Tuesday, June 16th 2020

Samsung Releases More Odyssey Gaming Monitors: G9 and G7 Now on Pre-Order

Samsung, the global leader in gaming monitors², pushes the boundaries of display technology to deliver a radically different gaming experience. Unveiled this year at CES, Odyssey gaming monitors combine the deepest, most immersive curved displays with next-generation performance gaming performance. The Odyssey G9 and G7 are available for pre-order today and on sale July 13, on Samsung.com and select online retailers.

"As the global leader in the gaming monitor market, Samsung understands that gamers want display innovations that reimagine the gaming experience with high-performance features for even the most demanding game titles," said Mark Quiroz, Vice President, Product Marketing, Samsung Electronics America Display Division. "With Odyssey, we're going beyond the expectations of what a gaming monitor should be and bringing a fully redesigned, deeply immersive experience built for the future of gaming."
The G9 - with an industry-leading 49-inch display - and the G7, available in 32 and 27-inch, have been completely redesigned for maximum immersion in gaming worlds. Odyssey monitors are the first-ever gaming monitors to possess a high-performance 1000R curvature that wraps around a gamer's view. Combined with Samsung QLED technology and HDR, Odyssey delivers the deepest blacks and vivid colors to bring environments to life with unprecedented realism and ensures every pixel has picture-perfect depth.

For gamers to stay immersed in the action, display performance is critical as gaming is more competitive than ever. Odyssey's technical innovations take gamers' needs for speed, responsiveness into account with a powerful combination of 1 ms response time and 240Hz refresh rate, creating ultra-smooth screen transitions for crucial gaming moments where every split second counts.

To further improve performance, Odyssey monitors also support NVIDIA G-SYNC Compatibility and Adaptive Sync on DisplayPort 1.4, offering gamers' exceptionally dynamic and seamless gameplay.

Odyssey's Infinity Core custom lighting is a striking addition to any desktop, matching world firsts in technology with best-in-class design. Multiple colors and patterns allow gamers to customize their Infinity Core lighting to complement their setup.

The Odyssey G9: The Most Immersive Gaming Experience
The 49" G9 is available for $1699.99. Its Dual Quad-HD 49" display (DQHD; 5120×1440 resolution) boasts a 32:9 aspect ratio for a wider field of view and 1000 cd/m² peak brightness. Quantum dot technology combined with a HDR1000 VA panel also produce lifelike colors in vivid detail.

Odyssey G9 also 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.

The Odyssey G7
The Odyssey G7 is available for $699.99 (27") and $799.99 (32").

The Quad-High Definition (QHD; 2560×1440 resolution), 16:9 aspect ratio and HDR600 VA panel are complemented by a 600 cd/m² peak brightness. In addition to the lighting effects, the G7 has added dynamic shapes and lighting to the monitor's front bezel; once the monitor is turned on, circular lighting on the back of the device emits a subtle blue light.

G7 has futuristic design elements with a matte black exterior that's paired with a color-changing rear Infinity Core lighting system. The lighting can remain static or dim during gameplay, as well as change colors based on the preferences of the gamer.
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17 Comments on Samsung Releases More Odyssey Gaming Monitors: G9 and G7 Now on Pre-Order

#2
Gmr_Chick
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You can find the rest here: displaysolutions.samsung.com/monitor/why-curved-monitor
From that page, I found this to be a good laugh:

"Research by Seoul National University Hospital, Samsung’s curved monitors to be more effective in reducing eyestrain than its flat monitors."

I read that and could actually hear my left eye go, "bitch, you thought!" I have a severe case of amblyopia (lazy eye) in my left eye, to the point where it's basically "stuck" looking off to the side...yet I can't really see much through that eye. Therefore, the right eye (which isn't exactly great either) is forced to do all the work.

