Samsung to debut 8K ultrawide gaming monitor in 2023

Mike Wheatley

Samsung Electronics is set to launch the world’s first 8K ultrawide gaming monitor at the 2023 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, and though few details are yet known, it’s likely to have a resolution of 7680x2160 and support DisplayPort 2.1.


That’s according to a post in FlatPanelsHD, which found out about the new monitor via a presentation from Advanced Micro Devices. The chipmaker teased the new display while showcasing the capabilities of its next-generation graphics processing unit, which is capable of supporting 8K output at high refresh rates.

During the presentation, AMD executives said that the Samsung Odyssey Neo G9 monitor will be one of the first in the world to support DisplayPort 2.1. That’s a new standard announced by the Video Electronics Standards Association last month, which is designed to supersede the existing DisplayPort 2.0 specification and enables cables to be much longer than what’s currently possible. Another benefit of DisplayPort 2.1 is improved performance when handling very high bandwidths at 4K, HDR, 8K, 10K and 16K resolution.

In addition, AMD said the Samsung Odyssey Neo G9 will support AMD FreeSync and 8K horizontal resolution. The company had earlier mentioned 7680x2160 as the resolution it had been testing for 8K ultrawide gaming, so we can assume Samsung’s new display will likely use this in a 32:9 aspect ratio.

No other details were provided but the Odyssey brand is Samsung’s lineup of dedicated gaming monitors. Given that the Odyssey Neo G9 is likely to supersede the Samsung Odyssey G8, it could well be fitted with a QD-OLED display, which is said by many reviewers to be superior to traditional OLED with deeper blacks and brighter colours. There was no word on the Odyssey Neo G9’s refresh rate, but the Odyssey G8 boasted an impressive 175Hz. We do expect the Odyssey Neo G9 to surpass 60Hz at 8K resolution though, as this can be enabled by DisplayPort 2.1.

In any case, Samsung’s first 8K ultrawide gaming monitor will be announced at CES 2023 in January, so it won’t be too long until we hear more details as the holiday season is fast approaching. At CES 2023, the likes of Acer, Asus, Dell and LG Electronics are also set to announce their first DisplayPort 2.1 monitors, so the Samsung Odyssey G9 could well have some competition.

Image via FlatPanelsHD