Hardware news Samsung’s next monitor is monstrous with 8K and 900 Hz, gamers are not ready
Published on 08/11/2022 at 11:25
While gamers are slowly switching from 1440p to 4K, and others are staying true to their Full HD, Samsung is stepping up a gear with a potential 8K gamer screen that can take off at up to 900 Hz!
The Samsung Odyssey Neo G9 revisited and boosted like never before!
Announced at the AMD conference, the Samsung Odyssey Neo G9 is likely to be somewhat boosted!
Samsung reiterates its Odyssey range with a refresh of their famous screen: the Samsung Odyssey Neo G9. This high-end gaming screen is primarily aimed at creative people and gamers who want to own the latest equipment. For once, by teasing their brand new screen during the AMD conference which presented the new graphics card models to us, the South Korean brand intends to pull the rug out from under its competitors.
AMD has announced their RX 7900 XTX and RX 7900 XT which both feature a female DisplayPorts 2.1 port, a connector that allows displaying even higher resolutions and a higher refresh rate too. The red mark therefore offered us a small taste of what this new generation Samsung Odyssey Neo G9 could give us.
We are therefore moving into the era of 8K (7680 x 4320) with a 32:9 ratio screen, the equivalent of two 4K screens placed side by side. On this 33.2 million pixel grid, this Samsung Odyssey Neo G9 could deliver up to 900Hz refresh rate. A real feat when the screens barely reach 500 Hz.
Odyssey Neo G9 2022Odyssey Neo G9 2023Max resolution4K (5120 x 1440p)8K (7680 x 4320p)Ratio32:932:9connectorsDisplayPorts 1.4DisplayPorts 2.1Nvidia G-Sync/ AMD FreeSyncOuiOuiMax refresh rate240 Hz900 Hz (en 1440p)Prix1999€??? €
But be careful, little twist! No graphics card today is powerful enough to run a program or even Windows in 8K 900 fps. You will have to make a compromise between fluidity and resolution, since you will be able to enjoy 8K with a maximum refresh rate of 165 Hz, against 900 Hz if you play in 1440p.
For once, Samsung has surrounded itself with AMD since unfortunately, Nvidia does not offer a DisplayPorts 2.1 port with their RTX 4000 Ada Lovelace range.
An 8K and 900 Hz screen at Samsung: when and what for?
Obviously, we are entitled to ask ourselves the following question: what is it for? And it’s completely legitimate. If you are a video game player, you know that it is sometimes difficult to have good performance on some recent games, even 4K is only accessible smoothly for certain models of high-end graphics cards.
For once, Samsung is slipping into uncharted territory since no brand has officially announced a gamer screen of the same ilk. Those who want to get this new generation Samsung Odyssey Neo G9 will be entitled to a screen that will last them over time, when the graphics cards will be even more powerful and will offer very high refresh rates, even in 4K resolution.
The RX 7900 XTX and XT graphics cards will obviously offer access to very high resolutions as soon as they are released on December 13, but don’t expect to play in 8K at 165 Hz, especially with the increasingly demanding games that come out every year. This 8K screen is above all intended for those who like to invest in equipment that will last them a long time, and those who like to own the very first novelties.
For the moment, no information has been revealed regarding its price, but we should learn more at CES 2023, in Las Vegas, at the beginning of January.
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