Samsung Odyssey G9 Review: Super-Ultrawide

Tom Sunday

Posts: 61   +9
It does not appear that the G7 automatically adjust to a game format and then plays all in perfect ultrawide splendour.
 
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Tom Sunday

Posts: 61   +9
I just experienced one of these Samsung G9's at the computer show. A demo unit. Before anyone would buy such a "monster" you will most definitely need to physically see it, touch it and play a few games. All I can say: "For me personally the G9 is a bit too large and feels uncomfortable for game playing." Bobbing my head far too much from side to side. It was noted that Samsung was trying to overcome "the headache bobbing" by going with a super aggressive 1000R curve which one will either love or hate, but reducing the "Bobbing." From what I hear there are only a handful of games that will fill the entire screen on any of the 'ultras.' So what you get most of the time are two 'huge black columns on each side of the game. In this respect the monitor industry is way ahead of the game developers. Somebody at the show said: "I have 200 plus STEAM titles in my gaming collection and can only play (natively) 3 of them on the ultras. I tried free software workarounds but these just 'stretch' the screen and that will not do it for me." So for yours truly it was not love at first sight and it's not a gaming monitor. Perhaps only good for people using the G9 for work (time saving page spreads and editing) and trying to making some money in the process.
 

Biostud

Posts: 44   +15
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Some displays such as the Sceptre C series or Samsung™ Odyssey G9 series may experience an intermittent black screen on Radeon™ RX 6000 series graphics products.
The Samsung™ Odyssey G9 C49G95T may experience display or corruption issues when set to 5120x1440@240hz
 

Knot Schure

Posts: 349   +161
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Some displays such as the Sceptre C series or Samsung™ Odyssey G9 series may experience an intermittent black screen on Radeon™ RX 6000 series graphics products.
The Samsung™ Odyssey G9 C49G95T may experience display or corruption issues when set to 5120x1440@240hz

Based on this - ordered & received 3090 yesterday. AT MSRP!

The RX6000 series were are absent from sale as the 3080s...
 

DubiousFishHook

Posts: 34   +2
The form factor is stupid, it's the bottom half of an TV. I use a 43" tv as screen which is way better, this is just bling gimmick.
 

godrilla

Posts: 199   +117
The form factor is stupid, it's the bottom half of an TV. I use a 43" tv as screen which is way better, this is just bling gimmick.
We quickly forget Nvidia surround and AMD eyefinity were a thing. Nothing beats the super ultrawide in terms of immersion though.
 

Biostud

Posts: 44   +15
Then this happened:

The monitor is the first from the company to feature their Quantum MiniLED technology which will greatly improve peak brightness levels. The Odyssey G9 2021 will reportedly be able to reach a peak brightness of 2,000 nits when displaying HDR content. The monitor retains its 49" size, 1000R curvature, 240 Hz refresh rate, 1 ms response time, and 5,120 x 1,440 resolution.

 

godrilla

Posts: 199   +117
Then this happened:

The monitor is the first from the company to feature their Quantum MiniLED technology which will greatly improve peak brightness levels. The Odyssey G9 2021 will reportedly be able to reach a peak brightness of 2,000 nits when displaying HDR content. The monitor retains its 49" size, 1000R curvature, 240 Hz refresh rate, 1 ms response time, and 5,120 x 1,440 resolution.

That price is yet to be determined.
Lets compare the closest mini leds on the market by Asus costing $4500 for the 42 inch version and $2800 for the 27 inch version.
Now add the VA G9 at $1699
The price will not be for the faint of hearts lets put it this way!
 

Biostud

Posts: 44   +15
That price is yet to be determined.
Lets compare the closest mini leds on the market by Asus costing $4500 for the 42 inch version and $2800 for the 27 inch version.
Now add the VA G9 at $1699
The price will not be for the faint of hearts lets put it this way!
Yeah, I seriously doubt it will cost the same as the current g9. They will probably coexist in the market at different price points.