One of the best monitors on the market for elevating the gaming experience.
Samsung’s getting really serious about gaming monitors now. This is a Gsync compatible and a R1000 curvature which matches the natural curvature of the eye. When you look at it the curve isn’t as perceptible as you’d think it would be. It comes in two sizes: the 27″ and the one we got the 32″. Nice and fast 240Hz refresh rate with a 1ms response time.
We’ve seen all that stuff before right? What the Samsung G7 Odyssey monitor has going for it is the resoultion… the 240Hz. We’re used to seeing it on a 1920 x 1080p screen. This bad boy comes with 2560 x 1440. At a screen size of 32″ had it been a 1080p screen it wouldn’t look very good sitting 1 meter away from it. But at 1440p, well that’s a different story.
It was a surprise to see an external power supply for the monitor. You’d think with the size of the monitor’s case there’d be room in there to house the necessary power parts. We can only gather that they didn’t want to add the weight to the monitor itself or that the VESA Display HDR 600 monitor which is using a full array local dimming. Which means that the backlight display is much bulkier than you’d find in an edge-lit display.
Some nice aspects of the Samsung G7 Odyssey is the cable management system which runs the full length of the mount’s arm. It even has a little built in headphone hook. The important aspect is that the monitor has the Display Port 1.4 connection. This port allows full Hz traffic to the monitor so that it can reach its’ 240Hz refresh times. Of course there are HDMI ports, USB, and even a headphone 2.5mm jack. Just make sure that you use an adequately powered GPU for this monitor. We used the RTX 2080Ti for our review.
Overall the monitor was brilliant and surpassed our expectations. There was very little blur associated with movement, and text and images remained crip during movement as well thanks to the 1ms response time. There are a nice assortment of onscreen menu options to customize the color, brightness and more. But right out of the box, we were surprised that we didn’t need to mess with the sRGB profile at all. The only thing we had to adjust was the brightness when we fired up the HDR.
Our Impressions of this monitor are really impressive. Press is right around $800USD. It is available for pre-order now and ships July 13, 2020.
Our review of the Samsung G7 Odyssey Gaming MonitorSamsung Odyssey G7 Gaming Monitor
- Apperance8/10 Very goodA good looking monitor available in 2 colors.
- Display8/10 Very goodBorderline endgame 1440p gaming monitor.
- functions6/10 AverageAdequate but could go deeper into performance management.
- PRICE vs VALUE8/10 Very goodIt's not a cheap monitor but a definite recommended BUY.
- 240Hz Refresh Rate
- 1ms Response Time
- Available in 2 sizes
- Visually Appealing
- 2560 x 1440 WQHD Resolution
- G-Sync and FreeSync Supported
- Huge external power brick
- Stand's legs take up a lot of desk space