Wednesday, May 25th 2022

LG Launches New UltraGear Gaming Monitors, Including 48-inch OLED Version

LG Electronics (LG) has announced the launch of its new UltraGear gaming monitor lineup (models 32GQ950, 32GQ850 and 48GQ900). With an all-new design language, the latest display tech and a range of gaming and connectivity features, the 2022 UltraGear gaming monitors have what it takes to satisfy gamers' needs. Offering elite visual performance and speed, the flagship 32GQ950 comes equipped with a 4K Nano IPS display that features realistic color with Advanced True Wide (ATW) Polarizer technology, while the 32GQ850 has a QHD Nano IPS display with ATW and an ultra-high 240 Hz refresh rate, overclocked (O/C) up to 260 Hz. The new lineup also welcomes the 48GQ900, the UltraGear brand's much-anticipated first entry into the OLED gaming monitor category.

This year's LG UltraGear models sport an even sleeker gaming aesthetic with sharp, angular stands and the new Hexagon Lighting. Along with the new design identity, LG's 2022 monitors bring the latest HDMI 2.1 connectivity, enabling features such as variable refresh rate (VRR) and support for fast 4K gaming on PCs and the latest consoles. And, as one would expect, the new UltraGear lineup delivers beautiful, vivid picture quality and lightning-quick response time - the two 32-inchers courtesy of LG's advanced Nano IPS 1 millisecond Gray-to-Gray (GTG) display technology and the 48GQ900 via a premium, 48-inch, 0.1 millisecond LG OLED panel.
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 1 ms 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.

With the highest refresh rate of the new lineup - 240 Hz, O/C 260 Hz - and a 1 ms response time, the 32-inch UltraGear 32GQ850 provides the smooth, speedy performance that the latest games demand. LG's VESA AdaptiveSync Display-certified monitor has a QHD (2,560 x 1,440) Nano IPS panel with ATW Polarizer technology that guarantees seamless visuals and consistent colors from almost any vantage point. The 32GQ850 also comes with VESA DisplayHDRTM 600 certification, covers 98 percent of DCI-P3 and has a three-sided borderless design that helps to draw gamers deeper into the action of their favorite titles.

Notably, 2022 sees the arrival of LG UltraGear's first OLED gaming monitor, the 48GQ900. A Red Dot and iF Design Award-winning product, the self-emissive, 48-inch 4K display boasts a 120 Hz (O/C 138 Hz) refresh rate, a 0.1 ms response time, impeccable color accuracy and a fully-borderless design. 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. What's more, the 48GQ900 comes with a remote control specially designed for enhanced gaming convenience and a stylish stand that provides optimal stability without intruding into the user's desk or table space.
To complete the gaming experience, LG's latest UltraGear gaming monitors incorporate a 4-pole headphone jack that allows users to plug in a gaming headset and chat as they play. The 2022 models also offer the superior surround sound of DTS Headphone:X, which reproduces every sound in the game with stunning clarity.
Additionally, LG UltraGear is introducing its first-ever gaming pad and gaming mouse this year. Supporting the precise control needed for fast-paced gaming, the comfortable-to-use UltraGear gaming pad is large enough to accommodate a mouse and keyboard, and even has customizable RGB lighting. The reversible pad is suitable for any genre of game or style of play, featuring a smooth, hard surface for maximum glide and a rougher fabric surface for better braking.

"The latest LG UltraGear gaming monitors apply cutting-edge technology and design to raise the bar for the gaming display category," said Seo Young-jae, senior vice president and head of the IT business unit of LG Electronics Business Solutions Company. "Ideal for both PC and console gaming, our new monitors offer features and capabilities that take the entire gaming experience to the next level. We will continue to solidify the UltraGear brand's strong reputation with innovative products that put the needs of gamers first."

The latest UltraGear gaming monitors will be available starting this month in Japan with key markets in North America, Europe and Asia to follow.
Source: LG
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25 Comments on LG Launches New UltraGear Gaming Monitors, Including 48-inch OLED Version

#1
ixi
Wondering how much these models gonna cost. Hope that not too overpriced.
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#2
TheLostSwede
ixiWondering how much these models gonna cost. Hope that not too overpriced.
Oh, only a kidney or two...
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#3
Nanochip
The pace of innovation continues... these are very high refresh rate 4K monitors. I wonder what levels of performance we'll see from next gen RDNA3 and Lovelace ? Will we be able to max out these monitors with high FPS at 4K ?
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#4
TheLostSwede
NanochipThe pace of innovation continues... these are very high refresh rate 4K monitors. I wonder what levels of performance we'll see from next gen RDNA3 and Lovelace ? Will we be able to max out these monitors with high FPS at 4K ?
Innovation? Seems like small incremental improvements to me.
What we really need is for all of this to come down to more reasonable price points, but with the way things are going globally at the moment, that's highly unlikely.
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#5
Testsubject01
NanochipThe pace of innovation continues... these are very high refresh rate 4K monitors. I wonder what levels of performance we'll see from next gen RDNA3 and Lovelace ? Will we be able to max out these monitors with high FPS at 4K ?
First came in contact with 4K OLED in 2014-2015 through work with a Sony 30" 4K OLED master monitor. Since then, it was an agonizingly long wait for the consumer market to finally receive that kind of tech at a “reasonable” price point. (Guess we will still see about that one)
As well as the processing power to drive such panels with all bells and whistles to arrive in tandem.

