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LG launches UltraGear 34-inch ultra-wide gaming monitors

by Mark Tyson on 30 August 2018, 14:41

Tags: LG Electronics (066570.KS)

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At IFA 2018, LG is showing off a pair of desirable new computer gaming monitors under a completely new sub-brand. The new LG 34GK950G and LG 34GK950F are very similar specced monitors forming the new LG UltraGear range, supporting G-Sync and FreeSync variable frame rate technologies, respectively. Key attractions of these 34-inch monitors are the 34-inch ultra-wide Nano IPS displays with 3440 x 1440 pixels, with great colour accuracy and fast max refresh rates. Tim Alessi, head of home entertainment product marketing at LG Electronics USA was very excited to announce these new monitors at IFA and said that the LG UltraGear brand would set standards for the industry.

As mentioned in the intro, these two monitors, aimed at Nvidia and AMD GPU users respectively, share many key specs but vary in others. What better way to give an overview of the similarities and differences than a table? I've cobbled one together below.

 

LG 34GK950G

LG 34GK950F

Screen physical qualities

34-inch, 21:9, curved

34-inch, 21:9, curved

Screen technology

Nano IPS with 3440 x 1440 pixels

Nano IPS with 3440 x 1440 pixels

Image quality

DCI-P3 98%, 1.07B colours, wide viewing angle, 400cd/m brightness

DCI-P3 98%, 1.07B colours, wide viewing angle, 400cd/m brightness, VESA DisplayHDR 400

Adaptive Sync tech

Nvidia G-Sync

Radeon FreeSync 2

Image performance

100Hz (120Hz OC), 5ms response

144Hz, 5ms response, 1ms MBR

Gaming modes

Yes

Yes

Ports

HDMIx2, DP, USB up/down, audio

HDMIx2, DP, USB up/down, audio

Frills

RGB LED rear 'Sphere' lighting

Red LED rear lighting

Stand

Tilt, swivel, height adjustment

Tilt, swivel, height adjustment

 

You will see that major differences in the VRR tech and refresh rates achievable but there are other things too, such as the VESA DisplayHDR 400 certification and the 1ms MBR of the Radeon-friendly display. Beyond the above, there are specs that are unlisted at the current time, such as the lower limits of the variable refresh rates, the screen curvature, and contrast ratio data.

Considering the gaming modes, these monitors offer two dedicated FPS modes and an RTS preset. There is also a black stabiliser function, plus optional crosshair.

At the time of writing we don't have any pricing or availability data to share.

Another LG product previewed at IFA 2018, which may be of interest to HEXUS readers, was the world's first 88-inch 8K (7680 x 4320) OLED TV. "LG's first 8K OLED TV is the pinnacle of technological achievement and the next evolutionary step in display technology," claimed Brian Kwon, president of LG Home Entertainment.



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will be interesting to see the price differences
So the g-sync version, what do we reckon the price will be? £1500?
LG 34GK950F
Power Consumption (Typ.) 95W
Power Consumption (Max.) 140W

No thanks!
Hmmmmmmmm

Might have to buy this one
No price and no availability date… Not really a launch then! These have been displayed at shows for over 6 months now, but no sign of availability.