CES: Samsung Neo G9 Curved Gaming Monitor Wows Crowd

The Samsung Odyssey Neo G9 is a 1000R curved 57-inch gaming monitor that uses quantum mini-LED technology for pixel resolution of 7,680 × 2,160 at 32:9. Announced in November as the first monitor with DisplayPort 2.1 support, it has 240Hz refresh rate and connects with the Samsung Gaming Hub for cloud gaming. Samsung, which is calling the Neo G9 “the world’s first single monitor with dual ultra-high-definition resolution,” says it will ship later this year and did not announce pricing. The company also announced the 49-inch Odyssey OLED G9.

“You’re gonna need a bigger desk,” writes CNET of the matte-screen Neo G9, noting the new gaming monitor Samsung announced at CES 2023 “is a beast.”

CNET adds that “there’s still a bit of a disconnect between this level of resolution and GPU performance,” noting that “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 leveled up to DP 2.1 (HDMI 2.1 can support it, but only at 60Hz).” Samsung’s announcement specifies VESA Display HDR 1000.

Samsung claims the curved Odyssey OLED G9, with its quantum dot (QD) 1800R panel and 5,120 x 1,440-pixel resolution, is the first OLED-screen gaming monitor with a 32:9 aspect ratio. Like the Neo G9, the Odyssey is certified for DisplayHDR True Black 400, it has a zippy 240Hz refresh rate and incorporates the Samsung Gaming Hub for cloud gaming.

“Samsung opted to go with mini DisplayPort instead of full-size DisplayPort for this model, in addition to HDMI and USB-C with 65-watt power delivery,” CNET writes. The Verge says the OLED G9 is a reminder that the 34-inch Odyssey G8 QD-OLED monitor that Samsung announced at IFA 2022 “will be releasing ‘very soon.’”

The Odyssey Neo G7 is flat and emphasizes gaming-slash-entertainment. “The 144Hz Quantum Dot, DisplayHDR 600-compliant monitor has integrated stereo speakers and comes with a remote and all the streaming-and-gaming apps Samsung’s Hubs can include,” CNET says. It’s scheduled for availability by the end of March.

“These monitors are meant to connect to powerful consoles and PCs” but Samsung Gaming Hub support “lets you wirelessly connect a controller to play on cloud streaming services like Xbox Cloud Gaming and Nvidia GeForce NOW,” The Verge reports, noting the monitors “also have Smart Hub, which let them access smart TV apps like Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, and more.”

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