Go extra wide with Samsung’s 49 inch Odyssey OLED G9 mini-LED curved gaming monitor.
STG received a screen for review, and from the box there’s a bit of DIY.
You’ll get the super wide screen, stand and base with the required cables, including power and display connector cables.
The stand and base are in two separate bits, but it’s relatively easy putting them together. The stand itself clicks in to place and a single screw mounts the base to the stand.
Plug in your power and display connector cable and you’re good to go. Almost.
The Samsung 49 inch Odyssey OLED G9 has an onscreen menu. You may need to toggle through the settings to get your display working from Display port to HDMI or vice versa. I also advise that you check the capabilities of your Graphics Card (if using on PC) as this will help with applying the correct modes on to your screen.
To say that the Samsung 49 inch Odyssey OLED G9 monitor has a lot of screen real estate is an understatement.
For day-to day use (non-gaming) you can easily have multiple windows open, making the Odyssey OLED G9 to the likes of a dual monitor setup on a single screen.
There’s RGB lighting at the back, which is super cool, but not so effective in a darker environment. It’s just not quite bright enough.
Around the back you have more ports than you’ll ever need. There’s HDMI and Display Adaptor ports of course. In addition to those is a micro-HDMI and USB-A’s.
For the review model received, which was sadly in a well used condition, we tried both HDMI cable (not supplied) and Display port.
Ensuring that your GC (Graphics Card) is compatible with the 32:9 ratio and 5120 x 1440 resolution as well as HDR10+ you’re ready to get in to gaming, like you’ve never experienced before.
Some games tended to auto box – but this can be sorted for a fullscreen within that particular game’s menu / display settings. This is game specific though.
The 240Hz refresh and 0.03ms response rate really pays off if you’re playing something fast paced or when you need to react quickly and need know the threats as they appear in real time.
Despite the condition of the monitor that was sent to us, the OLED was popping, bright, detailed and on most games, having that extra graphical render space was mint.
The Odyssey OLED G9 monitor will require a large space. Bear this in mind when you’re looking to upsize your current screen. While the base is small it’s that super wide curved girth you’ll need to consider.
A killer gaming screen that makes gaming even that more submersible, but it does come at a price.
The Samsung 49 inch Odyssey OLED G9 monitor is a few thousand dollars of kit that is aimed at the serious PC players out there to loot, shoot and win on the battlefield.