Check out Samsung's newest Odyssey monitors for budget gamers

Samsung G7 G5 and G3 arranged side by side

Samsung today has launched its new 2021 lineup of Odyssey gaming monitors and they are available for purchase globally today. Unlike last time where the company offered more premium options, this time Samsung has decided that it will instead bring a more budget-friendly product to the market as well. As such, there is a new 24" G3 model as well. In total, there are four new monitors and they all look similar with thin bezels on top and the sides. Each of them is an IPS display with a 178-degree viewing angle. Their differences in specs have been listed below:

Model G28AG70 G27AG50



Screen Size 28" 27" 27" 24"
Screen Resolution 2160p 1440p 1080p 1080p
Refresh Rate 144Hz 165Hz 144Hz 144Hz
Response Time 1ms (GTG) 1ms (GTG)

1ms (MPRT)

1ms (MPRT)

Static Contrast Ratio 1000:1 1000:1 3000:1 3000:1
Typical Brightness 300 nits 350 nits 250 nits 250 nits
HDR support DisplayHDR 400 HDR10 No No
Color support 16.7M 1B 16.7M 16.7M
Color Gamut DCI coverage = 90%

sRGB Coverage = 99%


Display Port 1.4 (1EA),

HDMI 2.1 (2EA),

USB3.0 Up (1EA) & Down (2EA)

Display Port 1.2 (1EA),

HDMI 2.0 (1EA)

Display Port 1.2 (1EA),

HDMI 1.4 (1EA)

Display Port 1.2 (1EA),

HDMI 1.4 (1EA)

Also unlike last time, all of these monitors, from the G7 down to the G3, come with a flat-screen display. So if you were looking for a less expensive curved gaming monitor, this is not it.

Samsung Odyssey G7 G28AG70

Odyssey G7 G28AG70

Samsung Odyssey G5 G27AG50

Odyssey G5 G27AG50

The monitors support Picture-by-Picture (PBP) and Picture-in-Picture (PIP) modes. In the former, the screen splits to display two inputs side by side while PIP mode displays the secondary source as a separate window. More than two inputs may be supported as well but that information hasn't been provided.

In terms of gaming features, the G7 features FreeSync Premium Pro while the G5 and G3 have FreeSync Premium. They are all rated G-SYNC Compatible. And while the native aspect ratio of the monitors is 16:9, the G7 and the G5 feature 'Ultrawide Game View' that can stretch the aspect ratio to 21:9. The two monitors also feature the company's gamer-friendly Super Arena Gaming UX OSD interface.

Other common features include:

  • Game Mode,

  • Eye Saver Mode,

  • Flicker Free mode,

  • Black Equalizer,

  • Refresh Rate Optimizer.

As said above, the monitors are available for purchase today. If you wish to purchase one of these, you can find them at Amazon at the following links below:

You can read more about Samsung's new Odyssey lineup here.

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