CES 2020 hasn’t began but, however Samsung is already getting began with a pair of latest QLED gaming screens that look to examine almost each spec field, led by the completely huge 49-inch Odyssey G9, Samsung’s curviest display but.
The Odyssey G9 isn’t the primary curved gaming show from Samsung, neither is it the primary 49-inch one, and even the primary at such a excessive decision (that honor goes to final yr’s CRG9). However the Odyssey ups the specs in almost each means: whereas the 5120×1440 decision and HDR1000 score are the identical, the brand new display affords twice the refresh fee, at as much as 240Hz, a even faster 1ms response time, and help for each AMD’s FreeSync 2 together with newly added Nvidia G-Sync compatibility.
The show can also be Samsung’s first shopper show with an 1000R curve, filling roughly the identical subject of view because the human eye (monitor curvature tends to vary from 4000R to 1800R, with a better curvature the decrease the quantity.) In different phrases, the 49-inch G9 curves extra than most different shows, together with the CRG9 (which had a much less extreme 1800R curve) for a extra immersive expertise that feels just like the display is wrapped round your head.
In fact, on condition that it’s a gaming monitor, the again additionally incorporates a large glowing blue gentle that makes the show seem like it’s powered by considered one of Tony Stark’s leftover Iron Man arc reactors.
Alongside the Odyssey G9, Samsung additionally introduced the Odyssey G7, a smaller 16:9 2560×1440 monitor that is available in each 32-inch and 27-inch sizes. Just like the bigger Odyssey G9 panels, the G7 fashions additionally provide a 1000R curvature, depend on Samsung’s QLED expertise, function a 240Hz refresh fee, 1ms response time, and FreeSync 2 and G-Sync. The one actual distinction — except for measurement — is the extent of HDR supported. The G7 fashions solely are rated for HDR600 (for a minimal peak luminance of 600 cd/m2), in comparison with the HDR1000 score on the G9.
Samsung has but to announce a worth or launch date for both show, but when the $1,299.99 CRG9 from final yr is something to go by, the brand new shows doubtless received’t be low-cost.