Samsung 24-inch CFG70 Curved Gaming Monitor - In-Depth Testing Continued

Article Index
Samsung 24-inch CFG70 Curved Gaming Monitor
Features and Specifications
Testing Methods and Notes
Color Accuracy Testing
In-Depth Testing Continued
Testing Continued

Contrast Ratio & Uniformity:

We used the Spyder Elite 4 HD to gather our contrast ratio this time around as it is more accurate in that it seals to the screen and prevents light leakage from the environment. As you can see at the lowest brightness, it's pretty dim but also notice the black reading - 0.00!!! With absolute black the contrast ratio at this setting amazing. Of course, unless you're playing a totally dark room this setting wouldn't be practical. Still, the contrast ratio is better all around than the last pure gaming LCD we looked at. 

Brightness & Contrast Ratio

 

We used the updated Spyder Elite 4 HD software to get a lighting uniformity reading at different brightness levels. The software and hardware combination takes readings at different brightness levels at different places on the screen to blend together results. It's interesting to see how different brightness levels on the monitor yield much different uniformity results. Please note the uniformity and brightness levels below.

Luminance Uniformity @ 50%
Luminance Uniformity @ 50%

Luminance Uniformity @ 67%
Luminance Uniformity @ 67%

   

Luminance Uniformity @ 83%
Luminance Uniformity @ 83%

Luminance Uniformity @ 100%
Luminance Uniformity @ 100%

 

As you can see the backlight does indeed drop off at the corners of the screen, but the result is much, MUCH better than many other displays we've tested. I've seen screens vary as much as 23%, but the biggest difference on this display is 12% and that's not bad at all. In fact, it's one of the best I've seen and gives me hope that many new displays are better than their previous counterparts. 

CFG70 Profile

On the last page we'll cover some subjective, but real-world observations and see how it holds up while playing games, movies as well as some day-to-day tasks before we wrap things up.