Samsung Odyssey Gaming Screens Go Double UHD, QD-OLED and Extra

CES is when gaming monitor firms deliver out the large weapons — and few are greater than the brand new 57-inch Odyssey Neo G9, a curved, DisplayHDR 1000 mannequin. Teased by AMD throughout its RX 7000-series GPU launch in November as the primary monitor introduced with DisplayPort 2.1 help, the Neo G9 has 7,680×2,160 decision. The excessive decision plus HDR and quick 240Hz refresh price make the high-bandwidth DP 2.1 important, regardless that it is not a full 8K (it is a 32:9 facet ratio).

Sadly, there’s nonetheless a little bit of a disconnect between this stage of decision and GPU efficiency; in the meanwhile, the one GPU that may deal with it with all of the frills might be the Nvidia GeForce RTX 4090, however Nvidia hasn’t leveled as much as DP 2.1 (HDMI 2.1 can help it however solely at 60Hz). AMD’s RX 7900 XTX does have DP2.1 connections, however is not fairly as much as that stage, or is perhaps however slightly below restricted circumstances. 

It is slated to ship later this yr, however we do not know the way a lot this dangerous boy goes to price.

The again of the Odyssey OLED G9


The 49-inch Odyssey OLED G9 (G95SC) is not the corporate’s first Quantum Dot OLED monitor announcement; it unveiled a 34-inch G8 mannequin much like the Alienware 34 QD-OLED at IFA in August which was purported to ship by the top of 2022 however that is been bumped to “very quickly.”

Along with the QD-OLED panel, the G9 has 5,120×1440 decision — primarily 32:9 1440p however with a greater pixel density than the everyday 21:9 3,440×1,440 — and is DisplayHDR True Black 400 licensed. It additionally has a faster-than-Alienware’s 240Hz refresh price and incorporates Samsung’s Gaming Hub for cloud gaming. Samsung opted to go along with mini DisplayPort as a substitute of full-size DisplayPort for this mannequin, along with HDMI and USB-C with 65w energy supply.

Samsung expects to ship it later this yr, and has but to present us pricing.

Slightly extra mundane, should you think about 43-inch displays have reached that stage of commonplace, the flat Odyssey Neo G7 goes somewhat sleeker and extra gaming-slash-entertainment hybrid than its predecessors. The 144Hz Quantum Dot, DisplayHDR 600-compliant monitor has built-in stereo audio system and comes with a distant and all of the streaming-and-gaming apps Samsung’s Hubs can embody.

It is scheduled to ship by the top of March within the US, for as-yet unspecified {dollars}.

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