• SPECIFICATIONS
  • Panel Type: AVA
  • Display Size: 24-inch
  • Resolution: 1920 x 1080
  • Connectivity: DisplayPort, HDMI
  • Refresh Rate: 144Hz
  • Response Time: 1ms
  • Viewing Angle: 178/178
  • Dimensions: 546x530.8x386mm
  • Weight: 4.98kg
  • Pros:
  • 144Hz
  • AVA panel
  • Fast response time
  • Cons:
  • None

Find Solace In Quantum Monitors

Gaming monitors were built to give gamers an edge over their opponents. But, they also pull out a gamers true potential, allowing them to play at their best with fast response times and smooth gameplay. Somehow the Samsung CFG70 Curved Gaming Monitor found its way into our test bed, and we were estatic about getting to play with it.

The first thing you’ll notice about the monitor is the natural curve it presents to the user. At a curvature of 1,800R, it fits nicely into our vision. The stand itself is heavy and durable, which screams stability.

The dual-hinge design of the monitor allows for a wide variety of configurations, but the issue that we had with the design was the height adjustment. How the height adjustment works is when we increase the height, the monitor would rise up and back, while lowering the height will make it lean forward. But it isn’t enough of a problem to be considered a con.

Moving on to the display itself, the CFG70 uses the Quantum dot technology which boasts sRGB 125 percent, for a wider range of colours. The panel itself is an Advanced Vertical Alignment (AVA) panel, which boasts great colour and great contrasts. Playing games like Witcher 3 and Overwatch makes us feel that the monitor flatters the game. The games look beautiful and with a refresh rate of 144Hz it was so smooth we fell further in love with the monitor. The colours stood out vibrantly and the contrast was great especially in dark areas.

Jumping to CS:GO to better test the response time, we were able to react quicker to enemies than we usually do when using conventional monitors, especially compared to IPS monitors with slower response times. As if it wasn’t enough, the CFG70 also supports AMD FreeSync technology, allowing users to pull out the full potential of the monitor when paired with an AMD card to deliver stutter and tear free gaming.

CHIP CONCLUDE: The Samsung CFG70 is reasonably priced and should be on the top of your list if you’re looking for a gaming monitor.

(previously published in issue May 2017)

Samsung CFG70 Curved Gaming Monitor