Samsung Odyssey Neo G9. Due to its size, the monitor is quite expensive and weighs a lot, so it takes up a lot of space on the desk. The huge 32:9 ultrawide panel with 5120 x 1440 pixels offers a razor-sharp resolution and a screen that ensures an immersive gaming experience with excellent SDR and HDR performance. The Odyssey Neo has the best prerequisites for fast games because it comes with NVIDIA G-Sync and AMD FreeSync Premium Pro for smooth picture changes, a brisk 240 Hz refresh rate, and a rapid response time of 1 ms (GtG). The input lag is also limited at 2 ms. The built-in VA panel can generally be convinced with crisp color reproduction, strong brightness and contrast values , and good viewing angle stability.
It is also efficient that the stand is extensively ergonomically adjustable and has a cable holder, which means that it also cuts an acceptable figure in-office use. On the other hand, it is a pity that the connection selection is manageable for the asking price. Unfortunately, an HDMI 2.1 cable is not included in the scope of delivery. As a console fan, however, you must note that some games and Xbox and PS5 do not support Ultrawide, so black borders are displayed on the left and right of the image on both consoles.
The 34 inches, extra-wide due to the 21:9 format, make an impressive impression on the desk. The LG UltraGear 34GP950G-B is aimed at all gamers with a lot of space on the table who want outstanding performance.
The huge IPS panel delivers a great display and is consistently homogeneous in terms of illumination – the supreme discipline of large IPS panels. According to a test report, the picture has strong colors and high contrast. Thanks to HDR10 support, the LG supports the high-contrast color range and conveys HDR content quite well with a maximum luminosity of 600 candelas. 144 Hz are available for gaming. You can even overclock up to 180 Hz, which experience has never shown really works reliably or is at least likely to be accompanied by image artifacts. Two USB ports allow direct connection of mouse and keyboard.
The base is very stable and will enable you to adjust the height. There is also backlighting. However, this strong performance on the image size has its price: around 1,200 euros have to slide over the counter. Before you buy, you should also ensure that your favorite games also support the 21:9 format in sharp QHD resolution.
Pros and Cons
|Samsung Odyssey Neo G9||LG UltraGear 34GP950G-B|
|Excellent gaming performance||Stand height-adjustable and stable|
|Fast response times||Sensible display curvature|
|Large, immersive ultrawide panel||144 Hz and G-Sync Ultimate|
|Bulky and heavy construction||Limited HDMI connection|
|Samsung Odyssey||LG UltraGear|
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|Released||Sept. 12, 2021||Sept. 2, 2021|
|Dimension||114.95 x 41.83 x 53.72 cm||816 x 36.x 108.4 mm|
|Weight||14.5 Kg||7 Kg|
|Screen Size||49 inch||34 inch|
|Resolution||5120 x 1440 pixels||3440 x 1440 pixels|
|Refresh Rate||240 Hz||180 Hz|
|Response Time||1 ms||1 ms|
|Adaptive-Sync||G-Sync & Free Sync||G-Sync & Free Sync|
|Ports||1 x 3.5mm Audio Out 1|
2 x HDMI 2.0 2
1 x Display Port 1.4
2 x USB 3.1 (Type C)
1 x Ethernet RJ45
|1 x HDMI 2.2|
1 x Display Port 1.4
4 x USB 3.0 (Type C)
|Built-In Speakers||2 x 1 W||2 x 2 W|
|Pixels Per Inch||109 PPI||94 PPI|
|Brightness||420 cd/m²||300 cd/m²|
|Power Consumption||55 W||65 W|