Samsung has just unveiled a one-of-a-kind curved gaming monitor at CES 2022, dubbed the Samsung Odyssey Neo G8.
This 32-inch display delivers 4K gaming with an unprecedented 240Hz refresh rate, making it the world’s first display with such a high refresh rate at this resolution.
Playing on a 4K monitor is often a surefire way to experience the most stunning visuals a game can offer, but high resolution usually comes at the cost of a lower refresh rate. Samsung seems to have found a solution to this problem with the Odyssey Neo G8, offering the best of both worlds, all in a stylish package. This display delivers both the high refresh rates gamers crave and stunning 4K visuals.
To be fair, many games won’t be able to utilize the full extent of that 4K refresh rate, even on the most powerful gaming PCs.
But it’s more than just resolution and refresh rate. The Odyssey Neo G8 also sports Quantum HDR 2000, which is intensely bright. This is through the use of mini quantum LEDs, delivering up to 2,000 nits of brightness as well as a million-to-one contrast ratio. The Samsung Odyssey Neo G8 is likely to offer a jaw-dropping gaming experience, with a huge range of colors and deep contrasts helping to enhance them.
But it’s the lighting’s fast refresh rate that makes the Odyssey Neo G8 a world first. At 4K 240Hz this is a monster gaming monitor regardless of the game. Add to that the 1ms response time and we have a display capable of playing both scripted RPGs and games. fast shooters without hampering the gameplay in any way. Samsung also supports AMD FreeSync Premium Pro and Nvidia’s G-Sync to limit screen tearing.
It should be noted that this is a curved screen with a curvature of 1000R. While curved gaming monitors might not be everyone’s cup of tea, Samsung has released some very successful models in the past. This monitor has a resolution of 3840 x 2160 and an aspect ratio of 16: 9, which allows to optimize the immersion in the games.
The striking visuals begin with the design of the screen itself. Samsung went for a semi-futuristic design that looks like something you’d find in a sci-fi movie. More importantly, the design looks a lot like Samsung’s Odyssey G9, a massive (and extremely bright) monitor from the manufacturer released in 2021. Much like the G9, the all-new Odyssey Neo G8 is largely white with black bezels. surrounding the screen itself.
Samsung has also used CoreSync lighting to make the gaming experience even more immersive. Lights on the back of the monitor automatically detect the colors displayed and adapt to what is happening on the screen.
While there’s no way the Samsung Odyssey Neo G8 will end up on a list of the cheapest gaming monitors, it looks like it could turn out to be one of the best for enthusiasts who appreciate performance first. order versus price.