LG To Show Trio Of High Refresh Gaming Monitors At IFA
In addition to showcasing new video projectors, LG Electronics revealed Tuesday that it will be show advanced gaming monitors during the upcoming IFA consumer technology trade fair in Berlin, Germany, starting Sept. 1.
LG said it will use the event to unveil three gaming monitors, including two GK models in the 32- and 27-inch screen sizes. Both offer high refresh rates, smooth motion and advanced graphics capability. The LG GK monitors also feature refresh rates of 144Hz (overclockable to 165Hz) and 240Hz, respectively.
Pricing and availability dates were not disclosed.
Read more on LG’s new gaming monitors after the jump:
The 32-inch gaming monitor (model 32GK850G) outputs 350 nits of peak brightness and has QHD (2,560 x 1,440) resolution, with 78 percent denser pixel color per pixel than Full HD (1920×1080) displays. It also has more than twice the frame rate of a regular 60Hz monitor.
LG said the display presents “fluid graphic motion” and NVIDIA G-Sync graphic processing is said to eliminate stuttering and screen tearing during fast action game play. The monitor was also designed not leave any afterimages.
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Also included is a feature called “Sphere Lighting,” which uses LEDs behind the monitor to emit soft ambient lighting on the surrounding wall to increase “the immersiveness of games.” LG places a large circular LED light on the back of the monitor.
This light turns into a variety of colors to match the most prominent colors on the screen at the time. The result is brighter light surrounding of the monitor that reduces the difference in brightness between the screen and the background, which is said to relieve eye fatigue and enhance interior effects.
The approach is similar to AmbiLight used by Philips Electronics on certain LED LCD TV models to reduce eye fatigue in TV watchers.
LG said other key features in the LG 32GK850G include a Black Stabilizer to deliver clearer contrast for maximum visibility and Dynamic Action Sync that minimizes input lag to enable faster player reaction time.
LG equips the monitor with an easy to follow graphical user interface that allows players to easily customize modes for different games.
The monitor includes a one-click stand that installs without the use of screws or tools and allows the monitor’s tilt, height, swivel and pivot angle to be adjusted with minimal effort, LG said.
The 27-inch GK monitor (model 27GK750F) also was designed for smooth gameplay with the highest refresh rate plus a fast response time. The monitor is equipped with a 240Hz refresh rate, and LG’s proprietary 1ms Motion Blur Reduction mode, achieving a response speed of 1 / 1,000th of a second, LG said. In addition, AMD’s free-sync (FreeSync) technology was is incorporated into the monitor to minimize image tearing and cuts.
This monitor also adds Black Stabilizer, Dynamic Action Sync and Crosshair, which places a target in the center of the monitor to enhance accuracy in FPS games.
LG said it also plans to use the IFA showcase to present a 34-inch UltraWide gaming monitor (model 34UC89G) equipped with a 21:9 aspect ratio screen to maximize the gaming experience. The ultra-wide screen is said to improve the immersive effect in RTS or AOS games, which support the 21:9 aspect ratio. This 34UC89G monitor also supports NVIDIA G-Sync and has a 144Hz refresh rate (overclockable to 166Hz) to maximize the experience for all gaming genres.
By Greg Tarr
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