Samsung Launches $3,500 'Odyssey Ark' 55-Inch Curved Gaming Display

Samsung today announced the launch of the Odyssey Ark, which the company says is the world's first 55-inch 4K curved display with a 165Hz refresh rate for improved gaming performance. Samsung first previewed the monitor at CES, but it is now available to order.


Priced at $3,500, the Samsung Odyssey Ark features mini-LED technology with 1000R curvature and is rotatable, which Samsung says offers a "new level of immersion." A Cockpit Mode option allows users to rotate the Ark display to a vertical orientation for multitasking or new gaming experiences.

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There is a 165Hz maximum refresh rate and a 1ms response time for gaming purposes, and a built-in processor upscales content to 4K resolution and "enhances every visual detail." It supports AMD FreeSync Premium Pro and there are features that include a Game Bar for display adjustments and a Gaming Hub for finding new content to play. A Multi View feature also allows up to four screens to be displayed at one time.

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The display is matte to cut down on glare and reflection, and there are quad speakers (one in each corner) with Dolby Atmos support. The display's position can be adjusted with HAS, tilt, and pivot for a customized gaming setup, and the monitor can be wall mounted if desired with an included VESA mount.

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Samsung's Odyssey Ark can be pre-ordered from the Samsung website starting today.

Top Rated Comments

russell_314 Avatar
6 weeks ago

Apple user don’t play games anyway since Macs are crap from gaming…
I'll tell you a secret if you don't snitch me out to Tim Cook... You can own a Mac AND a Windows PC. The PC is for gaming and the Mac for pretty much everything else.

Computers are like tools. How silly would it be if you had to decide if you wanted to own a hammer or a screwdriver. I mean I guess you could get away with pounding in screws with a hammer but not ideal ?
Score: 18 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Freida Avatar
6 weeks ago
55" and 4K - that is one wrong combination. The ppi must be super low
Score: 17 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Berti10 Avatar
6 weeks ago
I can feel the pain in my neck just by looking at those pictures…
Score: 13 Votes (Like | Disagree)
falkon-engine Avatar
6 weeks ago
waiting to see how long it takes for this thing to drop in value by 50% or more.
Score: 11 Votes (Like | Disagree)
TheYayAreaLiving ? Avatar
6 weeks ago
Samsung has been on a roll when it comes to foldable/curved screens. I'm not sure if I'm willing to spend $3500.00 without tax on this tho.
Score: 10 Votes (Like | Disagree)
macsplusmacs Avatar
6 weeks ago
Ok. neat. If I played games a lot, would be a great add.

But, weeps a little...

Not 5K.
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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