Can't wait for the reviews!
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#6
Chomiq
At this point they're competing with their on TV offerings, since they didn't opt for 42" variant and went with 48" instead.
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#7
TheLostSwede
ChomiqAt this point they're competing with their on TV offerings, since they didn't opt for 42" variant and went with 48" instead.
At least this one has DP input.
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#8
mechtech
More like a tv

waiting for a 24” 4k oled monitor and don’t forget DP 2.0
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#9
konga
I approve of the inclusion of ATW polarizers on their IPS displays. It won't magically make them as good as OLEDs but the elimination of IPS glow makes for much more even blacks. It makes a big difference in dark scenes.
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#10
Arpeegee
Confused why they didn't go with the previously mentioned 42" model which would be the max size I would consider on my desk.

Also since they opted for the 48" OLED model, it looks like it's missing features from their TV lineup like Dolby Vision, HDR 10+ and LG WebOS. You can argue how useful those are for PC but I bet these will cost more than the "regular" TV lineup.

It also doesn't say if any of these support the newer DisplayPort 2.0 standard, these seem outdated from the onset.
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#11
DeathtoGnomes
TheLostSwedeOh, only a kidney or two...
I gave at the office.

I cant see these as a desktop monitor, can imagine sitting less than 3 feet from where it sits on the desk.
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#12
R0H1T
ArpeegeeConfused why they didn't go with the previously mentioned 42" model which would be the max size I would consider on my desk.

Also since they opted for the 48" OLED model, it looks like it's missing features from their TV lineup like Dolby Vision, HDR 10+ and LG WebOS. You can argue how useful those are for PC but I bet these will cost more than the "regular" TV lineup.

It also doesn't say if any of these support the newer DisplayPort 2.0 standard, these seem outdated from the onset.
It's probably the same (similar?) panel as this ~
www.displayspecifications.com/en/model/26ce2709
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#13
Nanochip
Anyone know what is the top 4K refresh rate supported by DP1.4?
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#14
konga
NanochipAnyone know what is the top 4K refresh rate supported by DP1.4?
With display stream compression, 240 Hz can be achieved, even for 10-bit HDR video.

Without DSC, it's 120 Hz, or around 90Hz for 10-bit HDR video
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#15
R0H1T
konga240 Hz can be achieved, even for 10-bit HDR video.
What resolution?
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#16
konga
R0H1TWhat resolution?
4K, the resolution specified in the post I was replying to...

It requires roughly a 2.67 compression ratio with DSC, which is not unheard of (DSC can typically do up to 3:1). Doesn't even require non-standard timings, I don't think.
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#17
5 o'clock Charlie
@TheLostSwede, do you know if these three new monitors that advertise HDMI 2.1 actually supports all of the new capabilities of HDMI 2.1? I see VRR (Variable Refresh Rate) is mentioned, but wondering about the others (e.g. support for the combination of 4K and 120Hz including 10-bit HDR, FRL signaling, and Auto Low Latency Mode)? Apparently these are only optional with the spec, hence can cause confusion. A great article over at TFTCentral mentioned this issue late last year. I tried searching for these new models at LG's website, but they are not listed yet. Thank you.
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#18
Valantar
That 1000-nit one looks nice, but I'm really disappointed that it lacks USB-C and KVM support. Such a simple feature to implement, yet so useful.
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#19
Metroid
OLED is good and all but the issue about burn in and with time, brightness fall a lot every year, I still prefer qled like the samsung qn50a. I was thinking about buying a 48 LG oled tv but changed my mind and now thinking about buying that qn50a va panel. Does anybody know if the 43 inch version of the neo qled qn43b will be va? The qn43a is ips ads. They say here is va www.bestbuy.com/site/samsung-43-class-qn90b-neo-qled-4k-smart-tizen-tv/6504141.p?skuId=6504141 , I really wonder about that.
  • Q: Question[URL='https://www.bestbuy.com/site/questions/samsung-43-class-qn90b-neo-qled-4k-smart-tizen-tv/6504141/question/38988cf8-d835-3d91-9772-abd315da01ee']Is this a true 120hz panel not a 60hz panel made to go to 120hz?[/URL]

