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Perhaps the absolute pinnacle of top-end gaming monitors available today, Samsung’s Odyssey G9 Gaming Monitor is a beast of a display, offering one of the best quality displays for gaming that money can buy. As with a lot of extreme high-end tech, they start off with a high price to get the maximum revenue they can out of early-adoptors, then gradually decrease the price to seek out a more mainstream audience. Even at $1,349.99, this is hardly a mass-market display, but it’s $350 less than it was when it launched back in June of this year. Even at the launch price of $1,699.99, this was a very impressive display, but it’s especially appealing with this discount.
Here are the key specs for this astonishing monitor:
Size: 49 Inch,
Resolution: 5120 x 1440,
Aspect Ratio: 32:9,
Display Type: QLED,
Refresh rate: Up to 240Hz,
FreeSync Range: 60-240Hz,
G-Sync Range: 60-240Hz,
Wall-Mount Size: 100mm x 100mm,
Response Times: 1ms.
2x DisplayPort 1.4
1x HDMI 2.0
2x USB 3.0
Beyond just the raw performance, Samsung has even paid close attention to the aesthetic design. The rear of the display has a very attractive “Infinity Core Lighting” setup, with an RGB lit ring circling where the display connects to the stand.
If you are thinking of picking up a high-resolution monitor like this, you’ll need to make sure that you have a powerful GPU to drive it. You can build a very capable entire gaming system for this price, so this type of monitor is only for those happy to pay extra for an especially capable monitor.
Whether you’re looking for a screen for competitive level gaming, extremely cinematic and immersive gaming, high-level productivity, or just want to have multiple web browser windows open at a time, this is the ultimate monitor for 2020, and will form an incredible centerpiece of your gaming setup.
If you’re interested in a new gaming monitor, but don’t quite want to go to this extreme, check out our guide to the best gaming monitors for 2020.
Lewie skews Chaotic Good where possible, and loves pressing buttons, viewing pixels and listening to sounds. He's written for publications like Rock Paper Shotgun, Eurogamer, VG247 and Kotaku UK, and spent 13 years running Savy Gamer. If you ever get the chance you should ask him to tell you the story about that time he had a fight with a snake on an island off the coast of Cambodia.