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[OCN LABS] Samsung 32G7 240hz Monitor - 1440P at 240HZ! Is it TRUE?




Hey what's up OCners, Samsung recently contacted me about looking at their new Odyssey line of gaming monitors that were announced at CES 2020 this past January. It was definitely a treat to see these new Odyssey monitors in action when I was there. I remember mentioning, when I awarded the G9 with an "Overclock Best of CES" award, that it would be absolutely insane to see a G9 flanked by 2 27" G7s.

Last year I looked at the CRG9, a 49 inch behemoth with a staggering resolution of 5120x1440P at 120hz. I also took a look at the 240hz 1080P CRG5, which I remember the one thing that I had complained about was the lack of 1440p resolution. Well this year's models, Samsung ups the resolution to 1440P, as it sounds like Samsung had listened, as well as offering two different sized models, a 27 inch, and 32 inch variant, of which I have the 32G7 here for review today. So we will see if the G7 lives up to the hype.





So running down the specs of the Odyssey G7 kicks off with the aforementioned Quad HD 2560X1440P resolution, however this go around is at 240hz with adaptive sync support from both Red and Green camps. Having a HDR600 certification, meaning the 32G7 can get up to 600 nits at peak brightness. So needless to say, having a color gamut on the DCI coverage at 95% and sRGB coverage at 125%, it’s looking really good for a factory calibrated monitor right out of the box.

Specs:
32”
QHD 2650x1440
1000R Curve
VA Panel
HDR600 (Peak Brightness 600cd/m2, Min 300cd/m2
Color Gamut (DCI Coverage) 95%
sRGB Coverage 125%
Contrast Ratio 2500:1
240Hz Refresh rate
1ms GTG Response time
Support for either AMD Freesync or Nvidia G-Sync






Now let's talk about that crazy resolution of 1440P at 32 inches in more detail. Personally at 27 inches, IMO, is PERFECT for 1440P. That said, the first thing I noticed was the PPI or pixels per inch. It just felt I was looking at a big 1080P screen, so investigating said pixels, I ran a few numbers. Not much to my surprise, the same number lined up. 91.79 PPI, the same as a 24 inch 1080P panel. Now don't get me wrong, the 32G7 is a pretty sweet monitor that's really aimed at gamers, but 32 inches is just too big for a 16:9 aspect ratio. Now taking the 27G7 into consideration, PPI looks a bit more defined at 108.79 PPI. Both G7 models have been armed with a refresh rate of 240hz with adaptive sync technology, aka AMD's Freesync, which Nvidia G-Sync works just fine, as well as being branded on the lower left corner of the 32G7. Another first for Samsung is the 1000R curve on the G7 as well as it's big brother the 49G9. The 1000R curved screen also has a matte finish, reducing glare as well as eye strain. Now depending on what you are doing with your system, in my case I am a gamer and a video editor. For gaming the 32G7 is really immersive with it’s dominating presence. That said for video editing, while being fairly great on color correct on a VA panel, isn’t particularly well suited due to images being distorted from the 1000R curvature.








Lighting is also something new for Samsung. Having the ability to change the back ring, to a few different colors via the OSD, as well two front light elements that can also be controlled, which give it more of a gamery vibe.


Connection wise, the G7 is well stocked. 2 1.4 Displayports, 1 HDMI 2.0, and a 2 port USB 3.0 hub make for the usual suspects. Samsung also includes the display port, HDMI, and USB 3.0 cables bundled with the G7, something you don’t see often. Samsung has also opted for a rather large power brick, as this was probably done to avoid additional heat in the chassis with the 240hz display.

Large power brick


Lastly the stand that comes with the G7 is really sturdy, however spans a good way across your desktop. Constructed of metal for the feet and plastic for the neck, the stand does it's job well. Also built into the stand is a cable management cover aiding in the stealthy look.

