Samsung's new Odyssey gaming monitor line boasts an aggressive curve, futuristic design

Shawn Knight

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The flagship Odyssey G9 packs a 49-inch display with what Samsung calls the world’s first Dual Quad High-Definition (DQHD, 5,120 x 1,440 resolution) screen sporting a 240Hz refresh rate and 1ms response time. The HDR1000 VA panel uses Quantum dot technology and boasts an aggressive 1000R curve with 1000 cd/m2 peak brightness.

The G9 looks the part on the outside as well with a futuristic white exterior and an “infinity core lighting” system with 52 different color options and five lighting effects.

The Odyssey G7, meanwhile, affords the same response time, refresh rate, aggressive curve and performance of the G9 but in smaller 32-inch and 27-inch varieties. With the G7 series, you can expect Quad-High Definition (2,560 x 1,440 resolution), 16:9 aspect ratio and an HDR600 VA panel with 600 cd/m2 peak brightness. The white exterior has also been swapped out for a matte black finish.

All three monitors are G-sync compatible and will be on display at Samsung’s booth at CES 2020 next week. Availability is slated for Q2 2020 but unfortunately, pricing remains a mystery at this hour.

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RaXoR

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I can foresee this and a 3080Ti being added to my setup whenever they become available.
 

VitalyT

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Both funny and sad, such monitors are stuck on low resolution, because even the new DisplayPort 2.0 can push low-res only when in 240Hz mode.

The standard becomes obsolete before it comes to the market. It will take 2 x DP2.0 cables to push an 8K screen to 240Hz.
 

Porkous

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Is good. I like it. I have one similar at lower ress. While for me is not an issue that is lower ress. If the pixels are visible, then is time to move a bit farther from the screen.

On this model is interesting that they bumped the brightness a bit, as the older ones already had pretty bright screens while also maintaining good contrast. Would be interesting to see what contrast it has.
240hz is pretty high. I tried low input lag and faster response, and while seeing some artifacts on the test site, in game I haven't seen anything.

I was looking for more Qleds. I wonder if they use local dimming? The colors must be 100% on p3 color space, as the older ones already had 92%+

I wonder if they would make it at 6k contrast (from 3k Typ) on the VA, as some TV's have.
 

Sorileus86

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Looks nice, but personally, I'm not a fan of that extreme of a curve on a display, I think that would be somewhat distracting vs what we have now which are subtle and you don't take real notice of after awhile. This new curved monitor how ever I feel your keep noticing the curve more often then not.
 
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p51d007

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Pricing looks to be a mystery? Seriously?
No mystery to me. It will be STUPID expensive.
 

loki1944

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Looks nice, but personally, I'm not a fan of that extreme of a curve on a display, I think that would be somewhat distracting vs what we have now which are subtle and you don't take real notice of after awhile. This new curved monitor how ever I feel your keep noticing the curve more often then not.
Yeah, that ridiculous curve would drive me nuts.