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Samsung unveils Odyssey Neo G9 57” dual UHD gaming monitor

August 23, 2023

Samsung Electronics has announced the latest additions to the Odyssey monitor series: the Odyssey Neo G9 57” (Model name: G95NC) and the Odyssey Ark 55” (Model name: G97NC). The gaming monitors, are on display at Gamescom 2023, a European event for computer and video games, from 23 August 2023 to 27 August 2023 in Cologne, Germany.

“The world of gaming is constantly evolving. The latest monitor technology is crucial for gamers to open new doors to adventure and perform their best. Samsung is striving to be a leader in the gaming monitor space with our newest Odyssey monitors, unlocking the ultimate level of immersion, and creating new experiences for gamers worldwide,” said Hoon Chung, Executive Vice President of Visual Display Business at Samsung Electronics. “Gamescom is a place where the future of gaming is discussed. We can’t imagine a better place to have the future of monitors on display.”

The Odyssey Neo G9 57” and Odyssey Ark 55” are being featured at Samsung’s booth in Hall 9, together with new experiences from Activision Blizzard including Warcraft Rumble, World of Warcraft, and Overwatch 2: Invasion.

“Activision Blizzard is thrilled to join forces with Samsung at Gamescom, an iconic event that celebrates the gaming community,” said Jim McMullin, Managing Director at Activision Blizzard EMEA. “Together with Samsung, we are proud to offer an exclusive pre-launch hands-on Warcraft Rumble gameplay experience, showcasing the power of our games on the cutting-edge Galaxy devices, alongside World of Warcraft as you’ve never seen it before on Super Ultra-Wide Odyssey monitors, and the exciting next chapter of Overwatch 2, Overwatch 2: Invasion.”

Defy Reality and Conquer All with the Odyssey Neo G9 57”

As the first Dual UHD monitor on the market, the Odyssey Neo G9 57” is designed to deliver groundbreaking visual experiences for gamers looking to enhance performance and sharpen their competitive edge.

The 1000R curvature in the 57” screen is as wide as two 32” UHD monitors, wrapping around users with pin-sharp images and a wide field of view, immersing them into their games like never before.

Quantum Matrix Technology powers Samsung’s Quantum Mini LED lighting in the screen, which offers smaller, discrete dimming zones. The result is a better distinction between light and dark areas of the screen, with sharp contrast and less blooming.

The Odyssey Neo G9 makes the most out of its Quantum Mini LED lighting by combining it with VESA Display HDR1000. With 1,000-nit peak brightness, HDR content appears vivid and life-like, with accurate colour and contrast reproduction, as well as enhanced colour expression and depth.

To demonstrate the immersive quality of the Odyssey Neo G9, Samsung has collaborated with Pearl Abyss at this year’s GamesCom. 

Lybee Park, CEO of Pearl Abyss Europe, expressed her excitement: “Our collaboration with Samsung for this year’s Gamescom fills us with enthusiasm. Together, we stand ready to captivate visitors with Black Desert Online’s critically-acclaimed ‘Land of the Morning Light,’ showcased on Samsung’s cutting-edge lineup of gaming monitors. This synergy promises an unmatched level of immersion for players. As an added bonus, every player will receive a complimentary copy of Black Desert Online, which includes the aforementioned expansion. Beyond that, participants will also have the chance to secure exclusive rewards, prizes, and engage with our cosplayers, Community Managers and Game Masters in a truly interactive experience.”

The gaming performance matches the level of visual quality to help gamers meet their full potential. 240 Hz refresh rate and 1ms response time (GTG) delivers less blur and minimised ghosting, so gamers can react instantly and seal their victory with a smooth viewing experience and exhilarating gameplay. AMD FreeSync Premium Pro technology provides smooth tear and stutter-free gaming.

