With the new edition of the Odyssey series, Samsung has introduced fresh gaming monitors that do without a curved display. With the Odyssey G7 G70A, you can even expect a 4K IPS monitor with a frame rate of 144 Hz and a size of 28 inches. The G5 G50A and G3 G30A round out the lineup.
The G30A represents the entry-level model here, which relies on a more affordable VA panel. The resolution is 1920×1080 pixels at a frame rate of 144 Hz, with a brightness of 250 cd/m². The monitor comes with a height-adjustable and swiveling stand including pivot function – so it is possible to rotate the display by 90 degrees. Models with 24 or 27 inches are available, which do not differ from each other except for the display size.
Samsung Odyssey G5 G50A
The G5 G50A is positioned in the mid-range with a screen diagonal of 27 inches. The built-in IPS panel clocks at 165 Hz, while the resolution is 2560×1550 pixels, and it is also much brighter at 350 cd/m² – a pivot function is also built in here, while the G50A can be connected with Displayport or HDMI.
Samsung Odyssey G7 G70A
The top model goes by the name G7 G70A and relies on the rare combination of 4K IPS panel, 144 Hz and a 28-inch screen diagonal. HDR 400 is supported as well as AMD Freesync Premium Pro, and the G7 is also compatible with Nvidia G Sync.
Besides Displayport, the gaming monitor relies on two HDMI ports and a USB-A hub. Exciting: The HDMI 2.1 standard is supported, which makes the Samsung Odyssey G7 G70A an interesting monitor for use with the next-gen consoles PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X – 4K resolution with 120 FPS is thus also possible on the consoles.
On the other hand, the brightness of the display, which can be adjusted in height and tilt, is only 300 cd/m², with a viewing angle of 178 degrees. As with the other models in the nine Odyssey series, 90-degree rotation is also possible.