An enhanced, immersive gaming experience for all types of gameplay – Samsung Global Newsroom


Samsung Electronics has released its Odyssey Neo G8, the world’s first 240Hz 4K gaming monitor. At CES 2022, it was awarded the Best of Innovation Award in the Gaming category and recognized for its technological excellence. To discover the features of the world’s first and fastest gaming monitor, Samsung Newsroom takes you through an unboxing of the Odyssey Neo G8.

Samsung’s Odyssey Neo G8 offers more convenience with matte screen, ergonomic stand and more

When you first open the box, the first thing you see are the various parts, including the monitor, stand neck, stand base and power cable.1

Installing the monitor is very simple.2 First connect the base of the stand to the back of the product and fix it with a screw. Then connect the standard base to the standard neck and tighten the screw on the bottom. Then install the back cover and turn it clockwise. The monitor is now ready for use.

Once mounted, the monitor’s 32-inch curved shape catches the eye. The monitor has a 1000R curved VA panel, a curvature that most closely resembles a human’s field of view. This curvature intensifies the immersion while gaming, making you feel like you’re really in the world of the game.

The Odyssey Neo G8’s matte screen has also been verified as ‘glare-free’ by the global safety certification company UL (Underwriters Laboratories), meaning the panel reduces light reflection. The screen absorbs ambient light so that the user can enjoy an immersive gaming experience without being hindered by external elements, such as sunlight from windows.

Consoles and other gaming accessories can also be easily connected to the monitor. When the Odyssey Neo G8 is powered on, the Auto Source Switch+ feature automatically detects other devices and switches the screen to the source of those devices.

In addition, the monitor offers a height-adjustable stand (HAS), a pan and tilt function for ergonomic efficiency and mounting that conforms to the Video Electronics Standards Association (VESA).

Unmatched speed with 0.001 second response time and 240Hz refresh rate

The Odyssey Neo G8 has a fast response time of 1 ms (0.001 second) (GtG),3 giving users a more vivid gaming experience when playing games that require fast response times. Games such as first-person shooters (FPS) and racing games change screens quickly, and lag or slow reaction times can affect the outcome of the game. Fortunately, the Odyssey Neo G8 keeps up with the pace and gives gamers the best chance of winning the game.

Refresh rate, which measures how many times per second the screen can show a new image, is also very important for gamers. The 240Hz refresh rate of the Odyssey Neo G8 ensures a stable and smooth viewing experience.

The monitor also comes with Low Input Lag to improve response time. Input Lag is an indicator that measures how long it takes for input from a keyboard or mouse to appear on the screen. The lower the input lag, the shorter the input time and the faster the response time. The Odyssey Neo G8 has a low input lag of 1 ms, allowing gamers to play more accurately in games where every second counts.

The tearing effect is another factor that can determine the outcome of a game. This is when the screen lags and the screen becomes jerky due to a communication problem between the PC and the monitor. The Odyssey Neo G8 supports AMD FreeSync Premium Pro, minimizing screen tearing and lag when playing CPU-intensive games, allowing users to enjoy smooth visuals while playing games.

An enhanced vibrant gaming environment with Quantum Matrix, HDR 2000 and stunning UHD picture quality

Since the Odyssey Neo G8 is the world’s fastest 4K gaming monitor, it features a UHD resolution of 3,840 x 2,160. The UHD resolution enlivens the game by providing vivid graphics, making it seem like the world of the game is right in front of your eyes.

The Odyssey Neo G8 also features Quantum Matrix technology, Samsung’s proprietary technology that controls image quality. Quantum Matrix uses Quantum Mini LEDs, which are 1/40th the height of conventional LEDs, as the light source for even more precise control of contrast. This technology clearly displays the contrast between the darkest shadows and the brightest objects in scenes that use a wide spectrum of colors, such as explosion scenes, creating a more vivid gaming experience. It also prevents the halo effect, where light flows from a bright area on the screen to the dark areas around it.

The Quantum HDR 2000 used in the Odyssey Neo G8 delivers maximum brightness for a rich HDR experience. Notably, it offers 4,096 steps for adjusting screen brightness and supports a high static contrast ratio of a million-to-one. In addition, the local dimming zone displays the color black more accurately. By capturing the reflected light from an enemy’s movement, the user can easily discover where the enemy is hiding and also notice the details hidden behind the shadows.

Superior backlight that changes depending on the screen color

The lighting on the back of the monitor makes your gaming experience more futuristic. The Odyssey Neo G8 comes with the CoreSync lighting feature, where the monitor automatically detects the color in the center of the screen and synchronizes it with the color of the lighting at the back of the monitor. The monitor can display five different light colors, so gamers can enjoy a modern, sleek look while gaming. When gaming in a dark place, the CoreSync feature can blur the line between reality and game, completely immersing the player in the experience.

Odyssey Neo G8 leads the premium gaming monitor market

The monitor’s fast response time and vivid image quality maximize the immersive experience users can experience while playing a game. These modern features also help gamers to be successful while playing, making the Odyssey Neo G8 the ideal choice for gamers.

The Odyssey Neo G8 has received positive reviews and has been dubbed the “Best Gaming Monitor” by the global media. Techaeris and Trusted Review are delighted with the Odyssey Neo G8, stating that it “provides a fantastic visual, fast refresh rate” and a “stunning, immersive gaming experience”.

The gaming monitor industry has gone beyond just providing beautiful screens for playing games. Products with highly advanced features such as high speed, high image quality and more are becoming increasingly important as they help gamers perform their best. The Odyssey Neo G8 is the top monitor for serious gamers who want to be immersed in the game while experiencing the best picture quality while gaming.

1 Accessories may vary by country or region.

2 Must be installed according to the instructions in the manual. Placing the curved panel alone on a desk or floor may cause damage to the product.

3 Gray to gray. A unit of measure for pixel speed. Used to measure the response time of gaming monitors.

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