BlurBusters FPS Test


BlurBusters Frameskipping Test


BlurBusters Animation Time Deviation Test


BlurBusters Ghosting Test


Normal Backlight Bleed for a VA Panel


Having my test PC, which consists of an Intel i7 8700K at 5ghz with a EVGA RTX 2060 Super SC Ultra should be able to handle the 32G7 nicely at 240hz. As with all monitors that I test, I give them a whirl through a couple of tests over at BlurBusters. First one up is the tried and true, UFO Frame Rates. Ok so no tearing there. Moving to the Frame Skipping test, which looks like the 32G7 had a solid 5 boxes, indicating that no frame skipping was present. Next up was the Animation Timing Deviation test, which measures response time, rock solid. Lastly I wanted to see what kind of backlight bleed the 32G7 would exhibit. The 32G7 showed signs of bleed on the top and the bottom, which is pretty typical of a VA panel.

Pricing for the 27G7


Pricing for the 32G7

So how did the Odyssey 32G7 from Samsung do? Well for what it does, it does it well. Having a 240hz refresh rate certainly is going to help you see those extra frames otherwise lost with other gaming monitors. But it comes at a price, Samsung which arguably is a pretty premium brand, so much that you are going to pay a bit for that premium. Priced at $699 for the 27G7 and $799 for the 32G7, is definitely a hefty price tag, but really still in the same ballpark as it’s competitors. Doing a quick search for 240Hz 1440P gaming monitors, HP’s Omen X 27 popped up for $650 and Lenovo’s Y27GQ for under $600 but it’s a TN panel. That’s it. Slim pickins. So compared to the competition, Samsung’s Odyssey G7 really does take the 240Hz 1440p crown, earning Overclock’s HOT award.


Ok guys thanks for tuning in, if you want links to the Samsung G7, links will be below. Also if you haven’t liked and subscribed by now, what are you waiting for?

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Are you shilling this monitor? What kind of "review" is this? What did you "review?"

How much did they pay you? They let you keep the monitor?

how can you "review" a VA panel without using the Blur busters test to check for black smearing? How are you even a tech reviewer?

No images or videos of the monitor while gaming?

No measurement of actual response times? No measure of contrast ratio?

How can you call this a "review?" We are supposed to take blind faith and accept your endorsement? Just like Tom's Hardware told people to "just buy it" for the 2080?
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Quote: Originally Posted by BigBeard86 View Post
Are you shilling this monitor? What kind of "review" is this? What did you "review?"

How much did they pay you? They let you keep the monitor?

how can you "review" a VA panel without using the Blur busters test to check for black smearing? How are you even a tech reviewer?

No images or videos of the monitor while gaming?

No measurement of actual response times? No measure of contrast ratio?

How can you call this a "review?" We are supposed to take blind faith and accept your endorsement? Just like Tom's Hardware told people to "just buy it" for the 2080?

Wow some pretty harsh words there fella.

1. No, I have not ever been paid by a company to "shill" for them.
2. No, Samsung doesn't not allow ANY reviewer to keep monitors, if they were kept, that would create bias.
3. I did test via BlurBusters. FPS Frame Rate test, Frame Skipping test, Animation Timing Deviation test, and Blacklight Bleed. If you watched the video, you would seen this.
4. I was selected for this "tech reviewer" position from @ENTERPRISE , if you have an issue, I suggest you take it up with him.
5. Again if you watched the video, you would have your answer.
6. Same as above.
7. Being as I am not paid, nor funded by VerticalScope, I only use what tools are available to me.
8. A review is an opinion, nothing more, nothing less.
9. My endorsement is again, my opinion, take it for what it is. I have been in the tech space for a very long time...*looks over at join date*

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Quote: Originally Posted by bluedevil View Post
Wow some pretty harsh words there fella.

