Is the Samsung Odyssey G7 (C27G75T) the best 27″ VA option?

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  • #66451
    PCM2

    Hi Sorcy,

    I’ve merged your thread with this one; I like to keep feedback related to the Odyssey G7 in one place. You’re not alone in liking a lot about the Samsung Odyssey G7, except for the curve. I’m afraid there are no flat alternatives – when it comes to VA pixel responsiveness, it’s really ‘Odyssey G7‘ (or G9) vs. everything else. Sure some of the remaining VA models are faster than others, but none come close to the likes of the Odyssey G7. You should therefore consider the flat IPS alternatives, including those we recommend. The BenQ EX2710Q isn’t one I’d go for for reasons covered in the thread you linked to, but the BenQ EX2780Q is still worth considering if you want to stick with the brand. Or one of the alternatives covered in this thread if not or if you want faster pixel responsiveness. Given you have an RTX 3090, I certainly wouldn’t discount going for a 144Hz+ ‘4K’ model as an alternative. But it depends on how much you’re willing to spend on the monitor, really. Some relevant threads:

    https://forum.pcmonitors.info/topic/monitor-to-take-advantage-of-rtx-3090-gpu/
    https://forum.pcmonitors.info/topic/28-144hz-4k-models-including-xv282k-kv-and-vg28uql1a/
    https://forum.pcmonitors.info/topic/high-refresh-rate-32-4k-experience-fi32u-and-others/

    Remember that whilst the contrast on IPS models are weaker, some of the alternatives covered in the 144Hz+ WQHD IPS choices thread offer slightly stronger contrast than your GW2765HT. And you can mitigate some of the weaknesses and enhance perceived contrast (this goes for VA panels, too) by improving your lighting environment. Try putting lighting behind the monitor (bias lighting) if you can. Also note that Low Blue Light (LBL) technology is certainly not proprietary to BenQ. They pioneered such technologies and pushed the industry in general to be more ‘eye care friendly’. They also offer well-balanced LBL settings, but other manufacturers offer similar things now. All they do is adjust colour channels by various pre-defined degrees.

    #66452
    Sorcy

    Thanks, let’s merge then no pb 🙂

    G7 is definitely a nice monitor and I’m really having thoughts on returning it or not … but this curve :p

    I’m ok with spending a bit more as I’ll bill it on my company…

    Yet, I was surprise reading this post, that you described Aorus FI27Q (or 32U?) as almost top tier and yet today’s top are M27/M32Q. Any reason I missed for this ?

    I guess LBL can also be found elsewhere indeed, will definitely give it a try as I don’t want ArMD too soon …

    Thanks !

    #66455
    PCM2

    The recommendations are based on price and performance. Things are also skewed towards price and availability in the US primarily, where our largest user base is located. Also be aware that the AORUS models which have a direct ‘M’ counterpart are more expensive yet based on the same panels and offer similar performance to the basic ‘M’ models. This is pointed out in threads where they’re covered here on the forum (this post covers the FI32Q and M32Q). The M32Q offers very similar performance to the FI32Q at a significantly lower price – the ‘premium aesthetics’, a few extra features (and the loss of some other features) plus branding is what you’d be paying extra for. The same would apply when comparing the M32U and FI32U. Paying more doesn’t always get you better performance in the monitor world. The FI27Q-X is very different to the M27Q, however, and both received our recommended badge. There is no directly comparable ‘M’ version of the FI27Q-X.

    With all this said, certainly do consider the FI27Q-X if you’re looking for a strong all-rounder and happy to pay the premium. I use this as my current main display and reference display due to its strong performance in many key areas. It’s covered pretty extensively on the forums, too. This thread has some useful information and includes some comparisons with the curved Odyssey G7s as well. Another thing (and this is important). You’ve only used the C32G75T (Odyssey G7) for a few days. You may well get more used to the curve and it may start feeling more natural to you, even on the desktop. I’m currently reviewing a model of the same size and curvature and over the course of a few weeks I got more and more used to the curve. I do still notice it, particularly on the desktop, but it is less noticeable than after I just used it for a few days. So maybe give it a little longer?

    #66464
    Sorcy

    After some days with the G7, I must agree on the fact that your brain gets used to the curve screen.
    Strangest thing is that on my dual setup, the right monitor (a flat IIyama) sometimes feels convex like … curved out.

    This not-interesting fact apart, I must say that the depth of pure black color on the G7 is really impressive compared ty my Benq IPS …
    That’s the point where you realize you’ve been watching a dark grey for a while, thinking it was black.

    One thing that bothers me though, if the fact that when you lock your OS, and the screen goes in sleeping mode, the waking part takes time, and each time the screen is detected by windows – again – it triggers a “new installed device” sound and displays an nvidia “Gsync compatible” popup on bot-right corner of the screen… I may have missed a setting but damn it grinds my gears.

    Last argument pushing me for a return is the fact that I discovered 2-3 dead pixels (always black) on the bottom right corder at like.. 1cm of the border.
    Not that bad but psychologically disturbing when you’ve spent that much money.

    FI27Q-X looks very interesting as a non-curved alternative indeed, and yet, now that I’ve tried 32″ ….. mehh it’s not “that” big !

    I thought picking a choice to replace my Benq would be easy and fluent, I was so wrong.

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