LG formally introduced Wednesday its 27-inch LG UltraGear monitor (model 24GN950) billed as “the world’s first 4K IPS LCD 1 millisecond Gray-to-Gray (GTG) gaming display.”

LG Electronics has been pushing the envelope on big-screen gaming TVs through its 2020 OLED and NanoCell series supporting robust HDMI 2.1 gaming features, but it’s also making advancements in dedicated gaming monitors for serious PC gamers less concerned with screen size than the most competitive, cutting-edge visual presentation.

The LG UltraGear 27GN950 is its latest answer and is available now from LG-authorized retailers nationwide at a $799.99 suggested retail price.

The LG UltraGear 27GN950 delivers a 1ms Nano IPS LCD display with a fast refresh rate of 144Hz. An NVIDIA GeForce RTX 16/20 series, AMD Radeon RX 5500 or higher graphics card is required for 4K UHD 10-bit presentation at 144Hz with VESA Display Stream Compression (DSC) that enables visually lossless compression with ultra-high definition display applications.

The combination is said to give serious lean-forward PC gamers “the ability to deliver immersive picture quality without sacrificing other important areas such as the input lag and refresh rate.”

The gaming monitor supports the VESA DisplayHDR 600 certification, which ensures 4K resolution and a peak luminace of 600 nits, 10-bit panel processing, the UltraGear 27GN950 guarantees a certain level of quality in the form of outstanding color, dynamic contrast, high luminance and “a visible” improvement in wide color gamut compared to DisplayHDR 400 monitors and non HDR displays when connected to a comparable DisplayHDR source via the latest VESA DisplayPort cable.

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The new monitor also offers hardware calibration to maximize the ability of LG’s Nano IPS (In-Plane Switching) technology to realize precise color reproduction and wide viewing angles, LG said.

The LG 27GN950 is compatible with NVIDIA G-SYNC technology with HDR support ensuring enhanced image quality with reduced screen tearing and minimized stutter that “works seamlessly with VESA DSC.”

The LG UltraGear 27GN950 also features a stylish design with a four-side virtually borderless screen and the ability for gamers to customize their station quickly and easily by raising, lowering, pivoting, and tilting matching stand.

Other features include Sound and Video Sync modes that leverages RGB Sphere Lighting 2.0 to light up according to the “dynamic sounds and visuals in the game.” The 27GN950 will also be the first LG UltraGear monitor to feature the new “wings” emblem.

LG UltraGear is the official gaming monitor of the eSports organization’s Evil Geniuses North American team. LG said the partnership “is rooted in the shared belief and unquestioned pursuit for excellence which starts by using the best products.”

For more information on the new LG UltraGear 27GN950 gaming monitor, visit the LG website here. .

Key Specifications include the following:

• Display Type: Nano IPS
• Screen Size: 27-inch
• Resolution: 4K UHD (3,840 x 2,160)
• Brightness: 400 nits (Typical)
• Color Gamut: DCI-P3 98 percent
• Color Bit: 1.07B
• Refresh Rate: 144Hz
• Response Time: 1ms GTG
• HDR: VESA DisplayHDR 600
• Adaptive Sync : NVIDIA G-SYNC Compatible & AMD FreeSync™ Premium Pro
• Stand: Height Adjustable / Pivot / Tilt
• Connectivity: HDMI x 2 / DP x 1 / USB 3.0 / H/P out (Maxx Audio)

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By Greg Tarr

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