Ultrawide Alert: Samsung Debuts AMD FreeSync 2 49-Inch Gaming Monitor (Update)

Samsung's CRG9 gaming monitor at CES 2019 (Image credit: Tom's Hardware)

Update 1/9/2019, 6:03 pm. PT: Added pictures of the new monitors taken in-person at CES 2019 and additional specs and pricing information.

Samsung is heading into CES 2019, the big annual tech show in Las Vegas next week, with three new monitors for both gamers and creative professionals. Enthusiasts will probably be most intrigued by the CRG9, a 49-inch display with a 32:9 aspect ratio, dual QHD resolution (5120×1440), a 120Hz refresh rate and a 1,800mm screen curvature. As if that weren't enough, the CRG9's also compatible with HDR10, as well as the accompanying AMD Radeon FreeSync 2 HDR adaptive tech.

Based on the aforementioned specs alone, the monitor's a sibling to Samsung's C49HG90 ;but with souped up resolution and a slower refresh rate.

Samsung didn't share pricing information or a release date for the CRJ9. Those details could be revealed at CES 2019, though (and we suspect that anyone whose system can fully utilize the monitor won't really care about its price and instead prioritize experiencing their favorite games in the private equivalent to an IMAX theater).

Samsung Space Monitor Specs

Another monitor Samsung revealed ahead of CES 2019 is the Samsung Space Monitor (the company's fond of celestial branding). The main draw for the Samsung Space Monitor is an integrated monitor arm that clamps onto a desk--as monitor arms are wont to do--and lets people tilt, swivel and change the monitor's height. Samsung also simplified cable management by putting the HDMI and power cords right in the arm.

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There are two versions of the Samsung Space: a 27-inch with QHD resolution (2560x1440) and a 144Hz refresh rate, which is good for gaming, and  a 32-inch version with a 4K resolution(3840x2160) resolution and a 60Hz refresh rate. The will be priced at $499 and $399, respectively. They're expected to ship in March. 

Samsung UR59C Monitor Specs

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The final monitor Samsung teased ahead of CES 2019 is the UR59C (apparently the company likes alphanumeric nonsense even more than it likes space). This one's made specifically for creative professionals with 32-inches, a 4K curved display with a 2,500:1 contrast ratio and "support for up to one billion colors," Samsung said in its announcement.

You can learn more about the monitors Samsung announced today on a page dedicated to the "display solutions" it's bringing to CES.

Nathaniel Mott
Freelance News & Features Writer

Nathaniel Mott is a freelance news and features writer for Tom's Hardware US, covering breaking news, security, and the silliest aspects of the tech industry.