Monday, June 8th 2015

LG Announces 27-inch 4K Ultra HD IPS Monitor with AMD FreeSync Support

LG Electronics will help gamers take their experience to a new level with the new LG 4K ULTRA HD monitor (model 27MU67) which will be available for the first time in the United States later this month. The 27-inch class monitor (26.3-inches diagonally), which is specifically designed to provide a premium gaming experience, boasts a large viewing area and a 3840 x 2160 screen resolution for an eye-popping level of 4K visual detail.

LG's newest monitor is intended for graphics-intensive gaming and the fast-paced action of the latest first person shooter (FPS) games and Real-Time Strategy (RTS) war games. The monitor supports AMD's FreeSync technology with a refresh range of 40 - 60Hz. FreeSync eliminates image-tearing and stuttering, which occurs when the monitor and graphics card are out of sync. The result is a smooth and seamless gaming experience, with fluid motion and no loss of frame rate.
With the In-Plane Switching (IPS) panel, the 27MU67 provides viewers with excellent off-axis picture and the Dynamic Action Sync (DAS) mode minimizes input lag to 9.7 milliseconds, making it among the fastest monitors currently on the market today. With the Game Mode hot key, users can individually customize the monitor's settings for each game to optimize the gaming experience.

The monitor is complete with features that are equally suited to gaming and standard usage. LG's Black Stabilizer illuminates dark scenes and helps to define clearly the black areas where objects and enemies could be hidden. Finally, the Flicker Safe function lowers the risk of eye fatigue during marathon gaming or work sessions.

In addition to gaming prowess, the 27MU67 excels at delivering excellent picture quality thanks to its 4K Ultra HD resolution that provides increased clarity, sharper texture and more detail. Its 4K resolution is supplemented with consistent color reproduction from wide viewing angles thanks to the specially designed IPS 4K panels. With a 4K IPS monitor, gamers can enjoy seamless viewing for an ultimate immersive gaming experience.

Further, this 16:9 aspect ratio monitor is capable of displaying over 99 percent of the sRGB spectrum, today's standard, to deliver more accurate color reproduction by far, the widest viewing angles, and the best-ever visual experience. LG's newest monitor offers both factory calibration and factory presets and is equipped with HDMI 2.0 input to support 4K resolution at 60Hz.

"LG is known for delivering advanced TV display technology and our latest monitor lineup brings that same display expertise to smaller screen sizes," said David VanderWaal, vice president of marketing, LG Electronics USA. "Our new 4K ULTRA HD Monitor delivers advanced features like sharp picture quality, high field of view and less input lag to a growing number of professional and recreational gamers."

The LG 27MU67 will be available later this month at select retailers nationwide including Amazon, Fry's, Microcenter and B&H at a suggested price of $599.

Key Specifications:
  • Resolution: Ultra HD 4K (3840 x 2160)
  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9
  • Contrast Ratio: 1000:1 (Mega)
  • Response Time: 5ms (GTG)
  • Brightness: 300 nits
  • Color Gamut: 99 percent of Adobe sRGB color space
  • Color Depth: 10bit (8bit + A-FRC)
  • Display: IPS Display (Viewing angle: 178/178)
  • Interface:
    o 2x HDMI 2.0 (each capable of 4K@60Hz)
    o HDCP 2.2
    o Display Port 1.2a (required for FreeSync)
    o H/P out
    o UL validated Low Input lag 9.7 ms (DAS mode on)
Features
  • 4 Screen Split for Multi-tasking
  • Game Mode with Black Stabilizer
  • Factory Calibration
  • PBP (Picture By Picture)
  • SUPER+ resolution
  • Flicker Safe
  • Adjustable stand (height/pivot/tilt)
For more information, visit the product page.
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22 Comments on LG Announces 27-inch 4K Ultra HD IPS Monitor with AMD FreeSync Support

#1
btarunr
Editor & Senior Moderator
4K, IPS, 10bpc, HDMI 2.0 and DisplayPort 1.2a

4K, IPS, 10bpc, HDMI 2.0 and DisplayPort 1.2a

4K, IPS, 10bpc, HDMI 2.0 and DisplayPort 1.2a

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#2
TheGuruStud
btarunr said:
4K, IPS, 10bpc, HDMI 2.0 and DisplayPort 1.2a

4K, IPS, 10bpc, HDMI 2.0 and DisplayPort 1.2a

4K, IPS, 10bpc, HDMI 2.0 and DisplayPort 1.2a
It's not 30 or 32". That's a deal breaker. 4k is a waste on something so small.
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#3
Mistral
Solid price for a screen with such specks, bravo LG.

If this was going up to 72Hz or 96Hz I'd buy it in an instant.
Hope someone tries "overclocking" it. 40Hz -60Hz is not much of a range, they could have gone wider.
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#4
2big2fail
TheGuruStud said:
It's not 30 or 32". That's a deal breaker. 4k is a waste on something so small.


