– Philipp Mohaupt
Samsung has given the Odyssey G9 from last year an improved variant, the eponymous “Neo G9”, and now packs a mini LED backlight into the ultra-wide monitor, which provides even more brightness.
The Odyssey Neo G9 works like its predecessor with native 5120 x 1440 Pixel on a picture size of 49 inches in 32: 9 format and offers a particularly narrow Curved-Radius von 1000R. The maximum refresh rate is up to 240 Hertz, the response is 1 Millisekunde (GtG)which should of course make the monitor particularly interesting for gamers. The change to one is new Mini LED backlight, which in addition to a very high short-term brightness of up to 2000 cd / m² also provides a total of 2048 dimmable zones on the panel, with which the Neo G9 allows significantly finer local dimming. The dynamic contrast ratio should even be 1.000.000:1 amount, which would be an extremely high value for an LC display, but also only applies to HDR and should therefore only be partially and briefly achievable.
Samsung Neo G9
The typical luminance of the VA-Panels with the Samsung, however, is 420 nits. The mini-LED technology is based on numerous small light emitting diodesthat are 1/40 the height of previous Samsung LEDs. “Instead of a lens for light diffusion and a housing, each mini LED is covered with a wafer-thin micro-layer. Fine and precise control of the closely spaced light-emitting diodes is made possible by the Quantum Matrix technology, “explains Samsung. As with the previous model, the color depth is 10 bits, with one DCI-P3 representation of 95 percent. The terminal strip is then also the same. There are two DisplayPort 1.4 and one HDMI, but now HDMI 2.1 instead of HDMI 2.0. There are also three USB interfaces and a headphone output. The monitor can be swivel, turn and adjust the height.
The Samsung Odyssey Neo G9 is closed Nvidia G-SYNC compatible and supported Adaptive Sync via DP1.4, HDMI as well AMD FreeSync Premium Pro. He is from the August 9 for 2539 euros to have. It can be pre-ordered from July 29th. Compared to the G9 (at market launch 1729 euros) it is significantly more expensive, which is not surprising due to the mini-LED technology.