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Samsung C49RG9/CRG9 Monitor Review

Tested using Methodology v1.2
Review updated Nov 05, 2020 at 12:18 pm
Latest change: Writing modified Feb 17, 2023 at 04:45 pm
Samsung C49RG9/CRG9 Picture
7.6
Mixed Usage
7.8
Office
7.6
Gaming
7.4
Media Consumption
7.6
Media Creation
7.0
HDR

The Samsung CRG9 is a good super ultrawide monitor. Its 32:9 aspect ratio provides plenty of space for an immersive gaming experience and allows you to work comfortably with multiple windows opened side-by-side. It has good reflection handling and gets very bright, enough to overcome glare with ease. Fast-moving scenes look clear and smooth, as it has a high refresh rate and quick response time, and it supports variable refresh rate technology to reduce screen tearing. Unfortunately, despite having a VA panel, its contrast ratio is only decent, and its edge-lit local dimming doesn't improve black level by much. Also, black uniformity is bad on our unit, although your experience may vary. Viewing angles are sub-par; however, the screen's curvature helps with visibility on the sides. Lastly, it can deliver a pretty good HDR experience thanks to its wide color gamut and high peak brightness.

Our Verdict

7.6 Mixed Usage

Overall, the Samsung CRG9 is a good monitor for most uses. It delivers a great gaming experience, as it has excellent low input lag and impressive motion handling. Its large, high-resolution screen is excellent for office use or media creation, allowing you to have multiple windows opened side-by-side. Unfortunately, the image degrades at an angle, and due to the large size of the display, it has limited ergonomics.

Pros
  • Excellent SDR and HDR peak brightness.
  • Large screen size.
  • Good reflection handling.
Cons
  • Sub-par viewing angles.
  • Limited ergonomics due to the monitor's size.
7.8 Office

The Samsung CRG9 is a good office monitor. The wide, high-resolution screen is great for multitasking, and it supports Picture-by-Picture, allowing it to display images from two sources at once. It also has excellent peak brightness and great reflection handling, so glare won't be an issue even in the brightest settings. Unfortunately, the image degrades when viewed at an angle, and due to the large display, it has limited ergonomics.

Pros
  • Excellent SDR and HDR peak brightness.
  • Large screen size.
  • Good reflection handling.
Cons
  • Sub-par viewing angles.
  • Limited ergonomics due to the monitor's size.
7.6 Gaming

The Samsung CRG9 is great for gaming. It has impressive motion handling due to its fast response time, resulting in very clear motion. It also has excellent low input lag at its native refresh rate, and it supports FreeSync to reduce screen tearing, though only over DisplayPort. Unfortunately, the image degrades at an angle, so it isn't ideal for co-op gaming.

Pros
  • Large screen size.
  • High refresh rate.
  • Great response time.
  • VRR support.
Cons
  • Limited contrast.
7.4 Media Consumption

The Samsung CRG9 is good for media consumption. The huge screen delivers an impressive movie experience, but it has only a decent contrast ratio and bad black uniformity, so it isn't great in a dark room. It has great reflection handling, though, and it gets extremely bright, making it a good choice for well-lit rooms. Unfortunately, the image degrades at an angle, so it isn't as well-suited for sharing content with others.

Pros
  • Excellent SDR and HDR peak brightness.
  • Large screen size.
  • Good reflection handling.
Cons
  • Sub-par viewing angles.
  • Limited contrast.
7.6 Media Creation

The Samsung CRG9 is good for media creation. It has a huge amount of screen real estate, so you can spend more time creating, and less time scrolling and zooming. Unfortunately, it has narrow viewing angles and limited ergonomics, so it isn't a good choice for sharing the screen with clients or coworkers.

Pros
  • Excellent SDR and HDR peak brightness.
  • Large screen size.
  • Good reflection handling.
Cons
  • Sub-par viewing angles.
  • Limited ergonomics due to the monitor's size.
7.0 HDR

The Samsung CRG9 is decent for HDR. It displays a wide range of colors and gets bright enough to make highlights pop for a vivid HDR experience. It also has a decent native contrast ratio that makes blacks look fairly black, but unfortunately, its local dimming feature doesn't do anything to further improve it. There's also a lot of blooming around bright objects with the local dimming on.

