LG’s new UltraGear monitors offer gamers the ultrawide experience
LG is focusing on gamers with its new UltraGear monitors. The company announced the new monitors at IFA 2018, with the aim of bringing together features like speedy refresh rates, G-Sync, and a more immersive 21:9 aspect ratio.
The new series draws from both the UltraWide and UltraFine monitors, combining a focus on picture quality and immersive experiences with gaming-oriented features.
The flagship in this series is the 34-inch UltraGear 34GK950G, which features LG’s Nano IPS display technology and 98 per cent coverage of the DCI-P3 color space (or 135 per cent of the sRGB color space). Other specifications include a maximum brightness of level of 400 nits, a 1000:1 static contrast ratio, and a 5ms gray-to-gray response time.
In addition, it supports NVIDIA’s G-Sync variable refresh rate technology, so you should get more fluid gameplay with no tearing or stuttering.
The display has a native 100Hz refresh rate as well, but this can be overclocked to 120Hz, a feature gamers will definitely appreciate. Its expansive 34-inch display also has a 3,440 x 1,440-pixel resolution and a 1900R curvature, so you’ll want to pair it with a powerful card to take full advantage of it.
Finally, the ring of LEDs at the back of the display, dubbed Sphere Lighting by LG, add some ambient lighting to your setup and can be set to one of six different color settings.
LG also announced the 34GK950F, which is basically the same monitor except that it supports AMD's Radeon FreeSync 2 instead. It also has a higher 144Hz refresh rate but is missing LG's Sphere Lighting.
There’s no mention of price and availability yet, but with specifications like this, you can expect a pretty hefty price tag.