Samsung launches a huge gaming display but it might be too much for your PC

Unveiled at CES 2023 in Las Vegas last January, the Samsung Odyssey Neo G9 will be the brand’s first 57-inch Dual UHD display. A monster of power which will however not be compatible with all graphics cards.

Samsung also took advantage of Gamescom to launch a new screen for gamers. After the Samsung Odyssey G9 Oled in 49 inches this summer, the Korean giant is literally going into overdrive for this new model. The Samsung Odyssey Neo G9 promises to be the first Dual Ultra-High Definition screen (shortened to DUHD) with its impressive 57-inch diagonal. Concretely, it is therefore two UHD screens next to each other with a significant curvature of 1000R to dominate the user’s field of vision.

Unlike its predecessor, Samsung has opted for a Mini-LED panel with a peak brightness of 1000 nits as well as compatibility with the VESA DisplayHD 1000 standard, well above many monitors of its kind on the market, for a superior HDR experience. By choosing the Mini-LED, the brand also claims to have reviewed the number of its zones of local dimming for a blooming less important around the luminous elements. It is on this technical specificity that LCD screens try to stand out by wanting to approach the performance of Oled.

A very fast screen… but not for everyone

The screen has a refresh rate of 240 Hz and, like its competitors at Asus, AMD FreeSync Premium Pro certification and compatibility with Nvidia’s G-Sync. To power such a screen to its full potential, Samsung has logically chosen to add a DisplayPort 2.1 connection to it with its bandwidth almost twice that of HDMI 2.1. If players will be able to connect their console or gaming PC via the HDMI connector present on the screen, they will however be restricted in terms of frame rate: only DisplayPort 2.1 to go beyond 120 Hz in UHD.

And currently, only AMD Radeon graphics cards from the 7000 range offer such connectivity, unlike the latest Nvidia generations. Players on the green team will of course be able to connect to the screen, but with a certain limit in terms of refresh rate.

The screen is already available for pre-order at the indicated price of 2499 euros on the Samsung site for a shipment scheduled for September 15, 2023.

A huge and very fast screen… but not for everyone

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