Obviously never seen a 5K 27" or a 23.8" 4K. Its like this:



FOR YOUR EYES
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#5
Delta6326
Great now give us a 21:9 32" and your perfect.
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#6
manofthem
WCG-TPU Team All-Star!
That looks and sounds very appealing to me. :)
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#7
ZoneDymo
rather have it in 30/32 inch.

Also....a range of 40 to 60hz? whoopdishit....

make it at least capable for 75hz and give it a freesync range of 24 to 75hz, then it would seem appealing.
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#8
Uplink10
TheGuruStud said:
It's not 30 or 32". That's a deal breaker. 4k is a waste on something so small.
The text on 27" FullHD monitor does not looke sharp and smooth and it would be better if it were sharper and smoother (4K monitor).
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#9
Bad Bad Bear
btarunr said:
4K, IPS, 10bpc, HDMI 2.0 and DisplayPort 1.2a

4K, IPS, 10bpc, HDMI 2.0 and DisplayPort 1.2a

4K, IPS, 10bpc, HDMI 2.0 and DisplayPort 1.2a


Sorry btarunr, you're not being clear enough !:toast:

Hopefully we'll see a G-Sync 30+inch, 4K screen sometime soon (correct me if i'm wrong here and one is already available). By the time we see the new Pascal GPU's from NGiddyup, Displayport 1.3 should be close to being finalised by JEDEC and industry partners.

According to Asus via TweakTown "ASUS said: "4K at 120Hz (or 8K at 60Hz) will require DisplayPort 1.3 (which is not a finalised spec yet), and we estimate 1-2 years before there is the DP 1.3 spec, GPU support, and a scalar chip for the LCD electronics that could support this. HDMI 2.0 is only good for 4K at 60Hz".

Read more at http://www.tweaktown.com/news/38112/asus-reminds-us-that-4k-monitors-with-120hz-are-still-1-2-years-away/index.html
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#11
btarunr
Editor & Senior Moderator
TheGuruStud said:
It's not 30 or 32". That's a deal breaker. 4k is a waste on something so small.
Not in my case. I'm using a 28-inch 4K screen here, and the text is gorgeous due to 150 ppi pixel density (close to iPad Retina). At this size, games don't need any AA because jagged edges are too small to notice. As you drop below the 120 ppi mark (32-inch 4K), you'll begin to need mild AA settings that tax your GPU.
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#13
Xzibit
Bad Bad Bear said:
Thanks Xzibit. I did some finger walking and found this article http://www.tomshardware.com/news/displayport-1.3-vesa,27673.html
Your looking for DP 1.3 HBR3 enable devices.

5K @ 60hz 4:4:4 24bit color
4K @ 120Hz 4:4:4 24bit color
4k @ 96hz 4:4:4 30bit color

VESA DisplayPort 1_3
General availability of devices supporting new features such as HBR3 or 4:2:0 is expected in 2016
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#14
Prima.Vera
ZoneDymo said:
rather have it in 30/32 inch.

Also....a range of 40 to 60hz? whoopdishit....

make it at least capable for 75hz and give it a freesync range of 24 to 75hz, then it would seem appealing.
Agree. 20Hz difference is crap. Waste of tech.
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#15
Ferrum Master
Prima.Vera said:
Agree. 20Hz difference is crap. Waste of tech.
@4K? You sure?
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#16
deemon
Ferrum Master said:
@4K? You sure?
Very. Most of todays PC-s can't run any game @ 4k @ >=40 fps to start with... good if they pull off stable 20fps.
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#17
GhostRyder
I have been waiting to see this monitor announced fully. I actually have an interest now in a Freesync 4K monitor and this one does sounds appealing. Wish the range went down to 30hz personally but I would have to see how much of a detriment this is (The only experience I have with Freesync is on a 144hz monitor from Acer and it did not make a difference but that was 1440p versus 2160p).

Very interested!
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#18
64K
btarunr said:



If Jim Cramer says buy then I will pass. :p
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#19
Ferrum Master
deemon said:
Very. Most of todays PC-s can't run any game @ 4k
Ding Dong... This thing ain't meant for most of PC's...

It copes well with 980Ti performance figures actually.
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#20
TheGuruStud
Uplink10 said:
The text on 27" FullHD monitor does not looke sharp and smooth and it would be better if it were sharper and smoother (4K monitor).
Who uses 1080 these days at any size? :P
1440 looks good on 27".
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#21
Relayer
deemon said:
Very. Most of todays PC-s can't run any game @ 4k @ >=40 fps to start with... good if they pull off stable 20fps.
Pro Tip:

That's why they have IQ adjustments on PC games.
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#22
V3ctor
I'm buying one of these, just waiting for them to become available...

It will have to do with my 2x HD7970's Matrix Platinum until I buy a new GPU in 2016
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