Samsung C24FG70: Curved VA 144Hz FreeSync Gaming Monitor

Samsung C24FG70

The new Samsung C24FG70 is part of the Samsung CFG70 series and it is 24-inches large. It features a circular stand and a very light matte surface on the screen itself. The housing of the monitor looks pretty simplistic with a light brushed matte black plastic look. The OSD is controlled by a joystick and some other buttons below the screen. With the controls, you can access the new Gaming UX interface by Samsung, which is a new cool and revamped interface system that can be found on this model and upcoming gaming monitors from Samsung.

Looking at the specs, it features a 24-inch SVA panel, which means Super Vertical Alignment. Furthermore, a 1920×1080 maximum native screen resolution is supported and the screen is also curved with an 1800R curvature, adding some depth to the picture without exaggerating. Screen resolution is a glorious 144Hz at the native resolution of Full HD (FHD or 1080p). According to Samsung, this should be more comfortable for your eyes due to a more uniform viewing distance compared to a completely flat screen. AMD FreeSync is also supported, but we have no word yet on the variable refresh rate range (VRR range).
178/178° viewing angles are specified and an 8-bit color is supported without FRC dithering. A solid 125% of sRGB color spectrum is supported due to the Samsung Quantum Dot backlight, which is also flicker-free. This isn’t still wide gamut but just considered to be an improved sRGB monitor. A contrast ratio is specified to be a static 3000:1 and response time is specified at just 1ms, which should be taken lightly due to the panel being a VA-type panel type.

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Other notable features of the Samsung C24FG70 include “Low Blue Light” mode and an Eye Saver mode. The monitor arm itself is rather handy with options to adjust the height, tilt, pivot and swivel. And by the looks of it, there is no VESA mount interface support.
Around the point where the stand is attached to the backside of the monitor, you can see a sound interactive LED ring, which is a cool light feature that will pulse in sync with the sound being played by the system. This will add some light effects and some static ambient lighting if the system supports it.

Connection options include two HDMI ports, a DP 1.2a port and a 3.5mm headphone jack. FreeSync over HDMI is supported by this gaming monitor, meaning you can use both the DisplayPort connector or the HDMI port to use FreeSync.

The Samsung C24FG70 will be released worldwide in October 2016 with an MSRP of €449.

Samsung C24FG70
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Screen Size24"
Panel TypeSVA
Aspect Ratio16:9
Refresh Rate144Hz
Response Time1ms
Adaptive SyncFreeSync
  • kaellar

    Great all-around specs. The looks of the back trhough make me think its not VESA-compatible which sadly forces its owners to stick with that weird stand.

  • Thanks for your comment. I’ve updated the description to clarify that the monitor does not support VESA mounting.

  • kaellar

    Thanks for response!
    I hope there’s a chance for VESA mount though as it looks like that round arm mount could be detachable. AFAIK there are no full specs or description yet so we can’t say for sure atm, right?

  • jmj8606

    That round arm mount can be detachable.
    There is VESA mount inside circle cover on monitor back.

  • kaellar

    is that certain? don’t make me hoping for the best and not getting it in the end, it would be too cruel.

  • jmj8606

    certainly! there is VESA mount 75 X 75mm.

  • kaellar

    wow great to hear that! thanks a lot!

  • tkensei

    Can the “sound interactive LED lighting” be disabled? The blinking lights would be quite distracting for me.

  • kaellar

    I’m pretty sure it can be disabled because this display has very extensive menu as it shown in the video presentation by Samsung.

  • tkensei

    Cool, nice to know. Thanks!

  • Ky

    Wrong, it DOES support VESA mounting. I’m currently testing the monitor at a lanparty where Samsung is giving them out to test.

    You can take of the “ring” on the back, to mount it.

    It would have been a dealbreaker without a VESA mount, but now I’m definitely getting it.