Samsung’s new Odyssey Ark is a gigantic 55″ 165Hz gaming monitor with “cockpit mode”


Samsung’s newest addition to the Odyssey gaming monitor line is fairly bonkers – the Odyssey Arc (G97NB) has a curved 55” panel with 165Hz refresh charge. And wait till you see “cockpit mode”.

The Arc is a 55” 4K monitor with 1000R curvature (which means the identical curvature as a circle with a radius of 1m/3.3ft). The decision is 3,840 x 2,160px for the standard 16:9 facet ratio.

The Odyssey Ark is an enormous 55
The Odyssey Ark is a gigantic 55″ 165Hz gaming monitor

The panel makes use of Quantum Mini LEDs for native dimming (1,056 zones) mixed with 14-bit processing. This provides it 16,384 black ranges and a static distinction ratio of 1,000,000:1. It helps “Quantum HDR 2000”, which means a peak brightness of two,000nits (with some Samsung advertising thrown in). The show has a matte end for lowered glare and reflections.

The show has a refresh charge of 165Hz (with FreeSync Premium Professional help) and 1ms gray-to-gray response time. Should you’re enjoying older titles, the Neural Quantum Processor Extremely can upscale them to 4K decision.

Extensive connectivity options including four HDMI inputs
Intensive connectivity choices together with 4 HDMI inputs

The stand you get within the field helps you to regulate the peak and tilt, plus there are three wall mount choices (200×200, 300×300 and 400×400). As for cockpit mode, it helps you to rotate the display screen 90° in a method that retains the underside a part of the display screen principally vertical whereas the remainder of the display screen hangs overhead.

The Odyssey Ark in Cockpit Mode
The Odyssey Ark in Cockpit Mode

The Odyssey Ark in Cockpit Mode

The Odyssey Arc has a formidable sound system in-built – there are 4 audio system (one in every nook) plus 2 woofers on the backside for a complete output of 60W (and a frequency response that goes as little as 45Hz).

The monitor has a number of superior options that may be managed with the included Ark Dial distant management. The Ark is as massive as 4 22.5” screens and you need to use it as such for a borderless multi-monitor setup (sure, there are 4 HDMI inputs). Or when you flip it in Cockpit mode, you’ll be able to have a vertical stack of three digital screens.

Moreover, with Flex Transfer Display you’ll be able to regulate the picture measurement between 55” and 27” and alter the facet ratio from 16:9 via 21:9 to 32:9. The Ark Dial is photo voltaic powered just like the distant controls of current Samsung TVs.

The Ark Dial remote control gives you access to the Odyssey Ark's advanced features
The Ark Dial distant management provides you entry to the Odyssey Ark’s superior options

The monitor has a number of useful gaming options. The Sport Bar helps you to shortly verify that the whole lot is so as – that you simply’re getting the body charge you suppose you might be, that HDR and VRR are enabled and so forth. Samsung Gaming Hub comes pre-loaded, it can advocate video games from a number of streaming companies, together with Xbox, GeForce Now an Stadia.

The monitor runs Tizen for all its superior options. This additionally provides it Amazon Alexa and Samsung SmartThings help.

Pre-orders for the Samsung Odyssey Ark gaming monitor begin later immediately. We’re about to inform you the worth, however you might wish to sit down first – $3,500.