The LG UltraGear 34GK950F-B may be the perfect ultrawide gaming monitor.
It’s the first monitor to boast a native 144Hz refresh rate at the 3440×1440 UWQHD resolution with the previous monitors being limited to 120Hz overclocked.
In addition, the LG 34GK950F will feature a Nano IPS panel with a wide 98% DCI-P3 color gamut, FreeSync 2 support, 1ms Motion Blur Reduction, and VESA DisplayHDR 400-certified HDR10 support.
LG’s Nano IPS technology is the answer to Samsung’s quantum dots. In short, it allows the display to achieve a wider color gamut by better LED backlight control. More in-depth information on how the technology works isn’t yet revealed by LG.
With a boost in color gamut to 98% DCI-P3 and HDR support with a 400-nit peak brightness, you can expect a notably better image quality than that of standard displays.
However, the image still won’t be comparable to that of monitors with true HDR support as they have a superior peak luminance of at least 1,000-nits and a higher static contrast of ~20,000:1. But these monitors are also very expensive.
Moving on, the 3440×1440 21:9 ultrawide resolution of the LG 34GK950F curved monitor provides a rich pixel density with the perfect screen space/detail ratio which therefore doesn’t require any scaling.
The IPS panel of the LG 34GK950F also offers wide 178-degree viewing angles and a 5ms response time speed which, unlike that of VA-panel monitors, effectively eliminates motion blur and ghosting in fast-paced games.
For the best motion clarity with fast-moving objects, you can enable the 1ms Motion Blur Reduction technology which by backlight strobing further removes ghosting and trailing.
Moreover, the LG 34GK950F UltraGear monitor supports AMD FreeSync 2 technology which in addition to providing a variable refresh rate for certain AMD GPUs and Xbox One consoles, ensures responsive HDR gaming by bypassing excessive tone mapping processes.
The LG 34GK950F FreeSync range is unknown at the time of this writing.
Other gaming-related features include Dynamic Action Sync for minimal input lag, Black Stabilizer for a brighter picture in dark areas of games, customizable crosshairs, and two customizable picture presets as well as one FPS and one RTS pre-calibrated modes.
Additionally, the LG 34GK950F is factory-calibrated, flicker-free, and a has a low blue light filter.
Design & Connectivity
In order to reach 144Hz at 3440×1440, the LG 34GK950F ultrawide monitor features a DisplayPort 1.4. It also has two HDMI ports, a dual-USB 3.0 hub, and a headphones jack.
Ergonomics include tilt, swivel, height adjustment, and VESA mount compatibility. There’s also a cable bracket for cable management and the chassis is ‘borderless’ with thin frames on all four sides.
Price & Similar Monitors
The LG 34GK950 UltraGear series also includes the LG 34GK950G-B model which has NVIDIA G-SYNC instead of FreeSync 2. It’s also based on the Nano IPS technology but it lacks the HDR support and it’s overclockable to 120Hz with a 100Hz native refresh rate.
At the time of this writing, the LG 34GK950F price and release date are unknown.
The LG 34GK950F ticks all the boxes for an immersive and responsive gameplay experience.
A 144Hz refresh rate and 1ms MBR for smooth motion clarity, a huge 1440p ultrawide curved screen for immersion, and an impeccable Nano IPS panel for superior color accuracy and no prominent ghosting.
We can’t wait to try it out.
|Panel Type||Nano IPS|
|Aspect Ratio||21:9 (Widescreen)|
|Response Time||5ms (GtG)|
|Motion Blur Reduction||1ms|
|Adaptive Sync||FreeSync (Unconfirmed: 48Hz-144Hz)|
|Ports||DisplayPort 1.4, 2x HDMI|
|Other Ports||2x USB 3.0, Headphone Jack|
|Contrast Ratio||1000:1 (static)|