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Samsung TU7000 vs. Samsung TU8000: Which is the Better Gaming TV?

In 2020, Samsung released two similar television sets with the TU7000 and TU8000. So how do these TVs stack up against each other when it comes to playing videogames? You can find out in this comparison guide.

Quick Summary

When compared to the TU7000, the TU8000 has slightly higher HDR brightness levels. With that said, both TVs don’t get nearly bright enough to make HDR-enabled games look good on the PS4, PS4 Pro, PS5, Xbox One S, Xbox One X and Xbox Series X.

The Samsung TU8000 also has better input lag reduction than the Samsung TU7000 although the difference in negligible. Last but not least, the TU8000 comes with an antenna/cable tuner and composite input while the TU7000 is only limited to an antenna/cable tuner for directly connecting to retro consoles.

If you are interested, you can purchase either television set on Amazon with the following link:

Samsung TU7000 vs. Samsung TU8000 Gaming Features Comparison Charts

 Samsung TU7000Samsung TU8000
Screen Sizes43"

50"

55"

58"

65"

70"

75"
43"

50"

55"

65"

75"

85"
HDMI 2.0 Ports2x3x
HDMI 2.1 PortsNoneNone
Dolby Vision?YesYes
HDR10?YesYes
HDR10+?NoNo
Wide Color Gamut?YesYes
HDR Real Scene Peak Brightness248 nits271 nits
HDR Peak 2% Window139 nits161 nits
HDR Peak 10% Window271 nits292 nits
HDR Peak 25% Window269 nits291 nits
HDR Peak 50% Window268 nits291 nits
HDR Peak 100% Window267 nits291 nits
HDR Sustained 2% Window138 nits158 nits
HDR Sustained 10% Window270 nits291 nits
HDR Sustained 25% Window268 nits291 nits
HDR Sustained 50% Window267 nits291 nits
HDR Sustained 100% Window267 nits291 nits
HDR ABL 0.0460.042
Input Lag @ 1080p and 60 Hz (Game Mode Enabled)10.2 ms9.7 ms
Input Lag @ 1080p and 60 Hz (Game Mode Disabled)34.5 ms87.2 ms
Input Lag @ 1440p and 60 Hz (Game Mode Enabled)10.0 ms9.9 ms
Input Lag @ 4K and 60 Hz (Game Mode Enabled)10.3 ms9.5 ms
Input Lag @ 4K, 60 Hz and 10-bit HDR (Game Mode Enabled)10.4 ms9.7 ms
Input Lag @ 4K and 60 Hz (Game Mode Disabled)17.5 ms85.3 ms
Input Lag @ 4K and 60 Hz (With Interpolation)34.2 ms25.3 ms
Input Lag @ 4K resolution, 60 Hz and 4:4:410.3 ms9.6 ms
FreeSync Support?NoNo
GSYNC Support?NoNo
Composite InputNone1x
Component InputNoneNone
Antenna/Cable Tuner1x1x
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Screen Sizes

The TU7000 comes in seven screen sizes while the TU8000 is available in six different sizes. You can check out the options, as well as the model numbers, below:

Samsung TU7000:

  • 43″ TU7000 TV: UN43TU7000FXZA
  • 50″ TU7000 TV: UN50TU7000FXZA
  • 55″ TU7000 TV: UN55TU7000FXZA
  • 58″ TU7000 TV: UN58TU7000FXZA
  • 65″ TU7000 TV: UN65TU7000FXZA
  • 70″ TU7000 TV: UN70TU7000FXZA
  • 75″ TU7000 TV: UN75TU7000FXZA

Samsung TU8000:

  • 43″ TU8000 TV: UN43TU8000FXZA
  • 50″ TU8000 TV: UN50TU8000FXZA
  • 55″ TU8000 TV: UN55TU8000FXZA
  • 65″ TU8000 TV: UN65TU8000FXZA
  • 75″ TU8000 TV: UN75TU8000FXZA
  • 85″ TU8000 TV: UN85TU8000FXZA

HDMI 2.0 Ports

The Samsung TU7000 comes with two HDMI 2.0 ports while the Samsung TU8000 includes three HDMI 2.0 ports.

HDMI 2.1 Ports

The TU7000 and TU8000 do not come with any HDMI 2.1 ports, which are needed to take advantage of advanced display features, such as 120 frames per second at a high resolution and variable refresh rate, on the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X.

Dolby Vision

Both of the television sets in this versus guide support Dolby Vision.

HDR10

The Samsung TU7000 and Samsung TU8000 also support HDR10.

HDR10+

The two television sets are not compatible with HDR10+.

Wide Color Gamut

Both of the products in this comparison guide use a wide color gamut.

The Samsung TU7000 Crystal UHD 4K UHD HDR Smart TV on Amazon.

HDR Brightness

Both the TU7000 and TU8000 have very poor brightness levels when it comes to high dynamic range. For HDR to really stand out, you need at least 500 nits, which both of these 2020 Samsung television sets fall well short off.