    Asked 4 days ago by Goodgamerguy1987.
    • A:Answer Yes its a dedicated 120hz panel qnd pc can utilize 144hz.. hdmi 2.1 x4 ports
      Answered 1 day ago by Piranha
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  • Q: Question[URL='https://www.bestbuy.com/site/questions/samsung-43-class-qn90b-neo-qled-4k-smart-tizen-tv/6504141/question/4d3714b6-6a3c-3e04-9e79-69c616752155']Given it takes more than 40mbps to display a 4K, 120hz, 10-bit color source, with 4:4:4: chroma being necessary to prevent blurry text, what is the actual throughput of the specified "HDMI 2.1" port(s) on the 43" QN43QN90B TV? Thank you.[/URL]

    Asked 1 month ago by DDearborn.
    • A:Answer Pc can get to 144hz @10bit 444 chroma, text looks fine, although i returned my unit because there was significant ghosting on windows, not in games though.. its rated 48gb tho i thought
      Answered 1 day ago by Piranha
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    Asked 1 month ago by Roku.
    • A:Answer All 4 ports is hdmi 2.1 120hz 144hz pc
      Answered 1 day ago by Piranha
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    Asked 1 month ago by Kiyomasa.
    • A:Answer V/a, mini led
      Answered 1 day ago by Piranha
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    Asked 1 month ago by StevenQUrkel.
    • A:Answer Samsung's website says free shipping "get it by May 12". So maybe around mid May for availability.
      Answered 1 month ago by Anonymous
There is this one "Odyssey Neo G8" that i'm looking for, will wait reviews first then decide www.theverge.com/2022/5/23/23137590/samsung-odyssey-neo-g8-gaming-monitor-price-release-date-specs-preorder
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#20
AteXIleR
NanochipThe pace of innovation continues... these are very high refresh rate 4K monitors. I wonder what levels of performance we'll see from next gen RDNA3 and Lovelace ? Will we be able to max out these monitors with high FPS at 4K ?
In general, for even current high-end GPU-s is harder to drive out 1440p panels at 240hz than 4k ones at 144hz in gaming scenarios.
For example to a 3080 Ti at 160hz with the same fps on 2160p is like running games at 246hz or so on 1440p.
Maybe not with the same efficiency numbers, but it could likely pump out closely those figures in practice with similar settings.
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#21
Gmr_Chick
A 48" "monitor" that includes its own remote control? Yeah, that's an effing television!
Can we just stop with all these gargantuan sized monitors? Or at least call them what they are, TV's masquerading as monitors in order to get aboard the PC gamer/gaming hype train?
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#22
mouacyk
Overclocked C1, nice. Albeit, late, quite late.
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#23
MentalAcetylide
Gmr_ChickA 48" "monitor" that includes its own remote control? Yeah, that's an effing television!
Can we just stop with all these gargantuan sized monitors? Or at least call them what they are, TV's masquerading as monitors in order to get aboard the PC gamer/gaming hype train?
About the only thing I would find a monitor that size useful for is working with 3d/art/paint programs where I need to have 2-3 of them open at the same time. Even with those purposes in mind, I still think it would be better to just have smaller multiple displays vs. one big high-res display. That huge display has no curve to it, which means sitting further back from it, and I don't think too many people like doing that kind of productivity with a curved screen(at least I don't), so like I said, multiple displays would suit me better if I really needed the extra real estate on my desktop.
Unless one has the extra money, I think its better to go with a lower resolution(1440p seems to be the sweet spot & 1080p is still very much relevant) so they don't have to be worried about needing to get a beefy graphics card to go with it.
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#24
TheLostSwede
5 o'clock Charlie@TheLostSwede, do you know if these three new monitors that advertise HDMI 2.1 actually supports all of the new capabilities of HDMI 2.1? I see VRR (Variable Refresh Rate) is mentioned, but wondering about the others (e.g. support for the combination of 4K and 120Hz including 10-bit HDR, FRL signaling, and Auto Low Latency Mode)? Apparently these are only optional with the spec, hence can cause confusion. A great article over at TFTCentral mentioned this issue late last year. I tried searching for these new models at LG's website, but they are not listed yet. Thank you.
Sorry, I only have the spec you see at the bottom of the news post.
LG and Samsung are both, imho, terrible at providing specs like this.
Gmr_ChickA 48" "monitor" that includes its own remote control? Yeah, that's an effing television!
Can we just stop with all these gargantuan sized monitors? Or at least call them what they are, TV's masquerading as monitors in order to get aboard the PC gamer/gaming hype train?
It has DP, so it's a monitor.
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#25
jjdizz1l
I surely hope that 48-inch does not sale. I hope it flops. What is so difficult about providing a FLAT 32-inch OLED at 144Hz+?
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