|Standing screen display size||32 Inches|
|Max Screen Resolution||2560 x 1440 Pixels|
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SAMSUNG Odyssey G5 Series 32-Inch WQHD (2560x1440) Gaming Monitor, 144Hz, Curved, 1ms, HDMI, Display Port, FreeSync Premium (LC32G55TQWNXZA)
|Refresh Rate||144 Hz|
|Display Size||32 inches LCD|
|Hardware Interface||DisplayPort, HDMI|
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- UNMATCHED IMMERSION: Get your head in the game with Odyssey’s 1000R panel, which matches the curvature of the human eye for maximum immersion and minimal eye strain
- STUNNING WQHD: Your gaming world, now astoundingly lifelike. Packing in 1.7 times the pixel density of Full HD, WQHD resolution boasts incredibly detailed, pin-sharp images. Experience a fuller view with more space to take in all the action | Operating Temperature: 10~40 ℃
- EXPRESS 144Hz REFRESH RATE: More than double your potential frame production, with the Odyssey G5. With a 144hz super smooth refresh rate, you’ll never want to go back to a traditional screen
- LIGHTNING FAST 1ms RESPONSE TIMES: A fraction of a second can be the difference between your destruction, or your enemy’s. With Odyssey’s grey to grey 1ms response time, you can be sure that you’re receiving information as fast as technologically possible
- AMD FREESYNC PREMIUM: Effortlessly smooth gameplay. AMD FreeSync Premium features adaptive sync technology which reduces screen tearing, stutter, and input latency. Low framerate compensation ensures every scene flows seamlessly
- AWE-INSPIRING GRAPHICS WITH HDR10: A kaleidoscope of shades brings game scenes to life more vibrantly than ever before. Uncover the secrets hiding in the shadows with deep dark blacks, luminous whites, and outstandingly detailed resolution
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Samsung G5 Odyssey Gaming Monitor
Introducing the G5 Odyssey’s high performance line-up of Full HD and Quad HD curved gaming monitors. The G5 range hosts a variety of next level performance and visual upgrades, allowing gamers to pick and choose the model that’s right for the games they love to play.
Get your head in the game with Odyssey’s 1000R panel, which matches the curvature of the human eye for maximum immersion and minimal eye strain.
Unmatched screen resolution
Your gaming world, now astoundingly lifelike. Packing in 1.7 times the pixel density of Full HD, WQHD resolution boasts incredibly detailed, pin-sharp images. Experience a fuller view with more space to take in all the action.
Upgrade Your Performance
Express 144hz Refresh Rate
With the Odyssey G5, more than double your potential frame production. With a 144hz super smooth refresh rate, you’ll never want to go back to a traditional screen.
Lightning Fast 1ms Response Times
A fraction of a second can be the difference between your destruction, or your enemy’s. With Odyssey’s grey to grey 1ms response time, you can be sure that you’re receiving information as fast as technologically possible.
AMD FreeSync Premium
Effortlessly smooth gameplay. AMD FreeSync Premium features adaptive sync technology which reduces screen tearing, stutter, and input latency. Low framerate compensation ensures every scene flows seamlessly.
Truly realistic HDRAwe-inspiring graphics with HDR10. A kaleidoscope of shades brings game scenes to life more vibrantly than ever before. Uncover the secrets hiding in the shadows with deep dark blacks, luminous whites, and outstandingly detailed resolution.
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Get your head in the game with Samsung G5 Odyssey’s high-performance lineup of Quad HD curved gaming monitors. The G5 range hosts a variety of next-level performance and visual upgrades at a fantastic price point, allowing gamers to pick and choose the gaming monitor that’s right for the games they love to play. Samsung Odyssey’s 1000R panel matches the curvature of the human eye for maximum immersion and minimal eye strain, while the Express 144Hz refresh rate means that topping leader boards has never felt so good. With WQHD resolution, make your gaming world more lifelike than ever before. Packing in 1.7 times the pixel density of Full HD, experience a fuller view with more space to take in all the action alongside incredibly detailed images. Dropping frames means dropping chances to put your enemy in the dirt. AMD FreeSync Premium features adaptive sync technology which reduces screen tearing, stutter, and input latency and low framerate compensation ensure every scene flows seamlessly. A fraction of a second can make the difference between your destruction, or your enemy’s. With Samsung Odyssey G5’s lightning-fast 1ms response times, you can be sure that you are receiving information as fast as technologically possible, while HDR10 brings game scenes to life more vibrantly than ever before.
