Just a few days before CES 2022, that’s taking place between January 5 and 7, Samsung surprised us with an impressive new ultra curved gaming monitor.
The Odyssey Neo G8 is a brand new 16:9 monitor with a 32-inch panel, packing a 4K resolution and a refresh rate of 240 Hz. Samsung’s latest monitor is the next step for PC gaming enthusiasts as it far surpasses the 4K, 144 Hz models we’ve had up to now (240 Hz being reserved for lower resolution screens).
Even though Samsung will showcase the monitor in a few days, the company will disclose the price and the release date later in 2022. Whenever it comes, it will officially be the 4K gaming display with the highest refresh rate in 2022.
The Odyssey Neo G8 has 8,294,400 pixels refreshed up to 240 times per second and a GTG of 1 ms. You’ll have a choice of two HDMI 2.1 and a single 1.4 DisplayPort, which raises questions about what kind of compression Samsung uses for this particular model. However, if the monitor ships with a DisplayPort 2.0, it will run 4K at 240 Hz without compression, as it can transfer up to 80 Gbps of bandwidth.
Like its predecessor, Samsung Odyssey Neo G9, this screen also has a 1000R curve on a smaller surface which is a considerable improvement to a 1500R that we most often see. This means that you can have your favorite gaming chair at a one-meter distance from the screen and still fully enjoy the experience. The monitor will also come with support for AMD’s FreeSync Premium Pro and Nvidia’s GSync.
The main limitation for this beefy screen will be the current graphics cards in the market. Some high-performing RTX GPUs could handle certain older games at 4K in 240 FPS. But don’t hold your breath for triple-A titles. We’ll also have to see if the monitor uses the newest DisplayPort 2.0, especially considering that no graphics card currently out on the market supports it.