Sunday, January 5th 2020

Samsung Unveils New Odyssey Gaming Monitor Line-up at CES 2020

Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., the global leader in the gaming monitor market, today introduced its new line-up of groundbreaking curved Odyssey gaming monitors at CES 2020. The new line-up has been completely re-imagined with gamers in mind, including radically new curved displays and industry-leading performance features for a whole new way to game.

Comprised of the G9 model - with an industry-leading 49" display - and the G7, available in 32" and 27", both Odyssey gaming monitors are completely redesigned and take immersive gaming to the next level. Both monitors feature an extremely deep curvature - the first ever monitors to possess a high-performance 1000R curvature stunning QLED picture quality.
The monitor's superior performances have even been certified by TÜV Rheinland, a leading international certification organization which has awarded Samsung the industry's first high performance 1000R curved display and Eye Comfort certificate. Gamers can benefit from 1 ms response time and 240hz RapidCurve, putting themselves in the middle of the action. Samsung's newest gaming monitors will support NVIDIA G-SYNC Compatibility and Adaptive Sync on DP1.4. Both monitors have also been redesigned with a completely new take on what gaming monitors can look like.

"The new Odyssey portfolio proves that Samsung is continuing to drive innovation with industry-leading technology and design that allow gamers significantly better performances," said Seog-gi Kim, Executive Vice President of the Visual Display Business at Samsung Electronics. "Samsung's new curved gaming monitor line-up has been completely redesigned to give gamers an entirely new and immersive experience."

Immersion and speed are critical as gaming is more competitive than ever. The new monitors' gaming-focused, technical innovations take gamers' needs for speed, responsiveness and minimal distractions into account, equipping them with the best gaming experience possible.
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G9: The Most Immersive Gaming Experience
The G9 is the world's first Dual Quad High-Definition (DQHD; 5120x1440 resolution) 240Hz rapid refresh rate, 1 ms response time, 32:9 aspect ratio gaming monitor, with a deep, immersive 1000R curve and 1000 cd/m^2 peak brightness. The monitor features Quantum dot technology combined with a HDR1000 VA panel to produce lifelike colors in vivid detail. The combination of quick response time and refresh rate along with industry-leading 1000R curve eliminates distractions and lag time, creating ultra-smooth screen transitions for critical gaming moments where a split second could mean the difference between winning and losing.

The G9 has a striking new design with a glossy white exterior and a futuristic infinity core lighting glowing rear core, which includes 52 colors and five lighting effect options. The design and lighting effects stand out from the competition and complement any gaming setup.

32" and 27" G7: A Whole New Gaming Experience
Gamers will appreciate that the G7 has the same quick response time and refresh rate, deep curved display, and overall performance of the G9, in smaller 32" and 27" models. The G7's Quad-High Definition (QHD; 2560x1440 resolution), 16:9 aspect ratio and HDR600 VA panel are complemented by a 600 cd/m^2 peak brightness. Additionally, the G7's QLED screen with Quantum dot technology provides an exceptionally wide range of accurate color reproductions that stay crisp and clear even in bright light.

The G7 has been completely redesigned with a sleek, matte black exterior and color-changing rear core lighting that can remain static or dim during gameplay, as well as change colors based on gamers' preferences. In addition, the G7 has added dynamic shapes and lighting to the monitor's front bezel.

For additional information on all Samsung gaming monitors, please visit https://displaysolutions.samsung.com/monitor/odyssey. Samsung's G9 and G7 will be available globally beginning Q2 2020.
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30 Comments on Samsung Unveils New Odyssey Gaming Monitor Line-up at CES 2020

#1
Totally
That is too much curve, almost a full 90 degrees
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#2
Mats
Totally
That is too much curve, almost a full 90 degrees
This is the first monitor I've seen with all the pixels pointing directly towards you, unlike 1800R displays that's just something in between flat and fully curved like this.
If you sit more than 1 m away from the display then this isn't for you.
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#3
notb
Totally
That is too much curve, almost a full 90 degrees
That is exactly the right amount for a monitor used on a desk - say: 60-70cm from your face.
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#4
Mescalamba
QLED for PC, finally..

That lower res version seems to look pretty much what I would like.
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#5
BArms
Yawn, bring on the 4K 32" 144hz already.
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#6
Vayra86
QLED, 240hz?

Its a big lie and I stay far away. Meanwhile, I will continue enjoying the edge bleed on my new Q43R60 QLED TV. Thanks, Samsung. Great tech, really. You made something VA that can actually perform worse. My Eizo FG2421 is miles better, and its six years old.
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#7
dj-electric
Vayra86
QLED, 240hz?

Its a big lie and I stay far away. Meanwhile, I will continue enjoying the edge bleed on my new Q43R60 QLED TV. Thanks, Samsung. Great tech, really. You made something VA that can actually perform worse. My Eizo FG2421 is miles better, and its six years old.
I'd love you to tell us all your experience with the Odyssey G9 so far that made you reach all these harsh conclusions.

Because we all know that QLED is totally not a general name to an always evolving panel technology from Samsung and totally the exact same thing since its inception some years ago.
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#8
Soy
dj-electric
I'd love you to tell us all your experience with the Odyssey G9 so far that made you reach all these harsh conclusions.

