Samsung’s insane 32:9 gaming monitor laughs at your dual monitor setup

A lot of gamers use multi-monitor setups for a more immersive gaming experience. But why spend money on a clumsy screen array when you can have just one insanely wide monitor instead?

That’s the approach Samsung took with it’s newest gaming monitor, the 49-inch, 32:9(!) CHG90. It’s essentially stacking two monitors side by side, just with no bezel in between them. The display’s specs had actually leaked a couple of months ago, but this is our first time seeing it in action.

There’s more to it than the wild form-factor though. It uses a Quantum Dot LCD panel, like last year’s excellent CFG70, but this time cranks things up with HDR support, AMD FreeSync 2, and USB hub functionality.  A quick rundown of the important specs:

  • 49-inch diagonal
  • 3840 x 1080 resolution
  • 178-degree
  • 1 millisecond response rate
  • 144 Hz refresh rate
  • 1.07 billion colors
  • HDR Support
  • 125% sRB, 95% DCI-P3 coverage
  • 600 nits brightness
  • 1800R curvature
  • 2 USB ports
  • AMD FreeSync 2

HDR support means the monitor gets incredibly bright while maintaining an impressive contrast ratio, but it also bodes well for people who care about color accuracy. One of the things I liked about the CFG70 was that it was also a solid choice for editing photos too, so long as you didn’t mind the resolution. The CHG90 looks to continue that pedigree.