Samsung Odyssey G7 Gaming Monitor Review
The Samsung odyssey g7 gaming monitor is a pretty unique entry into the gaming market. Now sure Samsung have had monitors in the past and yes, their monitors have been focused somewhat at gaming. But with the odyssey g7 gaming is just part of its core it's. Hugely impressive specs make this slightly more expensive price tag easier to swallow, and it's like Samsung have literally turned the heat right up to 11 to really show off what they can do with gaming panels.
The Samsung odyssey, g7 gaming monitor. Is extremely smart looking with a matte black finish, although looking at if it's, not really as deep a black as you would expect from black it's more space gray. But we won't get caught up on the color. When this impressive monitor has so much more to give the top and side bezels are extremely skinny too, which ensures users. Look at as much screen real estate as possible, and it's, pretty smart the bottom bezel, which holds the joystick menu controller. And probably all the tech is a little fatter.
Coming in at around an inch at its fattest, but it doesn't remove from how nice this monitor actually looks the monitor is physically chunky too. And this is down to the fact that Samsung have implemented their q-led technology here. And the fact it has local dimming too, which means there are small LEDs scattered across the rear of the monitor rather than around the edges. The stand comprises two plastic feet measuring at around 13 inches long, which take up a decent amount of real estate on a. Desk I'm, not sure if this is hugely necessary, though the screen for a 27-inch monitor is pretty heavy. So it might need some extra bracing towards the front.
Now, unfortunately, there's not enough room to put a full-size keyboard like my rocket Vulcan underneath either. If you are lucky enough to be using something like a ducky, though, then you probably could as these are very skinny, the arm section of the stand comes in two pieces. The main metal pole section and a plastic cover this has been designed. To be a neat and tight tidy, uh, cable run. So your cables are away from view on your desk. Now, however, it is very skinny inside so make sure your HDMI or DisplayPort cables are thin. There is a headphone peg on the rear of the monitor too for some neat storage if required it is pretty flimsy though so do be careful with it.
The stand is also capable of tilt pan and even rotating two. So you can have the Samsung g7 odyssey in a vertical position. Now, I'm, not really sure if you would want a monitor of this. Caliber position vertically, but if you're someone who is lucky enough to have two of them on your desk and require something for your long, Facebook feed then it's capable. It feels more like Samsung are trying to tick boxes with this one and really aiming the g7 at all types of gamers also around the stand is some led detailing, which really pulls the monitor together, plus it's also bright enough to shine off of a wall that you have your monitor against it doesn't react to what's being displayed on a. Monitor like it does with something like the Philips alight technology, but it does give a nice edge glow, depending on how close the monitor is to that wall.
There are five different color modes in total, including breathing effects, RGB and a flash. But by far best is a static light in a pleasant ice blue. But for new gamers out there, the RGB does breathe through all the colors slowly underneath the monitor, you can find one HDMI 2.0 input, no HDMI 2.1, which is a shame here on such a high-end panel. There are two DisplayPort 1.4 ports, a headphone jack, a power input and two USB inputs, which are fed through an USB pass-through cable so that's, a total of eight cables coming from the back of this monitor. And there is just no way they're all fitting into that cable run down the back of the stand. So if you wanted to keep everything neat and tidy, you've got to decide which cables are essential to you.
Now most people I think will have a display port and a HDMI cable for a pc and games console. So it. Won't be too much of an issue.
The panel itself has a 1000 r curve, it's still pretty wide and curvy enough to offer a decent level of immersion. However, it's not classed as an ultra-wide monitor like these Samsung odyssey g9 is. And the g7 comes in as a 16 by 9 aspect ratio. The other surprising features of the Samsung g7 is the fact that the monitor is only a 1440p resolution. I would have expected Samsung to be pumping out 4k monitors, seeing as their TVs are storming ahead of the pack with 8k.
Resolutions as usual, we've run the monitors we get in for review through our data, color, spider, x. And yes, although this isn't the most scientific way of doing things, it does give us some idea of the actual performance of the monitor. So with that said, the color gamut test on the Samsung g7 odyssey came back with some nice scores, although fed a little low on the adobe RGB and NTSC color, gamuts. The RGB score came in pleasant and strong at a hundred percent. Now at 100 brightness, the contrast came in at.2001, which is a little lower than the perceived 2500 to 1 Samsung are claiming, but not so far off the bat like some gaming monitors fall under for advertising purposes.
