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Samsung announces new Odyssey OLED monitors

by on05 June 2024

With built-in AI upscaling for the G8 model

Samsung has announced a couple of new OLED gaming monitors that will be a part of its Odyssey series, the Odyssey G8 and the Odyssey G6 OLED monitors. The 32-inch Odyssey G8 G80SD will also be the first AI-power gaming monitor from Samsung, featuring the NQ8 AI Gen3 processor seen in Samsung's Neo QLED 8K TV lineup.

When it comes to specifications, the Odyssey G8 features a 4K 3840x2160 resolution flat OLED panel with a 240Hz refresh rate. It is both FreeSync premium Pro and NVIDIA G-Sync Compatible certified. Most importantly, it features the aforementioned NQ8 QI Gen3 processor, which enables AI-upscaling which should improve quality when accessed through the smart TV apps and Gaming Hub. This is a surprise and rather limiting as it will only work on apps like Netflix, Xbox Game Pass, and other apps from its built-in smart TV app list. It also features a new "pulsating heat pipe" cooling system, which should prevent burn-in and is said to be five times more effective compared to the previous solutions. It also automatically adjusts brightness in order to prevent static image retention.

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The smaller and more affordable 27-inch Samsung Odyssey G6 monitor also features a flat panel but with a 2560x1440 resolution and a higher 360Hz refresh rate.

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Both monitors support the same OLED Safeguard+ feature, have two HDMI 2.1, one DisplayPort 1.4, and three USB 3.0 interfaces, as well as built-in speaker, tilt, swivel, and pivot adjustment, VESA mount support, and FreeSync Premium Pro and G-Sync Compatible certification.
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The Samsung Odyssey G8 is already up for pre-order at $1,299 while the Odyssey G6 comes at a later date with a price set at $899.

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