Wednesday, September 28

Samsung Odyssey Neo G8: the market’s first 4K 240Hz monitor arrives to up the ante in the world of premium gaming

It’s only been two months since we thoroughly reviewed Samsung’s Odyssey Neo G9 monitor, and we already miss it. We really liked this 49-inch DQHD curved monitor with miniLED backlight and HDMI 2.1 connectivity for its high image quality and design, but what we fell in love with was the immersion that he proposes to us with games. Its aspect ratio does not fit with all titles, but in some of them we assure you that it makes a difference.

However, the protagonist of this article is not the Odyssey Neo G9 that we have already analyzed; it is the new Odyssey Neo G8 that Samsung just introduced. The characteristics that this brand has already shared with us allow us to get a fairly precise idea about what this monitor will offer us when it hits stores. And we are sure that, like the Odyssey Neo G9, it will not leave anyone indifferent.

Samsung Odyssey Neo G8: technical specifications



32-inch 4K UHD VA LCD with 1000R curvature


3840 x 2160 dots


MiniLED with 2048 local dimming zones

refresh rate

240 Hz

Response time

1 ms (GtG)


12-bit processing

maximum brightness

2000 nits

static contrast

1 000 000:1


NVIDIA G-SYNC y AMD FreeSync Premium Pro


2 x HDMI 2.1 y 1 x DisplayPort 1.4

This is what it promises us: 4K, 240 Hz, 1 ms, miniLED and more … much more

Like the Odyssey Neo G9, the new Neo G8 incorporates a VA-type LCD panel with 1000R curvature and miniLED backlighting. However, the resolution of the matrix of both monitors is not the same. And its size, either. Neo G9 49-inch DQHD panel makes way for Odyssey Neo G8 a a 32-inch 4K panel, which makes it clearly less bulky than its bigger brother (and we’re confident it’s cheaper, too, though Samsung hasn’t confirmed what its price will be yet).

However, the one feature that is sure to put the Odyssey Neo G8 in the crosshairs of some video game enthusiasts is its refresh rate. And it is the first 4K monitor on the market that is capable of work at 240 Hz. It is clear that few graphics cards allow us to enjoy this cadence of images per second at 2160p, but there is no doubt that it must be a joy to play in these conditions on a screen like this. Of course, when we have the opportunity to test it thoroughly, we will tell you in great detail what experience it offers us.

The miniLED diode matrix that is responsible for delivering the light to the panel incorporates 2048 local dimming zones independent. Additionally, the brightness delivery capability of each diode is encoded using 14 bits, which in theory should allow this monitor to regain a high level of detail in both shaded and brighter areas.

This monitor has a maximum brightness delivery capability of 2,000 nits and a static contrast of 1,000,000: 1

Other specifications of the new Odyssey Neo G8 that are worth not overlooking are its response time of 1 ms (GtG), its maximum brightness delivery capacity of 2000 nits, its static contrast 1 000 000:1 (This figure is made possible by the miniLED backlight) and its support for NVIDIA’s G-SYNC and AMD’s FreeSync Premium Pro adaptive refresh technologies.

One more note: like the Odyssey Neo G9 model it incorporates of the HDMI 2.1 inputs and only one of type DisplayPort 1.4. As we have just seen, the specifications of this new monitor are quite spectacular, so we are looking forward to testing it to be able to tell you in detail if it really lives up to expectations.

Samsung Odyssey Neo G8: price and availability

Samsung has yet to confirm when will it arrive to the stores this monitor, and it has not released its price either. However, it is likely that he will unveil both data during the CES edition that is about to begin. As soon as we meet them we will update this article to include this information.

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