Most years at CES we see Samsung’s latest displays, and sometimes new storage devices. This year was not much different, and two of their new monitors really stuck out to us: the Odyssey Neo G9 57″ and the Odyssey OLED G9 49″.
Odyssey Neo G9 57″
To say the Odyssey Neo G9 is impressive would be putting it lightly. This is the world’s first 57″ 8K Ultrawide monitor, sporting a staggering 7680 x 2160 resolution. All of that screen real estate would be great on its own, but this is a gaming monitor, so it also comes along with a 240Hz refresh rate. In order to support this kind of imagery, Samsung has outfitted this monitor with DisplayPort 2.1 connectivity, so you will need to make sure you have a GPU that can pump out content at those specifications – think RX 7900 cards, which are the only ones to support DP 2.1 at this time.
To add to the immersiveness of the Odyssey Neo G9 57″, the screen is curved with a 1000R bend, quite tight compared to something with an 1800R bend instead. That said, our demo time on the monitor was via a driving simulator, and being able to look from one side to the other to get a better look at your surroundings was a nice feature.
Odyssey OLED G9 49″
Another world first is the Odyssey OLED G9 49″, a 49″ curved OLED screen with a 32:9 aspect ratio. The 5120 x 1440 resolution is again paired up with a 240Hz refresh rate, along with a 0.1ms response time, and Samsung’s Quantum Dot OLED technology. Sitting down to play some Fortnite on the show floor was a great experience, and I would have loved to continue racking up the kills (I was up to 5 before we had to move on) on the amazing looking display. The 1800R curve of the screen was much less noticeable than the 1000R found on the Odyssey Neo G9 59″, which was more to my liking.
No pricing or availability was available for either monitor, but as soon as we have any updates, you can bet we will be sharing them.