When it comes to gaming, there are many ways to play. Whether you are a PC or console gamer, the accessories you use can enhance how you play. When playing competitive games, it is best to have a smaller screen with a high refresh rate.
If you are looking for a cinematic experience, a bigger TV with a surround system can make the game feel like a cinematic movie that you are in the driver’s seat of. Last year, Xbox revealed that Xbox Game Pass would soon be accessible on smart devices and would not require a console in order to play; it was revealed that Samsung would be one of the first adopters of the Xbox Game Pass Cloud gaming.
During Summer Game Fest, we had the opportunity to meet with Samsung Gaming to check out the new Odyssey OLED G9 monitor and their 85-Inch QLED UHD Smart TV. The Samsung TV was to showcase the Antstream Arcade and Blacknut apps on Samsung Gaming Hub; these two platforms give gamers access to over 3000 Games with their launch.
For the majority of the preview, we tried out Fortnite on both devices. Tradeshows are the only time that I will play Fortnite and for this meeting, I tried it out on both the Monitor and the TV; in both instances, Fortnite ran smoothly however, the cloud play streaming on the 85-inch TV was more impressive due to its seamless quality and lack of lag.
With the Odyssey OLED G9 monitor, the gameplay was next to flawless, however, the game was running off of a PC. The hardest part to get used to was the big curve display. Despite using two monitors at home, using one big monitor felt more distracting than looking at 2 monitors.
The image was crisp and colorful, with the terrain looking vibrant, but it was a lot to take in. The increased view, however, did help us see out of the sides of our eyes to spot enemies.
The Odyssey OLED G9 currently has an MSRP of $2,199.99 but based on the short time with it, I can’t say I’d rush out to buy one. It’s pretty but for that price, I could easily buy multiple monitors or TVs. Below, we are including details about the Odyssey OLED G9:
Odyssey OLED G9 Details and Quotes
Measuring 49 inches in size with a 1800R curvature, the new Odyssey OLED G9 is the first OLED monitor to offer Dual Quad High Definition (DQHD; 5,120 x 1,440) resolution with a 32:9 aspect ratio.
- The Samsung Neo Quantum Processor Pro instantaneously analyzes images and automatically adjusts brightness while amplifying contrast to deliver the most brilliant images, pixel by pixel
- 8.3 million self-illuminating pixels that deliver near-infinite color contrast ratio
- A 240Hz refresh rate with 0.03ms response time for flawlessly smooth action gaming scenes
- 99.3% color gamut DCI-P3 provides brighter whites and deeper blacks and HDR True Black 400 allows users to see into the shadows with pure black levels
- The Odyssey OLED G9 has a super-slim premium metal design with CoreSync and Core Lighting+ to match the colors on-screen for more immersive content, as well as built-in speakers
- Instant access to streaming, gaming services and entertainment all in one place with Samsung Gaming Hub and smart TV apps
- Versatile connectivity options including HDMI 2.1 and Micro HDMI 2.1, Display Port 1.4, and Auto Source Switch+ create cleaner connections from one central USB hub.
“Samsung Gaming Hub offers players more ways to access the titles they love and discover new ones to play from our game streaming partners, no console required,” said Mike Lucero, Head of Product Management for Gaming at Samsung Electronics. “With Antstream Arcade and Blacknut, we’ve made games even easier to jump into. Now all you need to do is pick up your Samsung TV remote to enjoy great games like ‘Pac-Man’ and ‘Who Wants to be a Millionaire?’, or pair your Bluetooth controller to access thousands of world-class games across genres. With more games and more ways to play, there has never been a better time to play games on Samsung Gaming Hub.”
“Antstream Arcade delivers the best retro arcade video game streaming experience, and we’re proud to align with strong partners like Samsung Gaming Hub that can help us reach more players,” said Steve Cottam, CEO of Antstream Arcade. “We’ve experienced firsthand the excitement people have playing the games of their youth and sharing those games with the next generation of gamers.”
“Blacknut is thrilled to partner with Samsung Gaming Hub and introduce our catalog to the popular game streaming platform,” said Nabil Laredj, VP, Business Development & Licensing at Blacknut. “With over 500 games and options for everyone, we are excited to be able to bring cloud gaming to the whole family in a whole new way.”
If you are in the market for a new monitor or TV, it is worth checking out these three Samsung products. Personally, I would prefer to upgrade my pc rather than get a fancy monitor. Now, we will be keeping an eye on the Odyssey Oled G9 monitor and maybe one day pick something similar up. In all honesty, we would need a longer time with the Odyssey Oled G9 monitor before we can recommend rushing out to pick one up.
If you have the money to afford the $2,199.99 monitor, then you can order it through this Samsung link. “The monitor does feature a Multi-View option allowing users to take full advantage of the large display by enabling gameplay on up to two screens at once. This means that gamers now can enjoy multitasking without the hassle of a multiple-monitor setup.”
If you would like to learn more about the monitor, you can read more here.
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