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Samsung Odyssey Neo G9 49" QHD 240Hz Curved Gaming Monitor

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On paper, this appears to be the ultimate gaming monitor. The Neo G9 is the successor to last year’s Odyssey G9, and while it looks quite similar at first glance, it has several industry-changing features hidden beneath its space-age white plastic exterior. This is the world’s first Mini LED gaming monitor and it comes with a wildly impressive-sounding HDR 2000 certification ( although that in itself is another story). It’s also the first gaming monitor to make me exhale loudly through my nose after loading into a game. Put simply, if you can afford the astronomical price tag, the Samsung Odyssey Neo G9 offers an unparalleled gaming experience. If you’re undeterred by the humongous price tag, then be assured that the Odyssey Neo G9 is worthy of your attention. The Odyssey Neo G9 performs admirably in its default SDR configuration, although you’ll need to activate HDR in Windows 10 to really open the throttle and push the display to its intended limits.

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The Samsung Odyssey Neo G9 is a monster. Measuring 49in from corner to corner, it arrived on my doorstep in a box big enough to sleep in. Once I’d put the G9 together and heaved it cautiously onto my desk, the sheer size of the screen left me at a loss for words. At the time of writing, I have two other 27in gaming monitors in for testing, and the Odyssey Neo G9 dwarfs both by a vast margin. Similarly, my response time tests produced nothing out of the ordinary. The Neo G9 has four response time modes that produce increasingly more ghosting as you cycle through them. The fastest, Extreme Motion Response Boost, produced what I would call an annoying amount of ghosting, but on the whole the monitor feels effortlessly responsive.

The Samsung Odyssey Neo G9 is a super ultrawide Mini LED gaming monitor that will blow you – and your budget – away

Straight out of the box with dynamic brightness switched off, the Samsung Odyssey Neo G9 covered 99.6% of the sRGB colour gamut, and 91% of the DCI-P3 gamut. That’s roughly the same as our results from the Odyssey G9, as is the measured peak luminance of 453cd/m² and contrast ratio of 2,431:1.

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