Samsung CHG90 49" Screen LED-Lit Monitor

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  1. 3587 macrumors 6502a

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  2. leman macrumors G3

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    I don't see why it wouldn't work. Should easily run via HDMI or DisplayPort.
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    P.s. Why would you be interested in that monitor? The 5k LG is better value IMO
     
  3. 3587 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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  4. jerryk macrumors 68040

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    Looks like you need a bigger desk with that monster.

    Seriously, I am trying to decide between two monitors and an Ultrawide. But I think this thing is too wide!

     
  5. 3587 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    No such thing as too wide silly
     
  6. jerryk macrumors 68040

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    Ok. My desk is too small.;)
     
  7. 3587 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    It can hang over the edges
     
  8. Mastiha macrumors newbie

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  9. 3587 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Unless you get an eGPU probably?
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    I think this CHG90 will have less PPI than the 38UC99... but it will be brighter...
     
  10. Poki macrumors 65816

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    Hmm, it's only half 4k resolution, so the Radeon Pro GPUs should easily be able to provide the 144 Hz to this display. I guess it's more about the drivers and the support of macOS for the higher refresh rate than the power, but I can't find any specifications for lower resolution, high refresh rate displays on Apple's or AMDs website.

    By the way, isn't the pixel density a little low on that screen? I'm still using one of Apple's thunderbolt displays, and that one is borderline when it comes to reading small text -- I certainly wouldn't want to go any lower ppi wise.
     
  11. 3587 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I think you're right, that PPI is a little too low for 49"... I'll probably be keeping the 38UC99. I sure was hoping for something better/larger. I'd love to see a 40"+ widescreen 8K monitor!
     
  12. jrod11 macrumors newbie

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    I actually just bought this monitor and it is HUGE! However, I am having issues with my resolution I think. Hoping someone can help point me in the right direction.

    I have a MacBook Air (13-inch, Early 2015) that I have plugged into the monitor via thunderbolt HDMI adapter. It works, but the resolution doesn't seem right. All of the windows are huge, icons big, etc.

    In my display settings, it says "3840 x 1080 (low resolution)" The monitor is so brand new, I can't find much on anyone using a Mac with it. To test out to see if it was my Air, I purchased a MacMini and connected it directily to the HDMI port. Same result.

    Anyone have any suggestions?
     
  13. 3587 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I almost bought this until I saw the horrible resolution of it... no thanks. I don’t think you can get it to look any better. It’s too big with such a low PPI.
     
  14. jrod11 macrumors newbie

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    That makes sense, but even text/fonts are fuzzy. The text that I am typing right now is fuzzy which I think has to be a separate issue other than low PPI. Am I off?
     
  15. 3587 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    3840 is 4K... so you are probably viewing it at max resolution. That’s why I didn’t buy it. All the reviews said it’s too big of a monitor for that low of a resolution.

    That’s why I stayed with the LG 38UC99.
     
  16. Poki macrumors 65816

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    Text is the one thing where you can see low DPI most prominently. I actually sold my 24" LED Cinema Display (94 dpi) and got a 27" Thunderbolt Display (112 dpi) because text didn't look sharp enough for my taste. Your display has about 82 dpi, so it's naturally even worse. However, this should be much less of an issue when gaming, and since that's the primary thing this display is marketed for, I guess it might be okay for many buyers.
     
  17. Fishrrman macrumors G5

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  18. ZZ8 macrumors newbie

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    Try these setting on the graphics and please let us know if it works:

    Switch between
    4:2:2
    4:4:2
    4:4:4
    Chroma
     
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    I've been using this monitor for four months and it's amazing for gaming with eGPU. At first the low PPI really bothered me. I changed the Sharpness level down a couple notches to smooth things out and it's a lot better. Certainly not retina-quality texts like the Mac's internal display but tolerable. There are three preset buttons so I have one for non-gaming use in macOS, one for gaming in macOS, and one for gaming in Windows (Freesync 2 activated).

    The monitor can achieve full resolution and refresh rate in macOS. Here's a screen cap of it running at 3840 x 1080 @ 144 Hz. There's backlight bleed when viewing at an angle. It's not visible when you sit right in front of the monitor however.

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  21. 3587 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I can't do low PPI's anymore... Especially if you own the iPhone and iPad... That screen is just terrible! 5K is the only way to go. Give me a LG 42" 5K 144Hz Thunderbolt and oh baby! Even if it costs as much as a car!
     
  22. Hamad alheraiz macrumors newbie

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    hello[macrumors newbie]

    I'm thinking of purchasing the 49 Samsung gaming monitor but I don't know if my Mac [13 inch] will support it, please answer me too as possible
    thank you
     
  23. 3587 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Yuck, the resolution on it is so poor, I’d go for something else. I’m sure it could handle it, just not 100% sure.
     
  24. samsondk macrumors newbie

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    How did you manage to get 144hz ..im sitting on a Mac Pro late 2013 with displayport and dual and d700.Gpu
    and I only get 120hz and at the same time its says 3840x1080 ( low resolution) in display info .
    dont know if this is normal ...everything looks fine ...
     
  25. 3587 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Terrible PPI... I could NEVER do it... PPI on the 5K almost isn't enough... Been spoiled with these Apple screens.
     

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