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Odyssey G9 vs. Odyssey Neo G9: Which is the Better Console Gaming Monitor?

In 2021, Samsung released the Odyssey Neo G9. So, how does this new monitor compare to the similar Odyssey G9 when it comes to playing games on the PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S and other consoles?

You can find out in this comparison guide between these two ultrawide curved gaming monitors.

Quick Summary

When compared to the Samsung Odyssey G9, the Samsung Odyssey Neo G9 has better local dimming, which results in a much higher contrast ratio especially when playing games in HDR.

The Neo G9 also features higher HDR brightness level and is the only one out of these two monitors to come with two HDMI 2.1 ports. In comparison, the G9 only includes one HDMI 2.0 port.

Overall, you should get better image quality, especially when using HDR, with the Samsung Odyssey Neo G9 than the Samsung Odyssey G9 when playing games on the PS4, PS4 Pro, PS5, Switch, Xbox One, Xbox One S, Xbox One X, Xbox Series S and Xbox Series X.

If you are interested, you can purchase either of these monitors on Amazon with the following links:

You can also check out our desk and wall mount buyer’s guide for the G9 with this article and the Neo G9 with this link.

Odyssey G9 vs. Odyssey Neo G9 Comparison Chart

You can take a look at Seeking Tech’s comparison table for the Odyssey G9 and Odyssey Neo G9 below.

 Samsung Odyssey G9Samsung Odyssey Neo G9
Screen Size49"49"
Model NumberLC49G95TSSNXZALS49AG952NNXZA
HDMI Ports1x HDMI 2.02x HDMI 2.1
Maximum Resolution5120 x 14405120 x 1440
Maximum Refresh Rate240 Hz240 Hz
Supported PS5 Frame Rates and ResolutionsUp to 120 frames per second in 1080p

Up to 120 frames per second in 1440p downscaled from 4K
Up to 120 frames per second in 1080p

Up to 120 frames per second in 1440p downscaled from 4K
Supported Xbox Series S/X Frame Rates and ResolutionsUp to 120 frames per second in 1080p

Up to 120 frames per second in 1440p

Up to 120 frames per second in 1440p downscaled from 4K
Up to 120 frames per second in 1080p

Up to 120 frames per second in 1440p

Up to 120 frames per second in 1440p downscaled from 4K
Native Contrast Ratio2,231 to 12,866 to 1
Contrast Ratio with Local Dimming2,320 to 114,843 to 1
SDR Real Scene Peak Brightness402 nits785 nits
SDR Peak 2% Window395 nits977 nits
SDR Peak 10% Window399 nits965 nits
SDR Peak 25% Window399 nits857 nits
SDR Peak 50% Window399 nits792 nits
SDR Peak 100% Window399 nits583 nits
SDR Sustained 2% Window395 nits971 nits
SDR Sustained 10% Window398 nits962 nits
SDR Sustained 25% Window399 nits851 nits
SDR Sustained 50% Window398 nits787 nits
SDR Sustained 100% Window398 nits582 nits
SDR ABL0.0010.028
HDR Real Scene Peak Brightness601 nits644 nits
HDR Peak 2% Window992 nits1,030 nits
HDR Peak 10% Window1,060 nits2,211 nits
HDR Peak 25% Window983 nits897 nits
HDR Peak 50% Window756 nits831 nits
HDR Peak 100% Window954 nits630 nits
HDR Sustained 2% Window977 nits1,014 nits
HDR Sustained 10% Window1,044 nits1,004 nits
HDR Sustained 25% Window971 nits890 nits
HDR Sustained 50% Window754 nits824 nits
HDR Sustained 100% Window668 nits629 nits
HDR ABL0.0240.026
Adaptive Sync SupportFreeSync

GSYNC

Variable Refresh Rate
FreeSync

GSYNC

Variable Refresh Rate
Native Resolution Input Lag2.1 ms2.9 ms
Native Resolution Input Lag at 60Hz22.5 ms8.9 ms
Variable Refresh Rate Input Lag2.2 ms2.8 ms
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Screen Size

The screens for both of these monitors measure at 49” diagonally.

Model Number

You can find the model number for both products below:

  • Odyssey G9: LC49G95TSSNXZA
  • Odyssey Neo G9: LS49AG952NNXZA

HDMI Ports

The Samsung Odyssey G9 comes with one HDMI 2.0 port while the Samsung Odyssey Neo G9 comes with two HDMI 2.1 ports.

Maximum Resolution

The maximum resolution for these monitors is the same at 5120 x 1440.

Maximum Refresh Rate

Both of these screens have a maximum refresh rate of 240 Hz, which means that you can play PC games at a maximum of 240 frames per second.

Supported PS5 Frame Rates and Resolutions

If you have a PlayStation 5 or PlayStation 5 Digital Edition, then you should be able to play PS5 games with the following frame rate and resolution combinations:

  • Up to 120 frames per second in 1080p
  • Up to 120 frames per second in 1440p downscaled from 4K

Supported Xbox Series S/X Frame Rates and Resolutions

The Odyssey G9 and Odyssey Neo G9 should also support the following frame rate and resolution combinations for the Xbox Series S and Xbox Series X:

  • Up to 120 frames per second in 1080p
  • Up to 120 frames per second in 1440p
  • Up to 120 frames per second in 1440p downscaled from 4K

To play games at up to 120 frames per second at the 1440p resolution with the image downscaled from 4K on the Xbox Series S, you need to get a HDMI 2.1 cable as the console only comes with a HDMI 2.0 cable.

