Samsung’s Odyssey G70B and G65B blend TV smarts and gaming speed

Turning your PC gaming setup into an all-round leisure hub must be an entire lot simpler with considered one of Samsung’s new displays in your desk. The Odyssey G70B and Odyssey G65B pack in must-haves like adaptive sync, together with built-in good TV tech for catching up on Netflix when you’re accomplished enjoying.

Choice appears to be the order of the day right here: you’ll be able to decide between resolutions, refresh charges, and flat or curved panels, in a handful of display screen sizes. Go flat and hi-res with the 4K Odyssey G70 and you’ll be restricted to 144Hz, whereas the 1000R curved G65B goes sooner at 240Hz, however tops out at 1440p decision. The former might be had in 28 and 32in sizes, whereas the latter is available in 27in and 32in varieties. Both play properly with AMD Freesync Premium Pro, however solely the G70 is formally appropriate with Nvidia G-Sync.

Each ought to ship 1ms response occasions, however there’s at the moment no phrase on what kind of panel tech the agency is utilizing. Samsung has but to verify what ports you’ll discover on the again – however the choice shouldn’t must be in depth, given these screens can do loads by themselves.

Both have Samsung’s Gaming Hub built-in, letting you stream video games by way of Xbox Game Pass, Nvidia GeForce Now, Google Stadia and Amazon Luna when you’ve paired a controller or connected a keyboard and mouse.
Each performs properly with Samsung’s DeX software program for giving your telephone a PC-like desktop, has built-in display screen mirroring and AirPlay 2 for wirelessly hooking up an iPhone or iPad, and can stream apps like Amazon Prime and Netflix straight from the monitor – no PC required. And when you do hook up your rig, there’s a brand new onscreen sport bar with choices to tweak facet ratios, display screen response occasions and show modes on the fly.
Both the Samsung Odyssey G70B and Odyssey G65B must be happening sale in direction of the tip of the yr. There’s no phrase on costs simply but, however we’re betting these good TV extras will bump the worth up in comparison with the present G70A, which prices round £649. Either approach, anticipate them to land for an entire lot lower than the ultra-wide Odyssey G9 and mammoth Odyssey Ark.

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