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Samsung Unveils 4K 240 Hz Mini LED Gaming Monitor

Odyssey Neo G8
(Image credit: Samsung)

Samsung has announced (opens in new tab) a new 4K 240Hz gaming monitor ahead of CES 2022. The monitor is the Odyssey Neo G8 and is the world's first 4K (3,840 x 2,160) Mini LED display to run at a 240 Hz refresh rate — a combination that should scare off even the best graphics cards.

The monitor measures 32 inches and runs a 1000R curve like its Odyssey G9 and G7 brethren. The display itself uses a Quantum Mini LED panel that uses pixels 1/40th the size of a traditional LED. The feature improves the display's capability to produce deeper blacks for a more immersive experience.

The display's peak brightness is incredibly bright at 2,000 nits, which should be more than enough for HDR content. Dynamic contrast levels measure 1,000,000:1, one of the highest in the industry, thanks to the screen brightness control in 4,096 steps. Connection inputs include two HDMI 2.1 ports and a single DisplayPort 1.4 port. This configuration will let consumers take advantage of the latest gaming consoles, such as the PlayStation 5 or Xbox Series X.

Aesthetically, the monitor looks like a smaller version of the Odyssey G9, featuring the same white-themed aesthetic with black accents. The blue LED ring around the mount on the back (seen in the above photo) is RGB illuminated. The CoreSync feature automatically synchronizes the RGB lighting on the rear of the monitor to the content on the screen. Alternatively, the Auto Source Switch+ feature switches to the source of the connected device.

Samsung has not revealed pricing just yet, but you can bet it'll be costly thanks to its large resolution and 240 Hz refresh rate.

Aaron Klotz
Aaron Klotz

Aaron Klotz is a freelance writer for Tom’s Hardware US, covering news topics related to computer hardware such as CPUs, and graphics cards.

  • hotaru251
    Legit stupid as frick.

    4k has basically no benefit at sub 32in monitors.

    you are just taxing ur gpu and wasting $ you could of used ona faster 1080/1440 monitor.
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  • -Fran-
    The specs themselves sound impressive for sure, but I'll wait for proper reviews of the unit once is under production. Given how I have am Odyssey G7 gen1 and it's been quite impressive, I'm looking forward to what Samsung can deliver with this thing. At 32" and 4K, it's a bit too high DPI for me, but I can't deny it does sound interesting. I wish I could see how it looks in person once it goes on sale.

    I'm also expecting the wallet to bleed by just reading/hearing the price tag it'll carry, lol.

    Regards.
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  • drivinfast247
    hotaru251 said:
    Legit stupid as frick.

    4k has basically no benefit at sub 32in monitors.

    you are just taxing ur gpu and wasting $ you could of used ona faster 1080/1440 monitor.
    Well, luckily this model isn't sub 32".
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  • samopa
    Can't wait until they release it at my country, or at least at Amazon. 🤤
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  • hotaru.hino
    This might be the monitor I've been waiting for, but we'll see how the reviews make it out to be. The G7 I have is already a nice monitor, but that MiniLED would be worth trading it in for.
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  • emike09
    Love all the specs, but could care less about 240hz as I'm more about image fidelity and quality vs refresh rate. Nothing I play makes any difference above 120hz, and with VRR, I'm fine dropping down to 60hz if needed (4k). Very few games I play with my RTX 3080 can push above 120hz anyways without dropping graphics much lower than I want.
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  • AnimeMania
    What does "a single DisplayPort 1.4 output" mean?
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  • Alvar "Miles" Udell
    Sounds interesting. In 2030 when we get GPUs that can handle games at actual 4K240 resolution and frame rate, and maybe actually be able to buy retail and not from scalpers, it might be worth buying.
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  • cknobman
    I'm sure they will want a stupid high price for this.
    Guessing $1200+

    Not going to deny the visual upgrade stuff like this would give but when I can buy an adaptive sync 32 2k flat panel for $179 (on sale) why would I, or anyone else that does not have more dollars than sense, go spend 10x to get something like this?
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  • sizzling
    cknobman said:
    I'm sure they will want a stupid high price for this.
    Guessing $1200+

    Not going to deny the visual upgrade stuff like this would give but when I can buy an adaptive sync 32 2k flat panel for $179 (on sale) why would I, or anyone else that does not have more dollars than sense, go spend 10x to get something like this?
    I’d expect it to be much higher than $1200, maybe double that. It’s fairly normal for the latest premium equipment to come at an heavy premium. Compare a 3080 to 3090. I can get a car that does 0-60 in 5 seconds for £40k, you want 4.0 seconds try double or triple. Golf equipment, fishing equipment……..
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