Originally announced back in January, Samsung are now set to release their new Odyssey G9 series 49″ mega-wide gaming display. The C49G95T offers a curved (1000R) format display with a 32:9 aspect ratio, 5120 x 1440 resolution (the same as dual 27″ 1440p screens) along with a 240Hz refresh rate VA technology panel. This high refresh rate is supported through adaptive sync offering VRR support for both AMD and NVIDIA systems.
We have previously reviewed the Samsung C49RG90 which offers the same resolution but has “only” a 120Hz refresh rate. This new C49G95T pushes that to much higher levels, although it remains to be seen whether the VA panel can keep up sufficiently to make it viable. We have recently reviewed the first 240Hz VA panel on the market, the Samsung C27RG50 which might give us some kind of indication, to consider.
The new C49G95T has some other impressive specs too. There is a “QLED” backlight, offering a wide colour gamut thanks to Quantum Dot coating which offers a colour gamut of 95% DCI-P3, 125% sRGB, 92% Adobe RGB according to the specs . The screen also passes the VESA DisplayHDR 1000 certification offering 1000 cd/m2 peak brightness capability and 10-bit colour depth support. This is achieved through edge-lit local dimming though like it’s predecessor, so don’t expect any particularly high end local dimming capability.
In other specs the screen offers a 2500: 1 contrast ratio, 420 cd/m2 brightness, 178/178 viewing angles, 1.07b colour depth. Samsung also promote a super low 2ms input lag in the feature. Although this will need to be independently verified, it’s a good sign they are bothering to list a spec here.
PiP and PbP are supported as well. The stand offers tilt, height and swivel adjustments and there are 2x DisplayPort 1.4, 1x HDMI 2.0, 2x USB 3.0 and 1x headphone jack connections offered.
The 49″ C49G95T is available to pre-order now at a price of £1,279.99 in the UK from Overclockers.