The Samsung Odyssey Neo G8 is the first 4K gaming monitor with 240 Hz technology to be released in Germany. It relies on Quantum HDR 2.000 for particularly high-contrast HDR images. This is joined by the equally sized Neo G7 (G75NB) and the Samsung G4B3 (G40B) in 27 and 25 inches.
Samsung Odyssey Neo G8 with mini LED technology
The company had already unveiled the Samsung Odyssey Neo G8 at CES 2022. Now they announced the market launch of the hot gaming monitor. “With the Odyssey Neo G8 as the fastest 4K gaming monitor, we present an amazing addition to our portfolio: A fresh player in the monitor league that is unparalleled worldwide,” reveals Steven Pollok, Head of Product Management & Operations CE Display at Samsung Electronics GmbH.
What special features offers the Neo G8? A whole lot. On a 32-inch screen diagonal, the Neo G8 is the world’s first monitor to combine a curved VA panel with UHD resolution (3,840 x 2,160), Quantum Matrix technology with a refresh rate of 240 Hz and a response time of 1 ms (gray-to-grey).
The monitor covers 95 percent of the DCI-P3 color space and features AMD FreeSync Premium Pro. Thanks to Samsung’s Quantum Mini LED technology, the densely packed LEDs are precisely controlled to display bright and dark scenes with high contrast and color.
2,000 nits brightness for HDR content
For SDR images, the Samsung Odyssey Neo G8 comes in at a typical brightness of 350 cd/m², but the monitor really turns up the heat for HDR content. With Quantum HDR 2,000 technology, it achieves a brightness of 2,000 nits and a static contrast ratio of 1,000,000:1, making it even brighter than the current maximum VESA HDR certification with DisplayHDR 1400 (1,400 nits).
Thanks to CoreSync, the CoreLightning lighting on the back and front of the monitor automatically detects the colors on the screen and projects a color-matched ambient light.
The combination of innovative features earned the Odyssey Neo G8 an award in the “Best of Innovation Gaming” category at CES 2022. In terms of ports, DisplayPort 1.4, two HDMI 2.1 and one each USB 3.0 Up and Down are used. A matte display provides glare and reflection protection to minimize distractions.
In addition, the curved monitor (1,000R curvature) features a height adjustable stand (HAS) that can also be used in a pivot, as well as pan and tilt functions for ergonomic efficiency and a VESA mount.
Samsung Odyssey Neo G7 (G75NB): Same performance at 165 Hz
The smaller brother, Samsung Odyssey Neo G7 (G75NB), presents itself similarly strong. Whereby small is not really appropriate, after all, it too relies on the same curvature, resolution and Quantum HDR 2,000 technology on a screen diagonal of 32 inches.
Single difference to the New G8: The refresh rate is a maximum of 165 Hz, which should be more than sufficient for 99 percent of all gamers.
The Neo G7 offers the identical performance range as its sister model Odyssey Neo G8 with a classic design, including AMD FreeSync Premium Pro and Quantum Mini LED technology. The CoreSync lighting on the back of the monitor is also used here.
Thanks to Auto Source Switch+, the monitor detects the correct input source fully automatically when the PC, current consoles or other sources are turned on, which provides additional convenience. After all, this eliminates the need to switch between different sources.
Samsung Odyssey G4B (G40B): Full HD, 240 Hz and HDR 10
Among the two Neo models, the manufacturer positions the Samsung Odyssey G4B (G40B), which has a few differences compared to the Neo G8 and G7. This starts with the screen diagonal, which are available in 27 inches and 25 inches.
The maximum resolution is 1,920 x 1,080 pixels (Full HD), but in return there is a 240 Hz refresh rate and a response time of 1 MS (GtG). Samsung also relies on a flat display here, which is a bit brighter with 400 cd/m² in return. Quantum HDR 2,000 is not offered, but the gaming monitor supports HDR 10, FreeSync Premium and is G-Sync compatible.
Thanks to ergonomic features like HAS, swivel, tilt and pivot, the G4B is well positioned. DisplayPort 1.2 and HDMI are available as ports here. A VESA wall mount (100×100) is also possible.
Prices and availability
And what does the Samsung Odyssey Neo G8 cost? The manufacturer has not revealed that yet. The prices for the Neo G7 and Odyssey G4B have also not been set yet. However, all of the new gaming monitors are expected to make their way to retailers before the end of June 2022. For more details, check out the official product websites for Neo G8, Neo G7 and Odyssey G4.