Friday, June 23rd 2017

LG Intros the 34UC89G-B 34-inch Curved Ultra Wide Gaming Monitor

LG today introduced the 34UC89G-B, a 34-inch curved ultra-wide gaming monitor. Featuring an aspect-ratio of 21:9, the monitor features a curved IPS panel with a native resolution of 2560 x 1080 pixels. Boosting its gaming credentials are its 144 Hz refresh-rate, a Dynamic Action Stabilizer feature for games, which reduces shaky-cam in games, an OSD crosshair, and support for NVIDIA G-SYNC technology. Other panel specs include 5 ms (GTG) response-time, 178°/178° viewing angles, 300 cd/m² maximum brightness, and dynamic mega-contrast. The monitor takes input from DisplayPort 1.2 and HDMI 1.4a connectors. Other features include a 2-port USB 3.0 hub. The monitor will start selling by mid-July.
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20 Comments on LG Intros the 34UC89G-B 34-inch Curved Ultra Wide Gaming Monitor

#1
qubit
Overclocked quantum bit
That Dynamic Action Stabilizer feature sounds like the kind of "enhancement" I'd turn off straight away.

The 144Hz refresh is good though.
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#3
Solidstate89
2560 x 1080
Stop this right now manufacturers. Just stop it. It's awful and pointless. 3440x1440 is the bare minimum useful resolution for 21:9.
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#4
natr0n
I can't tell if the pic is of a satanic ritual or assassin creedish...why not both.
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#5
qubit
Overclocked quantum bit
natr0n said:
I can't tell if the pic is of a satanic ritual or assassin creedish...why not both.
I'd hazard that it's an Assassin's Creed generic "like brand".
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#6
atomicus
Apart from the fact that 34" is too big for 1080p, the $999.99 price tag makes this the most ridiculously pointless monitor I've ever seen. Seriously, at that price who would even consider this?? It literally makes no sense. $500 perhaps, but you can get a 34" 1440p with G-Sync for this money!!! I'm just utterly stumped by the existence of this monitor at this price. Whoever buys this needs their head examined.
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#7
Octavean
The Quim Reaper said:
1080p ultra wide needs to die as a format.
With respect to 1080p, people have been saying that for a while and not just for Ultra-wide formats.

However, its worth pointing out that many people chided the AMD RyZen platform for its 1080p gaming performance and presumably a large segment of gamers are unable or unwilling to leave 1080p behind.

So it becomes a "which is it because you can't have it both ways" type of situation.
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#8
BumbleBee
it would be nice if the I/O panel was on the side. not sure why LG keeps bothering with these curved panels.
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#9
atomicus
BumbleBee said:
it would be nice if the I/O panel was on the side. not sure why LG keeps bothering with these curved panels.
Have you used one? It does help. I have an X34 and having sat in front of a flat screen, it almost has the effect of the screen going away from you. The subtle curve really helps and after a while you're not aware of it. I don't know if the stronger curve of some models is so great though... the X34 is perfect IMO, it doesn't need any more, but a totally flat screen at this size, given the distance you sit from it, is not such a good thing.
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#10
BumbleBee
atomicus said:
Have you used one? It does help. I have an X34 and having sat in front of a flat screen, it almost has the effect of the screen going away from you. The subtle curve really helps and after a while you're not aware of it. I don't know if the stronger curve of some models is so great though... the X34 is perfect IMO, it doesn't need any more, but a totally flat screen at this size, given the distance you sit from it, is not such a good thing.
no. I haven't seen any curved monitors in person but I have seen curved televisions at TAVES and at my local HiFi store in Toronto. I'm not a fan of curved panels. too many cons and not enough pros :P
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#11
ERazer
BumbleBee said:
no. I haven't seen any curved monitors in person but I have seen curved televisions at TAVES and at my local HiFi store in Toronto. I'm not a fan of curved panels. too many cons and not enough pros :p
imo curved best viewed if the person is seating in the middle like 34" monitor, curved TV's are horrible viewing angle for the person seating on the side.
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#13
Agony
for casual gamers it's perfect 1080p 144hz ultrawide. For devs pros and people that care about quality they will go at 1440p 60hz and for people that want everything and have the money then 3440x1440 100hz ips it is.
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#14
Agony
atomicus said:
Have you used one? It does help. I have an X34 and having sat in front of a flat screen, it almost has the effect of the screen going away from you. The subtle curve really helps and after a while you're not aware of it. I don't know if the stronger curve of some models is so great though... the X34 is perfect IMO, it doesn't need any more, but a totally flat screen at this size, given the distance you sit from it, is not such a good thing.
curved panel is way better for personal use and 1800r with bigger curve is the best. trust me it's great... but on tv's in my opinion it's not it's all about seeing it upfront. side view it's not nice for me if it's far away .
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#15
Vayra86
Price is too high, but curved monitors really are a good idea.

