Samsung embarks with Odyssey Neo G9 57-inch monitor and updated 55-inch Odyssey Ark
At Gamescom Samsung has officially unveiled its first dual UHD monitor.
Odyssey Neo G9 with DisplayPort 2.1
Today, Samsung has officially announced the availability of their Neo G9 monitor for pre-order. This monitor, known as the G95NC, marks a significant milestone as the very first ultra-wide display to incorporate DisplayPort 2.1 connectivity, greatly boosting its compatibility with modern graphics cards.
The Neo G9 boasts dual UHD resolution (DUHD) across its expansive 57-inch 32:9 screen. Essentially, it functions like having two 32-inch UHD monitors side by side. It’s important to note that this monitor utilizes Samsung’s Quantum Mini-LED technology instead of OLED, which means that while the black levels might not reach the depths of OLED, Samsung has implemented smaller dimming zones to mitigate the blooming effect.
In terms of performance, this monitor is top-notch. It adheres to the DisplayHDR 1000 standard, offering a peak brightness of 1000 nits. Additionally, it boasts a 1ms response time and a refresh rate of 240Hz. Much like ASUS ROG Swift monitors, this panel also supports AMD FreeSync Premium Pro.
Regarding connectivity options, the Neo G9 offers both DisplayPort 2.1 and HDMI 2.1, providing access to the latest standards and making it the first gaming-ready monitor compatible with the new DP standard. At present, this technology is exclusively available with Radeon RX 7000 GPUs.
Updated Odyssey Neo Ark
Samsung has also updated its 55-inch curved monitor called Odyssey Ark. This monitor was originally announced and demoed in 2022, but Samsung has been working on improving the capability of this panel. The monitor has 1000R curvature and offers 165Hz refresh rate and 1ms response time.
The new G97NC panel allows users to attach four input devices to the screen at once. It strongly emphasizes the use of multi-device operation, with Keyboard, Video, Mouse (KVM) features and cockpit mode view. Unlike the Neo G9, this monitor does not support DP 2.1 standard, but relies on 1.4 features.
Samsung Odyssey Neo G9 will be available for pre-order beginning at Gamescom 2023, while Ark will be listed for preorder in September. Some lucky gamers were quick to purchase the Neo G9 monitor early this month in Asia, it appears that Samsung has made a mistake of shipping them too soon.