Samsung has just introduced its new line-up of groundbreaking curved Odyssey gaming monitors at CES 2020. The new line-up has been completely re-imagined with gamers in mind, including radically new curved displays and industry-leading performance features for a whole new way to game. There are 3 new screens being showcased. The G9 which is 49″ in size and G7 models which are available in 32″ and 27″. These new models have a deeper curvature than typical curved screens at 1000R. They also boast a 1ms response time spec and impressive 240Hz “RapidCurve” refresh rate.
All the new Odyssey monitors will feature adaptive sync support, allowing for variable refresh rates from both AMD and NVIDIA systems. The screens are currently in the process of being officially certified by NVIDIA as G-sync Compatible according to the press release.
MSI are set to release two new models in their range, featuring 27″ VA technology panels and supporting a 240Hz native refresh rate. We have already seen a couple of models announced from Samsung and AOC featuring 240Hz VA panels, so this will provide another alternative option for gamers. The two new models are the Optix MAG272RX (flat) and MAG272CRX (curved 1500R). Both offer a 1920 x 1080 resolution.
We’ve only seen one monitor announced so far based on a 240Hz refresh rate VA panel, and that was the Samsung C27RG50 back in June 2019 (yet to appear in retail channels). AOC have now announced that they are developing two new models in their G2 gaming range which will offer this panel technology and refresh rate combination next year. They are the 27″ C27G2Z and 32″ C32G2Z.