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-The curve! That curve is absolutely fantastic and will make it hard to go back to any flat screen in my opinion.
-Size! 27 or 32 inches is perfect for any 1 person gaming setup. (I have the 27 inch and its perfect, especially with that curve)
-Freesync (Gsync maybe)! Been using this on my Xbox, Freesync works no problem.
-144hz. Can't test this as my Xbox only goes to 60hz, but I'm sure it would have worked well with my Series X.
-Deep blacks and great "picture" quality. Picture is in quotes for a reason ill get to in a sec. Blacks are inky and contrast is good for a $300 monitor. VA dark room performance is better than IPS panels as expected.
The above all sounds good right? It checks all the right feature boxes, and sounds like the perfect $300 monitor right? Sadly, wrong! For really only one reason listed below.
-GHOSTING!!!!! The response time is AWFUL! Everything in motion smears! Hence the "picture" in quotes above. The screen looks great when a static image is displayed, but the second things are in motion its a smudgey mess. Instantly noticeable over my IPS 75hz Freesync panel. Absolutely disgraceful! There is no reason to own a monitor with such great features and high refresh rate when the ghosting is going to ruin any of those benefits.
Obviously, I would not recommend this monitor to anyone looking for picture quality or competitive edge. The 1 con far outweighs all of this monitors pros, unfortunately. Unless you're shelling out for a Samsung G7 monitor, I would steer clear of monitors with VA panels as well.
after trying a lot of games on this monitor I still Love it. the colors on this monitor are amazing, and the shadowing in games looks perfect. Now i will say i dont use the g-sync because of 2 reason, the first i dont like it cause i get some weird screen flickering that i mostly see in weird times like loading screens and such. which annoys me enough that i dont want to even try to use it. and the second reason is it cuts the refresh down to 144, which i also really dont like. the screen still shakes on my desk, and im still looking for a solution to this. it honestly is very noticeable with such a large monitor. but if you want a monitor that looks as good if not better then an IPS monitor with color, and you want 240hz and you want the fast response time. this really is the monitor to go for. BUT..... the little issues that im talking about i really had to put it to the test. if you open the box then set it up, set it to 240 and then put it on faster response, it will for sure blow your mind. at least it did for me, and the runs amazing with my 2080 TI. :)
I honestly expected more from Samsung, but this monitor was the worst I've ever owned. Whenever you scroll, everything dark or black leaves trails. You don't even need to scroll fast. This is especially bad with dark sites/programs such as Steam, and normal white pages with text. I've never owned a monitor that has been that bad. Even the 144hz line on testufo/blur busters had horrible blur to it. That doesn't happen on my other monitors. I tried a different DP cable and moving the port on my GPU, no fix.
Also, the HDR isn't good on this monitor. Turning it on makes everything kind of warm. It makes it look like you have the blue light filter turned on. Everything (especially whites) have a kind of reddish hue. It also causes all Windows text to look broken up and fuzzy. Running ClearText doesn't fix this. You can turn up the HDR brightness in Windows Color which helps with the reddish hue but makes the text and everything else look worse. Turning HDR off makes everything look "normal" again, but at the cost of no HDR.
The monitor also has a fair amount of backlight bleed. Not the worst I've had with a monitor, but enough to notice.
I will say that I don't care for the extreme curvature either. That may be a personal preference sort of thing, but it took about a week to get used to it. Even then I found it to be a hindrance in anything but games. Doing any kind of photo or video editing with that high of a curvature was a bit of a pain due to things sort of looking stretched as you moved out towards the edges. I think a high curvature like this would be good if the monitor was much bigger (like their 49" one), but a 32" is too small to be that curved. I have an AOC monitor with a slight curve to it which is nice. Also, the extreme curve of the Samsung monitor causes it to be really deep. So whether you're having it sit on your desk or using a VESA mount, it sits MUCH closer to you than a flat or slightly curved monitor due to the extra few inches of thickness.
I finally returned this today after owning for about two weeks. No amount of messing with the settings could fix this, so I've bought a different brand of monitor which (when it gets here) I hope will be better. Maybe I just got a bad one, but as it stands, I couldn't recommend this to anyone. It's inexpensive, but it's also "cheap". You're going to have a monitor for awhile, so spend a little extra to make sure you get a good one.