Pros
  • Displays wide color gamut.
  • Great HDR peak brightness.
Cons
  • Edge-lit local dimming.
  • Bad black uniformity.
  • Limited contrast.
  • 7.6 Mixed Usage
  • 7.8 Office
  • 7.6 Gaming
  • 7.4 Media Consumption
  • 7.6 Media Creation
  • 7.0 HDR
  1. Updated Feb 17, 2023: Added text in the macOS Compatibility and Console Compatibility boxes and clarified text throughout as part of Test Bench 1.2.
  2. Updated Feb 17, 2023: Updated to Test Bench 1.2, resulting in changes to the results and scores with the Response Time and Input Lag. Added tests for Console Compatibility and macOS compatibility and made minor changes to other tests, which you can see in our Changelog.
  3. Updated Nov 05, 2020: Updated review for accuracy and clarity.
  4. Updated May 15, 2020: Converted to Test Bench 1.1.
  5. Updated Jul 29, 2019: Review published.
  6. Updated Jul 27, 2019: Early access published.

Differences Between Sizes And Variants

We tested the 49" CRG9, model code LC49RG90SSNXZA, which is the only size available. There's also a Costco variant of this monitor, the LC49RG92SSNXZA. It appears to have the same specs, and we expect it to perform the same.

Model Size Resolution Refresh Rate
C49RG9 49" 5120x1440 120Hz

If someone comes across a different type of panel or if their CRG9 doesn't correspond to our review, let us know, and we'll update the review. Note that some tests, like the gray uniformity, may vary between individual units.

The C49RG9 we tested was manufactured in May 2019.

Compared To Other Monitors

The Samsung CRG9 is a good ultrawide monitor, but unless you're specifically looking for a monitor with this aspect ratio, there are better options out there.

See our recommendations for the best ultrawide gaming monitors, the best gaming monitor size, the best curved gaming monitors, and the best 34-49 inch monitors.

Samsung Odyssey G9

Overall, the Samsung Odyssey G9 is a bit better than the Samsung C49RG9/CRG9, mainly due to its higher refresh rate and lower input lag. However, the CRG9 has significantly less overshoot when running at its maximum refresh rate even though its response time is slightly slower, and it gets much brighter in SDR.

Samsung C49HG90/CHG90

The Samsung CRG9 is a bit better than the Samsung C49HG90/CHG90. The CRG9 has a higher resolution screen, flicker-free backlight, and a faster response time. The CHG90 has a slightly higher refresh rate, but this doesn't add much.

Samsung Odyssey Neo G9

The Samsung Odyssey Neo G9 is an overall improvement from the Samsung C49RG9/CRG9, which came out two years before the Neo G9. The Neo G9 has HDMI 2.1 inputs, meaning you can achieve a much higher refresh rate over HDMI, and it has a 240Hz max refresh rate compared to 120Hz on the CRG9. The Neo G9 also has better motion handling because it has a much quicker response time on the 'Standard' overdrive setting. The Neo G9 uses Mini LED backlighting, allowing it to get a bit brighter and have a much better local dimming feature, so there's less blooming.

LG 49WL95C-W

Although they use different panel technologies, the Samsung C49RG9/CRG9 is slightly better than the LG 49WL95C-W for most uses, and is much better for gaming. The LG has better viewing angles, which might be better in some cases, but the Samsung is significantly brighter, especially in HDR, and it has a better contrast ratio. The CRG9 is also much better than the LG for gaming, as it has a faster refresh rate, much faster response time, lower input lag, and it supports FreeSync.

Dell U4919DW

The Samsung CRG9 is a bit better than the Dell U4919DW, depending on your needs. The CRG9 has much better gaming performance, with a faster refresh rate, better response time, and support for FreeSync variable refresh rate, and the CRG9 supports HDR. The U4919DW has better viewing angles and might be a bit better for office use for some people, as it can connect to two displays at once with a single keyboard and mouse.

ASUS TUF VG27AQ

The Samsung C49RG9/CRG9 and the ASUS TUF VG27AQ are very different monitors. The Samsung has a 32:9 aspect ratio, which is twice the size of the ASUS. The ASUS performs better overall, as it has an IPS panel with wider viewing angles, and it has better ergonomics as well as a faster response time. Also, the ASUS has a 165Hz refresh rate compared to Samsung's 120Hz,  but the Samsung's VA panel has a higher native contrast ratio and better reflection handling.

