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Samsung Odyssey gaming monitors will double UHD, QD-OLED and more

Samsung Odyssey gaming monitors will double UHD, QD-OLED and more

Samsung Odyssey gaming monitors will double UHD, QD-OLED and more

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CES is when gaming monitor companies pull out the big guns – and few are bigger than the new 57-inch Odyssey Neo G9, a curved DisplayHDR 1000 model. Teased by AMD during its Launch of the RX 7000 series GPU in November, as the first monitor announced with DisplayPort 2.1 support, the Neo G9 has a resolution of 7,680 x 2,160. The high resolution plus HDR and fast 240Hz refresh rate render DP 2.1 bandwidth essential, even if it’s not full 8K (it’s a 32:9 aspect ratio).

Unfortunately, there is still a bit of a lag between this level of resolution and GPU performance; at the moment the only GPU that can handle it with all the frills is probably the Nvidia GeForce RTX 4090, but Nvidia hasn’t reached DP 2.1 level (HDMI 2.1 can support it but only at 60Hz). AMD RX 7900 XTX has DP2.1 connections, but isn’t quite at that level, or maybe, but only in limited circumstances.

It should ship later this year, but we don’t know how much this bad boy will cost.

The back of the Odyssey OLED G9

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The 49-inch Odyssey OLED G9 (G95SC) isn’t the company’s first Quantum dot OLED monitor announcement; he unveiled a 34 inch G8 model similar to the Alienware 34 QD-OLED at IFA in August, which was supposed to ship by the end of 2022, but that was pushed back to “very soon”.

In addition to the QD-OLED panel, the G9 has a 5120×1440 resolution — essentially 32:9 1440p but with better pixel density than the typical 21:9 3440×1440 — and is DisplayHDR True Black 400 approved. It also has a faster 240Hz refresh rate than Alienware and incorporates Samsung’s gaming hub for cloud game. Samsung opted for mini DisplayPort instead of full-size DisplayPort for this model, in addition to HDMI and USB-C with 65W power delivery.

Samsung plans to ship it later this year and hasn’t given a price yet.

A little more mundane, if you consider that 43-inch monitors have reached this level of mundaneness, the flat Odyssey Neo G7 becomes a bit sleeker and more of a game-slash-entertainment hybrid than its predecessors. The DisplayHDR 600 Quantum Dot 144Hz compatible monitor has built-in stereo speakers and comes with a remote control and all the streaming and gaming apps that Samsung’s hubs can include.

It is expected to ship by the end of March in the United States, for as yet unspecified dollars.

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