In the wake of the launch of new AMD Radeona Samsung unveiled its new monitor Odyssey Neo G9. According to the manufacturer, this will be the “first 8K ultrawide gaming monitor”. However, more product details will only be released at CES 2023, scheduled for early January.
The reason for a “simultaneous” presentation between the two devices (Radeon GPUs and Odyssey Neo G9) is that AMD revealed that their RX 7900 graphics cards are capable to reproduce 8K images in high resolution.
Odyssey Neo G9: monitor for the new generation
The product may not have many of its specifications revealed, but the key to being “paired” with the Radeon GPUs was released. Starting with support for AMD FreeSyncAMD’s proprietary technology that reduces frame drop.
The next Odyssey Neo G9 will have DisplayPort 2.1 connection, a key piece for the gamer to reach 8K resolution in ultrawide. THE “general” refresh rate wasn’t revealed, but it’s that story: a high-end gaming monitor will have nothing less than 144 Hz — the current Odyssey Neo G9 reaches 244 Hz. The refresh rate in 8K might be smallerbut will pass at least 60 Hz.
THE AMD promises games will perform well at 8K with the use of upscaling, without mentioning games with that native resolution. The point is, the Odyssey Neo G9 is very much an investment. Its potential will be harnessed with the popularization of 8K games.
Samsung and Other Manufacturers at CES 2023
Samsung must show all the details of the Odyssey Neo G9 at CES 2023. The price you can speculate for now. The current model was launched in Brazil in May for R$13,599 (US$2,300 in the United States). Since then, this value has not changed much. Expect something approaching $3,000.
At the AMD event, the company announced that Acer, ASUS, Dell and LG are also developing displays that support DisplayPort 2.1. CES 2023 is just around the corner, two months to go, but anticipation for the displays we’ll see at the fair is growing.