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 better gaming performance. Samsung presented the monitor for the first time at CES, but now it can be ordered.

The $ 3,500 Samsung Odyssey Ark features 1000R curvature mini-LED technology and is rotatable, which Samsung says provides “a new level of immersion.” The Cockpit Mode option allows users to rotate the Ark’s display to portrait orientation for multitasking or a new gaming experience.

A maximum refresh rate of 165 Hz and a response time of 1 ms for gaming purposes, while the built-in processor scales content to 4K resolution and “enhances every visual detail.” It supports AMD FreeSync Premium Pro and has features that include a Game Bar for adjusting the display and a Gaming Hub for finding new content to play. The Multi View function also allows you to display up to four screens simultaneously.

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The display is matte to reduce glare and reflections, as well as four speakers (one per corner) with Dolby Atmos support. The display position can be adjusted with HAS, tilt and swivel for a personalized gaming setup, and the monitor can be wall mounted if needed with the included VESA mount.

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Samsung’s Odyssey Ark can be pre-ordered from Samsung’s website today. Pre-ordering customers can get up to $ 300 off the retail price of $ 3500, and the display is slated to go live in early September.

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