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Samsung Odyssey G60SD 27″ 360HzQD-OLED Monitor with Added Anti-Glare Coating and Heat-pipe Cooling

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Originally announced back in January 2024 for CES, we have some further information about the upcoming 27″ QD-OLED monitor from Samsung. The Odyssey G60SD is their latest OLED gaming monitor and offers a 2560 x 1440 resolution and 360Hz refresh rate, built around the same Samsung QD-OLED panel as other models we’ve reviewed recently like the Dell Alienware AW2725DF and MSI MPG 271QRX for instance. This model has a few notable differences including an added matte ant-glare coating to help reduce glare and reflections, and a unique approach to OLED panel cooling. More info below.

Samsung Odyssey G60SD Specs

The screen is 27″ in size and built around a Samsung Display 3rd generation QD-OLED panel. It has a flat format with a 2560 x 1440 resolution, 0.03ms G2G response time, 250 nits brightness (SDR, without ABL dimming), 178/178 viewing angles, 10-bit colour depth and a wide colour gamut covering 99% DCI-P3. It’s high 360Hz refresh rate is supported by adaptive-sync for VRR from compatible systems. The screen has also been certified under the AMD ‘FreeSync Premium Pro’ scheme.

For HDR there is a peak brightness spec of 1000 nits and the screen seems to have the familiar ‘True Black 400’ and ‘Peak 1000’ type modes available. It remains to be seen whether it suffers from the same brightness oddities as other recent QD-OLED monitors in HDR operation.

Added matte anti-glare coating

New G60SD coating on the left compared with normal QD-OLED coating. Courtesy of Little Snowman review

Unlike all the other QD-OLED monitors released to market so far, the Odyssey G60SD (and other new Samsung QD-OLED monitors coming this year) has an added matte anti-glare coating on the panel, which Samsung Electronics have added on top of the panel’s standard semi-glossy finish. This will help reduce glare and reflections and may be useful to many users, although it remains to be seen how this impacts image clarity, sharpness and other factors. This coating is expected to diminish glare by 61% when compared to traditional anti-glare layer technology apparently.

It seems like it might be a similar approach to the recently tested A.R.T. coating from AU Optronics, as featured in our recent review of the Cooler Master GM2711S. We look forward to seeing this screen coating in action and evaluating it in the future.

Heat pipe cooling

The G60SD utilizes “pulsating heat pipe technology” (PHP), which manages heat dissipation through the evaporation and condensation of a coolant within the pipe. This system is complemented by intelligent detection and thermal modulation technologies to enhance the longevity of the display Samsung say. They also claim this is more efficient than using graphene heat dissipation approaches. Logo and taskbar detection features are also listed as being included on the screen to help with longevity and reduce the risk of image retention.

Some tear-down images are provided above from the Little Snowman review of this screen, showing the “aluminium vapour chamber” which covers 1/3 of the screen. Cutting open this section (brave man!) confirmed a coolant was inside as advertised.

It’s not clear what warranty will be offered on the screen and whether burn-in cover will be included like other manufacturers are now offering on their OLED monitors. Samsung’s current warranty pages say that burn-in is not covered. We suspect the above reviewer has voided the warranty though 😉

Connectivity and stand

The screen has 1x DisplayPort 1.4 with DSC, 2x HDMI 2.1 (at 40Gbps and with Virtual 4K support for consoles), 2x USB data ports and a headphone connection available. Note that there’s no USB type-C connection on this model. The stand offers a full range of tilt, height, swivel and rotate adjustments.

Pricing and Availability

Update 4/6/24 – The screen is now available to buy directly from Samsung.com at a price of $899.99, but you can also get $200 USD Samsung Credit at the moment with this screen. It’s also available to buy from major retailers like Newegg, B&H and Bestbuy now too at the same price (but without the Samsung Credit obviously).


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