Because we all know that QLED is totally not a general name to an always evolving panel technology from Samsung and totally the exact same thing since its inception some years ago.
Plus if it was that bad why has he kept it?
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#9
Vayra86
dj-electric
I'd love you to tell us all your experience with the Odyssey G9 so far that made you reach all these harsh conclusions.

Because we all know that QLED is totally not a general name to an always evolving panel technology from Samsung and totally the exact same thing since its inception some years ago.
With local dimming its a lot better, but it still is inferior and it still isn't going to achieve 240hz without ghosting.

It is what it is.
Soy
Plus if it was that bad why has he kept it?
It was cheap, for its price it is okay, but it certainly isn't the world shattering achievement Samsung claims it to be. It has all the flaws a VA panel can have, its simply VA with a white subpixel.
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#10
Mats
Vayra86
It was cheap, for its price it is okay, but it certainly isn't the world shattering achievement Samsung claims it to be.
It doesn't sound okay, given what you just wrote. You either accept it or you don't.
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INSTG8R
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Vayra86
QLED, 240hz?

Its a big lie and I stay far away. Meanwhile, I will continue enjoying the edge bleed on my new Q43R60 QLED TV. Thanks, Samsung. Great tech, really. You made something VA that can actually perform worse. My Eizo FG2421 is miles better, and its six years old.
I can’t argue I’m very disappointed in my “QLED“ CGH70 VA the edge bleed is embarrassing.
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#12
BArms
INSTG8R
I can’t argue I’m very disappointed in my “QLED“ CGH70 VA the edge bleed is embarrassing.
Bad luck at the panel lottery? My 32" CGH70 has no noticeable bleed. I do need to RMA it though because the display goes corrupt at 144hz, but at 120 or below it's fine. Sometimes switching from FreeSync Ultimate to Standard fixes it for awhile, but it comes back. I'm hesitant to send it in though because the panel is pretty much flawless from what I can tell.
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INSTG8R
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BArms
Bad luck at the panel lottery? My 32" CGH70 has no noticeable bleed. I do need to RMA it though because the display goes corrupt at 144hz, but at 120 or below it's fine. Sometimes switching from FreeSync Ultimate to Standard fixes it for awhile, but it comes back. I'm hesitant to send it in though because the panel is pretty much flawless from what I can tell.
Mine does that random as well(out of range)
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#14
xkm1948
I want 4K 32” >= 32inch
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#15
Razbojnik
What you guys think will be the price?
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#16
Totally
notb
That is exactly the right amount for a monitor used on a desk - say: 60-70cm from your face.
My 1800r 34" sits exactly 60cm away, if I add 20.3cm(coincidentally the similar as the width of the bookshelf(18.5) speakers flanking my moniotior) to either side to bring the width to match the 120cm width of the 49" monitor, I see that 1800R is ideal for this distance. 1000R doesn't bring any benefit at this screen size.
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#17
ZoneDymo
Razbojnik
What you guys think will be the price?
probably in the category of "if you have to ask"
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#18
Totally
ZoneDymo
probably in the category of "if you have to ask"
most likely replacing their existing 49" QLED monitors, so $1500-1800 msrp
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#19
Crackong
I bet it is at least $1999 ......
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#20
Zubasa
xkm1948
I want 4K 32” >= 32inch
Asus just announced one.
www.techpowerup.com/262670/asus-shows-off-rog-swift-pg32uqx-monitor-4k-144-g-sync-ultimate-displayhdr-1400
INSTG8R
I can’t argue I’m very disappointed in my “QLED“ CGH70 VA the edge bleed is embarrassing.
BArms
Bad luck at the panel lottery? My 32" CGH70 has no noticeable bleed. I do need to RMA it though because the display goes corrupt at 144hz, but at 120 or below it's fine. Sometimes switching from FreeSync Ultimate to Standard fixes it for awhile, but it comes back. I'm hesitant to send it in though because the panel is pretty much flawless from what I can tell.
I would say Samsung QC on these monitors are non-existent.
I ran through 3 panels on my 27inch HG70 already.
The first one came with dead pixels, the second one was perfect until it died in a year or so with lines running vertical on the screen.
The third one I currently have makes IPS glow looks like a fucking joke with the amount of back-light bleed it has on the boot screen.
Worst thing about the bleed is it is not even remotely uniform, the bottom left of my screen is by far the worst.

As for the Freesync /144hz issue, try updating the firmware if you haven't already. It helped for me.
Edit: The latest 1023 firmware is only on the Korean website. :banghead:
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#21
R0H1T
Mescalamba
QLED for PC, finally..

That lower res version seems to look pretty much what I would like.
QLED is a whole of marketing for not a lot of difference in image quality, go OLED or go home I'd say. Anything with the name "quantum" in it seems to sell heaps these days :shadedshu:
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#22
Totally
I haven't really been following monitor tech ever since it's pretty much been stagnant so don't mind my ignorance by asking is QLED panel tech the one where each individual pixel is a RGBW led that can be turned of individually?
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#24
Vayra86
Mats
It doesn't sound okay, given what you just wrote. You either accept it or you don't.
Its not okay given the wild claims of what QLED should represent. Its just another VA - that is what Im saying - and its certainly not a fantastic sort of VA at that.

Some perspective, because apparently saying something about a new product is impossible when you've already seen a dozen like it... never mind all the posts here that echo what I'm saying... ;)
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#25
metalslaw
Sim racers are waiting for a 600R, 5,760x1080, single screen.

This is close :)
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