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Samsung Odyssey Neo G9 Review: The brightest gaming monitor

Samsung Odyysey Neo G9 Review

Samsung Odyssey Neo G9 is one the most advanced gaming monitors to bless us in recent times. It is no less than a beast and packs some of the most amazing features which were missing in the Samsung Odyssey G9. Although the 49-inch curved display and 5,120 x 1,440 resolution remains the same, there are several improvements in the Samsung Odyssey Neo G9 from the previous version. 

According to Samsung, the Odyssey Neo G9 will be available world wide from next month and then only we will be able to judge its performance. Till then, let’s have a look at some of the amazing highlights. 

Samsung Odyssey Neo G9 Design

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The Samsung Odyssey NeoG9’s design does not seem very different from its predecessor. Its back is made of white plastic and contains an RGB light ring. However, the bezel looked very similar to that present in the previous version. The 49-inch display is no doubt gigantic, but if you are used to playing on a console in your living room, the size won’t seem a big deal to you. The size is huge enough to completely acquire your field of view.

This means the Samsung Odyssey Neo G9 requires a large space to fit in. You will need a big, sturdy  desk to place the monitor. It comes with a standard VESA mount so you can mount it on the wall. 

Samsung Odyssey Neo G9 Performance

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The Samsung Odyssey Neo G9 supports AMD FreeSync Premium Pro and is compatible with Nvidia G-Sync. It also supports VRR, i.e, Variable Refresh Rate. There are a few features that it has retained from the previous version, like the 240Hz refresh rate and 1ms response time. However, the two HDMI ports have been upgraded to 2.1 standard capable of offering the needed bandwidth to let it benefit from its speedy refresh rate and resolution over HDMI. 

The company is very confident about how Samsung Odyssey Neo G9 will blow users’ minds with its performance. It has doubled its brightness from 1000 nits to 2000 and therefore it has been given a HDR 2000 rating. The Samsung Odyssey Neo G9 also includes the new Quantum Mini LED tech. The LEDs are 1/40th of the standard LED. According to Samsung, this gives a greater resolution and a finer distinction between the light and dark. Also, the 2,048 local dimming zones are a huge improvement over the 10 dimming zones in the previous model. 

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The Samsung Odyssey Neo G9’s HDR helps to make all the colors pop out brightly on the screen. The local dimming zones give an incredible look to the darker zones. Except for the 4K resolution, the Samsung Odyssey Neo G9 has been blessed with every feature that is needed to make it the best gaming monitor yet. 

Samsung Odyssey G9 Specs

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Screen Size / Aspect Ratio49 inches / 32:9
Max Resolution & Refresh Rate Response Time (GTG)5120 x 1440 @ 240 Hz
Response Time (GTG)1ms
Curve1000R
Adaptive-SyncG-Sync Compatible, AMD FreeSync Premium Pro
Ports2x DisplayPort 1.4, 2x HDMI 2.1, 1x 3.5mm jack
Price$2,500

Samsung Odyssey Neo G9 Price and Availability

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The Samsung Odyssey Neo G9 will be available world over from next month, that is, August 9 2021. You can also pre order this beast from a month before its arrival in the markets, that is, July 29 2021. 

The Samsung Odyssey Neo G9 is an expensive monitor and has been priced at $2,499. 

Conclusion

The Samsung Odyssey Neo G9 is one of the brightest and luxurious gaming monitors. Retaining some of the features of the previous version, the Odyssey Neo G9 is packed with some brilliant updates like its better lighting, HDR 2000 rating and the Mini-LED technology. The gaming monitor is on the expensive side but its stunning performance makes it all worthwhile. 

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