Samsung drops the curve for its latest Odyssey gaming monitor


Samsung has open Its latest dish with low-cost Odyssey gaming monitors, including a flat, non-arched model that can do 4K at 144Hz. It also unveiled a QHD model with HDR10 support, along with a pair of budget 1080p displays.

Unlike the Samsung winding G9 and G7 modelsThe Odyssey G7 28 (G70) has a flat panel and uses IPS instead of QLED technology. With HDMI 2.1 compatibility, it can work 4K at speeds up to 144Hz, which means it will support Sony’s PS5 and Xbox Series X models at 4K 120Hz with free space. It also offers wide 178-degree horizontal and vertical viewing angles, millisecond response times, and compatibility with AMD FreeSync Premium Pro and NVIDIA G-SYNC.


With IPS instead of QLED, it’s not nearly as bright as the curved G7 and G9 models, but it still offers support for VESA HDR400 at average and high brightness levels of 350 and 400 nits respectively, despite only supporting 8-bit color. This is supposed to make it decent but not great for the entertainment business.

The company also unveiled the G5 27 (G50A) QHD (2560 x 1440) flat-panel model with a 165Hz refresh rate, millisecond response time, and G-SYNC/FreeSync Premium compatibility. It’s also fairly bright and accurate for an IPS screen with 400 peak brightness and 10-bit support, although it’s not VESA HDR400 compatible. Finally, Samsung has unveiled a pair of 1080p, G3 27, and G3 24 (G30A) models with a 144Hz refresh rate and millisecond refresh rate, along with AMD FreeSync Premium compatibility.

G3 models arrive on Amazon on July 1 $250 And $220 For 27 and 24 inch models, respectively. Samsung has yet to reveal the pricing and availability of the new G7 and G5 models.

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