So what makes this a gaming monitor? Adaptive Sync support and AMD FreeSync Premium Pro bring refresh rates up to 175Hz. There’s also a backlit panel that you can’t see directly when you’re sitting in front of the display, but you can add ambient lighting to your desk. Samsung also includes the same Smart TV software as its Smart Monitor M8 and other displays. So you can access streaming services (including game streaming services) even when your PC or console isn’t connected. This is the latest impressive monitor we’ve seen in recent months, along with Dell’s 43-inch 4K monitor, the world’s first 500Hz gaming display, and the 5K Samsung ViewFinity S9. Samsung is also set to release his 49-inch Odyssey OLED G9 gaming monitor later this year. This will be his world’s first 32:9 OLED gaming monitor unless someone beats Samsung.
The Odyssey OLED G8 was announced in his August 2022, but it’s only now actually available. This is the company’s first OLED gaming monitor with a 34-inch ultrawide panel capable of 3440 x 1440 resolution. The 21:9 aspect ratio provides plenty of room for everything from split-screen multitasking to gaming. At the same time, OLED screens offer “true RGB and true blacks for maximum color accuracy and brightness,” as you’d expect from many phones, laptops, and non-gaming monitors with OLED screens.