Samsung’s development to the superb Odyssey G9 bended gaming screen is almost here: the 49-inch Odyssey Neo G9 will cost a faltering $2,499.99 when it goes on preorder beginning Thursday, July 29th. That is almost $1,000 more than the first, yet this isn’t only a straightforward knock. The new Neo G9 presently has a Mini LED illuminated board that can hit 2,000 nits of brilliance, with full-exhibit neighborhood diminishing for the sort of more profound blacks and persuading HDR that the first didn’t exactly oversee.
I as of late had the advantageous chance to try out the Odyssey Neo G9 with Doom Eternal and Cyberpunk 2077, and what stood apart to me the most — beside basically being encompassed in its 1000R bend — was the extraordinary brilliance of the presentation. Regardless of whether I was taking a gander at the foggy horizon in Night City or gazing at the loathsome shading range as I tore through evil spirits, I was intrigued by a great deal of things without a moment’s delay: how clean the differentiation showed up even as I whipped the mouse around, and how rich a portion of the more profound tones showed up. The work area associated with the screen didn’t verge on exploiting its 240Hz invigorate rate (you’ll need an entirely fit machine to take advantage of this screen), yet it was as yet a charming, vivid experience.
Like last year’s Odyssey G9, the Odyssey Neo G9 is a 49-inch bended screen with a 5120 x 1440 goal (it resembles two QHD shows crushed together), however a few key specs have been improved, and Samsung is adjusting this top of the line gaming screen with its Neo series of top of the line TVs.
Small scale LED is unquestionably the feature: it helps the Odyssey Neo G9 show light scenes all the more precisely and give further blacks less blossom than conventional LED backdrop illumination. Notwithstanding that top luminance of 2000 nits, or 2000 cd/m², Samsung says it supported the measure of neighborhood darkening zones to 2,048 contrasted with only 10 in last year’s model. It additionally upholds HDR 10 Plus.
Another new stunt that is more unobtrusive, yet at the same time welcome, is the CoreSync highlight that can adjust the screen’s back confronting light with what’s going on in-game for more profound inundation. It can evidently do this without introducing an application, however Samsung takes note of that you likely will not see the impact except if you’re in a dull room and the screen is right in a tough spot. (Note: the blue light behind the screen in these pictures isn’t being produced from the Odyssey Neo G9’s back light. It’s a light that Samsung introduced at the press preparation.)
The Odyssey Neo G9 is Nvidia G-Sync viable and upholds AMD FreeSync Premium Pro and variable invigorate rate (VRR). It holds a similar 240Hz invigorate rate and 1ms reaction season of last year’s model — no objections there. Yet, Samsung additionally overhauled the two HDMI ports in the Odyssey Neo G9 to the more current 2.1 standard that offers sufficient data transmission to permit your PC to exploit its quick revive rate and goal over HDMI. That is acceptable, taking into account that last year’s screen needed to pull some Display Stream Compression stunts to make 240Hz work over DisplayPort, which didn’t get along with the most current AMD and Nvidia designs cards at their introduction.
Having HDMI 2.1 with VRR likewise implies that this screen will uphold quicker invigorate rates from consoles down the line, should those updates occur. As of now, the Xbox Series X backings 1440p at 120Hz and up to 4K, though the PS5 presently upholds 1080p at a 120Hz invigorate rate. The Odyssey Neo G9 likewise includes one DisplayPort 1.4 port with versatile sync, alongside an earphone jack and two USB 3.0 ports.
Like my associate Sean Hollister noted in his audit of last year’s model, games can in any case look distorted around the edges in this 32:9 viewpoint proportion screen. I saw this in the two titles that I tested, yet ideally more games will get appropriate super-ultrawide screen support like the impending Halo Infinite. I’d truly love to see that game running on the Neo G9.
That $2,499.99 cost, however. It’s unmistakable this screen is for fan gamers who esteem the bended plan over different benefits that probably the best OLED TVs and other top-of-the-line models bring nowadays. However, it’s difficult to overlook that now, you can get a greater OLED screen with comparative highlights and specs, in addition to 4K goal, at a comparable cost — or lower. The sticker shock may not be lost on Samsung, either, as it’s including a free JBL Quantum One head-following gaming headset with preorders.
The Odyssey Neo G9 will send around the world on August ninth, and we’ll be investigating this screen then, at that point. For the present, here are a couple of more photographs that I had the option to lash out at Samsung’s occasion.
What amount would you spend for a no-compromise smaller than expected LED gaming screen? Samsung thinks it has an answer. The organization will begin taking pre-orders for its since quite a while ago prodded Odyssey Neo G9 show on July 29th for $2,500. Indeed, you could purchase a decent PC for not exactly the expense of this bent, 49-inch monster — in spite of the fact that you may have valid justifications to purchase this over more modest, compliment Odyssey screens.
As you would have speculated, the utilization of small LED conveys extremely high difference proportions for an LCD screen. Samsung claims a dark degree of simply 0.0004. Nonetheless, you’re additionally getting incredibly brilliant HDR because of a pinnacle splendor of 2,000 nits that causes numerous TVs to appear to be faint by correlation. Adaptable lighting impacts help add to the glimmer.
You ought to likewise see a similar 5,120 x 1,440 goal, 240Hz revive rate, and 1ms pixel reaction time from last year’s Odyssey G9, also the network that incorporates two HDMI ports, DisplayPort and a couple of USB 3.0 associations.
You’re unmistakably getting highlights that are difficult to coordinate. Notwithstanding, it’s additionally clear that Samsung is focusing on a genuinely tight crowd — The Neo G9 is intended for very much obeyed gamers who need the most vivid non-VR experience conceivable. It could undoubtedly hit the sweet spot in case you’re in that segment, however inventive geniuses (and anybody on a tight spending plan) will likely need to look somewhere else.