Philips Momentum 436M6VBPAB

The Samsung CRG9 is better than the Philips Momentum 436M6VBPAB. The CRG9 has better ergonomics, better gray uniformity, and better reflection handling. The CRG9 is also much better for gaming, as it has a faster refresh rate, lower input lag, and slightly better motion handling. Although both monitors use VA panels, the Philips Momentum 436M6VBPAB looks better in a dark room, as it has much better contrast and better black uniformity.

AOC CQ32G1

The Samsung C49RG9/CRG9 is much better overall than the AOC CQ32G1. The Samsung has a 5120x1440 resolution, it has better ergonomics, it gets much brighter, supports HDR, and has a quicker response time. On the other hand, the AOC has a 144Hz refresh rate, a better contrast ratio, wider viewing angles, and much better out-of-the-box color accuracy.

Dell U3818DW

The Dell U3818DW and the Samsung CRG9 are similar, but due to the differences in panel technology, they each have their advantages and disadvantages. The U3818DW uses an IPS panel, which delivers wider viewing angles, and the Dell has better ergonomics. The CRG9 has a much larger, higher resolution screen, and is a much better gaming monitor. The CRG9 supports HDR, has a faster refresh rate, and much better motion handling.

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Test Results

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Design
Design
Style
Curved
Yes
Curve Radius
1800R

The Samsung CRG9 has a sleek but simple design. The borders are thin on three sides while the bottom bezel is just slightly thicker. The stand is wide, but it's quite small considering the size of the screen. There's a small ring of LEDs where the stand connects to the screen.

8.0
Design
Build Quality

The overall build quality is great. Not much has changed from the Samsung C49HG90/CHG90; it's still a solid, well-built monitor, and you won't have any issues with it.

6.5
Design
Ergonomics
Height Adjustment
4.7" (12.0 cm)
Tilt Range
-15° to 2.5°
Rotate Portrait/Landscape
No
Swivel Range
-15° to 15°
Wall Mount
VESA 100x100

This monitor has alright ergonomics, and it's mainly limited by its super ultrawide format. You can still swivel it a bit, which is a nice addition to a monitor of this size.

The back is plain but looks good. There's a ring around the back of the stand mount that can light up. There's a small hole at the bottom of the stand for cable management, and there's a headphone hook near the top. It can also be VESA-mounted, but there's no quick-release feature. VESA mounting requires the special adapter that comes included.

Design
Stand
Base Width
24.2" (61.5 cm)
Base Depth
12.4" (31.5 cm)
Thickness (With Display)
13.8" (35.1 cm)
Weight (With Display)
32.6 lbs (14.8 kg)

The stand is quite a bit smaller than the Samsung C49HG90/CHG90's. It supports the monitor well but doesn't completely prevent it from wobbling.

Design
Display
Size
49"
Housing Width
47.3" (120.1 cm)
Housing Height
14.6" (37.0 cm)
Thickness (Without Stand)
7.6" (19.3 cm)
Weight (Without Stand)
26.0 lbs (11.8 kg)
Borders Size (Bezels)
0.5" (1.3 cm)
Design
Controls

The controls are identical to those found on the Samsung C49HG90/CHG90. There's a joystick to navigate the OSD, and it works very well. There are also three buttons that allow you to switch between different settings presets.

Design
In The Box
Power Supply
Internal

  • Quick Setup Guide
  • Power cable
  • USB-B cable
  • HDMI cable
  • DisplayPort cable
  • VESA mount adapter

Picture Quality
7.4
Picture Quality
Contrast
Native Contrast
2,262 : 1
Contrast With Local Dimming
2,359 : 1

The Samsung CRG9 has a decent contrast ratio. The local dimming feature improves the contrast a bit, but not enough to make a noticeable difference. Note that the contrast ratio can vary between units.

2.0
Picture Quality
Local Dimming
Local Dimming
Yes
Backlight
Edge

The local dimming feature is very similar to the Samsung Samsung C49HG90/CHG90 and Samsung CHG70. It's edge-lit and has only 10 dimming zones, so it doesn't have very tight control over the dimming areas. In some HDR scenes, though, it does help to boost the peak brightness of the display. There's an automatic mode for the local dimming, which turns local dimming on automatically in HDR content.

