Note: The LG 32GK850G has been released and can be bought for $850 on LG’s website and the LG 27GK750F has also been released and costs $550.
LG will showcase their new GK series gaming monitors at IFA Berlin which will take place between 1 – 6 September. The 32-inch model, the LG 32GK850G, boasts the rapid 144Hz (overclockable to 165Hz) refresh rate, Nvidia G-SYNC technology, and 2560×1440 QHD resolution.
The LG 27GK750F features the fastest 240Hz refresh rate for professional players in addition to AMD FreeSync and 1ms Blur Reduction technology. LG will also showcase the LG 34UC89-G curved ultra-wide gaming monitor with 166Hz, G-SYNC, and 2560×1080 resolution.
At the moment, there’s limited information available, so we’ll share with you what we know so far. We will update you on the rest of specifications as soon as possible.
Thanks to the 165Hz refresh rate and G-Sync, the LG 32GK850G display will offer gamers a smooth and responsive gameplay performance. With G-Sync compatible graphics cards, you can synchronize the refresh rate between the display and the GPU and completely eliminate screen tearing and stuttering.
Additionally, the WQHD screen resolution and 350 nits of brightness will deliver a crystal-clear image with crisp details even on a 32-inch screen. Its picture pixel density of 91 pixels per inch is identical to the Full HD resolution on a 24-inch monitor.
The type of panel isn’t confirmed, although the included Blur Reduction technology suggests that it will most likely be an IPS. The TN panel monitors are already capable of delivering the fastest 1ms response time speed while the IPS and VA max out at 4ms. This is where the Blur Reduction comes to rescue.
On the other hand, the IPS panel would ensure the flawless 178-degree viewing angles and vibrant image quality with accurate and consistent colors.
The LG 32GK850G 165Hz gaming monitor features the exclusive Sphere Lighting which uses LED lights placed behind the display to further immerse players into the viewing experience. Other features include the Black Stabilizer for better visibility in dark-themed games and the Dynamic Action Sync for the impeccable input lag performance.
There’s no information regarding the connectivity, but the LG 32GK850G monitor offers full ergonomic support including pivot, swivel, tilt, and height adjustment.
Availability & Similar Monitors
The LG 32GK850G has been released and it costs $850 on LG’s website.
ASUS and Acer already have gaming monitors with pretty much identical specifications priced at $800 at the moment (August 2017). You can check our reviews as well as how they compare to one another at the following link; the Acer Predator XB271HU vs ASUS ROG Swift PG279Q.
In case the LG 32GK850G features a 165Hz G-Sync TN panel, you may want to check out the ASUS ROG Swift PG27VQ and the Acer Predator Z271UV which have the same specs, but the release dates of these are unknown as well, but it should be by the end of September as initially reported.
The LG 27GK750F display will feature the whopping 240Hz refresh rate to quench the thirst of the competitive FPS gamers. The difference between 240Hz and 144Hz is not nearly as noticeable as it is between 144Hz and 60Hz, but the price is which makes the LG 27GK750F suitable only for professional gamers, for now.
The display will also feature AMD FreeSync for stutter and tear-free gameplay for those with FreeSync compatible GPUs. In addition, you will be able to use the 1ms Blur Reduction instead of FreeSync as they cannot be active at the same time, and drastically reduce motion blur in fast-paced games.
The LG 27GK750F also offers the Black Stabilizer and Dynamic Action Sync features along with the ability to place customizable crosshairs on-screen. In order to achieve the 240Hz and 1ms speed, players will have to settle for Full HD resolution and a TN panel with limited viewing angles and mediocre image quality.
A fair price to pay for the flawless gameplay performance.
Other 240Hz gaming monitors are available for $400-$500 depending on their adaptive-sync technology. The ViewSonic XG2530 with FreeSync costs $400, whereas the Acer Predator XB252Q costs $500, for instance.
The LG 27GK750F has been released and it costs $550 on LG’s website.
The LG 34UC89-G was announced several months ago, and you can read a full preview of it here.
|Panel Type||IPS (Unconfirmed)|
|Aspect Ratio||16:9 (Widescreen)|
|Resolution||1920x1080 (Full HD)|
|Aspect Ratio||16:9 (Widescreen)|