Samsung Preps New Odyssey Neo G9 Gaming Monitor with DisplayPort 2.1 and Ultrawide 8K Panel

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Samsung is developing a new version of its Odyssey Neo G9 gaming monitor that features an 8K ultrawide panel. The news was revealed by Scott Herkelman (SVP & GM AMD Radeon) during today’s “together we advance_gaming” broadcast, which included a portion teasing some of the DisplayPort 2.1 monitors that Acer, ASUS, LG, and Samsung plan to unveil beginning early 2023. The new Odyssey Neo G9 will be one such display, and while additional details aren’t expected until CES 2023, a slide that AMD shared suggests that refresh rates of up to 900 Hz in 1440p, 480 Hz in 4K, and 165 Hz in 8K are possible when such monitors are paired with the company’s newly announced Radeon RX 7900 XTX graphics cards. AMD has stressed that Radeon RX 7000 Series GPUs support DisplayPort 2.1, unlike NVIDIA’s existing GeForce RTX 40 Series, which are limited to DisplayPort 1.4a.

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For now, Odyssey fans can check out the Odyssey Ark, Samsung’s latest Odyssey monitor with a 55-inch curved 4K panel that can be rotated into portrait view, making it ideal for vertical shooters and similar applications:

The huge display delivers a 165Hz refresh rate, 1ms response time (GtG), plus an all new Cockpit Mode and an exclusive controller, the Ark Dial – offering the ultimate window into the world of gaming with unparalleled immersion.

The large 55-inch screen wraps around the user’s field of view thanks to its 1000R curvature, filling their peripheral vision. This is further emphasized by Cockpit Mode, which enables the screen to rotate with HAS (Height Adjustable Stand), tilt and pivot functionality for an optimal screen environment that creates a new sense of world-blending immersion.

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Tsing Mui
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