen, enables us to display the beauty of the vast open world in Dakar 18, based on the actual landscape of Peru, Bolivia and Argentina in an amazing picture quality.”

For more information on Samsung’s CJG5 WQHD monitor, please visit news.samsung.com, and to find out more about Samsung’s presence at Gamescom, please see here.

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