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Samsung has dished the details on its latest and greatest gaming monitors for the CES tech show happening now in Las Vegas. The main highlights include the dual-UHD or half-8K panel previewed at the AMD RX 7000-series GPU (opens in new tab) launch, plus a new 49-inch OLED monitor.
Confusingly known as the Samsung Neo G9, just like the Samsung Neo G9 we reviewed back in late 2021 (opens in new tab), which itself replaced the Samsung non-Neo G9, the new monitor clocks in at a massive 57 inches. Sheer size aside, its resolution sets it apart with 7,680 by 2,160 pixels.
That’s enough for Samsung to claim this is the “world’s first dual-UHD gaming monitor”, a welcome shift from the misleading “8K” pitch AMD used when showcasing the display. While the horizontal pixel count is indeed 8K class, the 32:9 aspect ratio means the Neo G9 only has half the vertical pixels of a true 8K panel.
In terms of pixel density, that works out at 163DPI, which is pretty much exactly the same as a 27-inch 4K panel. In other words, this beast is basically two 27-inch 4K panels fused side-by-side.
It’s also the first with DisplayPort 2.1 connectivity, allowing 240Hz refresh despite the epic pixel count. Both of AMD’s latest graphics cards, the RX 7900 XTX (opens in new tab) and RX 7900 XT (opens in new tab), support DisplayPort 2.1.
Panel tech-wise, the latest Neo G9 retains the LCD and mini-LED backlight configuration from its predecessor.
The new 57-inch half-8K Neo G9 retains the same outrageous 1000R panel curve. (Image credit: Samsung)
Intriguingly, Samsung references DisplayHDR 1000 certification and makes no mention of the QuantumHDR 2000 rating it applied to the previous model and never quite seemed justified by that display’s real-world HDR performance.