The incredible world’s first in Dual UHD visual performance is matched by an incredible connectivity option. The Odyssey Neo G9 offers VESA-certified DisplayPort 2.1 connectivity. DP 2.1 supports unprecedented bandwidth to facilitate smooth gaming, efficient video playback and resolution greater than 8K. In addition to the DP2.1, the Odyssey Neo G9 57” also offers HDMI 2.1 and a USB hub, so gamers can hook up all their devices and elevate their game with less mess.

“By bringing DisplayPort 2.1 connectivity to a gaming monitor, Samsung is opening new doors for gamers,” said Scott Herkelman, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Graphics Business Unit at AMD. “More bandwidth, higher speeds and faster refresh rates provide new levels of performance and visual fidelity in games, and together the new Samsung displays and Radeon RX 7000 Series graphics cards will deliver the most vivid and immersive gaming experiences yet.”

With such a wide, high-definition screen and new inputs, gamers can use the Odyssey Neo G9 57” in place of multiple monitors, keeping their desk clean from clutter, while creating a comfortable multitasking single-screen environment. Picture-in-Picture and Picture-by-Picture mode offer multiple inputs at one look, and the monitor use Auto Source Switch+ to instantly connect to new devices without flipping through input sources. An ergonomic stand, Core Lighting+ and CoreSync make the monitor fit in any environment and match the mood of the game with ambient lighting.

In August 2023 and September 2023, the Samsung Odyssey Twitch channel is also celebrating the launch of the Odyssey Neo G9 with a special event, Odyssey Evolves. Some of the biggest streamers will be playing the hottest games on the Odyssey Neo G9 and giving away prizes for channel followers – including a $10,000 gaming setup that includes the Odyssey Neo G9.

The Odyssey Neo G9 57” is available to pre-order via from 23rd August at £2,199.99 RRP. Customers who pre-order will also able to claim a free of charge Samsung Jetbot worth £399.

Explore a new frontier with the upgraded Odyssey Ark 55”

The world’s first 55-inch 1000R curved gaming screen is getting an upgrade. Adding onto the stunning picture quality, form factor and professional-level gaming performance, new features designed for convenience and quality open new paths for gamers looking to unlock ultimate entertainment.

A 165Hz refresh rate and 1ms response time (GTG) give gamers the edge to win, and Cockpit mode gives them whole new perspectives to explore with a vertical orientation. 

Added features to the Odyssey Ark (Model name: G97NC) include the new Samsung Multi View, which lets users see up to 4 inputs on screen at once. It takes split-screen capabilities to the next level, letting gamers get full command and convenience in one screen, even when using external devices. One screen with multiple inputs keeps desks streamlined and clutter-free, so gamers can focus on the game at hand.

In the new Multi View, users can see input from three HDMI ports, as well as the new DisplayPort 1.4 connection. This new input can support 4K UHD streams for high quality entertainment.

The Ark is now also more than a personal gaming theatre – it’s a single source for all computer needs. The added KVM (Keyboard, Video, Mouse) switch feature makes the Odyssey Ark the single command station for a smooth multitasking experience across multiple devices. Users can control all the devices connected to the monitor, with a single mouse and keyboard set up.

The Odyssey Ark 55” will be available to purchase in the UK later this year.   

Experience the Future of Gaming with Bethesda Game Studios’ Starfield on Samsung Gaming Hub

Bethesda Game Studios’ hotly anticipated open-world space adventure Starfield will be available through the Samsung Gaming Hub with an Xbox Game Pass subscription on September 6.[8] Samsung Gaming Hub gives gamers a whole new way to discover and instantly stream cloud games from industry-leading gaming partners on supported 2023 TVs and monitors with no console required, including the Samsung Neo QLED 8K.

“Starfield introduces players to a massive new universe, one that will look amazing on Samsung’s TVs &Gaming Monitors,” said Pete Hines, SVP, Head of Publishing at Bethesda Softworks. “The opportunity to stream the game directly through Samsung products allows us to reach even more players. Our team is beyond excited to get Starfield into the hands of gamers across the globe. See you in the stars!”

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