1. No, I have not ever been paid by a company to "shill" for them.
2. No, Samsung doesn't not allow ANY reviewer to keep monitors, if they were kept, that would create bias.
3. I did test via BlurBusters. FPS Frame Rate test, Frame Skipping test, Animation Timing Deviation test, and Blacklight Bleed. If you watched the video, you would seen this.
4. I was selected for this "tech reviewer" position from @ENTERPRISE , if you have an issue, I suggest you take it up with him.
5. Again if you watched the video, you would have your answer.
6. Same as above.
7. Being as I am not paid, nor funded by VerticalScope, I only use what tools are available to me.
8. A review is an opinion, nothing more, nothing less.
9. My endorsement is again, my opinion, take it for what it is. I have been in the tech space for a very long time...*looks over at join date*
Your video contains nothing additional.
You must be rich, since you apparently work for free.

If you are not shilling, run this test, and take a photo and post it (not a screen shot):
https://www.testufo.com/ghosting#bac....png&pursuit=1

Also, you have to see my side from this...you make your self appear as a shill. You RECCOMMEND a monitor but do NO MEANINGFUL technical analysis on it. Why would Samsung send you a monitor? just so you can make a video about it? Why don't you have the tools as TFT Central does, to do a real review? It is not surprising they didn't get a review model, but you, and all those people posting BS videos WITH NO TRUE ANALYSIS apparently got review models of the monitor.

Thank you, and forgive me if you are truly not a shill. We live in a time where information is used for manipulation. The only weapon against this, are FACTS (brightness, contrast, uniformity, response times g2g, etc. )

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Quote: Originally Posted by BigBeard86 View Post
Your video contains nothing additional.
You must be rich, since you apparently work for free.

If you are not shilling, run this test, and take a photo and post it (not a screen shot):
https://www.testufo.com/ghosting#bac....png&pursuit=1

Also, you have to see my side from this...you make your self appear as a shill. You RECCOMMEND a monitor but do NO MEANINGFUL technical analysis on it. Why would Samsung send you a monitor? just so you can make a video about it? Why don't you have the tools as TFT Central does, to do a real review? It is not surprising they didn't get a review model, but you, and all those people posting BS videos WITH NO TRUE ANALYSIS apparently got review models of the monitor.

Thank you, and forgive me if you are truly not a shill. We live in a time where information is used for manipulation. The only weapon against this, are FACTS (brightness, contrast, uniformity, response times g2g, etc. )
I am not rich by any means, I am a 100% Disabled Veteran, of which I am medically retired. So in a sense I do work for free, yes.

On that test, sure I can run that test before I send it back. I will take video and add that here.

On appearing as a shill, I agree to disagree. I was told by my contact that Korea wasn't happy that I didn't find it "Perfect". They are upset I had some backlight bleed and I didn't like the power brick being so large.

In terms of recommending, I never stated that. I said having a 240hz refresh rate certainly is going to help you see those extra frames otherwise lost with other gaming monitors. I also said it was slim pickings compared to the competition.

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So how did the Odyssey 32G7 from Samsung do? Well for what it does, it does it well. Having a 240hz refresh rate certainly is going to help you see those extra frames otherwise lost with other gaming monitors. But it comes at a price, Samsung which arguably is a pretty premium brand, so much that you are going to pay a bit for that premium. Priced at $699 for the 27G7 and $799 for the 32G7, is definitely a hefty price tag, but really still in the same ballpark as it’s competitors. Doing a quick search for 240Hz 1440P gaming monitors, HP’s Omen X 27 popped up for $650 and Lenovo’s Y27GQ for under $600 but it’s a TN panel. That’s it. Slim pickings. So compared to the competition, Samsung’s Odyssey G7 really does take the 240Hz 1440p crown, earning Overclock’s HOT award.
Yes, I made a relationship with a Testing Lab Director when I was at CES a few years ago, so yes Samsung sends me monitors to do videos on and send back, usually the monitors are passed around to other reviewers first however.

