Samsung Odyssey Gaming Monitor Line-Up G9 & G7 CES 2020 Preview

January 13, 2020 at 9:25pm
By Jason Stettner

At CES 2020 there were some fancy new gaming focused monitors with the Samsung Odyssey line-up being revealed. This includes the G9 and G7 options with a release date of Q2 2020 globally. The pricing was not presented for any of the options.

I was able to see these screens during the First Look event, and on the show floor during a guided tour. The information for all of the screens can be found below, hopefully we’ll be able to get additional hands-on time down the road.
Samsung Odyssey Gaming Monitor Line-Up G9 & G7 CES
49” G9: The Most Immersive Gaming Experience. The G9 is the world’s first Dual Quad High-Definition (DQHD; 5120x1440 resolution) gaming monitor to feature 1ms response time and 240hz RapidCurve™, 32:9 aspect ratio, a deep and immersive 1000R curvature, and a peak brightness of 1000 cd/m2. The monitor features Quantum dot technology combined with a HDR1000 VA panel to produce lifelike colours in vivid detail. The combination of quick response time and refresh rate along with industry-leading 1000R curve eliminates distractions and lag time, creating ultra-smooth screen transitions for critical gaming moments where a split second could mean the difference between winning and losing.

The G9 has a striking new design with a glossy white exterior and a futuristic infinity core lighting glowing rear core, which includes 52 colors and five lighting effect options. The design and lighting effects stand out while complementing any gaming setup.

32” and 27” G7: A Whole New Gaming Experience. Gamers will appreciate that the G7 has the same quick response time and refresh rate, deep curved display, and overall performance of the G9, in smaller 32” and 27” models. The G7’s Quad-High Definition (QHD; 2560x1440 resolution), 16:9 aspect ratio and HDR600 VA panel are complemented by a 600 cd/m2 peak brightness. Additionally, the G7’s QLED screen with Quantum dot technology provides an exceptionally wide range of accurate color reproductions that stay crisp and clear, even in bright light.

The G7 has been completely redesigned with a sleek, matte black exterior and color-changing rear core lighting that can remain static or dim during gameplay, as well as change colors based on gamers’ preferences. In addition, the G7 has added dynamic shapes and lighting to the monitor`s front bezel.

Disclaimer: G-SYNC Compatibility validation for G9 and G7 gaming monitors is currently in progress.

“The new Odyssey line-up showcases Samsung’s continued commitment to industry-leading innovation in technology and design, enabling msignificantly better performance for gamers,” said Pat Bugos, Vice President of Sales and Marketing, Home Entertainment, Samsung Electronics Canada. "Our new curved gaming monitor portfolio has been reimagined to give gamers an entirely redesigned and immersive experience.”You can check out what else we visited at the show through the general hub for this year below, but also be sure to check out our review of the Samsung Galaxy S10.

Read our Samsung Galaxy S10 Review
View our CES 2020 Hub

Gamerheadquarters Reviewer Jason Stettner