Samsung expands its range of gaming monitors with the Odyssey Neo G8, a 32-inch curved screen that has the distinction of displaying in UHD-4K up to a frequency of 240 Hz. An exceptional monitor for enthusiasts.
Nothing is too good for gamers. And for good reason: video game enthusiasts are among the most passionate about new technologies, not hesitating to invest sometimes unreasonable sums to afford the best possible equipment, in order to fully immerse themselves in virtual universes benefiting from the maximum photorealistic 3D rendering of the latest trends. titles. The manufacturers have understood this well, reserving them the most efficient products, be they processor, graphic circuit, accessories and, of course, screen. This is particularly the case with Samsung, one of the biggest display specialists, which has just updated its Odyssey gaming monitor range with several models, including the Odyssey Neo G8, a great screen that should make many gamers dream for. its features.
Odyssey Neo G8: a technological showcase for Samsung
In fact, the Odyssey Neo G8 is a large curved screen, 32 inches diagonal – the equivalent of an 82cm TV – that already physically imposes itself. Featuring a matte panel that limits annoying reflections, it is mounted on a height-adjustable, swivel and tiltable stand to adapt to different positions. But it is above all for its display possibilities that it stands out from the abundant competition: it is in fact the first screen of this format in very high definition (UHD-4K, or 3,840 x 2,160 pixels) capable of working with a refresh rate of 240 Hz, in addition, with a gray-gray response time of 1 ms. Enough to ensure fluidity, speed and stability in action games where every millisecond counts. Image quality is obviously not overlooked: taking advantage of a VA-type panel, the Odyssey Neo G8 boasts an impressive maximum brightness of 2,000 nits and a static contrast ratio of 1,000,000: 1, with a rendering that covers up to 95% of the DCI- P3 color space. Excellent characteristics due among other things to the use of Quantum Mini Led technology, which allows precise control of the backlighting diodes. All this with compatibility with AMD FreeSync Premium Pro, a frame rate management technique much appreciated by gamers.
It will be understood, the Odyssey Neo G8 is not designed for office automation: this very high-end monitor is mainly aimed at gamers. Above all, it serves as a technology showcase for Samsung in a market hungry for extreme performance. Announced for the current summer in France – while it is already available in other countries – the Odyssey Neo G8 will sell for a high price, over 1,500 euros. An elite price, especially when you know that you can find large OLED TVs – and with excellent picture quality – at almost 1,000 euros capable of displaying 4K at 120 Hz.