Samsung recently announced the world’s first dual UHD gaming monitor at CES 2023 – the Odyssey Neo G9 (G95NC). The Odyssey Neo G9, not to be confused with the older model, is a huge 57″ ultrawide monitor with a resolution of 7,680×2,160. It’s like two 4K UHD monitors put together side by side. I’ve been waiting to see such a monitor since 1440p ultrawide monitors are still not as crisp as UHD monitors. Aside from the Neo G9, Samsung also announced the Odyssey OLED G9. As its name suggests, this gaming monitor features an OLED panel with a high refresh rate of 240Hz. However, it’s not a dual UHD monitor; instead, the OLED G9 is only a 1440p ultrawide monitor. The official news release below shows you more details about these new gaming monitors.
Samsung Odyssey Neo G9 (G95NC) Is The World’s First Dual UHD Gaming Monitor
The Odyssey Neo G9’s groundbreaking dual UHD 57″ curved display paves the way for monitors in 2023 and beyond.
Samsung is revolutionizing the ultra-wide display category by launching the Odyssey Neo G9, the world’s first single monitor with dual ultra-high definition resolution. This innovation is a testament to Samsung’s industry-leading position in delivering the most immersive and lifelike gaming experience available on the market.
Hoon Chung, Executive Vice President of Visual Display Business at Samsung Electronics:
“We are introducing the future of gaming monitors with our Odyssey Neo G9, making each game more lifelike with innovative features and picture quality on a new scale,”. “CES is the perfect place to showcase our innovations that can take not only gamers but also graphic designers or TV fans to the next level while providing personalized experiences across a range of integrated smart apps.”
The Samsung Odyssey Neo G9 Gaming Monitor (Model Name: G95NC) lets gamers see new levels of detail with an unparalleled field of view. The gaming monitor delivers 7,680×2,160 resolution and a 32:9 aspect ratio in one screen for the first time.
Its 1000R curved 57″ screen uses quantum mini LED technology with VESA Display HDR 1000 specification to deliver superior imaging in any gaming environment, from shadows to bright scenes. The Matte Display reduces light reflection on the screen, minimizing distractions during the most intense gaming sessions.
It also boasts the world’s first DisplayPort 2.1 support, which transfers data approximately twice as fast as the previously used DisplayPort 1.4. In addition, the new DP2.1 allows lossless industry-standard Display Stream Compression (DSC) to transmit information without distortion.
The Odyssey Neo G9 also supports a refresh rate of 240Hz so that gamers will not miss a thing during fast-paced gameplay.
Samsung Odyssey OLED G9: Brighter Whites, Deeper Blacks and Near Infinite Color Contrast
The Odyssey OLED G9 (Model Number: G95SC) is the latest addition to the Odyssey lineup, featuring a dual quad-HD 49″ 1800R curved display with a 32:9 ratio. Its quantum dot technology OLED lighting is controlled pixel-by-pixel, allowing a near-infinite color contrast ratio.
The OLED screen illuminates each pixel separately and does not rely on a backlight, allowing a 1,000,000:1 dynamic contrast ratio while delivering true RGB and true black without color filters.
For smooth gameplay, the Odyssey OLED G9 also features a 0.1ms response time and 240Hz refresh rate to eliminate lagging and skipping.
The Odyssey OLED G9 also uses apps from partners like Prime Video, Netflix, and YouTube through Smart Hub, which allows users to enjoy various over-the-top content using an internet connection without the need for a PC.
It is also equipped with Samsung Gaming Hub, an all-in-one game streaming platform that allows gamers to discover and play games in the cloud from partners such as Xbox and NVIDIA GeForce Now without needing a console or to download games.
Pricing and Availability
As of today, Samsung didn’t disclose the manufacturer’s suggested retail prices or release dates for the Odyssey Neo G9 and Odyssey OLED G9. However, I’m positive both monitors will be high-priced, and I’m guessing that the dual UHD Odyssey Neo G9 will be a very expensive gaming monitor. You’ll also need a powerful graphics card, like NVIDIA’s GeForce RTX 4090, to take advantage of this monitor.