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Get ready: the first 8K ultrawide monitors will come out in 2023 | Digital Trends Spanish


The first 8K ultrawide monitors are finally coming, and they’re coming soon. Details are incredibly scant, but we do know that these game screens hi-res will be released sometime in 2023.

The announcement was dropped at the launch of AMD’s next-generation RX 7000 GPU, where the company announced that the Samsung Odyssey Neo G9 would be the first official ultrawide monitor to support this higher resolution.

The first of the bunch will be from Samsung, the Odyssey Neo G9, but AMD has confirmed that companies like Dell, Asus, Acer and LG will also support this higher resolution in future monitors. While we don’t have many of the details of what these monitors will look like, we do know what the current Odyssey Neo G9 looks like, which is a massive 49-inch Quantum mini-LED gaming monitor that costs $2,300.

We don’t know the exact resolution on these future displays, but AMD listed 7680 x 2160 as the tested resolution for “8K widescreen.”

AMD didn’t confirm that these early 8K displays would support higher refresh rates (above 60Hz), but did hint that the ability to go 165Hz was now possible. That’s thanks to DisplayPort 2.1, which AMD is excited to support on its new RX 7900 XTX and 7900 XT. Compared to DisplayPort 1.4, DisplayPort 2.1 also drives 1440p displays from a maximum of 480Hz to 900Hz and 4K from 240Hz to 480Hz.

A slide showing the higher refresh rates enabled by DisplayPort 2.1.

AMD is making a big deal out of this, of course, because it’s a port that Nvidia’s RTX 40-series graphics don’t support. Even the flagship RTX 4090 is still stuck on DisplayPort 1.4a. It should be noted that for 8K ultrawide, DisplayPort 1.4a can still hit 135Hz, even though the standard 8K resolution is locked at 60Hz.

As exciting as 8K sounds, most PC gamers still play in 1080p, even if there has been significant growth in 1440p and 4K gaming in recent years. AMD provided some performance charts on how well its RX 7900 XTX would perform at 8K, thankfully hoping to demonstrate why the time for 8K gaming has finally come.

At 8K ultrawide, the RX 7900 XTX can reportedly hit 190fps atCall of Duty: Modern Warfare 2and 148fps onDeath Stranding Director’s Cut. Meanwhile, it can hit 96fps in standard 8K onAssassin’s Creed Valhallaand 73fps onUncharted: Legacy of Thieves Collection. All of this performance was tested at maximum settings, but with FSR enabled in Performance mode, which allows for these higher frame rates.

Lastly, the power consumption of these upcoming monitors can end up causing a problem, especially if they veer into TV territory.

If these monitors dodge these regulations, they may end up being more widely adopted than 8K TVs, especially given recent EU regulations that are causing problems.

AMD says more details on these monitors are coming in 2023, so get ready for more outrageous new pricing, now in higher resolutions than ever before.

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