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Samsung should not be bundling cheap cables with a premium monitor, but that's what they did! So I guess they deserve the 1 star reviews from less tech savy buyers who simply don't know any better.
Anyways, with the proper cables, all is good. However, buying this at $899 Preorder and then it dropping to $749 a week later is pretty disappointing.
The colors out of the box also were pretty poor from what a $1000 monitor is expected to look like.
The motion blur and input lag for competitive games is great, but what good is that if the picture looks like a $300 budget monitor?
Really wanted to upgrade my old monitor to this, but going to hold out for another 32" monitor with better picture quality. The price point doesn't justify what a monitor's primary function is: TO DISPLAY STUFF (in good quality!)
Okay, first of all, this monitor is really expensive. 900 CAD? You can get a very good 65" 4k TV with HDR, FALD, 4k, and generally better image quality (much better HDR) for less than that. You can get a 55" 4k, HDR, FALD, 120hz TV with excellent gaming features for 900 CAD. For about twice the price, you can get a 55" OLED with amazing gaming features and far superior image quality. Currently, this TV is on salve for 800 CAD, but that's still damn expensive for what you're getting. You can find VA monitors of the same size and resolution for less than half of the price, and the image quality will be similar. So yeah, what I'm trying to say here is that you're not getting the best value per dollar with this product.... but...
On the bright side, there are things which this monitor does which definitely do set it apart from other monitors, as well as from any TVs in the same price range. Most importantly, it's the response time. The response time is exceptional. It's right up there with TN panels and the fastest IPS panels. It's not the big 240hz spec that you should be excited about. You're likely going to be running framerates closer to 100 than to 240, and that's fine. 240hz is just something which comes with having a great response time, but don't get caught up in thinking that you should try to get close to 240 fps, but don't worry about that. Lowering your settings to get it to run at 240hz is probably not worth it unless you're a pro gamer or OCD competitive gamer. You probably also shouldn't be shelling out for an RTX 3080 or RX 3800XT. Sure, some enthusiasts and/or pro gamers might actually want to take the necessary steps to get it to run near 240 fps, and that's fine, but most people aren't going to appreciate any significant difference between 120 and 240 hz/ fps. It's hard enough trying to tell the difference between 75hz and 120hz.
Because this is a VA panel, you get the benefit of deeper blacks and a better contrast ratio than IPS panels, but you're also getting an amazing response time, with almost no motion blur. Any motion blur you do perceive is probably more to do with the natural motion blur of your eyes which you would see when watching a fast moving object in person. As such, this panel is comparable to OLED panels. The image quality is definitely still worse than with an OLED, but you couldn't really ask for a better response time, and you are also getting an excellent contrast ratio, and a very good colour gamut as well.
The curve: I'm still not sold on the 1000R curve. If I could get a 1500R or 1800R curve version of this instead for the same price, I'd definitely choose that. However, I'm keeping an open mind. I keep thinking that they probably didn't choose this curve simply in the hope that people would think that more curve = more better. Engineers put a lot of thought into this, and I can only assume that there are actually real benefits to having it this curved. It definitely isn't a deal breaker for me, and maybe, over time, I'll come to prefer it even to a milder curve. This is my first curved monitor, and I already don't mind it after about 5 hours of use. It just seems unnecessary, and, so far, it's a bit distracting I guess, but nothing more.
I've read/ watched a few different reviews of this product, including a couple of very thorough ones from Hardware Unboxed (Techspot), as well as RTINGS, so I feel like I already know a lot about it. One of the other reasons I liked the monitor was because of the very good text clarity it has according to RTINGS. I highly recommend their reviews.
The backlighting is definitely not great. While black levels are great, black uniformity is not, though this is likely to vary somewhat due to "panel lottery". There is obvious backlight bleed in the four corners of the display when the screen is supposed to be black. With my unit, there is particularly bad backlight bleed in the bottom right corner, even after trying to mitigate it by turning the brightness down to 50%. That being said, I don't actually think it's that big of an issue. When viewing Facebook pages with a dark background (my preferred setting for facebook), I actually can't notice the backlight bleed. I think the backlight bleed would be more likely to be an issue if you're watching movies, but you really shouldn't be buying this monitor for watching movies anyway. That being said, movies do still look quite good, but you're probably going to want to sit very close to the screen if you're doing that. Seriously though, if you plan on using your monitor to watch movies or tv series to watch at further distances or with other people, you should probably avoid all curved monitors entirely.
