A few weeks ago, Samsung introduced the Odyssey G7 game displays in 27″ and 32″ sizes. The G7 displays offer a 240 Hz refresh rate as well as Nvidia G-Sync and Freesync Premium Pro. An interesting feature of the Odyssey G7 is the substantial curvature of the display surface, which reaches a curvature of 1000R – much more than earlier curved gaming displays.
Samsung is now launching a larger sibling with the name Odyssey G9, which inherits the properties of the G7 but inflates them to a screen surface of 49 inches.
This means that it also offers a 240 Hz refresh rate and a response time of only a single millisecond. Also like the Odyssey G7, the refresh rate can be synchronized with a video card that is sufficiently powerful to support G-sync and Freesync.
The curvature of the screen at 1000R is also the same, which means that the curved surface would correspond to a circle with a radius of 1 meter. This is a larger bend set against the 1800R which is otherwise more common.
However, the size of the screen is not the only thing that separates the Odyssey G9 from its smaller siblings. Namely, the screen resolution combines dual Quad HD resolutions, giving a total of 5,120 × 1,440 pixels. The result is an uncommon 32:9 aspect ratio. T
The display panel here also uses Samsung’s QLED technology, which improves conventional LCD technology with quantum dots for better color reproduction. HDR is also supported in the form of the Display HDR 1000 level and the standard HDR10.
The back of the screen is adorned with circular lighting that the company calls Infinity Core Lighting, which through five different lighting modes will provide mood lighting for gaming sessions.
In terms of connections, the Samsung Odyssey G9 offers two Displayport 1.4, which is required for Nvidia G-Sync and Adaptive Sync. In addition, there is also an HDMI port and two connections for USB Type-A 2.0 and Type-A 3.0. The Samsung Odyssey G9 is available for purchase now at the company’s online store and has a price tag of USD 1,699.