When you pit these television sets against each other, the TU8000 does come out on top with higher brightness levels at HDR Real Scene Peak Brightness, HDR Peak 2% Window, HDR Peak 10% Window, HDR Peak 25% Window, HDR Peak 50% Window, HDR Peak 100% Window, HDR Sustained 2% Window, HDR Sustained 10% Window, HDR Sustained 25% Window, HDR Sustained 50% Window and HDR Sustained 100% Window.

You can check out the HDR brightness levels for the TU7000 (via RTINGS) and TU8000 (via RTINGS):

HDR Real Scene Peak Brightness

  • TU7000: 248 nits
  • TU8000: 271 nits

HDR Peak 2% Window

  • TU7000: 139 nits
  • TU8000: 161 nits

HDR Peak 10% Window

  • TU7000: 271 nits
  • TU8000: 292 nits

HDR Peak 25% Window

  • TU7000: 269 nits
  • TU8000: 291 nits

HDR Peak 50% Window

  • TU7000: 268 nits
  • TU8000: 291 nits

HDR Peak 100% Window

  • TU7000: 267 nits
  • TU8000: 291 nits

HDR Sustained 2% Window

  • TU7000: 138 nits
  • TU8000: 158 nits

HDR Sustained 10% Window

  • TU7000: 270 nits
  • TU8000: 291 nits

HDR Sustained 25% Window

  • TU7000: 268 nits
  • TU8000: 291 nits

HDR Sustained 50% Window

  • TU7000: 267 nits
  • TU8000: 291 nits

HDR Sustained 100% Window

  • TU7000: 267 nits
  • TU8000: 291 nits

HDR ABL

  • TU7000: 0.046
  • TU8000: 0.042
The Samsung TU8000 Crystal UHD 4K UHD HDR Smart TV on Amazon.

Input Lag

Both the Samsung TU7000 and Samsung TU8000 have excellent input lag reduction. In general, you should aim for a latency that is less than 30 ms for a gaming TV, which both of these products are easily capable of with the game mode activated.

The TU8000 has a slight edge over the TU7000 when it comes to latency at 1080p resolution and 60 Hz refresh rate, 1440p resolution and 60 Hz refresh rate, 4K resolution and 60 Hz refresh rate, 4K resolution, 60 Hz refresh rate with 10 bit HDR and 4K resolution and 60 Hz with 4:4:4. With that said, the differences are so small that you won’t be able to tell the differences.

If you have a PS3, PS4, Wii U, Switch, Xbox 360 and Xbox One, you should focus on the input lag for 1080p resolution and 60 Hz refresh rate. If you have a PS4 Pro, PS5, Xbox One X and Xbox Series X, you should focus on the latency for 4K resolution and 60 Hz refresh rate as well as 4K resolution and 60 Hz refresh rate with HDR.

If you planning to connect your PC to either the TU7000 or TU8000, then what latency you should focus on depends on how powerful your computer is at running games at a certain resolution.

You can take a look at the input lag tests for both the Samsung TU7000 (via RTINGS) and Samsung TU8000 (via RTINGS) below:

1080p resolution and 60 Hz refresh rate (Game Mode Enabled)

  • TU7000: 10.2 ms
  • TU8000: 9.7 ms

1080p resolution and 60 Hz refresh rate (Game Mode Disabled)

  • TU7000: 34.5 ms
  • TU8000: 87.2 ms

1440p resolution and 60 Hz refresh rate (Game Mode Enabled)

  • TU7000: 10.0 ms
  • TU8000: 9.9 ms

4K resolution and 60 Hz refresh rate (Game Mode Enabled)

  • TU7000: 10.3 ms
  • TU8000: 9.5 ms

4K resolution, 60 Hz refresh rate and 10 bit HDR (Game Mode Enabled)

  • TU7000: 10.4 ms
  • TU8000: 9.7 ms

4K resolution and 60 Hz refresh rate (Game Mode Disabled)

  • TU7000: 17.5 ms
  • TU8000: 85.3 ms

4K resolution and 60 Hz refresh rate (With Interpolation)

  • TU7000: 34.2 ms
  • TU8000: 25.3 ms

4K resolution and 60 Hz at 4:4:4

  • TU7000: 10.3 ms
  • TU8000: 9.6 ms

FreeSync Support

The Samsung TU7000 Crystal UHD 4K UHD HDR Smart TV and Samsung TU8000 Crystal UHD 4K UHD HDR Smart TV do not support FreeSync, a feature for AMD graphics cards that will help smooth out inconsistent frame rates.

GSYNC Support

The Samsung TU7000 and Samsung TU8000 also do not support GSYNC, a feature for NVIDIA’s graphics cards, that helps smooth out variable frame rate.

Composite Input

The TU7000 does not come with a composite input while the TU8000 does. As a result, you will be able to connect consoles like the PS1, PS2, Wii, Xbox and other systems that uses the yellow, red, and white plugs with Samsung’s TU8000.

Component Input

The TU7000 and TU8000 do not come with any component inputs.

Antenna/Cable Tuner

The two television sets in this comparison guide does come with an antenna/cable tuner. This will allow you to directly connect retro systems like the Nintendo Entertainment System, Super NES, Sega Genesis and more.

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