But, I've said this before and I'll say it again.

Curved- VA. It eliminates the bad qualities of VA almost entirely (tone shift towards edges) and it is super immersive.
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#16
Caring1
Make it V-sync and VESA mountable, cut the G-sync crap.
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#17
Black Haru
Agony said:
for casual gamers it's perfect 1080p 144hz ultrawide. For devs pros and people that care about quality they will go at 1440p 60hz and for people that want everything and have the money then 3440x1440 100hz ips it is.
Except you can get a 1440p 100hz ultrawide VA with gsync fir 100$ cheaper right now. That price is crazy.
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#18
Benjamin Hamm
Sorry but I tried a ASUS PG348Q with the 3440x1440 resolution. My current monitor will change from LGs 34UC79G-B to 34UC89G-B only for the G-Sync feature. I returned my ASUS because

a) My GeForce 1080 TI wasn't able to keep fps above 70 fps at all time at maxed out games
b) The iconsize is way too small in my opinion. It ist unnecessary hard to read the lines in NvControl Panel

I am so glad LG offers a 1080p 34" curved gaming monitor where I always can play between 90 fps and 166 fps while using G-Sync. I got 2 meters between my head and the monitor, which is a fully acceptable distance for 1080p at 34". Of course the images are less sharp and has a bit washed out curves but this is acceptable when I can play with smooth 100+ fps at all time with G-Sync and maxed out graphics.
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#19
Prima.Vera
Benjamin Hamm said:
I returned my ASUS because

a) My GeForce 1080 TI wasn't able to keep fps above 70 fps at all time at maxed out games
b) The iconsize is way too small in my opinion. It ist unnecessary hard to read the lines in NvControl Panel
Sorry mate, but let me call it a B.S. from my point of view since I am owning also an Acer with the same size, resolution adn G-Sync.

a) I have a crappier card, an GF 1080 and I can keep arround 60 fps in ALL games, even the most demanding ones. If it goes lower, that's OK, since that's why there is G-Sync to keep everything nice and smooth.
b) definitely the size of icons and DPI is PERFECT imo. This is the best resolution by far to have on a monitor. Perfect size, no visible pixels and 100Hz makes the scroll very smooth.

Sorry... ;)
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#20
ERazer
Benjamin Hamm said:
Sorry but I tried a ASUS PG348Q with the 3440x1440 resolution. My current monitor will change from LGs 34UC79G-B to 34UC89G-B only for the G-Sync feature. I returned my ASUS because

a) My GeForce 1080 TI wasn't able to keep fps above 70 fps at all time at maxed out games
b) The iconsize is way too small in my opinion. It ist unnecessary hard to read the lines in NvControl Panel

I am so glad LG offers a 1080p 34" curved gaming monitor where I always can play between 90 fps and 166 fps while using G-Sync. I got 2 meters between my head and the monitor, which is a fully acceptable distance for 1080p at 34". Of course the images are less sharp and has a bit washed out curves but this is acceptable when I can play with smooth 100+ fps at all time with G-Sync and maxed out graphics.
gonna call BS as well

A) yes 1080 Ti is able to maintain 70fps and above constantly my old MSI 1080 is the one cant
B) and 2560 x 1080 size is better? icons is awkwardly enlarged.
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