LG UltraGear monitors: 32GQ950/850 with IPS ATW and 48GQ900 with OLED in detail


Three new LG monitors of the larger and very large variety for gamers are approaching their market launch. The 32GQ950 and 32GQ850 use a 32-inch IPS panel with ATW filter. The 48GQ900 uses a 48-inch OLED panel.

The UltraGear series monitors have now been presented in more detail in Japan, as they are expected to be available there this month. The rest of the world including Europe will follow. LG had previously announced the 32GQ950 and 48GQ900 for the second half of the year. The DisplaySpecifications website has now summarized the basic key data.

32GQ950 and 32GQ850

The two 32-inch models use an IPS panel that is combined with a so-called ATW filter (Advanced True White IPS), which reduces the typical IPS glow (IPS glow) when viewed from an angle with dark image content and thus for a better viewing angle stability of the colors.

The better equipped 32GQ950 delivers 4K Ultra HD with 3,840 × 2,160 pixels and a refresh rate of up to 160 Hz when overclocked via DisplayPort 1.4 with DSC. It also has two HDMI 2.1 for 4K UHD with 120 Hz in connection with compatible game consoles of the latest generation, whereby the HDMI feature Variable Refresh Rate (VRR) is also supported.

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LG 32GQ950

The 32GQ950 is said to have a response time of 1 ms (GtG) and, according to the DisplayHDR 1000 certification, achieves a peak brightness of at least 1,000 cd/m². The Nano IPS panel is said to cover 98 percent of the DCI-P3 color space.

The 32GQ850, on the other hand, only has the WQHD resolution of 2,560 × 1,440 pixels, but displays this with up to 260 Hz. Also equipped with Nano-IPS and ATW filter, the peak brightness is only so high that it is sufficient for DisplayHDR 600.

Both models are also said to support AMD FreeSync Premium Pro and Nvidia G-Sync (compatible), have two USB 3.0 A ports and offer a headphone jack with support for DTS Headphone:X surround sound technology.

LG 48GQ900 with OLED

With a 48-inch diagonal and remote control, the 48GQ900 is more reminiscent of a television. Its OLED panel is coated to reduce reflections and offers a significantly faster response time of 0.1 ms and a huge contrast ratio that is claimed to be 1.35 million to one. The native refresh rate is said to be 120 Hz, but can be overclocked to 138 Hz. A maximum of 450 cd/m² and 98.5 percent of DCI-P3 are also mentioned.

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LG 48GQ900
LG 48GQ900

One DisplayPort 1.4, three HDMI 2.1, two USB 3.0-A and the headphone connection with DTS Headphone:X form the connections. FreeSync Premium and G-Sync Compatible are additional features. There are also speakers with 2 × 20 watts, which the smaller models do not offer.

Prices, specifications and availability

The 32GQ850 is available for pre-order on Amazon for 884 euros* without a delivery date. No price information is available for the 32GQ950 and 48GQ900.

Specifications 32GQ950, 32GQ850, 48GQ900 (Image: DisplaySpecifications)

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