Samsung has been teasing the arrival of its 57-inch Odyssey Neo G9 (G95NC) since early January 2023. The monitor was first introduced throughout the leadup to CES 2023, promising to ship 57 inches of Twin UHD (7680 x 2160) gaming. Samsung determined to whet our appetites once more in August when UK preorders for the monitor opened at £2,199, together with 20% VAT.
Since then, we received an opportunity to get a hands-on (and extra importantly, eyes-on) the Odyssey Neo G9. The monitor is as menacing in particular person because it appeared within the first press renders that we noticed. The design is acquainted to these acquainted with the Neo household, as you’ll discover black bezels across the show and a large black stand to assist the 33-pound weight of the naked monitor.
Turning round to the again, Samsung switches issues up with a shiny white end for the rear show housing and the vertical portion of the stand. A round RGB orb (supporting CoreSync and Core Lighting+) is situated on the heart rear of the panel and serves because the junction level for top, swivel, and tilt changes. You may as well wall mount the monitor with a VESA 100 bracket. Simply make certain your bracket is securely mounted to a wall stud.
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Samsung outfitted the Odyssey Neo G9 with a plethora of ports, together with three HDMI 2.1, one DisplayPort 2.1 (lossless Show Stream Compression is supported), a built-in USB 3.0 hub and a headphone jack. The corporate can also be intently targeted on cable administration, so it makes use of a big plastic panel to cover the unused ports and direct your cables to 1 central location close to the stand.
The plastic panel is a bit wobbly, measures roughly 2.5 ft lengthy and is held in place with clips. We are able to see how this hidden cable administration could be interesting in case your desk is an open house (i.e., not positioned straight in opposition to a wall). Nonetheless, the plastic panel is a fussy element on this in any other case well-executed design. Fortunately, interacting with the panel is one thing you’ll in all probability solely do sometimes after organising the Neo G9.
The Odyssey Neo G9 visually impresses because of a 57-inch 1000R VA panel with Mini-LED backlighting (2,392 dimming zones). Sitting down in entrance of it, it is powerful to attempt to substantively evaluate it to different high-end screens, a few of which provide QD-OLED or different competing panel varieties.
Even leaning in, I could not discern particular person pixels, and general the display appeared extraordinarily good. However truthfully, the sheer measurement of the display does a whole lot of the heavy lifting of creating the G9 spectacular to make use of. That mentioned, there are quite a lot of video games that do not formally assist the ultrawide 32:9 side ratio. Starfield is one latest high-profile instance, although the developer has promised ultrawide assist is coming in a future replace.
Samsung claims that the gaming monitor has a static distinction ratio of two,500:1. Minimal brightness for the panel is 350 nits, whereas typical measurements are dialed in at 420 nits and most brightness is rated at 1,000 nits. Players will respect the 1ms response time and most refresh charge of 240Hz with AMD FreeSync Premium Professional assist, which is excellent for a decision of seven,680 x 2,160. We simply hope you have got the CPU and GPU firepower to do the Odyssey Neo G9 justice.
In fact, all this visible and gaming goodness doesn’t come low-cost. Preorders in the US open immediately for $2,499. For comparability, the 55-inch Odyssey Arc launched with an MSRP of $2,999 and at present sells for $1,999 at Amazon. Nevertheless, Samsung is trying to sweeten the deal for early adopters by providing a $500 credit score for preorders positioned between September 18 and October 1. The $500 credit score can’t be used to scale back the worth of the Odyssey Neo G9, however can be utilized towards the price of every other Samsung gadget on the time of buy.