Tuesday, December 30th 2014

LG To Introduce World's First 21:9 Gaming Monitor With AMD FreeSync At CES 2015

LG Electronics (LG) today announced plans to introduce the world's first 21:9 "UltraWide" gaming monitor compatible with AMD FreeSync technology for fluid motion during fast gameplay.

The new monitor headlines LG's expanded lineup being unveiled next week at the 2015 International CES and further solidifies the company's leadership in the growing 21:9 segment, which caters to the digital imaging, business professional and gaming markets. Based on IDC's Worldwide Quarterly PC Monitor Tracker, LG is the world sales leader in this monitor segment over the last seven fiscal quarters (as of the third quarter of 2014) with a market share of 77.3 percent of the world's 21:9 monitors.
21:9 UltraWide Gaming Monitor with AMD FreeSync Technology
LG's UltraWide Gaming Monitor (34UM67) is the company's first 21:9 monitor specifically developed for graphics-intensive gaming. AMD's FreeSync technology eliminates the screen tearing that occurs when the monitor and graphics card are out of sync. Furthermore FreeSync technology guarantees the smoothest and most seamless gaming experience, generating fluid motion without any loss of frame rate.

"AMD FreeSync technology is an innovative monitor technology, based on free and open industry standards, to eliminate the tearing and stuttering that has plagued PC gaming for 30 years," said Roy Taylor, corporate vice president of ISV/IHV Partner Group, AMD. "We are pleased that LG Electronics stands with us with truly exciting AMD FreeSync-ready displays like the LG UltraWide Gaming Monitor."

The 34UM67 also has an exceptional UltraWide field of view (FOV), allowing gamers to gain the upper hand by revealing hidden spaces that were invisible on regular 16:9 monitors. The monitor's Black Stabilizer illuminates dark scenes and helps to clearly define the deep black areas where objects and enemies could be hidden. The Dynamic Action Sync mode minimizes input lag, enhancing users' real time gaming experience. Many popular games such as Battlefield 4, World of Warcraft and ArcheAge currently support 21:9 resolution with more games expected to support this resolution in the future.

World's First Curved 34-inch 21:9 Monitor with Extensive Screen
LG's curved 34-inch UltraWide monitor (34UC97) in Quad HD resolution (3440 x 1440) makes maximum use of its wide screen real estate. It allows creative professionals, such as graphic designers or photographers, to look at more images as thumbnails and media creators to see longer video image sequences or graphical representations of sound. The monitor is compatible with Thunderbolt 2, which allows for Mac users to take advantage of its high-speed bulk data transfers. And for gamers, the curved display provides a more immersive experience.

The monitor's 178-degree viewing angle of the In-Plane Switching (IPS) display recreates colors across over 99 percent of the sRGB color space, so there is no color distortion at any angle. The monitor's color accuracy, viewing angle and sRGB color space have been certified by TUV Rheinland and Intertek and also validated by UL.

21:9 Curved UltraWide Multi-Display for Enhanced Productivity
The 21:9 Curved UltraWide Multi-Display (34UC87M) provides various multiple-display set-up options, raising productivity levels for financial professionals, such as stock traders who need to keep track of large amounts of data simultaneously. This monitor can be used as a trading workstation or a large dashboard to display charts, quotes or pending orders on each screen, allowing the user to explore a wider range of opportunities.

Digital Cinema 4K Monitor for Superb Color Management
LG will also showcase the Digital Cinema 4K Monitor (Model 31MU97) featuring 4K resolution (4096 x 2160), with more pixels than standard Ultra HD resolution (3840 x 2160). The 31MU97 shows 4K content as it was meant to be seen with native resolution and it is also well suited for handling Digital Intermediate (DI) processes. With over 99.5 percent Adobe Color Space, it is the ideal monitor for accurate color management.

"LG's premium 21:9 UltraWide monitors are designed with the unique needs of consumers in mind," said In-kyu Lee, senior vice president and head of the TV and monitor division at the LG Electronics Home Entertainment Company. "The industry has come a long way from the days when one display design was thought to be suitable for all users. With the amount of time we spend in front of monitors, these products are no longer one size fits all."