I probably would have never bought this monitor, except that I found one used with a big discount. It was 637 CAD, which made it much closer in price to the other monitors I was seriously considering. I wasn't sure if I would like it, but I already feel pretty sure that I will decide to keep it, assuming nothing goes very wrong with it.
One last thing. I have read that the displayport cable this monitor comes with is actually crap, and shouldn't be relied upon to support 240hz + freesync. It certainly wouldn't be the first monitor to have this kind of a problem, but I haven't tested it yet. Currently I'm using a VESA certified DP 1.4 cable. I will test the cable which came with the monitor, and probably update the review with my findings. People often don't realize that not all displayport (or hdmi) cables are the same, and that some simply won't support the max refresh rate and/or resolution of their monitor, and also that freesync/ g-sync might not work properly.
Excellent monitor, but overpriced at 900, or even on sale at 800 CAD imo. Amazing response times. Great contrast ratio. Nice range of features. Very good colour. I'm not totally sold on the curve, but, I think I'll get used to it.
- good picture quality & nice colour out of the box
- joystick control
- Horrible stand... stand is not a adjustable at all, doesn’t move in anyway & not heigh adjustable
- 1000R curve is too aggressive for me personally - it made me a little dizzy to game with such an aggressive curve
1500R is the sweet spot
- brightness lower than other panels
- there’s a few better options for less than 699, msi mag342cqr asus vg34vql1b ultrawide that has similar/better specs for less
- sent it back after one day
First, the obvious: if you don't want curved gaming monitor, look elsewhere. This is a very curvy monitory, and the first thing anyone will notice is the 1000R curve. In my particular use case, I have three 32" 1440p (side by side), and curved screens are very much appreciated, because first, it reduces the total horizontal distance the 3 screens occupy, and second, the edges of the left and right screens become much closer without having a harsh angle where the bookend monitors join the center screen.
If you're looking for one or more curved 1440p, 32" gaming monitor with G-Sync for that 2080ti or RTX 3070+ card, the pool of available screens is limited anyways. Attached to an Alienware Ryzen edition with a 3950x and 2080ti, I did not experience some of the problems that other people have encountered. Gaming performance was exactly what I expected, though to be totally honest, it was not a lot a lot different than the 1440p 144Hz Samsung monitor with 1800R curvature that cost much less.
There are some neat gaming features that were not present in my last Samsung: you can overlay (force display ) a targeting reticle in blue, red, or white, and you can even adjust the centre point in all 4 directions (to compenstate for status bars and the like), which is very cool. The out of the box colours were slightly different than my other monitors, though there is plenty of calibration control. In terms of tearing and such, I saw none. It's a fantastic gaming display.
For "creator" purposes - the some colours sometime display with a faint pixel grid, which I find annoying. It does not appear for every colour, but it is noticeable to me, for example, on the stock Windows 10 background with the Windows logo (enough so that it prompted me to change the background). I do not notice it at all when either playing games or doing real work, and as I use the G7 more, I noticed this less.
There some rather annoying things. Like other Samsung monitors, when connected by DisplayPort (which is the only way you get 240Hz, ), in sleep mode, all of the windows get moved to monitor 1. You can always use a DP to HDM cable, which will get rid of this problem, but then you're left with 144Hz, and for that, you can save a bundle of money.
I found the USB hub unusable because every time the monitor is in sleep mode and powers back up, USB un-detects (on sleep)/re-detects (on wake). This should not be the behaviour of a USB hub built into a monitor. Also, the back plate to hide the wires has a coutout that makes you bend the cables in an awkward way. I ended up leaving it off, since my monitor backs onto a wall anyhow, but if you wanted to show it off for the LED lighting, this could be a bit of a pain. Personally, I find LEDs on monitors gimicky, especially the front ones, since it is, after all, a screen. However, blessedly, you can turn it all off. Finally, the G7 comes has a humongous power brick. What's worse, though it uses a standard cable to go to the wall, the cable to the screen is fixed, and not very long. I ended up having to put the power brick on my desk, which is obviously not ideal.
Finally, obviously, the price is extraordinarily high - which I suppose, it can be, because there isn't a lot of competition and this is pretty niche.
In conclusion - if you're looking for a strongly curved, high-end gaming monitor, and price isn't much of an issue, this is pretty awesome. It's not perfect, but nothing really is, and the Samsung Odyssey G7 is certainly one of the finest gaming monitors I've had.