Samsung announces gaming-focused curved display

Samsung's SD590C is the company's latest gaming-focused display, although it's their first such curved display.

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Samsung has announced a new curved monitor the company says will deliver an “immersive viewing experience," and it's being geared towards gamers and for general multimedia viewing.

When the monitor is switched to game mode, the Samsung SD590C instantly adjusts its settings to specifically optimize itself for your current game session. According to the company, the monitor is able to detect changes in scenes, enhance color and alter the display’s contrast dynamically. It also promises that the curve decreases the clutter in your peripheral vision, so you won't have to shift your focus to the edges of the screen. Finally, Samsung boasts a "Game Boost" sound mode to isolate sound effects and make them stand out over background music. All in all, it certainly sounds like the company is aiming squarely at the gamer demographic.

It will be available starting on October 1 and is expected to retail for $430.

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    September 29, 2014 2:15 PM

    Daniel Perez posted a new article, Samsung announces gaming-focused curved display.

    Samsung's SD590C is the company's latest gaming-focused display, although it's their first such curved display.

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      September 29, 2014 2:27 PM

      I just want a ASUS 27" ROG Swift but no one is selling any.

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        September 29, 2014 3:11 PM

        yeah no kidding, they sold out in seconds. I wonder when they are going to get restocked.

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      September 29, 2014 2:27 PM

      Shouldn't a curved screen require a different method of rendering the game? I guess it's probably not curved enough to matter much, but still.

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      September 29, 2014 2:34 PM

      60hz, 27in 1080p. Pass

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      September 29, 2014 2:34 PM

      Its a normal aspect ratio but curved? Meh.

      I need the LG Ultrawide jammy jam with a slight curve on it. http://www.purepc.pl/files/Image/news/2014/01/lg_34um95_qhd_monitor_ces_2014_2.jpg

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      September 29, 2014 2:37 PM

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        September 30, 2014 9:44 AM

        Gamers with 3 monitors seem to put their side views at an angle even though it's a single projection, not 3 different angles.

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      September 29, 2014 2:43 PM

      I don't like any of these features. It's bad for the player looking for immersion, since it screws around with the colors and sound. And it's just a mediocre product for a competitive player.

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      September 29, 2014 3:00 PM

      I'm not a fan of dynamic contrast on my TV; it seems to lag behind at the wrong times. All these features sound like Samsung desperately screaming, "THE NEXT BIG THING IS HERE!!! THE NEXT BIG THING IS HERE!!! THE NEXT BIG THING IS HERE!!!" when in reality they've run short of trump cards to play at the feature game. I'm getting sick of Samsung's box-bullet-point-filler gimmicks anyway.

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        September 29, 2014 4:27 PM

        This has been their strategy for a long time. The Galaxy S and Note series' stuck but most of their stuff just slides off the wall and leaves a faint stain.

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        September 29, 2014 5:18 PM

        It's a shame because something like this could be fantastic. Samsung is one of the few who could make a great gaming panel. They just don't seem to understand who they should be marketing to.

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      September 29, 2014 3:10 PM

      All these features seem like they'd drive up input lag, which is exactly what you don't want as a gamer.

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        September 29, 2014 5:24 PM

        They probably didn't add enough LED's and flame decals to the side.

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      September 29, 2014 6:20 PM

      Curved displays of this size (or of any size for home use) are so fucking stupid. Hey people, stop buying this stupid shit so they quit making it.

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        September 29, 2014 6:29 PM

        Give me 3 27" displays in a connected curved form factor and now we are talking.

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          September 29, 2014 6:30 PM

          That would only work close up though. Practically speaking,I think anything less than around 80-100 inches is useless in a curved format.

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            September 29, 2014 6:55 PM

            How far away do you expect to sit from you PC gaming setup?

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              September 29, 2014 7:07 PM

              I mean your setup would only work in a desk situation. Would not work from a couch.

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          September 30, 2014 6:54 AM

          I assume you mean to encompass your peripheral vision. Yes, that's the only point where these kinds of displays would really make sense for consumer gaming. But, as other have pointed out, the game would need to adjust FOV and aspect to render a correct display.

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        September 29, 2014 6:33 PM

        When you start getting into single displays with nearly 3 feet of screen and you're sitting just as far away from it a curved display makes a lot of sense.

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          September 29, 2014 7:07 PM

          3 feet left to right. Not at the diagonal.

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