8.8
Picture Quality
SDR Brightness
Real Scene
622 cd/m²
Peak 2% Window
904 cd/m²
Peak 10% Window
953 cd/m²
Peak 25% Window
932 cd/m²
Peak 50% Window
890 cd/m²
Peak 100% Window
891 cd/m²
Sustained 2% Window
899 cd/m²
Sustained 10% Window
947 cd/m²
Sustained 25% Window
892 cd/m²
Sustained 50% Window
708 cd/m²
Sustained 100% Window
590 cd/m²
ABL
0.004
Minimum Brightness
37 cd/m²

The Samsung CRG90 has excellent peak brightness in SDR and is one of the brightest monitors we've tested. There's some variation in brightness with different content, which may be distracting in some cases. The brightness seems to decrease a little bit over time. After displaying our test pattern for 10 minutes, the brightness dropped from 620 cd/m² to 590 cd/m² in the 100% sustained window.

We measured the SDR peak brightness in the 'RTS' Picture Mode, with Local Dimming enabled and Backlight set to max.

8.3
Picture Quality
HDR Brightness
VESA DisplayHDR Certification
DisplayHDR 1000
Real Scene
649 cd/m²
Peak 2% Window
981 cd/m²
Peak 10% Window
1,023 cd/m²
Peak 25% Window
951 cd/m²
Peak 50% Window
753 cd/m²
Peak 100% Window
698 cd/m²
Sustained 2% Window
967 cd/m²
Sustained 10% Window
1,009 cd/m²
Sustained 25% Window
941 cd/m²
Sustained 50% Window
744 cd/m²
Sustained 100% Window
614 cd/m²
ABL
0.028

The HDR brightness is great. It easily gets bright enough to make small highlights stand out for a vivid HDR experience. The EOTF also follows the target curve well until there's a sharp roll-off at the peak brightness, meaning details in bright scenes are lost.

These results are from the 'RTS' Picture Mode with Local Dimming enabled and the backlight at its max.

5.9
Picture Quality
Horizontal Viewing Angle
Color Washout From Left
30°
Color Washout From Right
30°
Color Shift From Left
47°
Color Shift From Right
52°
Brightness Loss From Left
33°
Brightness Loss From Right
34°
Black Level Raise From Left
18°
Black Level Raise From Right
19°
Gamma Shift From Left
17°
Gamma Shift From Right
16°

Like most displays with VA panels, the Samsung CRG9 has bad horizontal viewing angles, almost identical to the Samsung C49HG90/CHG90. Viewing off-axis, the black levels raise and the brightness decreases, causing the image to appear washed out, and colors lose accuracy.

5.6
Picture Quality
Vertical Viewing Angle
Color Washout From Below
30°
Color Washout From Above
31°
Color Shift From Below
58°
Color Shift From Above
57°
Brightness Loss From Below
31°
Brightness Loss From Above
31°
Black Level Raise From Below
14°
Black Level Raise From Above
13°
Gamma Shift From Below
12°
Gamma Shift From Above

The Samsung CRG9's vertical viewing angle is disappointing, but this is expected from a VA panel. When viewing from either above or below, the black levels increase rapidly and brightness drops off, causing the image to wash out. At wider angles, colors lose accuracy and shift.

7.1
Picture Quality
Gray Uniformity
50% Std. Dev.
2.922%
50% DSE
0.201%

The gray uniformity is decent, but the edges of the screen are darker throughout. There's also a bit of dirty screen effect in the center, which could get distracting with large webpages open or when playing games with atmospheric scenes.

4.4
Picture Quality
Black Uniformity
Native Std. Dev.
2.552%
Std. Dev. w/ L.D.
8.187%

The Samsung CRG9 has bad black uniformity, but this can vary between individual units. There's noticeable clouding across the entire image. With local dimming enabled, the areas far from the test cross are dimmed and look good, but due to the limited number of dimming zones, the area around the cross remains lit.

