Samsung has introduced its flagship offering, the Odyssey Neo G9 57″ monitor, as part of the proceedings at the Gamescom 2023 exposition. This recent addition to their product portfolio takes the form of a curved gaming monitor that touts a substantial 57-inch ultra-wide panel, equating to the combined expanse of two 4K displays.
Referred to as the Odyssey Neo G9 57″, or G95NC, this monitor employs a VA-type LCD panel distinguished by its resolution of 7680 x 2160 and a curvature radius of 1000R. The resulting aspect ratio of 32:9 replicates the effect of adjacently positioning two 16:9 3840 x 2160 panels. Importantly, the dimensions of the 57-inch display stem from its ultra-wide aspect ratio, rendering direct comparisons with displays of alternative aspect ratios impractical.
A notable feat lies in the monitor’s ability to support this expansive resolution in tandem with an equally impressive 240Hz refresh rate, translating to the refreshing of roughly four billion pixels each second. To enable this noteworthy synchronisation of resolution and refresh rate, the G95NC incorporates a hybrid connectivity approach that encompasses both DisplayPort 2.1 and HDMI 2.1 interfaces.
Though specific bandwidth details for these interfaces are not explicitly disclosed by Samsung, it is pertinent to acknowledge that current connectors lack the capacity to facilitate the considerable data transfer (surpassing 100Gbps) demanded by the monitor without recourse to Display Stream Compression—an aspect that the monitor duly embraces.
Underpinning its technological framework, the G95NC integrates Samsung’s Quantum Matrix Technology despite its divergence from employing a more contemporary OLED panel. This innovation capitalises on mini-LED backlighting and integrates an impressive array of 2392 local dimming zones.
This collective array of attributes has culminated in the monitor’s attainment of the esteemed VESA DisplayHDR 1000 certification. The panel’s response time registers at a minimum of 1ms (GTG) and features a matte coating. The imminent availability of the Samsung Odyssey Neo G9 57″ is earmarked for the US market, with a scheduled release date set for October.