There is a mode attached to the monitor, though and that's called dynamic brightness now switch this off. And the contrast ratio does drop. And so does the brightness. Now, in fact, I kept it enabled throughout the whole time testing, as after all, I am a bit of a sucker for bright and vivid images and that's, definitely what you get with. The Samsung odyssey, g7 gaming monitor screen color. Uniformity was also pretty decent.
Although you can see from our testing that we measured quite a large hotspot in the middle of the screen. And this affected the entire center of the screen. It was like a little banding compared to the top and the bottom. The biggest issue though during our testing is with the color accuracy of the monitor as you know, a lower score, or even a score closer to one is better for a more accurate color experience. So with.
Our findings initially I wasn't really happy the delta. E, score was pretty far off the mark as you can see from below with an average of 3.89, although according to sources online, this is an acceptable range for gaming. The second time we tested was after we uh went through a color calibration process to see if we could get that delta, e score down as far as possible. And it did help somewhat it gave us a pretty high delta. E, average, uh was quite surprising with an average of 2.41. However, take these.
Results with a pinch of salt we're, not we've not got the most cutting edge tech to test our monitors here at techno, purely, because that type of equipment is super expensive to get hold of, but saying this, I didn't, it didn't hinder from the excellent gaming performance that this monitor puts out. And if you're going to be playing games, primarily using this monitoring you'll, you're, really, definitely not going to be disappointed. If no, I certainly wasn't, so technicalities out the way let's get down. To brass tacks, and that is gaming performance. And I must say what an absolute stellar gaming solution that Samsung has on offer the Samsung odyssey g7 has a VA panel that utilizes a 240 hertz, refresh rate, NVIDIA g-sync and AMD free sync compatible. And even one millisecond great to great response time.
It is really an unbelievable feature set and certainly warrants the expensive price point, it's like future. Proofing your monitor, early ready for when the 30 series cards become readily available. Now. I suppose the letdown in this department is the 2560 by 1440p resolution and not the full 4k experience, you would have probably expected.
The screen is also HDR 600 certified too. And because of the Samsung clip backlight, it means that you get some really blinding contrast between the dark and light areas of the scene. And for gaming it's decent, we ran a few tests using a Reddit forum to find the best HDR implementations in gaming.
And of course, shadow of the Tomb Raider showed up and the dynamic. Range achieved in this game was absolutely excellent. We also ran a few missions in Star Wars, battlefront 2, and I know, it's not exactly a cutting edge game, but it still looks great nonetheless and HDR again, just really helped with the details in both bright and dark areas, especially in the space combat missions. It was never off-putting either. You know when the light areas produce huge halo effects around objects, it was very well, controlled and definitely the best implementation of HDR. We've seen.
So far in a gaming monitor for sure now I was overly impressed with the response time and refresh rate of the monitor removing as much ghosting and trailing as possible. And even in faster games like black ops, Cold War. For example, I was zipping around the map and extremely happy with the result. It's certainly worth noting that this monitor can easily outdo.
Some faster IPS panels on the market and certainly give tn technology, which you know are usually known for their response times a run. For its money as well viewing angles are also superb too. So if you're doing a bit of couch co-op, uh, and you've got multiple people sitting around the monitor you're, not going to feel disappointed here. If you're the one sitting off to the side now, there's, no hiding the fact that Samsung has really knocked the g7 odyssey out of the park saying this our testing did pull some inconsistencies, but none that would really do that. I would really use to turn you away from this monitor.
Now do bear in. Mind that this is the 27-inch version we are reviewing here. And we've not had much hands-on time with the 32-inch version outside a showroom floor. So take it and leave it as you will, especially with our data testing now, in terms of gaming performance. What else can I say other than absolutely blinding performance you're? If you're a hardcore gamer and strive for the best performance, you can get with no regards for budgets.
This is the one to get there's only one model that supersedes this and. That's the g9 odyssey, which is an absolute beast of an ultra-wide monitor and one I hope we can get our hands on one day, but for now I'm more than content with gaming on this, the Samsung g7, obviously, 27-inch monitor will set you back around 549 pounds from retailers online, which okay is a little pricey for a monitor these days, but man is it superb? So thank you very much for checking out. Our video review of the Samsung odyssey, g7 gaming monitor. If you enjoyed this video, then hit that like button, Please subscribe to keep up with our latest tech and gaming videos.
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