The PS5, Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S and other consoles don’t support the ultrawide screen ratio of the Odyssey G9 and Odyssey Neo G9. As a result, you will get visible black bars when playing on these monitors unless you want to stretch out the image.

Contrast Ratios

When compared to the Odyssey G9 , the Odyssey Neo G9 has a higher native contrast ratio and a much higher contrast ratio when local dimming is used. As a result, you will get a much better picture, especially in HDR, with the Neo G9.

You can find the contrast ratios, as measured by RTINGS.com, for the Odyssey G9 and Odyssey Neo G9 below:

Native Contrast Ratio

  • Odyssey G9: 2,231 to 1
  • Odyssey Neo G9: 2,866 to 1

Contrast Ratio with Local Dimming

  • Odyssey G9: 2,320 to 1
  • Odyssey Neo G9: 14,843 to 1

SDR Brightness Levels

The newer Odyssey Neo G9 is much brighter than the older Odyssey G9 when you are playing games in SDR.

You can find RTINGS’ SDR test results for the G9 and Neo G9 below:

SDR Real Scene Peak Brightness

  • Odyssey G9: 402 nits
  • Odyssey Neo G9: 785 nits

SDR Peak 2% Window

  • Odyssey G9: 395 nits
  • Odyssey Neo G9: 977 nits

SDR Peak 10% Window

  • Odyssey G9: 399 nits
  • Odyssey Neo G9: 965 nits

SDR Peak 25% Window

  • Odyssey G9: 399 nits
  • Odyssey Neo G9: 857 nits

SDR Peak 50% Window

  • Odyssey G9: 399 nits
  • Odyssey Neo G9: 792 nits

SDR Peak 100% Window

  • Odyssey G9: 399 nits
  • Odyssey Neo G9: 583 nits

SDR Sustained 2% Window

  • Odyssey G9: 395 nits
  • Odyssey Neo G9: 971 nits

SDR Sustained 10% Window

  • Odyssey G9: 398 nits
  • Odyssey Neo G9: 962 nits

SDR Sustained 25% Window

  • Odyssey G9: 399 nits
  • Odyssey Neo G9: 851 nits

SDR Sustained 50% Window

  • Odyssey G9: 398 nits
  • Odyssey Neo G9: 787 nits

SDR Sustained 100% Window

  • Odyssey G9: 398 nits
  • Odyssey Neo G9: 582 nits

SDR ABL

  • Odyssey G9: 0.001
  • Odyssey Neo G9: 0.028

HDR Brightness Levels

The Odyssey Neo G9 is also slightly brighter than the Odyssey G9 when it comes to HDR.

According to tests done by RTINGS.com, the Neo G9 can output 644 nits in HDR brightness, which is 43 nits more than the G9, when you are playing an HDR-enabled videogame.

You can find RTINGS’ HDR brightness levels for the Odyssey G9 and Odyssey Neo G9 below:

HDR Real Scene Peak Brightness

  • Odyssey G9: 601 nits
  • Odyssey Neo G9: 644 nits

HDR Peak 2% Window

  • Odyssey G9: 992 nits
  • Odyssey Neo G9: 1,030 nits

HDR Peak 10% Window

  • Odyssey G9: 1,060 nits
  • Odyssey Neo G9: 2,211 nits

HDR Peak 25% Window

  • Odyssey G9: 983 nits
  • Odyssey Neo G9: 897 nits

HDR Peak 50% Window

  • Odyssey G9: 756 nits
  • Odyssey Neo G9: 831 nits

HDR Peak 100% Window

  • Odyssey G9: 954 nits
  • Odyssey Neo G9: 630 nits

HDR Sustained 2% Window

  • Odyssey G9: 977 nits
  • Odyssey Neo G9: 1,014 nits

HDR Sustained 10% Window

  • Odyssey G9: 1,044 nits
  • Odyssey Neo G9: 1,004 nits

HDR Sustained 25% Window

  • Odyssey G9: 971 nits
  • Odyssey Neo G9: 890 nits

HDR Sustained 50% Window

  • Odyssey G9: 754 nits
  • Odyssey Neo G9: 824 nits

HDR Sustained 100% Window

  • Odyssey G9: 668 nits
  • Odyssey Neo G9: 629 nits

HDR ABL

  • Odyssey G9: 0.024
  • Odyssey Neo G9: 0.026

Adaptive Sync Support

When it comes to adaptive sync, both of these ultrawide screen monitors support FreeSync, GSYNC and Variable Refresh Rate.

In the console space, the Xbox Series S and Xbox Series X both use Variable Refresh Rate to reduce stutters and screen tears in games that don’t run at a constant frame rate. The PlayStation 5 is also expected to add this same feature in the future.

Input Lag

The two monitors are pretty close when it comes to input lag. The only major difference is that Odyssey Neo G9 has much lower input lag when playing games at 60 frames per second in 1440p.

You can check out RTINGS’ input lag test results for the G9 and Neo G9 below:

Native Resolution

  • Odyssey G9: 2.1 ms
  • Odyssey Neo G9: 2.9 ms

Native Resolution at 60Hz

  • Odyssey G9: 22.5 ms
  • Odyssey Neo G9: 8.9 ms

Variable Refresh Rate

  • Odyssey G9: 2.2 ms
  • Odyssey Neo G9: 2.8 ms