Samsung’s new gaming monitors could almost do without a PC to play

Gone are the days when screens simply displayed what the PC was telling them. Monitors have become smart and connected, so much so that they are self-sufficient, at least for gamers.

Samsung presented two new monitors for PC gamers at Gamescom 2022. The new Odyssey range is unique in that it works with the Tizen operating system developed by the manufacturer. These are therefore connected screens that can access streaming services via the Samsung Smart platform.

Real connected screens

Better still, they also have access to the manufacturer’s Gaming Hub, and therefore to the main services of cloud gaming ! These monitors thus offer native support for Stadia, Xbox Cloud Gaming, GeForce Now, Luna (Amazon) and Utomik. Therefore, there is almost no need to hook them up to a gamer PC to enjoy!

Samsung relies heavily on the Gaming Hub to differentiate its Smart TVs (and its gaming PC monitors, therefore). This platform was unveiled a few months ago for the brand’s connected televisions and since then it has continued to gain popularity with cloud gaming service providers. Most recently, they integrated Luna from Amazon.

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For the rest, these monitors are also… PC screens, then! The Odyssey G70B will be available in two sizes (28 and 32 inches), it has a refresh rate of 144 Hz, a definition UHD and a latency time of 1 ms. The model is G-Sync and FreeSync compatible. The Odyssey G65B is a 27 or 32 inch curved screen, with a refresh rate of 240 Hz. The rest of its specs are similar to the G70B.

Pricing has unfortunately not been announced but availability is scheduled for Q4 worldwide.

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