Samsung today introduced yet another addition to the Odyssey family of PC gaming monitors. Called the Odyssey G9, we are looking at the company’s best such offering to date; here to immediately one-up the Odyssey G7 which Samsung launched less than half a year ago, at this year’s edition of Las Vegas-based Consumer Electronics Show.
The G9 outmatches its predecessor by being world’s first 1000R monitor; meaning its curve is pretty subtle and would make for a large, 1m( 1,000mm) circle if extended indefinitely. This makes the Odyssey G9 a pretty humongous device, in its own right, with a QLED panel sporting a 49-inch diagonal. The very same display features a 240Hz refresh rate, a 1ms (GTG) response time that makes it suitable for competitive gameplay, and DQHD resolution support of up to 5,120 by 1,440 pixels.
This places it somewhere between 2K and 4K territory. HDR 1000 functionality is also part of the package, with Samsung planning to release both NVIDIA G-SYNC and AMD FreeSync models. The Odyssey G9 is planned to be released in the U.S. by early July, though we’re still waiting for official pricing information from Samsung.
Expect nothing south of the $1,500 mark, however, based on previous members of the same family and competition.