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Samsung Odyssey Neo G9 Review

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Experts

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Top critics were impressed by the Samsung Odyssey Neo G9, approving it for professional gaming. They lauded its 240Hz refresh rate, Mini LED backlighting, and 5120×1440 resolution. However, they had misgivings about its aggressive screen curvature, which is similar to the 1000R curve of the Samsung Odyssey G7 LC32G75T.

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Product Snapshot

Overview

The Samsung Odyssey Neo G9 is a 2021 high-end curved gaming monitor that promises brilliant localized backlighting and cutting-edge connectivity options to gamers. The Odyssey Neo G9 boasts Mini LED backlighting, providing outstanding levels of brightness of up to 794 nits. Thanks to a superb 5120 x 1440 curving 49-inch screen, the monitor provides the ultimate gaming immersion, and the 240Hz maximum refresh rate supports tear-free gaming. Like some of the top-rated computer monitors, the Neo G9 features advanced HDMI 2.1 inputs, supporting high-resolution, high-frame-rate content. Continue reading our review of the Samsung Odyssey Neo G9 and discover how it stacks up against the best gaming monitors on the market.

Best For

  • 120Hz

  • 1440P

  • 144Hz

  • 240Hz

  • 75Hz

  • Curved

  • HDR Content

  • Samsung

  • Streaming

  • Ultrawide

Consensus

our Verdict

Reviewers praised the Samsung Odyssey Neo G9, endorsing it for professional gaming. The Neo G9 follows in the footsteps of the Samsung Odyssey G7 S28AG70, featuring native FreeSync and G-SYNC compatibility, and testers characterized its motion performance as outstanding. Top experts from PC Gamer praised its Mini LED backlighting tech and VA panel that produced impressive black levels during testing. This tech provides sharper details than the edge-style backlighting on the Samsung T55. Reviewers endorsed the display for media playback and office use. Analysts marveled at the 240Hz maximum refresh rate, which is much better than the 144Hz on the Nixeus EDG 34. They were pleased with the modern HDMI 2.1 inputs, snappy 2ms G2G response time and 2.9ms input lag. The peak brightness (794 nits) and impressive 5120×1440 screen resolution also amazed experts at Tech Radar. In their tests, professional reviewers cited this monitor’s excellent coverage of the sRGB (99.6%) and DCI P3 (90.9%) color spaces when recommending it for graphic design. However, they criticized the overly aggressive 1000R screen curvature. Explore our LG 34UC89G-B ultrawide gaming monitor review to learn about a similar device with a less pronounced screen curve.

Reason to Buy

  • Outstanding 240Hz maximum refresh rate
  • Advanced Mini LED local dimming
  • HDMI 2.1 inputs
  • Excellent color gamut
  • Outstanding 5120 x 1440 screen resolution

Reason to Avoid

  • Overly aggressive screen curvature
  • Narrow viewing angles
  • Variable refresh rate (VRR) issues at 60Hz

Samsung Odyssey Neo G9 Specs

Curved ScreenCurved ScreenYes
Display TypeVA
HDMI Inputs2
HDR FormatYes
Max Resolution5120 x 1440
Panel TypePanel TypeVA
Refresh Rate240 Hz
Response TimeResponse Time1 ms
Screen size49"
Sync TechnologySync TechnologyAMD FreeSync

All Specs

Test Results

Brightness (nits)628.3333
Contrast Ratio (as ratio, x:1)4,692.3333
Color Gamut/Accuracy % (DCI P3 xy)91
Color Gamut/Accuracy % (DCI P3 uv)0
Color Gamut % (Adobe RGB Coverage xy)85.5
Color Gamut % (sRGB Coverage xy)99.6
Color Gamut % (Rec. 2020 Coverage xy)67.5
Color Gamut % (Rec. 709 Coverage xy)0
Input Lag (ms)8.9
Response Time (ms)2.7
Reflections % (Total Reflections)5.4
Horizontal Viewing Angle (Washout Left)34
Horizontal Viewing Angle (Washout Right)34
Vertical Viewing Angle (Washout Above)26
Vertical Viewing Angle (Washout Below)27

