Samsung is convinced you need bigger gaming screen — or at least, that’s what the CES 2023 lineup suggests. The company has introduced four new screens to its Odyssey gaming line, from a 34-inch ultrawide to a 57-inch 8K monitor.
It’s an interesting move considering CES also brings LG’s first 27-inch OLED screen It’s been the talk of technology for the past two months. But right now, Samsung only has two Odyssey OLED screens: a 34-inch model and a 49-inch model.
In contrast to the increase in its new 27-inch OLED gaming monitors, Samsung’s first OLED displays use its own QD-OLED panels, which were first introduced in Alienware 34 QD-OLEDthat was launched last year. QD-OLED It is Samsung’s long-awaited answer to the LG OLED, and so far, it has proven to be a serious contender.
the Samsung Odyssey G95SC 49 is the most interesting of all these new screens. It takes the shape of the Odyssey Neo G9 and throws an OLED panel into the mix. This means it’s a 32:9 ultrawide with a 1800R curve that basically stacks two 1440p displays side by side (what Samsung calls “dual QHD”), for a total resolution of 5120 x 1440. It comes with the same 240 refresh rate Hertz like the Odyssey Neo G9 too.
The Odyssey OLED 34 is a bit tame – an ultrawide 21:9 screen with a 175Hz refresh rate. According to Samsung, both screens come with a 0.1ms response time and HDR True Black 400. This all matches what we saw on the Alienware 34 QD-OLED, which comes as no surprise. Samsung hasn’t said whether or not this is an official DisplayHDR certification, though. The company avoided the certification process last year Neo G8 Odyssey.
In addition to just a new panel, the new OLED screens feature an updated design, too. The stand is wider, and the base shouldn’t take up as much space as it does with the G8. The branding on the back is also less severe. The simpler design looks cleaner, as does the circular RGB ring at its center.
Even though Samsung has a new screen in the 49-inch 32:9 category, the Odyssey Neo G9 isn’t going anywhere. This monitor was teased by AMD last November as one of the… The first 8K monitors on the marketIt’s even crazier than our first look suggested.
Obviously, 8K resolution is the standout feature, enabled by DisplayPort 2.1, which doubles data transfer speeds to allow bandwidth to do 8K. Whether or not your computer can handle that many pixels is another matter, especially since only The latest GPUs from AMD Feature support.
The Odyssey Neo G9 is a 57-inch 32:9 screen with a 1000R curve that puts two 4K displays side by side, for a total resolution of 7680 x 2160. Even with the enhanced resolution, Samsung maintains an ultra-high 240Hz refresh rate and 1ms response time. It’s not OLED, but the new, updated Odyssey Neo G9 uses mini LED backlighting, which Samsung says gives it a contrast ratio of 1,000,000:1.
Wide aspect ratios are a staple of Samsung’s new Odyssey lineup, apart from the Odyssey Neo G7. The 2023 model uses a traditional 16:9 aspect ratio, but it’s a large 43 inches. Samsung seems to be targeting this more as a TV, as they include a 2.2 channel speaker system and Samsung’s own Smart TV operating system.
The Odyssey Neo G9 is VESA certified for its HDR 1000 display, and Samsung says it offers “superior imaging in any gaming environment, from the shadows to the bright scenes.”
The Odyssey Neo G9 and Odyssey OLED G9 both include Adaptive Sync and AMD FreeSync Premium. Both also come with Samsung Smart Hub and Game Hub. This gives you direct access to video streaming apps like Prime Video, Netflix, and YouTube without connecting to a computer. Similarly, Game Hub lets you stream games from Xbox and Nvidia GeForce Now.
Both displays also include USB-C charging at up to 65W.
Samsung says the Odyssey Neo G7 will be available in the first few months of 2023, while the Odyssey Neo G9 is coming later this year. It’s not clear exactly when we’ll see the two OLED screens, but Samsung says they’ll be coming later in 2023.