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Samsung’s CHG90 monitor ups its gaming credentials with DisplayHDR 600 badge

Samsung launched its CHG90 QLED gaming monitor at Comescom 2017 four months ago. The company calls it the world’s largest QLED gaming monitor that provides an IMAX-style cinematic viewing experience. The monitor has earned a new DisplayHDR 600 badge which ups its gaming credentials.

The DisplayHDR 600 badge or certification is awarded by the Video Electronics Standards Association (VESA). The association unveiled its new HDR certification program last week. Samsung’s CHG90 is the first monitor to get this badge.

Samsung CHG90 gaming monitor

VESA divides its new ratings into three levels. DisplayHDR 400 is the baseline, 600 is mid-range and 1000 is high-end. A monitor must have a peak luminance of 600 nits to earn the DisplayHDR 600 badge. It must also have real-time contrast ratios with local dimming and 10-bit image processing.

Samsung’s CHG90 has all of that. When grating the certification to this monitor, VESA cited the monitor’s use of HDR to elevate color accuracy, contrast ratio and overall presentation vibrancy as an industry standard-setter.

“The certification further validates the CHG90’s ability to provide the optimal gaming and entertainment viewing environment,” Samsung said.

The CHG90 is a 49-inch super ultra-wide 32:9 HDR gaming monitor with 3840 x 1080 resolution and a 1800R curvature. It has a 144Hz screen refresh rate which can also be adjusted to 60Hz/120Hz when required.

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