This Monday (21st), the Samsung updated its line of gamer monitors. With resolutions ranging from 4K to full HD, the new models Odyssey G7 (G70A), Odyssey G5 (G50A) and Odyssey G3 (G30A) were announced with the mission of being options for gamers who insist on flat screens.
This is an important detail, as the current line of Odyssey monitors is made up of models with a curved screen, such as the Odyssey G9, which also stands out for having QLED technology.
All new monitors feature an IPS LCD or VA LCD panel instead of QLED. Still, the news is interesting.
Samsung Odyssey G7 (G70A)
Let’s start with the Odyssey G7. The monitor has a 28-inch IPS panel with 4K resolution (3840×2160 pixels) and works with a refresh rate of up to 144 Hz. Thanks to this, the model can support the PS5 or Xbox Series X running at 4K and 120 Hz, for example.
The specs are complemented by 178-degree viewing angle, 1ms response time for GTG measurement, brightness of up to 400 nits, HDMI 2.1 and DisplayPort 1.4 compatibility, and support for AMD FreeSync Premium Pro and sync technologies. Nvidia G-Sync.
An important detail is that, of the recently announced trio, the new Odyssey G7 is the only one to be Vesa DisplayHDR 400 certified.
Samsung Odyssey G5 (G50A)
The new Odyssey G5 has slightly lower specs compared to the Odyssey G7. It starts with the panel, also of the IPS type, but with 27 inches in size and 2560×1440 pixels (QHD) resolution.
The maximum refresh rate is 165 Hz (the only model with this feature), the viewing angle is also 178 degrees and the response time remains at 1 ms (GTG). However, the model features HDR10 in place of the VESA DisplayHDR 400 certificate, the maximum brightness is 350 nits, and the supported connection standards are HDMI 2.0 and DisplayPort 1.2.
Let’s also take into account that the Odyssey G5 supports G-Sync and FreeSync Premium, but not FreeSync Premium Pro.
Samsung Odyssey G3 (G30A): 24 and 27 inches
The Odyssey G3 is the only model that comes in two sizes: 24 and 27 inches. From this batch of releases, both appear as the most affordable options, but also with the simplest specifications.
Here, the panel is VA instead of IPS. Also, the resolution is only 1920×1080 pixels (full HD) and the maximum brightness is 250 nits.
DisplayPort 1.2 compatibility is present, as is the 178-degree angle, but HDMI support is limited to version 1.4 of the technology. We also find support for the FreeSync Premium standard here, but not G-Sync.
The maximum update rate is 144 Hz and the response time is 1 ms, but in MPRT measurement, it indicates the changeover time of a moving image. At this point, it’s worth remembering that the G5 and G7 monitors use the GTG measurement, which tells you how long it takes the pixel to go from the darkest gray to the lightest gray.
Availability and pricing
Samsung has yet to reveal prices and release dates for the Odyssey G7 and Odyssey G5 monitors, but the gadget notes that Odyssey G3 models go on sale in the United States as of July 1st. Suggested prices are close to $220 and $250 for the 24-inch and 27-inch versions, respectively.
For now, there is no availability information in Brazil. Remember, though, that the curved-screen Odyssey G9, G7 and G5 monitors were launched in the country, which is why we can expect flat-panel models to appear here at some point.