Samsung recently launched the Odyssey Ark G97NB monitor, the newest member of Samsung’s Odyssey gaming family.
- The Odyssey Ark G97NB features a curved 55″ panel and supports a refresh rate of 165Hz, making it one of the wildest and most bizarre gaming monitors on the planet.
- It also comes with a typical 16:9 aspect ratio and has a resolution of 3,840 X 2,160 pixels. The most eye-catching feature that the Odyssey Ark G97NB boasts of is the cockpit mode, where the entire display is rotated 90 degrees on its axis to form a long and wide vertical display.
- The Odyssey Ark G97NB has 1056 local dimming thanks to the Quantum Mini LEDs along with 14-bit processing that the panel uses.
- It also has a static contrast ratio of 1,000,000:1 and 16,384 black levels.
- It offers “Quantum HDR 2000,” which translates to about 2,000 nits of peak brightness. To minimise glare and reflections, the display comes with a matte finish.
- With support for FreeSync Premium Pro, the display has a 165Hz refresh rate and a 1ms grey-to-grey response time.
- There are three wall mount choices and height and tilt adjustments for the stand that comes with the box (200×200, 300×300 and 400×400).
- The cockpit mode allows you to tilt the screen 90 degrees such that the bottom portion remains primarily vertical while the rest hangs overhead.
- The Odyssey Ark includes a built-in audio system with four speakers which have been placed one in each corner, and two woofers at the bottom that produce a combined 60W of power, and has a frequency response that goes as low as 45Hz.
- The Odyssey Ark G97NB can also be used in a borderless multi-monitor set-up because it is the same size as four 22.5” monitors.
- To support that, it does come with four HDMI inputs. Alternately, you can have a vertical stack of three virtual monitors of 27” if you position it in Cockpit mode.
- Flex Move Screen also allows you to modify the aspect ratio from 16:9 through 21:9 to 32:9 and the image size between 55″ and 27″.
- The pre-loaded Samsung Gaming Hub will suggest titles from various streaming providers, such as Xbox, GeForce Now, and Stadia.
- Tizen’s cutting-edge capabilities are all available on the monitor. Additionally, it now has support for Samsung SmartThings and Amazon Alexa.
- The latest entrant into Samsung’s Odyssey Ark gaming monitor family costs $3,500 or roughly Rs 2.78 lakh, although in India, it will definitely cost a lot more.