Samsung Odyssey Neo G8: First 4K monitor with 240 Hertz on the market

Samsung launches the high-end Odyssey Neo G8 monitor in Germany. It is the first model to use a display that displays 3840 × 2160 pixels at 240 frames per second. But I can also show off the rest of the technology: The backlighting consists of mini LEDs, which can be controlled in 1196 zones for HDR content and shine with up to 2000 cd/m².

That Odyssey Neo G8 VA panel measures 32 inches and covers 95 percent of the DCI-P3 color space with a quantum dot layer including 10-bit processing per color channel. However, as with the Odyssey G7, those who are interested have to live with a strong 1000R curvature

Two HDMI 2.1 and one DisplayPort 1.4 are available as image outputs. The transfer rate for both connection types is too low for the full 240 Hertz in Ultra HD resolution, which is why Samsung is likely to use Display Stream Compression (DSC) compression technology, just like with the Odyssey G9. In everyday life, DSC should hardly or not at all have a negative impact.


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The Odyssey Neo G8 uses Adaptive-Sync, which allows graphics cards to dynamically adjust the refresh rate. AMD has certified the monitor according to Freesync Premium Pro – according to which the display can display a range from 68 to 240 Hertz. If the fps slip below this limit, the Odyssey Neo G8 simply displays the frames multiple times (Low Framerate Compensation, LFC).

Galaxus is the first German shop to list the Odyssey Neo G8 (from €1452.06) with the additional designation S32BG850. Deliveries should therefore begin in early July, which fits with a Samsung press release from early June. However, the pre-order price is high at 1729 euros. In the meantime, Amazon listed the monitor in Spain for a more realistic 1136 euros – the Shop page can still be found in the Google cache. At the same time, the Odyssey Neo G7 (S32G75NB) (from €1259.33) is a cheaper version with 165 instead of 240 Hertz.


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