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LG UltraGear 3 New Gaming Monitors: Are they designed for gaming? Which one is the best?

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If you’re in the market for a gaming monitor, LG is preparing to launch three new products, including a 47.5-inch OLED model.

LG UltraGear Teases 3 New Gaming Monitors

The LG 48GQ900 is the company’s first OLED gaming monitor in its UltraGear brand. It was first announced in March, but LG said on Wednesday that the monitor will launch this month in Japan before arriving in North America and Europe.

The LG 48GQ900 stands out for its large size and 4K screen resolution. It will also boast a 120Hz refresh rate, which can be overclocked to 138Hz. In addition, the monitor supports a 0.1-millisecond response time.

“Perfect for PC and console gaming, the new model offers the superb color reproduction and contrast of OLED and features LG’s anti-glare low reflection (AGLR) coating, which reduces visual distractions so that users can focus their attention fully on the gameplay,” LG said.

If the 48GQ900 is too big, the company is releasing two 31.5-inch monitors, which will also be arriving in Japan this month before a rollout in North America and Europe.

The first, the LG UltraGear 32GQ950, also offers a 4K resolution but uses a Nano IPS display. The screen also supports a 144Hz refresh rate, which can be overclocked to 160Hz.

“The Nano IPS 1ms gaming display is LG’s first 4K model to implement ATW Polarizer technology, which improves the panel’s ability to ensure lively, accurate colors and deep, dark blacks across a wide viewing angle,” the company said. It’s also been certified as a VESA Display HDR1000

The second monitor, the LG UltraGear 32GQ850, still uses a Nano IPS panel, but downgrades the resolution to 1440p. On the plus side, the display supports a 240Hz refresh rate, which can be overclocked to 260Hz.

LG New Gaming Monitor UltraGear 32GQ850

Starting at the lower end of the spectrum, we have the UltraGear 32GQ850, which features a QHD (2560 x 1440) Nano IPS panel. For those unfamiliar, LG’s Nano IPS technology involves using nanoparticles intermingled with a display’s LED backlight. This nanoparticle integration is partly responsible for the display’s 98 percent coverage of the DCI-P3 color space.

LG also incorporated Advanced True Wide (ATW) Polarizer technology, which further boosts color reproduction and delivers darker blacks. Panel makers are always looking for ways to increase black levels and contrast on IPS panels, and the ATW Polarizer seems to be the latest effort from LG (following its IPS Black technology). Interestingly, LG hasn’t provided us with any specs regarding the contrast ratio or brightness for any of the new monitors announced today.

LG says that the UltraGear 32GQ850 has a 1ms (GtG) response time and a refresh rate of 240Hz (although it is overclockable within the OSD to 260Hz). In addition, the monitor is VESA DisplayHDR 600 certified and supports Nvidia G-Sync and AMD FreeSync Premium Pro.

The middle child of the new 2022 UltraGear family is the UltraGear 32GQ950, which also has a 31.5-inch panel. However, it features a native 4K resolution (3840 x 2160). It also boasts 98 percent coverage of the DCI-P3 color space thanks to an ATW Polarizer and a 1ms response time. However, the panel’s refresh rate is dialed back to a native 144Hz. But you can overclock the refresh rate to 160Hz if you’re looking for that extra edge in competitive gaming. Adaptive-Sync technologies from Nvidia and AMD are supported, and the UltraGear 32GQ850 is DisplayHDR 1000 certified.

48GQ900 LG UltraGear a gaming monitor designed for gamers

As for what makes the 48GQ900 a gaming monitor beyond its UltraGear branding, it has a 120Hz refresh rate that you can overclock to 138Hz. LG also put an anti-glare low reflection coating on the display, which is technically 47.5 inches with a resolution of 3,840 x 2,160.

The 48GQ900 gets more points for being a gaming monitor since it’s compatible with both Nvidia’s G-Sync and AMD’s FreeSync technologies. But we have to take points away since it comes with a remote, which LG swears is “specifically designed for enhanced gaming convenience.”

The 48GQ900 will have two built-in 20W speakers and three HDMI ports, one Display Port, one upstream and two downstream USB 3.0 ports, and a four-pole headphone jack that supports audio and mic.

SMALLER ALTERNATIVES — If you’re not looking for something so big to game on, LG introduced two 32-inch monitors: The 32GQ850 and the 32GQ950. If you want a higher refresh rate, the 32GQ850 is 240Hz, and can be overclocked to 260Hz — but it only has a 2,560 x 1,440 resolution. If you prefer higher resolution, the 32GQ950 offers 4K resolution, but only a 144Hz refresh rate that’s overclockable to 160Hz.

Even though LG announced these three monitors, there’s no pricing details available yet. LG did say that the UltraGear monitors would be first available this month in Japan, later coming to markets in North America, Europe, and Asia.

UltraGear 32GQ950 a gaming monitor from LG

UltraGear 32GQ950 is a 4K resolution (3,840 x 2,160) gaming powerhouse that is sure to find a place on many gamers’ wish lists. The Nano IPS 1ms gaming display is LG’s first 4K model to implement ATW Polarizer technology, which improves the panel’s ability to ensure lively, accurate colors and deep, dark blacks across a wide viewing angle. VESA DisplayHDR™ 1000 certified, LG’s 32-inch monitor also offers high peak brightness (1,000 nits) and 98 percent coverage of the DCI-P3 color space, as well as easy connection to PCs and consoles with two HDMI 2.1 ports.

48GQ900 LG UltraGear gaming monitor details and price

The main difference between the 48GQ900 and its smart TV counterparts can be found in its I/O, which features DisplayPort connectivity in addition to three HDMI 2.1 ports. While the latter will be more than enough to run the monitor at 4K/120Hz providing you have one of the best graphics cards, you’ll want to opt for the former to make use of the panel’s 138Hz capabilities.

There’s no word on how much the 48GQ900 will cost, but LG has confirmed that it will be available starting this month in Japan, with launches in North America, Europe, and Asia to come in the future.

The 48Q900 may rank among the LG UltraGear best gaming monitors when it finally launches. Until then, for those looking for a more immediate dose of OLED technology, check out our Alienware AW3423DW review, the world’s first QD-OLED gaming display.

Is the LG UltraGear good for gaming?

Conclusion. LG makes monitors for both office use and gaming, and they’re available in a wide range of sizes. Their UltraGear models usually offer great gaming performance with outstanding motion handling. They also produce more 4k and ultrawide monitors than some competitors, but their 1440p lineup is fairly limited.

Is the LG CX 48 good for gaming?

The LG CX is excellent overall. It’s fantastic for dark room viewing because it has a near-infinite contrast ratio and perfect black uniformity. Gaming is incredible thanks to the 120Hz panel, HDMI 2.1 inputs, and VRR supports.

Are UltraGear Gaming Monitors good?

The LG UltraGear is a superb gaming monitor. Its 27-inch QHD IPS display can produce rich colours and sharp visuals, has a wide viewing angle and has a 1ms response time to help you beat boss level opponents.

How many Hz is a LG UltraGear gaming monitor?

LG UltraGear gaming monitors deliver state-of-the-art features to help you gear up for victory, including: Rapid Refresh Rates: LG gaming monitors feature a high-speed refresh rate of up to 240Hz for response times that are faster than 1ms – delivering a seamless experience for even the fastest of games.

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