As far as not having the tools to test like TFT Central does is exactly that, I am not employed by VerticalScope nor getting paid to do this. All of this equipment that I have comes out of my pocket, ie Cameras, sliders, microphones, anything YouTube related. Would I love to test with a Spyder calibration tool? Hell yes. Actually I have been thinking about buying one just for this reason alone.

Do I get to keep some product that gets sent to me, yes, that's my payment of sorts. I do Samsung reviews because they are a big name and hopefully would drive a lot of traffic to the Overclock YouTube channel.

Trust me, I am no shill. I want to be as non bias as I can. Hope this answers your questions.

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I am not rich by any means, I am a 100% Disabled Veteran, of which I am medically retired. So in a sense I do work for free, yes.

On that test, sure I can run that test before I send it back. I will take video and add that here.

On appearing as a shill, I agree to disagree. I was told by my contact that Korea wasn't happy that I didn't find it "Perfect". They are upset I had some backlight bleed and I didn't like the power brick being so large.

In terms of recommending, I never stated that. I said having a 240hz refresh rate certainly is going to help you see those extra frames otherwise lost with other gaming monitors. I also said it was slim pickings compared to the competition.



Yes, I made a relationship with a Testing Lab Director when I was at CES a few years ago, so yes Samsung sends me monitors to do videos on and send back, usually the monitors are passed around to other reviewers first however.

As far as not having the tools to test like TFT Central does is exactly that, I am not employed by VerticalScope nor getting paid to do this. All of this equipment that I have comes out of my pocket, ie Cameras, sliders, microphones, anything YouTube related. Would I love to test with a Spyder calibration tool? Hell yes. Actually I have been thinking about buying one just for this reason alone.

Do I get to keep some product that gets sent to me, yes, that's my payment of sorts. I do Samsung reviews because they are a big name and hopefully would drive a lot of traffic to the Overclock YouTube channel.

Trust me, I am no shill. I want to be as non bias as I can. Hope this answers your questions.
Thank you for the response.

The most critical test is the one i linked. A PHOTO must be taken of it, not a video. camera phone is fine. This will show if Samsung fixed black smearing.

I am asking for this because i pre-ordered the monitor.

Is the 32inch ugly for the resolution? How much of an obvious visible difference is the screen between a 1000:1 IPS monitor, when its comes to nice vibrant colors?
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Actually, for a pursuit photo that shows us what we need to see, it has to be a video, and then take the frame from the video that matches the lines, as per the guide below

Follow this guide, works even with a smartphone

https://forums.blurbusters.com/viewtopic.php?t=4782

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Thank you for the response.

The most critical test is the one i linked. A PHOTO must be taken of it, not a video. camera phone is fine. This will show if Samsung fixed black smearing.

I am asking for this because i pre-ordered the monitor.

Is the 32inch ugly for the resolution? How much of an obvious visible difference is the screen between a 1000:1 IPS monitor, when its comes to nice vibrant colors?
Okay I hope this helps you. I am defiantly going to include this test from now on! Thanks again!



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Actually, for a pursuit photo that shows us what we need to see, it has to be a video, and then take the frame from the video that matches the lines, as per the guide below

Follow this guide, works even with a smartphone

https://forums.blurbusters.com/viewtopic.php?t=4782

Good luck!
Thanks! Just packed it up....lol gonna run in on the 49G9 coming in later this week.

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not bad. the interior image looks very crisp - FAR CRISPER than any IPS trash ive seen. True, IPS does not have that trail like VA does, but, IPS is like looking at a monitor blurred with human feces...the entire image of the UFO in ips is blurred.
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mmm i remember seeing this monitor at CES. their setup at the booth didn't really allow much "Testing" to see how well this performed. i had discussed with another person that was checking out the setup and we couldn't really figure out what system was pushing the monitors.

pretty good testing you did. only downside for me on VA panels is the colors were never as good as IPS, which were my own thing for monitors. then again, ive never had a gaming monitor either so i dont know how they perform normally

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