8.1
Picture Quality
Color Accuracy (Pre-Calibration)
Picture Mode
sRGB
sRGB Gamut Area xy
97.2%
White Balance dE (Avg.)
3.56
Color Temperature (Avg.)
5,902 K
Gamma (Avg.)
2.20
Color dE (Avg.)
3.44
Contrast Setting
N/A
RGB Settings
Default
Gamma Setting
Default
Brightness Setting
100
Measured Brightness
648 cd/m²
Brightness Locked
No

The accuracy before calibration is great. It has an sRGB picture mode that locks most colors to the sRGB color space, so they aren't oversaturated. However, it doesn't result in perfect image accuracy as the white balance, color temperature, and gamma are all still slightly off. The sRGB mode locks only a handful of settings, and other modes like 'Custom' are still good but have oversaturated colors.

9.4
Picture Quality
Color Accuracy (Post-Calibration)
Picture Mode
Custom
sRGB Gamut Area xy
96.1%
White Balance dE (Avg.)
0.55
Color Temperature (Avg.)
6,468 K
Gamma (Avg.)
2.19
Color dE (Avg.)
0.67
Contrast Setting
75
RGB Settings
50-58-69
Gamma Setting
Mode 1
Brightness Setting
10
Measured Brightness
98 cd/m²
ICC Profile
Download

After calibration, the Samsung CRG90 has remarkable accuracy. Gamma follows the target curve almost perfectly, and most color and white balance errors are corrected.

9.0
Picture Quality
SDR Color Gamut
sRGB Coverage xy
97.1%
sRGB Picture Mode
RTS
Adobe RGB Coverage xy
82.8%
Adobe RGB Picture Mode
RTS

The Samsung CRG9 has an outstanding SDR color gamut. It has essentially perfect coverage of the sRGB color space used in most content, and great coverage of the wider Adobe RGB color space, which is mostly used for photo editing.

9.6
Picture Quality
SDR Color Volume
sRGB In ICtCp
97.7%
sRGB Picture Mode
RTS
Adobe RGB In ICtCp
88.8%
Adobe RGB Picture Mode
RTS

Exceptional SDR color volume. It can't produce dark, saturated colors as well as the Samsung C49HG90/CHG90, due to the lower contrast ratio.

7.9
Picture Quality
HDR Color Gamut
Wide Color Gamut
Yes
DCI-P3 Coverage xy
89.3%
DCI-P3 Picture Mode
RTS
Rec. 2020 Coverage xy
63.4%
Rec. 2020 Picture Mode
RTS

Decent HDR color gamut. It has great coverage of the DCI P3 color space, which is used by most HDR movies, but its coverage of the wider Rec. 2020 color space is mediocre.

7.5
Picture Quality
HDR Color Volume
DCI-P3 In ICtCp
77.4%
DCI-P3 Picture Mode
RTS
Rec. 2020 In ICtCp
60.8%
Rec. 2020 Picture Mode
RTS

Okay HDR color volume. It's mostly limited by the monitor's color gamut, but it also can't produce dark saturated colors as well due to the lower contrast ratio.

7.9
Picture Quality
Reflections
Screen Finish
Matte
Total Reflections
4.7%
Indirect Reflections
3.1%
Calculated Direct Reflections
1.6%

This monitor has good reflection handling, slightly better than the Samsung C49HG90/CHG90, but not quite as good as the Dell U4919DW. You won't have any issues using it in a bright room.

7.5
Picture Quality
Text Clarity
Pixel Type
VA
Subpixel Layout
RGB

Text clarity is good. Turning on Windows ClearType improves diagonal lines (top photo), like on the R and N. The photo of the pixels looks blurry due to the monitor's matte anti-reflective coating.

9.1
Picture Quality
Gradient
Color Depth
10 Bit

Outstanding gradient handling. There's very little banding in areas of similar color, but some banding is still noticeable in darker shades of gray and green.

Motion
8.0
Motion
Refresh Rate
Native Refresh Rate
120 Hz
Max Refresh Rate
120 Hz
Max Refresh Rate Over DP
120 Hz
Max Refresh Rate Over HDMI
60 Hz
Max Refresh Rate Over DP @ 10-bit
100 Hz
Max Refresh Rate Over HDMI @ 10-Bit
30 Hz

The refresh rate is limited over HDMI due to bandwidth limitations. If you want a higher refresh rate over HDMI, you'll need to use a lower resolution, like 3440x1440.

