This massive new screen was originally announced back at CES in January, but Samsung have now formally launched the Odyssey Neo G95NC at this year’s Gamescom event in Cologne, that we are attending. We had chance to see the screen in person, as well as find out the final spec and fill in some gaps we had from the CES announcement. This is the World’s first “dual Ultra HD” (dual 4K) monitor with a whopping 7680 x 2160 resolution and a super ultrawide format.
The screen is a huge 57″ in size and compared with the older G9 models which were “only” 49″, the size has been increased and the resolution has been increased substantially from the 5120 x 1440 (Dual QHD) to dual UltraHD now. Add to this the 240Hz refresh rate, Mini LED backlight, HDR 1000 certification and even DisplayPort 2.1 connectivity and you’ve got one beast of a monitor. Further details and specs have now been confirmed by Samsung in their accompanying press releases too. We only wish they would not refer to it as the “Odyssey Neo G9″, as that’s an existing 49” model and makes life confusing!
Samsung Odyssey Neo G95NC Specs
The screen is a huge 57″ in size and has a super ultrawide format and 32:9 aspect ratio VA technology panel. There is a 7680 x 2160 resolution, the same as dual 4K monitors and the screen has a steep 1000R curvature. This looked very curved in person, and we personally prefer the more subtle curve from screens like their Odyssey OLED G9 (1800R).
There is a high 240Hz refresh rate and the screen will feature adaptive-sync for G-sync and FreeSync support, including certification under the AMD ‘FreeSync Premium Pro’ scheme. A usual 1ms G2G response time spec is also listed of course, but given the use of a VA panel, take this with a pinch of salt. Let’s hope it as fast as other recent Samsung VA monitors though which have been very good.
In other specs there is a 2500:1 contrast ratio, 420 cd/m2 typical brightness, 178/178 viewing angles, 10-bit colour depth and a 95% DCI-P3 colour gamut.
Quantum Mini LED backlight with 2392 local dimming zones
Like other recent Odyssey screens from Samsung the G95NC has a so-called Quantum Mini LED backlight, basically a Mini LED backlight combined with Quantum Dot screen coating. This provide a large number of local dimming zones (2392 in total) for HDR content and improved dynamic range, as well as a screen coating that provides a wide colour gamut for colour enhancements. The screen is promoted as featuring HDR 1000 which includes a peak brightness of 1000 nits too.
DisplayPort 2.1 Featured
Samsung are also promoting the G95NC as the World’s first screen to feature DisplayPort 2.1 and AMD were on hand at Gamescom to cross-promote, since they already have some DP 2.1 capable graphics cards in their range, before NVIDIA in fact. According to a VESA press release back at CES, and Samsung’s new press release for Gamescom, this screen will use UHBR 13.5 link rates (total 54 Gbps bandwidth). You might want to read our detailed article about DisplayPort 2.1 here for more information but the screen will feature some of the new UHBR bandwidth, as even with DSC the 7680 x 2160 @ 240Hz is way beyond DisplayPort 1.4’s bandwidth.
Other connectivity and features
As well as the DisplayPort 2.1 connection, there are 3x HDMI 2.1 inputs offered (console capabilities not listed). “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” Samsung say. Picture-in-Picture and Picture-by-Picture modes offer multiple inputs at a single glance, and the monitor utilizes Auto Source Switch+ to instantly connect to new devices without flipping through input sources. There are also 2x USB 3 data ports and a headphone connection provided.
An ergonomic stand offers tilt, height and swivel adjustments. There is also familiar Samsung Core Lighting+ and CoreSync RGB lighting on the back.
Pricing and Availability
Samsung announced at the Gamescom event that pre-orders were available from that day, and following their European shop process through revealed a current retail price of 2499 Euro, with an estimated shipping date of 7 September 2023.
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