Samsung’s latest high-end gaming monitor, the curved 32-inch Odyssey Neo G8, is now available to preorder for $1,500 and will be available to buy on June 6, the company announced. The news follows its reveal at CES in January.
The Odyssey Neo G8 is notable for having a 240Hz refresh rate, making it one of, if not the, 4K monitors with the fastest refresh rate on the market. Other features include a claimed maximum brightness of 2000 nits, Adaptive-Sync support (meaning you’ll have variable refresh rates with Nvidia and AMD GPUs), and 1000R curvature.
Like its big brother, last year’s ultra-wide Odyssey Neo G9, the G8 is Mini LED. It uses over a thousand LEDs as the display backlight, and these can be selectively turned on and off for better contrast. The G8 has 1,196 local dimming zones on its 32-inch curved screen.
To get an idea of how the Samsung Odyssey Neo G8 might perform in practice, check out our review of the Odyssey Neo G9 from last year. Hopefully, a year of progress means the new G8 won’t suffer from the same issues displaying HDR and 240Hz content as its predecessor. Curved screens are generally reserved for ultrawide monitors rather than regular 16:9 screens like the Neo G8, but it’s impossible to say for sure how it’ll perform until we see it for ourselves.