4K Gaming Within 28 Inches!! – Samsung Odyssey G7 Monitoradmin
– Samsung didn’t have finalnpackaging ready for our sponsored unboxing ofnthe Odyssey G7 monitor, so they sent us something even better. A flipping crate. Let’s get this puppy open and have a look at the little brother to what is arguably the god of current gamingnmonitors, the Odyssey G9. (loud clang) Inside then we’ve got a nice sturdy base. A height adjustable stand, so on top of the basic adjustmentsnlike tilt it’s got a little bit of swivel built in there. It can also pivot. Goes up and down. This is nice. Nice little cable managementndoodad-a-ma-jiggy right there. We’ve got DisplayPort, power brick, USB 3, and the power cord and. Big reveal. The new G7, even thoughnit shares the same name as the old G7, is a very different beast. Instead of being a 1440p curved panel, it’s actually a 4K flatnpanel this time around. Boop! And that goes on a littlensomething like that. And these are nice captive screws, so you never have tonworry about losing them. And since we’re backnhere, it’s a perfect time to talk about a couple of other features. So we just take this plastic trim piece, clip it together, and clip it on. And you can see that undernit is actually an RGB ring. This has a feature thatnSamsung calls CoreSync which allows the LED lights at the back to synchronize with the content that’s being displayed on the screen. So there’s technologies that exist that do this already, butnmany of them are third party. Now it’s built right into the monitor. The other big one is HDMI 2.1. That’s right, ladies and gentlemen. We’ve got not just DisplayPortnhere, but also HDMI 2.1, so that means a maximum of 4K 120 hertz. Meaning that this could be a perfect pair for both a gaming PC andna console if you were in say a dorm room or something like that and you had limitednspace for a secondary TV. Oh, well no, that’s about it. We’re set up. All we gotta do now is plug it into power and then connect our gaming PC. Oh, hey that’s fun. We need a worthy gaming computer if we’re gonna be at 4K 144 hertz. Oh yeah, did I mention that? On DisplayPort it canngo up to 4K 144 hertz. So I’ll be interested to see if they’re using display stream compressionnto get us 4:4:4 color, or if we’re gonna have to resort to chroma subsampling in order to do that. The display should intelligently switch between inputs, butnDisplayPort, particularly when you first attach it,nis notoriously finicky, so it wouldn’t surprisenme if we had to give the system a quick resetnbefore it grabs it. Let’s see if it pickednup that 144 by default. I see 120 is definitely… Yup! There it is! 4K, 144 hertz, absolutely no configuration and we’re running at eight bit color, RGB, full dynamic range. Perfect. This is an HDR 400nmonitor, so for any games or videos that supportnHDR you will be able to accept an HDR signal,nthough it should be noted that for the best HDRnexperience you will prefer something more like the Odyssey G9 which can handle, if I recall correctly Samsung rates it at 2,000 nits peak brightness compared to 400 on this one. Another thing we can confirm in the Nvidia control panel is support for G-Sync. This is a G-Sync compatible monitor. It’s also FreeSync Premium Pro certified. So what that means is if you don’t happen to have the absolute latest and greatest graphics card that can pushn4K 144 frames per second, when your FPS does dip the display will dynamically adjustnits refresh rate depending on the FPS that yournmachine is putting out which helps to smooth animations and reduce tearing and stutter. This is an IPS type panel which means that whether you’re looking at it from a fairly extreme angle like I am so that you guys cannsee the front as well, or even up or down, it’s gonna look pretty flipping fantastic. Oh boy, come on. You can do it. – [David] Look at that frame rate. – Pow pow pow, oh no. What we’re looking at right now is not the performance of the game. CS:GO even at 4K is gonna run well on a card like this. But what we want tonsee is as we’re panning the camera around, howncrisp does the image stay? If there’s text on this wall for example as we pan back and forth,ncan we still read it? Wow. Yes. This is definitely fasternthan the TN panels of old in terms of the pixel response times. So you get very little if any smearing as you’re moving around and as objects are moving across the screen. You’ll particularlynnotice that sort of thing with a really dark objectnon a light background for example, but you cannsee here there’s almost nothing in terms of smearingnor ghosting behind it. Like these right here innparticular, we should see discoloration behindnthem, but it’s not there. Not to the eye anyway. A camera with a proper pursuit setup is going to be able to see it. To be clear, I’m not setting up a pursuit camera setup right now. It’s just something I’ve looked at a lot of times over the years. This is very very solid. And this, my friends, is a perfect example of where technology like G-Sync and FreeSync comes into play. So you’ll see, we’ll go up as high as 120, 144 FPS, so we’renreally taking advantage of that full refresh rate of the monitor, but we’ll also dip down as low as. 95? Yeah, there we go. We’re right around 90 framesnper second in this area. Man that’s smooth. I love that a G-Sync is no longer an extra 150 bucks or whatever to get it built into your monitor. Just being able to takena FreeSync Premium Pro panel like this one and runnG-Sync or FreeSync on it. Not being bound to whatever graphics card vendor I’ve locked into. Much better experience for the end user. That would be really cool if the feature was just built into the monitor. “Correlating. “Turn the LED lightingnat the front and back “of your product on or off.” Oh okay, no. Display effect. Rainbow flash, double flash, breathing. Looking good. And actually, no, Inthink it might be here. We just gotta change it tonstatic and go to CoreSync on. Oh cool! Well that’s an advantage. Not having to have it runnunlike software on your machine. So let’s see, I just have a full white display on right now. So that makes sense. So let’s fire up Doom Eternal. Okay! That’s pretty cool. So when it turned green, I’ll show you what I was looking at. These, so seems like it grabs the brightest part of the scene as opposed to the overwhelming color of the scene. Which is a novel way of doing that. I would expect right now itnwould be more of a white. Yup. So it has a bluey-white ’cause when the whole screen wasnwhite it was this color. Oh shoot, this plate partncame disconnected again. – [Andy] There’s RGB lighting. – Oh, I didn’t even notice that! What? Oh that’s cool. Going flat on the 28 inches was definitely the right move for Samsung. A curve on a big display makes a ton of sense and increases immersion. But on a smaller one like this. Not that 28 inches isn”small” but it’s definitely smaller than the G9 at 49 inches. On a smaller one like this Inthink flat makes more sense. Some people prefer it. And thankfully for them there are curved options out there,nbut for me personally flat at this size makesna little bit more sense. No, I’m not gonna die. You just watch. (Andy and David laugh) Well that’s fine. This is as good a time as anynto switch over to the Xbox. We’re just gonna turn on the Xbox and we should get prompted to switch our input. Let’s fire up the Xbox. There we go. – [Andy] Aye! – On the right displaynit is downright gorgeous. – [David] Wow! – Shut up! Now I’m gonna crashnjust to spite you guys. (crew oohs) And that’s pretty much it for the G7. The big features again then are its 4K 144 hertz withoutnany chroma subsampling, support for G-Sync andnFreeSync so so matter what flavor of graphics card you want to hook up to it, younare freakin’ good to go. And of course their CoreSync functionality which synchronizes thenlighting at the back of the monitor so thatnit’ll shine off the wall with what’s being displayed on the screen. If you guys enjoyed this video make sure you get subscribed and you can check out Samsung’s Odyssey G7nat the link down below. Thanks for watching.