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First 240Hz 4K gaming monitor finally available to reserve

First 240Hz 4K gaming monitor finally available to reserve

Samsung’s ultra-fast 240Hz 4K gaming monitor, the Odyssey Neo G8, is available for pre-order starting Monday. The terminal will retail for $1,500 as of June 6. However, those who pre-booked the display through Samsung’s mailing list subscription, will receive a $50 voucher with their purchase.

The Samsung Odyssey Neo G8 monitor G85NB was originally announced at CES 2022 as the world’s first 4K gaming monitor with a refresh rate of 240Hz, features that are expected to particularly appeal to gamers. Visually, this should reduce tearing and provide smoother playback when gaming.

Samsung Odyssey Neo G8 gaming monitor.

The 32-inch Quantum Mini-LED display also features a 1ms response time, as well as a peak brightness of 2,000 nits in HDR mode, and a stable contrast ratio of one million to one. It also includes 1,196 local dimming areas and 12-bit black levels.

We’ll have to see how this compares to the Alienware 34 QD-OLED, which was the best HDR gaming monitor we’ve tested so far thanks to its use of amazing QD-OLED technology.

The screen is also curved in design and is similar to the 49-inch Odyssey Neo G9, except for the slimmer side bezels. The Odyssey Neo G8 is available in white and includes a set of ports conveniently hidden in the rear opening.

While Samsung hasn’t shared details about the ports on the Samsung Odyssey Neo G8, the brand notes that the display shares a similar design language as the Odyssey Neo G9, which could hint at a similar port system. However, with a new model, design updates are expected, which may include removing or adding new ports.

The Samsung Odyssey Neo G8 also supports Adaptive-Sync, which works with either Nvidia GeForce graphics cards or AMD Radeon graphics cards.

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