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Samsung Odyssey AG700 LS28AG700NUXXU 28 Inch 4K UHD Gaming monitor with HDMI 2.1 - 144 Hz, 1ms, 3840x2160, HDR400, HDMI 2.1, USB Hub, Displayport

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The Odyssey G7 S28 includes one DisplayPort 1.4 with DSC as well as two real HDMI 2.1 ports. The HDMI 2.1 ports are 40 Gbps ports, not the full 48 Gbps, but this makes no real world difference, as these HDMI 2.1 ports have more than enough bandwidth at 40 Gbps for full 4K 144Hz at 10-bit RGB. This means support for the full panel capabilities with inputs like game consoles.

Power on for instant play. With Auto Source Switch+, your monitor detects when connected devices are turned on and instantly switches to the new source signal. This helps you get to your game action faster without flipping through multiple input sources. When compared to other monitors showing their best performance at their highest refresh rate, the G7 S28 performs as expected. It's slightly slower than the two other display's we've tested to use the same Innolux panel, the Gigabyte M28U and the Asus VG28UQL1A, but it also has lower overshoot than those displays. Input latency is good, especially for processing delay which is negligible and a mere fraction of a millisecond at 144Hz. The main limiting factor here is the refresh rate, you'll only achieve a smoother and more responsive experience with a higher refresh rate display, like some of the 240Hz options in this chart. Also I should note that input latency is much higher when using the G7 S28 at a fixed 60Hz, I'd recommend setting the display to a higher refresh rate if possible.

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The panel and overall experience is nicely optimized for gaming and there's no area I can point to that significantly harms this experience. Adaptive sync works, the resolution is great and this sort of display is highly specced, so it should last for a while. As always our full calibration results after using Portrait Display's Calman software are very good, especially for sRGB where there are no lingering issues. The only main problems were for the P3 color space, the S28 can't fully cover the P3 gamut, so performance at the top end is still off where it should be. This limits the versatility of the display as a monitor for creators using P3, but it's still fine for content consumption.

Personalize the center of your setup. Bold designs recreate real-time game lighting to surround you in the scenery on and off screen with CoreSync. Samsung does advertise "factory tuning" for this display, and a calibration report is included. The most accurate mode I could find is the sRGB mode, and this is how I'd recommend most people use the monitor for SDR content. The contrast ratio I recorded with my Odyssey G7 S28 unit was very good for an IPS monitor, at 1160:1, better than the Gigabyte M28U and especially Asus VG28UQL1A. This panel clearly has some variance to it, so perhaps don't expect every model to come with this contrast ratio. You can adjust the overdrive when the FreeSync option is disabled in the OSD, but I don't think any of those settings are relevant.If you want a high refresh rate for buttery-smooth graphics or to give you an edge in competitive titles like Apex Legends and Call Of Duty: Warzone then you're usually limited to a 1080p resolution. On the flip side, anyone wanting to enjoy crazy 4K graphics on games like Red Dead Redemption 2 will have to reel in that refresh rate to something around the 60Hz mark,

The new Odyssey G7 brings to the table a 28-inch 4K 144Hz IPS panel aimed at gamers. It's called the LS28AG700 (usually with even more letters and numbers after that depending on your region), but for this review we'll be shortening it to the S28 model. Samsung also advertises it as the "Odyssey G70A 28-inch" or the "Odyssey G7 UHD 28-inch" in various countries. It's a bit of a much of a muchness to be honest and all three will be virtually identical while gaming. The Odyssey also ends up marginally ahead of the Eve Spectrum 4K, which uses an LG panel, while performance is much better than most of today's 32" 4K monitors. It's a little disappointing how Samsung has ruined the naming scheme for the Odyssey G7, but with that cleared and out of the way, we don't want to get caught up in that too much. READ MORE: These are the best wired and wireless gaming mice Samsung Odyssey G70A (S28AG70) review: Should you buy it? Unsurprisingly, the basic local dimming doesn’t work wonders. With only eight zones, it’s simply not refined enough to make amends for the IPS panel’s low native contrast ratio. It does make me wonder why the G70A doesn’t use the same HDR 600-certified QLED Quantum Dot panel as the Odyssey G7, but I suspect it’s an effort to keep the price down.Looking at response times, the Odyssey G7 S28 is similar to other Odyssey monitors in that you cannot adjust the overdrive settings when adaptive sync is enabled. The vast majority of buyers will be using adaptive sync with this display when hooked up to a PC, so we're only going to test this mode. also provides pretty weak pixel density at 32 inches, but I find most games are pretty forgiving in this respect, and the increase to 32 inches is well worth it if you can stomach the less sharp visuals in desktop work. (Especially since you can supersample your games for a sharper image, provided you have enough GPU horsepower).

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