Samsung has announced the world’s first 4K 240hz monitor, the Odyssey Neo G8. The new monitor will be fully unveiled at CES this week, but the company has detailed the display in a press release. The Odyssey Neo G8 is a 32″ 4K, 240hz, 1ms response time screen with a 1000R curved screen.
The G8 is essentially a 4K version of Samsung’s Odyssey G7 gaming monitor. That monitor has the same size, curvature, refresh rate, and response time in a 1440p display. The new Odyssey Neo G8 sits just below the 49″ Odyssey Neo G9 super ultra-wide display that tops Samsung’s monitor line-up.
Samsung’s Odyssey line of gaming monitors are some of the best in the industry, so it’s no surprise that Samsung is the first company to release a 4K 240hz offering. Although 1440p 144hz monitors are currently considered the sweet spot for most PC gamers, graphics cards are quickly getting powerful enough to push further than that.
Most of the current Nvidia RTX 3000 series of graphics cards can comfortably run games at 1440p with 144fps. The higher-end cards like the RTX 3080 and RTX 3090 can even hit 4K 144fps in some games. If rumors about Nvidia’s RTX 4000 series of cards pan out, there could be an even bigger jump in performance with the next generation of graphics cards. Samsung may be the first company to release a 4K 240hz monitor, but as graphics cards continue to push performance, many other companies will join the race to 4K high refresh rate gaming.
There’s no word yet from Samsung on pricing for the Odyssey Neo G8. As the first 4K 240hz monitor, it’s likely to be expensive. The Odyssey G7’s standard retail price is $800 and the Odyssey Neo G9 retails for a whopping $2500. The Odyssey Neo G8 could be anywhere within that massive price range.