Samsung has dished the small print on its newest and biggest gaming screens for the CES tech show occurring now in Las Vegas. The principle highlights embrace the dual-UHD or half-8K panel previewed on the AMD RX 7000-series GPU launch, plus a brand new 49-inch OLED monitor.
Confusingly referred to as the Samsung Neo G9, similar to the Samsung Neo G9 we reviewed again in late 2021, which itself changed the Samsung non-Neo G9, the brand new monitor clocks in at an enormous 57 inches. Sheer dimension apart, its decision units it aside with 7,680 by 2,160 pixels.
That is sufficient for Samsung to assert that is the “world’s first dual-UHD gaming monitor”, a welcome shift from the deceptive “8K” pitch AMD used when showcasing the show. Whereas the horizontal pixel rely is certainly 8K class, the 32:9 side ratio means the Neo G9 solely has half the vertical pixels of a real 8K panel.
When it comes to pixel density, that works out at 163DPI, which is just about precisely the identical as a 27-inch 4K panel. In different phrases, this beast is principally two 27-inch 4K panels fused side-by-side.
It is also the primary with DisplayPort 2.1 connectivity, permitting 240Hz refresh regardless of the epic pixel rely. Each of AMD’s newest graphics playing cards, the RX 7900 XTX and RX 7900 XT, assist DisplayPort 2.1.
Panel tech-wise, the most recent Neo G9 retains the LCD and mini-LED backlight configuration from its predecessor.
Intriguingly, Samsung references DisplayHDR 1000 certification and makes no point out of the QuantumHDR 2000 score it utilized to the earlier mannequin and by no means fairly appeared justified by that show’s real-world HDR efficiency.
Oh, and this newest Neo G9 sports activities the identical excessive 1000R panel curve as its predecessors. That must be fairly a sight on a 57-inch panel. However one factor is for certain. To drive all 16 million pixels at respectable refresh charges, you’re going to want one heck of a GPU.
Subsequent up is the Odyssey OLED G9 G95SC. It shares the 49-inch dual-QHD (that is 5,120 by 1,440 pixels) type issue of the, er, previous Neo G9 however upgrades the panel tech from LCD to OLED and runs a gentler 1800R curve versus the 1000R of each Neo G9s.
Specs sensible, Samsung says the Odyssey OLED G9 is nice for 0.1ms response and 240Hz refresh. However there is not any data relating to brightness, which is arguably the massive query mark with any OLED gaming monitor. That mentioned, going by the Alienware 34 OLED monitor, which makes use of Samsung quantum OLED panel tech, we’ve fairly excessive hopes for this 49-inch beast.
The Odyssey OLED G9 additionally will get a built-in app platform with assist for the standard streaming suspects together with Prime Video, Netflix and YouTube. Maybe much more intriguing is the Samsung Gaming Hub, an all-in-one game platform that delivers cloud gaming from each Xbox and Nvidia GeForce Now. So, you would watch content material and game with out plugging the OLED G9 right into a PC.
Disappointingly, there is not any official pricing or availability data on both show. They undoubtedly will not be remotely low-cost. However it will be good to know after they go on sale.