Remember the Samsung Odyssey Ark? Of course you do — it was launched final yr, had a monstrous 55-inch show that towers over you in portrait mode, and used Mini LED tech. In his overview, my colleague Cameron Faulkner stated that utilizing it “feels like being in VR,” and referred to as its presence “magnetic.” In quick, it’s a monitor dialed (actually) to date previous 11 that its Multi View mode was barely capable of sustain.
So after all Samsung went and made one thing even greater, with even higher-end specs, and is asserting it at CES. Enter the brand new Odyssey Neo G9 (ignore the truth that new and neo imply the identical factor), a follow-up to Samsung’s $2,499 49-inch Mini LED show of the identical identify, launched in 2021. This time, it has a 57-inch “super ultra-wide curved display.”
When AMD teased this monitor at its RDNA 3 occasion, the corporate stated it was the “first 8K ultrawide.” As my colleague Sean Hollister identified then, the “8K” label is deceptive. It most likely makes you consider 8K TVs, with a decision of 7680 by 4320, which have 4 instances as many pixels as 4K (simply as 4K quadrupled 1080p’s decision). Samsung’s now introduced, nevertheless, that the brand new Odyssey Neo G9 has a decision of 7680 by 2160, making for a 32:9 side ratio. That’s the identical horizontal decision because the 8K UHDTV commonplace, however paired with the horizontal decision of a 4K show.
To be clear, that’s nonetheless a lot of pixels — double the variety of a standard 4K show, just like the one on the Ark. To deal with all of it, Samsung says that is the primary gaming monitor with DisplayPort 2.1, although the corporate hasn’t revealed what different inputs it’ll have, or if it’ll use a One Connect Box just like the Ark.
There’s really nonetheless loads of particulars we don’t know in regards to the neo Neo G9. Samsung says it’ll launch later this yr however doesn’t supply any additional specifics, and there’s no phrase but on worth. And whereas we learn about a few of its options — a 240Hz refresh charge and a matte display screen coating — the corporate isn’t mentioning whether or not it’ll have Multi View mode to simply accept a number of inputs, and even what ports the monitor may have apart from DP 2.1. Also, a word on that refresh charge: it’s larger than the Ark’s, which topped out at 165Hz, however when Sean examined the unique Neo G9 its 240Hz show mode had some very odd habits, as did the G9 earlier than it.
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