Visitors are encouraged to stop by LG's booth at CES 2015 (Las Vegas Convention Center, Central Hall #8204) from Jan. 6-9 to see LG's innovative monitor lineup in person.
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44 Comments on LG To Introduce World's First 21:9 Gaming Monitor With AMD FreeSync At CES 2015

#26
v12dock
AsRock
Shame it's LG, other wise glad some thing is happening finally.
LG the biggest supplier of IPS panels.
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#27
AsRock
TPU addict
Erm so ?, i would trust a Samsung \ Vizio \ TOSHIBA before a LG product any day of the week.
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#28
Xzibit
AsRock
Erm so ?, i would trust a Samsung \ Vizio \ TOSHIBA before a LG product any day of the week.
Might have to re think that. Vizio uses LG and Panasonic lesser panels. Panasonic was their plasma panel supplier.
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#29
AsRock
TPU addict
Xzibit
Might have to re think that. Vizio uses LG and Panasonic lesser panels. Panasonic was their plasma panel supplier.
I was on about their warranty's if you actually read my post.
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#30
natr0n
I might get this been waiting on something worthwhile.
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#31
Vlada011
Curved monitors are future, I'm glad because I didn't bought something with IPS panel or now new overpriced ROG monitor before these 34" Curved from Samsung, LG, Dell show up.
These screens are best for human visual field, more real than flat or Triple Monitors side by side.
Samsung is 34" nice too.
NVIDIA still didn't launch G-Sync, or price is 300e.
If NVIDIA don't change tactics she will stay choice of rich people only before figure out some things and than they will leave their boat too. They made several bad moves compared to AMD and put their customers in much worse position. Only Free Sync must be compared with G-Sync it's stupid to make conclusion before that.
I would not be surprised to NVIDIA stop customers to enjoy in Free Sync only because possibility to someone pay for G-Sync. NVIDIA politic to force us on specific models with G-Sync is doomed.
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#32
Jurassic1024
Octavean
Using the FreeSync name and "Gaming Monitor" seems a little unnecessary since one sort of is implying the other.

There will be a bunch of FreeSync monitors that have slightly different features. For example, Samsung will supposedly have a 4K FreeSync monitor coming down the pipe in the same timeframe which I believe keeps the same U28D590 name as its predecessor without FreeSync,...

Either way just make sure you have deep pockets when you go shopping for one,...
"Gaming" monitors (low response time, high refresh rates) have been around long before Freesync, so no, they are not to be confused with each other.
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#33
arbiter
Vlada011
Only Free Sync must be compared with G-Sync it's stupid to make conclusion before that.
I would not be surprised to NVIDIA stop customers to enjoy in Free Sync only because possibility to someone pay for G-Sync. NVIDIA politic to force us on specific models with G-Sync is doomed.
IMO Since there has been no independent review monitors out, Freesync can't be compared to G-sync. Reason is only word you have to go on is it works same as G-sync is AMD, that word probably from AMD PR and they are well know to be Idiots that don't know crap about tech they talk about. So til reviewers get samples (AMD said they would in september which its janurary now), I do believe a single word outta AMD that it works as good as they would "claim"
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#34
R-T-B
Blue-Knight
And who you were expecting. Samsung, Philips, AOC, Sony or even worse ASUS or BenQ... o_O
Panasonic probably has something similar coming out soon, wouldn't surprise me.
"Gaming" monitors (low response time, high refresh rates) have been around long before Freesync, so no, they are not to be confused with each other.
But why would a Freesync monitor not imply it's for gaming? What else would you use Freesync for?
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#36
ZoneDymo
arbiter
IMO Since there has been no independent review monitors out, Freesync can't be compared to G-sync. Reason is only word you have to go on is it works same as G-sync is AMD, that word probably from AMD PR and they are well know to be Idiots that don't know crap about tech they talk about. So til reviewers get samples (AMD said they would in september which its janurary now), I do believe a single word outta AMD that it works as good as they would "claim"
You do realize "Freesync" or adaptive sync has very little to do with AMD right?
Its VESA behind it and also I really doubt you have any real knowledge about what it is suppose to do.
"can't compare to G-sync" as if its the best thing since sliced bread....
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#37
Blue-Knight
R-T-B
Panasonic probably has something similar coming out soon, wouldn't surprise me.
Panasonic products are being forgotten more and more right here (not as easy to find)... For you to get an idea, the most popular Panasonic product here, and probably the best selling are "AA* batteries".

Their blue and black batteries are so popular, when I hear about batteries it is the first thing it comes to my mind.