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Market Context

The Samsung Odyssey Neo G9 is a 2021 high-end curved gaming monitor that promises brilliant localized backlighting and cutting-edge connectivity options to gamers. The Odyssey…

The Samsung Odyssey Neo G9 is a 2021 high-end curved gaming monitor that promises brilliant localized backlighting and cutting-edge connectivity options to gamers. The Odyssey Neo G9 boasts Mini LED backlighting, providing outstanding levels of brightness of up to 794 nits. Thanks to a superb 5120 x 1440 curving 49-inch screen, the monitor provides the ultimate gaming immersion, and the 240Hz maximum refresh rate supports tear-free gaming. Like some of the top-rated computer monitors, the Neo G9 features advanced HDMI 2.1 inputs, supporting high-resolution, high-frame-rate content. Continue reading our review of the Samsung Odyssey Neo G9 and discover how it stacks up against the best gaming monitors on the market.

The Samsung Odyssey Neo G9 has better 8K-ready HDMI 2.1 inputs compared to the HDMI 2.0 ports on the older Samsung CRG9. Compared to the…

The Samsung Odyssey Neo G9 has better 8K-ready HDMI 2.1 inputs compared to the HDMI 2.0 ports on the older Samsung CRG9. Compared to the 120Hz refresh rate of the CRG9, the Neo G9 (this review) has a much better 240Hz maximum refresh rate.

The Samsung Odyssey Neo G9 has superior gaming features compared to the LG 49WL95C-W, boasting a 240Hz maximum refresh rate, G-SYNC, and FreeSync. However, the…

The Samsung Odyssey Neo G9 has superior gaming features compared to the LG 49WL95C-W, boasting a 240Hz maximum refresh rate, G-SYNC, and FreeSync. However, the LG monitor boasts a less pronounced curve, wider viewing angles, and a more diverse selection of inputs.

The Samsung Odyssey Neo G9 has a much better 240Hz refresh rate, which is much higher than the 144Hz of the Alienware AW3821DW. The Samsung…

The Samsung Odyssey Neo G9 has a much better 240Hz refresh rate, which is much higher than the 144Hz of the Alienware AW3821DW. The Samsung monitor also has Mini LED backlighting tech, while the 38-inch Alienware AW3821DW uses older edge-based backlighting.

With Mini LED backlighting and HDMI 2.1 ports, the Samsung Odyssey Neo G9 distinguishes itself from its predecessor, the Samsung Odyssey G9. Therefore, the Neo…

With Mini LED backlighting and HDMI 2.1 ports, the Samsung Odyssey Neo G9 distinguishes itself from its predecessor, the Samsung Odyssey G9. Therefore, the Neo G9 gets brighter, delivers superior local dimming, and supports higher resolution content.

Curved Screen

Yes

Display Type

VA

HDMI Inputs

2

HDR Format

Yes

Max Resolution

5120 x 1440

Panel Type

VA

Refresh Rate

240 Hz

Response Time

1 ms

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Score Card

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Expert Score

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True Score

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Expert Score Breakdown

  • Rtings
    103.4

    Category Trust Score

    80
    The Samsung Odyssey Neo G9 is great for most uses. The large, high-resolution screen provides… read more

    By:

    Jackie Thomas
  • Techradar
    64.71

    Category Trust Score

    90
    The Samsung Odyssey Neo G9 is an absolute monster of a gaming monitor and packs… read more

    By:

    Samuel Breton
  • Expert Reviews UK
    51.58

    Category Trust Score

    100
    The Samsung Odyssey Neo G9 is a super ultrawide Mini LED gaming monitor that will… read more

    By:

    Unknown
  • IGN
    20.35

    Category Trust Score

    70
    The Samsung Odyssey Neo G9 is the best super-ultrawide monitor ever made. It also has… read more

    By:

    Will Georgiadis

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