Motion
Variable Refresh Rate (VRR)
FreeSync
Yes
G-SYNC
No
VRR Maximum
120 Hz
VRR Minimum
< 20 Hz
VRR Supported Connectors
DisplayPort
Variable Refresh Rate
Yes

The Samsung CRG9 natively supports FreeSync VRR to reduce screen tearing, but it only works over a DisplayPort connection, and G-SYNC compatibility doesn't work.

6.3
Motion
Response Time @ Max Refresh Rate
Recommended Overdrive Setting
FreeSync (Ultimate Engine)
Rise / Fall Time
7.4 ms
Total Response Time
16.1 ms
Overshoot Error
0.0%
Worst 3 Rise / Fall Time
16.6 ms
Worst 3 Total Response Time
32.4 ms
Worst 3 Overshoot Error
0.0%

Overdrive SettingResponse Time ChartResponse Time TablesMotion Blur Photo
FreeSync OnChartTablePhoto
StandardChartTablePhoto
FasterChartTablePhoto
FastestChartTablePhoto

The Samsung C49RG9 has an unremarkable response time at 120Hz. Most transitions have a slow total response time, leading to black smearing. If you have VRR enabled, you can't use any of the overdrive settings. If you disable VRR, then the 'Fastest' setting has the best performance.

6.3
Motion
Response Time @ 120Hz
Recommended Overdrive Setting
FreeSync (Ultimate Engine)
Rise / Fall Time
7.4 ms
Total Response Time
16.1 ms
Overshoot Error
0.0%
Worst 3 Rise / Fall Time
16.6 ms
Worst 3 Total Response Time
32.4 ms
Worst 3 Overshoot Error
0.0%

Overdrive SettingResponse Time ChartResponse Time TablesMotion Blur Photo
FreeSync OnChartTablePhoto
StandardChartTablePhoto
FasterChartTablePhoto
FastestChartTablePhoto

As this monitor's max refresh rate is 120Hz, the results for the response time at 120Hz are the same as the max refresh rate.

5.7
Motion
Response Time @ 60Hz
Recommended Overdrive Setting
FreeSync (Ultimate Engine)
Rise / Fall Time
8.2 ms
Total Response Time
19.3 ms
Overshoot Error
0.7%
Worst 3 Rise / Fall Time
16.9 ms
Worst 3 Total Response Time
35.5 ms
Worst 3 Overshoot Error
6.6%

Overdrive SettingResponse Time ChartResponse Time TablesMotion Blur Photo
FreeSync OnChartTablePhoto
StandardChartTablePhoto
FasterChartTablePhoto
FastestChartTablePhoto

The response time is disappointing at 60Hz as there's more blur trail than at 120Hz. If you don't use VRR, the 'Faster' overdrive setting has a quicker total response time and less overshoot than 'Fastest', resulting in better motion handling.

Motion
Backlight Strobing (BFI)
Backlight Strobing (BFI)
No
Maximum Frequency
N/A
Minimum Frequency
N/A
Longest Pulse Width Brightness
N/A
Shortest Pulse Width Brightness
N/A
Pulse Width Control
No BFI
Pulse Phase Control
No BFI
Pulse Amplitude Control
No BFI
VRR At The Same Time
No BFI

The Samsung CRG9 doesn't have an optional Black Frame Insertion feature.

10
Motion
Image Flicker
Flicker-Free
Yes
PWM Dimming Frequency
0 Hz

The backlight is completely flicker-free, which is great. The flicker seen in the 0% measurement is noise and isn't visible. This is a welcome change over the Samsung C49HG90/CHG90, which had noticeable flicker at all brightness levels.

Unfortunately, like other Samsung monitors like the Samsung Odyssey Neo G9, there's a noticeable flicker at lower frame rate signals with VRR enabled. It's especially visible in darker scenes, and Samsung has added a VRR Control setting through a firmware update to reduce it.