Spoiler: "Panasonic battery"
[IMG]http://pisces.bbystatic.com/image2/BestBuy_US/images/products/9009/9009367_500x500_sa.jpg;canvasHeight=500;canvasWidth=500[/IMG]
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#38
arbiter
ZoneDymo
You do realize "Freesync" or adaptive sync has very little to do with AMD right?
Its VESA behind it and also I really doubt you have any real knowledge about what it is suppose to do.
"can't compare to G-sync" as if its the best thing since sliced bread....
You do realize that Adaptive sync the STANDARD and Freesync the AMD proprietary tech are not exactly the same right? Even AMD admits that freesync is proprietary that makes use of adaptive sync Standard. AMD Pushed for the standard so they have everything to do with it.

So I have no real knowledge? Let me guess everything you know was from an AMD PR release?
How are DisplayPort Adaptive-Sync and Project FreeSync different?
DisplayPort Adaptive-Sync is an ingredient DisplayPort feature that enables real-time adjustment of monitor refresh rates required by technologies like Project FreeSync. Project FreeSync is a unique AMD hardware/software solution that utilizes DisplayPort Adaptive-Sync protocols to enable user-facing benefits: smooth, tearing-free and low-latency gameplay and video.
Source: http://support.amd.com/en-us/kb-articles/Pages/freesync-faq.aspx

Now that the educational lesson is over. Freesync was an AMD response to G-sync just like how they bought in to raptr after Geforce experience was released.
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#39
R-T-B
Blue-Knight
Panasonic products are being forgotten more and more right here (not as easy to find)... For you to get an idea, the most popular Panasonic product here, and probably the best selling are "AA* batteries".

Their blue and black batteries are so popular, when I hear about batteries it is the first thing it comes to my mind.

Spoiler: "Panasonic battery"
[IMG]http://pisces.bbystatic.com/image2/BestBuy_US/images/products/9009/9009367_500x500_sa.jpg;canvasHeight=500;canvasWidth=500[/IMG]

Strange. Panasonic is big where I live. Pretty sure they are still a big technology player beyond shit batteries too (their lithium ion cells are/were some of the best, BTW)
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#40
Hilux SSRG
I'm happy LG is pumping out more 21:9 monitors.

I had a chance to try for a few days the 34UM95 and it is definitely my next tech purchase in 2015. The 21:9 made games really immersive. Some games didn't want to run at 21:9, but they ran fine in other resolutions like 2560x1440 and 1080p. I initially discounted the aspect ratio but it really is a jack of all sizes.
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#41
arbiter
Xzibit
There is no FreeSync monitors. They are Adaptive-Sync certified monitors.

They are intended to be more then just for gaming.



White paper for VESA DisplayPort Adaptive-Sync (PDF)
I don't think there are any adaptive sync monitors yet. Cause scale'ers in most were never designed to support doing such a thing only constant locked refresh rate. They had to built a brand new chips to support the tech and use it. AMD did claim some monitors would be able to support it with firmware update which kinda looks like that wasn't the case. The main purpose of it AMD had it in their laptops to reduce power draw and increase battery life. Lowing power draw kinda has no need in desktop monitors as they are pretty energy efficient as it is. I have a Samsung Syncmaster PX2370, its i've had it for probably ~6 years probably longer and it only draw's 25 watts, LCD with LED back-light 60hz 23inch monitor.
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#42
Xzibit
arbiter
I don't think there are any adaptive sync monitors yet. Cause scale'ers in most were never designed to support doing such a thing only constant locked refresh rate. They had to built a brand new chips to support the tech and use it. AMD did claim some monitors would be able to support it with firmware update which kinda looks like that wasn't the case. The main purpose of it AMD had it in their laptops to reduce power draw and increase battery life. Lowing power draw kinda has no need in desktop monitors as they are pretty energy efficient as it is. I have a Samsung Syncmaster PX2370, its i've had it for probably ~6 years probably longer and it only draw's 25 watts, LCD with LED back-light 60hz 23inch monitor.
I think your miss-understanding it.

The PDF states it clearly under System Power Savings.

Its power savings overall. The GPU side wont be sending unnecessary updates to the monitor and the monitor wont update at higher rates when it doesn't have to. When they work together your monitor and system are using less energy.
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#43
Octavean
Jurassic1024
"Gaming" monitors (low response time, high refresh rates) have been around long before Freesync, so no, they are not to be confused with each other.
I think perhaps you are confused or misunderstanding something.

“Implying” does not mean anything more then “Suggesting”. “Suggesting does not mean “Synonymous” or having the same meaning.
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#44
Jurassic1024
Octavean
I think perhaps you are confused or misunderstanding something.

“Implying” does not mean anything more then “Suggesting”. “Suggesting does not mean “Synonymous” or having the same meaning.
I was confused.
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