Samsung Odyssey OLED G8 G85SB (QD-OLED)

Samsung Odyssey OLED G8 G85SB (QD-OLED)

Samsung Odyssey OLED G8 G85SB (QD-OLED)

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BEST RATING
Casual Gaming:
4.9
CASUAL GAMING: Best in Class9.6/10
COMPETITIVE GAMING: Poor5.2/10
PRODUCTIVITY: Poor5.7/10
MEDIA CONSUMPTION: Best in Class9.5/10
RESOLUTION: Good7.0/10
BRIGHTNESS: Fair6.2/10
CONTRAST: Best in Class10.0/10
COLOR VOLUME: Best in Class10.0/10
REFRESH RATE: Good7.2/10
RESPONSE TIME: Best in Class9.6/10
TEXT QUALITY: Fair6.6/10

If you're seeking a premium gaming experience and are fine with a higher price point, the Samsung Odyssey OLED G8 could be an excellent option, especially with its deep blacks and vibrant colors that make HDR gaming and media consumption a visual treat. Its OLED technology offers superior contrast and color depth that will also benefit digital photo editing, but it's not optimized for HDR video editing or tasks requiring print photo accuracy. For competitive gaming, the fast response time and variable refresh rate are beneficial, but the monitor isn't as well-suited for productivity due to its curved ultrawide format which can distort straight lines and may not be preferred for work-related tasks. Casual gamers will enjoy the immersive experience, but for those who are mindful of their budget, there are more cost-effective options with adequate performance. Give Feedback

this description is based on the product variant with some specs. At the time of writing, the variant with some specs cost some dollars.




Evaluation

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Pros
  • Excellent contrast and color volume
  • High peak brightness for HDR
  • Wide color gamut for photo editing
  • Good for competitive gaming
Cons
  • Lower text quality with glossy screen
  • Not ideal for productivity tasks
  • No HDR video editing support

Ratings by Category

Casual Gaming:
4.9
The casual gaming score is based on a variety of factors including refresh rate, resolution, contrast, brightness, color gamut and screen coating.
Media Consumption:
4.9
The media comparison score is based on a variety of factors like resolution, contrast, brightness and screen coating

Full Specs

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GENERAL

Price
$1,500
Screen Size
34"
Resolution
3440 x 1440
Screen Type
OLED
Screen Sub-type
QD-OLED
Refresh Rate
175Hz

COLOR, CONTRAST & BRIGHTNESS

Native Contrast
Inf:1
SDR Peak Brightness
241 nits
HDR Peak Brightness
456 nits
Suitable for HDR Gaming and Media Consumption
Yes
sRGB Color Gamut
99.3 %

MOTION CHARACTERISTICS

Total Response Time
0.9 ms
Variable Refresh Rate
20 - 175 Hz
Strobing / BFI
Yes
Persistence Blur Score
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7.2/10
Ghosting Score
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9.6/10

TEXT & IMAGE CLARITY

Pixels Per Inch
109 PPI
Coating
Glossy
Text Clarity Score
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6.6/10
Image Clarity Score
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7/10

PORTS & CONNECTIVITY

HDMI 1.4 Ports
0
HDMI 2.0 Ports
0
HDMI 2.1 Ports
0
Micro HDMI Ports
1
DisplayPort 1.2 Ports
0

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