Samsung’s Odyssey Ark, massive 55-inch 165Hz gaming monitor with ‘cockpit mode’


The Odyssey Arc (G97NB), the latest member of Samsung’s Odyssey family of gaming monitors, features a 55″ curved panel with a 165Hz refresh rate. Wait for “cockpit mode” to appear. According to GSM Arena, the Arc is a 55″ 4K monitor that has a curvature of 1000R, which is equivalent to a circle with a radius of 1 meter (3.3 feet). With a typical aspect ratio of 16:9, the resolution is 3840 by 2160 pixels.

For local dimming (1,056 zones), the panel uses mini Quantum LEDs with 14-bit processing. It now has a static contrast ratio of 1,000,000:1 and 16,384 black levels. It offers “Quantum HDR 2000”, which translates to 2,000 nits at maximum brightness (with a bit of added Samsung marketing). To minimize glare and reflections, the screen has a matte finish. With FreeSync Premium Pro support, the display has a refresh rate of 165Hz and a gray-to-gray response time of 1ms. The Neural Quantum Ultra processor has the ability to upgrade previous games to 4K quality.

There are three choices of wall mounting and height and tilt adjustments for the stand that comes in the box (200×200, 300×300 and 400×400). Cockpit mode allows you to tilt the screen 90 degrees so the bottom part stays mostly vertical while the rest hangs above it. The Odyssey Arc includes an excellent integrated sound system with four speakers (one in each corner) and two woofers at the bottom that produce a combined power of 60W (and a frequency response that goes down to 45Hz).

The supplied Ark Dial remote control can operate a number of the monitor’s sophisticated features. The Ark can be used as a borderless multi-monitor arrangement as it’s the same size as four 22.5″ monitors (yes, there are four HDMI inputs). Alternatively, you can have a vertical stack of three monitors virtual screens if you flip it over Cockpit Mode The Flex Move screen also lets you change the aspect ratio from 16:9 to 21:9 to 32:9 and the picture size from 55″ to 27″. Unlike contemporary Samsung TV remotes, the Ark Dial is solar-powered.

The monitor comes with a number of useful gaming features. You can easily check that everything is in order using the game bar, including if you’re getting the frame rate you expect, if HDR and VRR are enabled, and more. The preloaded Samsung Gaming Hub will suggest titles from various streaming providers, such as Xbox, GeForce Now, and Stadia.

Tizen’s advanced capabilities are all available on the monitor. Additionally, it now supports Samsung SmartThings and Amazon Alexa, as reported by GSM Arena. Later that day, pre-orders for the Samsung Odyssey Ark gaming monitor opened, costing $3,500. (ANI)

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