Ultrawide Curve Monitor G9 extends Samsung’s Odyssey range
The new Gaming Monitor was announced in mid-January at the CES 2020 in Las Vegas. Now it is finally on the market: The 49 inch Ultrawide Samsung Odyssey G9 gaming monitor.
With this monitor, the Odyssey range is logically expanded after the G7 to include an equally high-tech experience that is specially tailored to the needs of gamers. In order to achieve these goals, the manufacturer has opted for a curvature radius of 1,000 R adapted to the eye, a refresh rate of up to 240 Hz and an exclusive QHD resolution of 5120 x 1440 pixels. This corresponds to two adjacent Odyssey G7s.
Optics & Design
Visually, the Ultrawide Curved Monitor is almost in the sci-fi range.
It has a noble, white glossy case with an Infinity Core illumination at the transition from case to stand. 52 colors can be set here in five different light effects for an atmospheric atmosphere. The display frame is kept in a dark anthracite just like the V-shaped stand. This gives a very stylish look on the desk.
Tech Specs & Connections
Together with an image representation of the Vesa DispayHDR 1000 panel, which has been described as particularly vivid, an immersive high end representation is made possible that is unparalleled.
A special highlight – in addition to resolution and frame rate – is the crystal clear HDR10+, which is supported for the first time and can display certain scenarios more realistically and accurately, especially at high frame rates in, for example, shooters or racing games. In combination with the monitor’s reaction time of just 1 ms, it ensures extremely realistic gaming sessions.
If you use NVIDIA graphics cards on your home PC, you can also enjoy G-Sync compatibility. Free Sync Premium Pro and DP Adaptive Sync Support together ensure that tearing and similar effects no longer occur.
The connections are well hidden on the back, a cable channel in the stand prevents annoying cable tangle behind the monitor. The 49 inch monitor can be controlled via HDMI or display port (2x), and 3 USB 3.0 ports (2x down/1x up) are also integrated. To the disappointment of the Apple community, Samsung has done without a USB-C port. It’s actually a pity, we wouldn’t have expected this in a device in this price range.
Ergonomics & energy consumption
The Superwide Monitor can be easily adjusted to your sitting and playing posture. The height of the screen can be adjusted by 12 cm and it can also be swivelled and tilted. If a sturdy wall or desk mount can cope with the 16.7 kg, the screen can be hung using the 100×100 VESA fixture.
The Samsung Odyssey G9 monitor ends up rather in the midfield in terms of energy efficiency. The device belongs to energy efficiency class C and thus has a higher power consumption in comparison to other models. This is around 108 watts. It’s a good idea to turn the screen off regularly so as not to be surprised by a high energy bill.
With the new G9, Samsung is more innovative than ever before and demonstrates industry expertise with this fine-tuned setup. The C49G94TSSU – as the latest offspring is called – is aimed primarily at gamers who value both a responsive display and an absolutely stylish design.
Samsung’s RRP is 1,729 €, which makes the monitor about twice as expensive as the half-width Odyssey G7.
|Resolution||5.120 x 1.440 Pixel|
|Refresh rate||60 Hz|
|Response time||8 ms|
|Height Adjustable Stand||yes|