The 32-inch Odyssey Neo G8 may be the first 4K monitor with a refresh rate of 240Hz.
4K has saturated the TV market, but the clearest home screen resolution on computer monitors is not popular because of the price and price tag. PC gamers especially choose computer monitors because they can have a higher refresh rate than TVs, which are usually 60Hz or 120Hz, which makes action games feel faster. But refresh rates above 144Hz usually require compliance. QHD resolution or less. Samsung's launch today of a 4K display that can run at 240Hz changes that. p>
Samsung told me that The monitor's price and release date, as part of CES 2022 brand announcements, will be announced "end of this year". If it hits the market in 2022, it should be the fastest 4K monitor on the market — assuming no other brand offers a similar display (who knows what else we'll hear about at CES; the technology shows up until it doesn't officially launch on Wednesday).
4K at 240Hz
The Odyssey Neo G8 has a GTG response time of 1ms and is capable of upscaling 8294400 pixels 240 times per second. When asked, Samsung did not specify if the monitor would use compression to do this, but it appears that it does because the port selection consists of two HDMI 2.1s and one DisplayPort 1.4. HDMI 2.1 alone can only reach 120Hz at 4K resolution, but using VESA Display Current Pressure (DSC), as shown by Tom's Hardware, it should be able to reach 240Hz. Similarly, DisplayPort 1.4a natively plays 4K content up to 120Hz, but with DSC, a 4K support monitor can outperform it. There are many 4K monitors that have previously used DSC to run 4K at 144Hz, but 240Hz is unprecedented. p>
Monitors using DSC claim that image quality does not drop. In fact, VESA says its compression technology is visually lossless. Most people shouldn't be able to tell the difference, but sometimes artifacts inevitably show up. p>
DisplayPort 2.0 could be another option with 80Gbps bandwidth, and DisplayPort 2.0 allows 4K at 240Hz without it. Any compression At this time, we don't recognize any DisplayPort 2.0-certified displays, but may change during CES. In January 2021, VESA told me that DisplayPort 2.0 products should arrive in the second half of 2022.Advertising
Of course, to use DisplayPort 2.0, we should also see graphics cards advertised with DisplayPort. 2.0 Neither Nvidia nor AMD have officially confirmed such cards, but the patches for AMD Linux graphics drivers seen by Foronix this summer indicate that AMD support may be imminent. Not only do you need the necessary port, you also need a very powerful graphics card. Note that these frame rates still cannot be achieved with AAA games with integrated graphics. p>
The Odyssey Neo G8 also supports G-Sync if the graphics card and monitor are out of sync. Nvidia graphics cards battle with screen tearing and stuttering, and FreeSync Premium Pro does the same for AMD graphics cards. The "Premium Pro" facility means that it also works with HDR and lower frame rate compensation. p>
Teach old tricks to new dogs h2> Zoom / The light on the back of the screen can change colors to match the screen.
If the Odyssey Neo G8 doesn't look new to you, it's because it looks like the Odyssey Neo G9 49, the flagship product line was announced last July, and the Odyssey G9 49, which was one of them. It was among the three monitors that introduced the 1000R curve when Samsung presented it at CES last year. p> Zoom / Odyssey Neo $2,500 G9. Samsung
All monitors feature a curvature of 1000R (the maximum curvature you can find in today's PC monitors), a white back with a spaceship-like pattern, and a bright light called CoreSync that glows based on the display's colors.
Samsung told me that the Odyssey Neo G8 is a VA panel that uses a small LED backlight. This screen can have a brightness of 2,000 nits, and it should provide a deeper contrast than a standard LED screen, since you can put more LEDs on the screen. p>
Although it is still a few steps away from OLED, there is a distance but all of these factors are there. Show the screen as a strong candidate for HDR gaming and movie watching. Despite the display claiming to exceed the required brightness (1,400 nits) of the highest standard (DisplayHDR 1400), Samsung did not mention any VESA HDR certification. p>
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