Samsung's new 55-inch Odyssey Ark 4K 165Hz gaming monitor costs $3500+

Samsung's out-of-this-world Odyssey Ark is a 55-inch 4K 165Hz gaming display beast, which has 6 speakers, can be put in an amazing portrait mode. Do want.

Published Aug 15, 2022 11:52 PM CDT   |   Updated Tue, Sep 6 2022 10:21 PM CDT
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Samsung's new 55-inch Odyssey Ark 4K 165Hz gaming screen has been tested by some media outlets, where consumers will soon get the out-of-this-world display with a starting price of $3500.

The new 55-inch Odyssey Ark features a 55-inch 1000R curved screen using Quantum Mini-LED display technology, which Samsung says delivers next-generation depth to picture quality, enhanced by Dolby Atmos and Sound Dome technology that provides immersive surround sound from the 6 built-in speakers Samsung uses in the Odyssey Ark gaming screen.

Samsung's massive selling point here with the Odyssey Ark gaming screen is the impressive Cockpit Mode, which rotates the screen into portrait mode. Mix that in with Samsung's new model-exclusive Ark Dial, which lets you adjust the screen size and ratio to multiple content sources at once. This is fantastic for desktop PC use, whereas for someone like me, I'd use the hell out of that feature alone.

Better yet, the Cockpit Mode is accompanied by Eclipse Lighting: with the full control of your gaming cockpit at your fingertips on the Samsung 55-inch Odyssey Ark. You can rotate the screen to Cockpit Mode with HAS, tilt, and pivot functionality for an optimal screen environment. This customizable positioning creates a new sense of world-blending immersion, further enhanced by ambient Eclipse Lighting.

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It's not just visuals that Samsung is taking care of with the Odyssey Ark, but audio as well with 4 corner speakers and 2 central woofers to provide 60W 2.2.2 channel with the lowest 45Hz notes of any gaming screen or sound bar. Samsung packs in an AI Sound Booster and Dolby Atmos that "take it to the next level" surrounding you with three-dimensional soundscape that teleports you into the gaming world.

I personally use a 77-inch LG OLED 4K 120Hz display for my daily driver -- but I have it on a mobile TV stand on wheels, allowing me to move it around and tweak it to my exact personal liking -- running Windows on my PC with 125-150% DPI scaling. It looks and feels fantastic, but I'm a huge fan of portrait mode on displays... especially when there are multiple in front of me. Samsung's new 55-inch Odyssey Ark 4K 165Hz has the ability to be moved into portrait mode... a couple of these side-by-side would be something else.

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Samsung provides you with not one, but two remote controls that are both solar-powered. The first remote is like your traditional TV remote control, giving you the usual basic functions and buttons. Samsung's other control is called the Ark dial, with a standalone command center that provides you with the main functions of Ark: power, volume, input select, and the game bar -- all with big buttons.

There's a rotatable dial with a directional pad, which is weird to see on a display or TV remote, helping make the Samsung 55-inch Odyssey Ark gaming screen stand out once more.

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On the back, the Samsung Odyssey Ark features 4 x HDMI 2.1 ports but lacks a DisplayPort connector... nice gaming screen that's not a gaming TV, Samsung. Inside, Samsung is using quantum Mini-LED backlighting that offers a blistering 1500 nits of peak brightness, as well as Samsung has the ability of bragging rights: the first 55-inch 4K panel with a blistering165Hz refresh rate.

Samsung's new Odyssey Ark gaming screen costs $3500, and it's quite the price upgrade over something like the 55-inch 4K 120Hz OLED that Samsung sells for nearly half that cost at $1799.

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Anthony joined the TweakTown team in 2010 and has since reviewed 100s of graphics cards. Anthony is a long time PC enthusiast with a passion of hate for games built around consoles. FPS gaming since the pre-Quake days, where you were insulted if you used a mouse to aim, he has been addicted to gaming and hardware ever since. Working in IT retail for 10 years gave him great experience with custom-built PCs. His addiction to GPU tech is unwavering.

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