Inputs
8.5
Inputs
Input Lag
Native Resolution @ Max Hz
5.2 ms
Native Resolution @ 120Hz
5.2 ms
Native Resolution @ 60Hz
29.5 ms
Backlight Strobing (BFI)
N/A

The Samsung CRG9 has low input lag when gaming with a 120Hz signal, but unfortunately, it increases a lot with a 60Hz signal. For the lowest input lag, you need to match the refresh rate in the monitor's settings to the frame rate of your source. For example, if you're playing a 120Hz game and have VRR disabled, you also need to make sure that the monitor's refresh rate is at 120Hz. Also, enabling the VRR Control setting adds about 10 ms of input lag.

8.8
Inputs
Resolution And Size
Native Resolution
5120x1440
Aspect Ratio
32:9
Megapixels
7.4 MP
Pixel Density
109 PPI
Measured Screen Diagonal
48.8"
Screen Area
623 in²

The ultrawide 32:9 aspect ratio and 5120x1440 resolution deliver an outstanding amount of screen real estate to work with. This is an outstanding monitor for multitasking or a more immersive gaming experience. The higher resolution of the CRG9 makes a noticeable difference compared to the Samsung C49HG90/CHG90.

7.0
Inputs
PS5 Compatibility
4k @ 120Hz
No
4k @ 60Hz
Yes
1440p @ 120Hz
No
1440p @ 60Hz
Yes
1080p @ 120Hz
Yes
1080p @ 60Hz
Yes
HDR
Yes
VRR
No

The Samsung CRG9 has decent compatibility with the PS5. It downscales a 4k signal, which results in a sharper image than a native 1440p signal, but it doesn't support 1440p or 4k at 120Hz. Also, because the PS5 doesn't support ultrawide gaming, you'll see black bars on the sides.

6.7
Inputs
Xbox Series X|S Compatibility
4k @ 120Hz
No
4k @ 60Hz
Yes
1440p @ 120Hz
No
1440p @ 60Hz
Yes
1080p @ 120Hz
Yes
1080p @ 60Hz
Yes
HDR
Yes
VRR
No

The Samsung CRG9 has decent compatibility with the Xbox Series X. It downscales a 4k signal, which results in a sharper image than a native 1440p signal, but it doesn't support 1440p or 4k at 120Hz. Also, because the Xbox doesn't support ultrawide gaming, you'll see black bars on the sides.

Inputs
Inputs Photos
Inputs
Video And Audio Ports
DisplayPort
2 (DP 1.4)
Mini DisplayPort
No
HDMI
1 (HDMI 2.0)
HDMI 2.1 Rated Speed
No HDMI 2.1
DVI
No
VGA
No
Daisy Chaining
No
3.5mm Audio Out
1
3.5mm Audio In
No
HDR10
Yes
3.5mm Microphone In
1

Unlike the Samsung C49HG90/CHG90, there's no Mini DisplayPort connection. Instead, there's an additional DisplayPort 1.4 port. There's a 3.5mm Microphone In port, which acts as a passthrough, and the Microphone Out port must be connected to a PC for it to work. There's also a headphone jack, and you can control the volume through the monitor's OSD.

Inputs
USB
USB-A Ports
4
USB-A Rated Speed
5Gbps (USB 3.2 Gen 1)
USB-B Upstream Port
Yes
USB-C Ports
0
USB-C Upstream
No USB-C Ports
USB-C Rated Speed
No USB-C Ports
USB-C Power Delivery
No USB-C Ports
USB-C DisplayPort Alt Mode
No USB-C Ports
Thunderbolt
No

Two of the USB ports support USB 3.2 speeds, while the other two are USB 2.0.

Inputs
macOS Compatibility

This monitor works well with macOS. There's noticeable flickering that can be reduced by enabling VRR Control, but other than that, both HDR and VRR work without issue. If you're using a MacBook, windows return to their original position when waking the laptop up from sleep, but not when you reopen the lid after closing it.

Features
Features
Additional Features
Speakers
No
RGB Illumination
Fixed (On/Off)
Multiple Input Display
PBP
KVM Switch
No

There are very few additional features on this monitor. It doesn't have internal speakers, but it does support HDR10. It supports Picture-by-Picture (PBP), allowing you to work with two sources on the screen at once, but unlike the Dell U4919DW, there's only one upstream USB connection, so you have to either buy a separate keyboard and mouse switch or have two sets. For gaming, there's an option to add a virtual crosshair to any game.

Features
On-Screen Display (OSD)