I have a curved monitor, but I still get eyestrain easily. Plus I literally can't tell that it's curved. :roll:
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#3
Dracius
Gmr_Chick
From that page, I found this to be a good laugh:

"Research by Seoul National University Hospital, Samsung’s curved monitors to be more effective in reducing eyestrain than its flat monitors."

I read that and could actually hear my left eye go, "bitch, you thought!" I have a severe case of amblyopia (lazy eye) in my left eye, to the point where it's basically "stuck" looking off to the side...yet I can't really see much through that eye. Therefore, the right eye (which isn't exactly great either) is forced to do all the work.

I have a curved monitor, but I still get eyestrain easily. Plus I literally can't tell that it's curved. :roll:
I very much sympathize. I too have amblyopia in my left eye. It moves around with my right, but it's its a blurry mess. I've been using my right eye all my life.

I have yet to try these curved screens. I'm interested to know what this would feel like.
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#4
cellar door
Dracius
I very much sympathize. I too have amblyopia in my left eye. It moves around with my right, but it's its a blurry mess. I've been using my right eye all my life.

I have yet to try these curved screens. I'm interested to know what this would feel like.
I've used a Dell flat Ultrasharp monitor for 10 years, now I'm using a Samsung 32" 1800R and I prefer the curve hands down. It really does make navigating a larger display easier.
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#5
BoboOOZ
Same here, have amblyopia, use curved screens.

Theoretically, they should reduce strain by reducing the need to keep in focus things situated at different distances.

Practically, I love them for the immersion effect, even for movies, when you are up close, I like the effect.

I would love to try these Samsung monitors, but a huge drawback is their price. I would never pay more than 600USD for a monitor, so my next one will have to be a 1500R 21:9 34"
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#6
Dracius
Great, thanks for the advice. :toast:

The price is also a big issue for me. I struggle to come to terms to buy a monitor that costs as much as my system..

One day!
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#7
Gmr_Chick
I think the curve on my AORUS CV27F is 1500R. That's according to the specs anyway. It's a very modest curve :cool:
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#8
BoboOOZ
Gmr_Chick
I think the curve on my AORUS CV27F is 1500R. That's according to the specs anyway. It's a very modest curve :cool:
Well, if you sit at 50cm from your monitor, the curvature so that everything is in focus should be 500R, but I don't think we'll see that anytime soon.

The size of the monitor matters too, 1500R on 34" is more noticeable, but still not huge.
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#9
TheLostSwede
The G9 costs more than what most people earn in a month where I live...

I recently got my first curved monitor, not because it was curved, but because it was the best deal I could get on a 1440p monitor that wasn't TN.
It's only 1500R and although it felt weird to start with, I guess I got used to it quite quickly.
However, these things look too curved for comfort.
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#10
JalleR
soooooo 240Hz on DP 1.4 or HDMI 2.0 in 5120x1440 and then HDR........ well...
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#11
BArms
I just want to know:

1) Is the 1ms gtg spec accurate?
2) Which features must be disabled to achieve "1ms gtg"?
3) Input lag
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#12
Gmr_Chick
^ 1. take the whole "1ms gtg" thing with a grain of salt. 9 times out of 10, it's more like 2ms when actually tested in a review. I think the whole "1ms gtg" thing is purely a marketing ploy by companies to get gamers to buy their products.
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#13
R-T-B
I hate curved monitors with a passion. It seems like I am the only one.

Thank god OLED's aren't curved (yet).
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#15
Caring1
my_name_is_earl
Hope street price is much less.
Just go shopping with a brick during a riot. :eek:
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#16
BArms
R-T-B
I hate curved monitors with a passion. It seems like I am the only one.

Thank god OLED's aren't curved (yet).
Have you ever used one? You get used to them very quickly and won't notice the curve after like a day.
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#17
mtcn77
I counted the visual field gain. Its 3% in the smaller 16:9 variants, but 13% in the 32:9 version. 49" is almost 55.3" by that regard, if it were flat.

It is literally a 68.5° arc. Binocular vision is just 120°.
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