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LG 38GL950G Preview: 3840×1600 144Hz G-SYNC UltraWide Curved Gaming Monitor

By December 28, 2018 8 Comments
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The LG 38GL950G will be the first 38″ 3840×1600 gaming monitor with a 144Hz refresh rate. Moreover, it will offer G-SYNC for a flawless performance and it’s based on a nano IPS panel for stunning color quality.

Image Quality

LG’s nano IPS panel used in the LG 38GL950G monitor boasts 98% DCI-P3 color gamut which will ensure vibrant and precise colors.

Other panel-related specs are pretty standard and include a 450-nit peak brightness, wide 178° viewing angles, and a 1,000:1 static contrast ratio.

The 3840×1600 ultrawide resolution on the 37.5″ viewable screen of the LG 38GL950G results in a pixel density of 110 PPI which is equivalent to 3440×1440 at 34″ and similar to 1440p at 27″ (108 PPI).

This means that you get plenty of screen space and sharp details without any scaling necessary.

There’s no word about the monitor’s response time speed although LG did mention how they are working on increasing the response time to 1ms (GtG) on their upcoming IPS panels.


Moving on, the LG 38GL950G will feature NVIDIA G-SYNC technology which will be vital if you wish to have a smooth performance at such high resolution and high frame rates.

It seems that the monitor won’t feature HDR support even though there was a similar panel announced a while back which had a DisplayHDR 600 specification as well.

It’s unknown whether they’ve decided to drop the HDR support altogether or if there might be a FreeSync version of this monitor which will have HDR support.

Other features include Sphere Lighting RGB LEDs at the back of the monitor as well as the standard LG gaming features such as Black Stabilizer, customizable crosshairs, Dynamic Action Sync, On-Screen Control, etc.

Design & Connectivity

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Sphere Lighting

Connectivity options include a DisplayPort 1.4, an HDMI 2.0, a headphones jack, and a dual-USB 3.0 hub. You will be able to adjust the height of the screen up to 110mm, tilt it, and VESA mount it.

Price & Similar Monitors

Currently, the LG 38GL950G price is unknown while the release date is scheduled for Q2 2019.

If you’re interested in a similar monitor, we suggest checking out the 38″ Acer XR382CQK and the LG 34GK950F 34″ 3440×1440 144Hz gaming monitor.

LG 38GL950G Specifications

Screen Size37.5-inch Curved
Resolution3840x1600 (UWQHD+)
Panel TypeNano IPS
Aspect Ratio21:9 (UltraWide)
Refresh Rate144Hz
Adaptive SyncG-SYNC
PortsDisplayPort 1.4, HDMI 2.0
Other Ports2x USB 3.0, Headphone Jack
Brightness450 cd/m2
Contrast Ratio1000:1 (static)
Colors1.07 billion
VESAYes (100x100mm)

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  • FXi

    If we get USB C and HDR capable Gsync this will be perfection. Quality control needs to be there however. Surprised that LG doesn’t move to standard 3 year warranties and pixel guarantees. The complaints of poor quality have hurt their brand. Maybe Dell can do better with the same panel if they don’t cut too many corners. We’ll see.

  • ianken

    Meh PPI compared to my 32″ 4K HP Dreamcolr Z32.
    Lacks HDR.
    37.5″ with that resolution…you will see the pixels, as I do with my Alienware AW3418DW at the same PPI

    LG needs to take their 34BK95U-W, make it curved and and G-Sync. Gimme a monitor I can game AND work on.

  • Stiffy Weiner

    The AW3418DW is 3440×1440, and this is 3840×1600.
    It’ll be slightly sharper, and I doubt you can see the pixels with THIS unless you press your face directly against it.

  • Livekernelevent

    It’ll cost at least $2k so stick with 3440×1440 for a couple of years.

  • TAJF

    It’s not sharper as pixel pitch of the two monitors at identical. The 38 inch monitor is just bigger so can display more information at the same sharpness.

  • Gero N. Imo

    Will it be possible to connect 2 PCs to this monitor?

  • Stiffy Weiner

    As it should be!

  • DK

    lol, there is irony to that statement. Case in point, the all-new Acer X35 monitor costs even more at $2500 and it is a 35 inch 3440 x 1440 monitor 😉