LG UltraGear 34GK950G 34-inch UWQHD Gaming Monitor Review: Meet Expectations

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The segment of ultra-wide monitors has been developing for about six years, but high-speed models among them appeared not so long ago, and the real performance race started just a year ago. We are talking about 34-inch UWQHD displays with IPS-matrices with a vertical refresh rate increased to 100-120 Hz. The list of such monitors is extremely limited — one modern model from three popular market players. The same AUO matrix is ​​installed in all of them, which allowed the panel manufacturer to monopolize this market segment in a fairly short period of time.

With the release of the new Nano-IPS-matrix from LG Display, the situation has changed, because it will become more difficult to rule the ball. The appearance on sale of the LG 34GK950G UltraGear monitor built on the basis of the new panel, the prices for which have fallen significantly over the past six months, has radically changed the approach to choosing. Now it’s enough to ask yourself one question: am I ready to overpay for a standard color gamut? And with the answer to it, all the agony of choice immediately stops. We’ll talk about the quality of the new LG display today.

⇡ # Reference information

The monitor in question was introduced a little over a year ago at the IFA exhibition — together with the 34GK950F version, with a refresh rate increased to 144 Hz and without a G-Sync module. However, this version did not appear on the Russian market and, most likely, will not appear again. As for the hero of the review, the first batches hit store shelves only at the beginning of 2019, and for several months the price was not at all pleasing, being at the level of direct competitors, but over time the situation has changed radically — and the 34GK950G has become the most affordable monitor in its class, with a price that starts at $620 (as of September 2019).

LG UltraGear 34GK950G
Diagonal, inches 34
Aspect Ratio 21:9
Matrix coating Semi-matte
Standard resolution, pix. 3440×1440
PPI 110
Image Options
Matrix type Nano-IPS 1900R
Backlight type KSF LED
Max. brightness, cd/m2 400
Contrast static 1000 : 1
Number of displayed colors 16.7 million
Vertical refresh rate, Hz 30-120 (NVIDIA G-Sync)
Response time BtW, ms ND
GtG response time, ms five
Maximum viewing angles
horizontally/vertically, °
Video inputs 1 x HDMI 1.4;
1 x DisplayPort 1.2
Video outputs ND
Additional ports 3.5mm audio output;
2 x USB 3.0
Built-in speakers: number × power, W Not
Physical parameters
Screen Position Adjustment Tilt angle from -2 to +15 degrees, rotation ±20 degrees, height adjustment up to 110 mm
VESA mount: dimensions (mm) Yes (100×100mm)
Mount for Kensington lock Yes
Power Supply External
Max. power consumption
working / standby (W)
75 / 0.5
(with stand), L × H × D, mm
(without stand), L × H × D, mm
Net weight (with stand), kg 7.9
Net weight (without stand), kg 6.1
Estimated price 65 000-720$

The novelty is based on one of the few 34-inch LG UWQHD matrices with the beautiful name Nano-IPS, model LM340UW5-SSA1. A very memorable marketing name was given after the transition to a special lighting system that combines conventional «white» light-emitting diodes (W-LED) with chemical deposition (KSF Phosphor layer), which made it possible to change the usual backlight spectrum and increase the color gamut to the declared level of 98% DCI -P3. Otherwise, we have a standard 8-bit AH-IPS panel with a maximum brightness of 400 nits, a contrast ratio of the usual 1000: 1 and viewing angles of 178 degrees in both planes.

The backlight system does without flicker (Flicker-Free), and to further reduce eye strain, the monitor has a Reading mode with reduced brightness in general and the blue component of the spectrum in particular. Despite the extended color gamut, the monitor did not receive HDR support, which made it look like previously presented competitors.

For the model, an operating range of 30-120 Hz is declared (in overclocking mode), native support for NVIDIA G-Sync and a response time measured using the GtG method of 5 ms. The black frame insertion system is not used, than the 34GK950G again resembles its competitors, which are a year older than it.

The manufacturer installed an HDMI 1.4 interface in the monitor, which is more suitable for connecting game consoles, and more suitable for unlocking the full potential of the Display Port 1.2 model. To work with peripherals, there are two USB 3.0 ports and a 3.5 mm audio output for connecting headphones or an external speaker system, because there is no built-in 34GK950G.

The monitor case is presented in a «frameless» design, without a plastic lining at the bottom, and for those who like to illuminate the external space, the 34GK950G uses one of the most advanced systems — RGB Sphere Lighting with fine manual settings.

The ergonomics of the stand allows you to change the angle of inclination, rotate the body and adjust the height. If you want more, you can purchase a bracket suitable for your needs, since the monitor has a VESA-compatible mount.

⇡ # Equipment and appearance

The LG 34GK950G monitor comes in a black and red box of a familiar design with high-quality printing. There is no carrying handle, there are only special cutouts on both sides.

The package contains several photos of the model from different angles and the inscription: “LG UltraGear Gaming Monitor”.

Only on the side of the package and on the side with stickers it is written that we have a 120-Hz model with NVIDIA G-Sync support, Nano-IPS-matrix and Sphere Lighting-illumination of the external space.

According to the main sticker, it becomes known that the copy that came to us was made in China in April 2019 by LG itself.

The delivery set is in a separate cardboard box, fully corresponds to the capabilities of the model and includes the following:

  • power cable;
  • external power supply;
  • DisplayPort cable;
  • HDMI cable;
  • USB cable for PC connection;
  • plastic holder for cables and headphones;
  • plastic mouse cable holder;
  • user’s manual;
  • booklet with warranty conditions;
  • CD with software, drivers and instructions;
  • a sheet listing the delivery set (varies depending on the delivery version);
  • sheet with additional information.

Externally, LG UltraGear 34GK950G, on the one hand, is similar to other gaming novelties of the same manufacturer, and on the other hand, it is still something non-standard by the standards of the design of gaming devices, the back of the monitor stands out in particular. LG has abandoned a large number of glossy elements, preferring practical matte surfaces, and did not forget to dilute it all with red inserts, which unmistakably identify gaming monitors.

In addition to this, the novelty became the first among 34-inch UWQHD displays, which got a “frameless” panel with minimal internal frames on all four sides, which allowed the manufacturer to do without the bottom plastic overlay, like competitors.

Model 34GK950G received a high-quality and stable stand in the form of a large tripod with a reduced angle between the two legs, which ultimately led to an increase in the depth of the entire structure. The problem, common to all competing displays, has been preserved in the LG novelty, although nothing prevented us from making a stand of a completely different type.

The case of the model under study is distinguished by a quick-release connection to the center column and support for a VESA-compatible mount of the 100 × 100 mm standard. The central column itself with integrated hinges provides the ability to rotate the body by ~20 degrees to the right and left, adjust the tilt angle in the range from -2 to +15 degrees and change the height by 110 mm.

Despite the lack of the ability to flip to portrait mode (Pivot), the backlash of the mounting in the horizontal plane has not gone away — it is clearly noticeable when adjusting the position of the body in space. In addition, the minimum height of the case on the stand is somewhat disappointing — some users will want to lower the screen lower, but this is not possible.

The base of the stand is made of metal, on which three rubber feet are glued. The upper part is made of ordinary matte plastic, without metal imitation, but with red overlays — for the sake of beauty.

The role of the cable routing system is played by a plastic element attached to the central column. Thanks to its shape, it also serves as a headphone hanger — an essential attribute of all gaming monitors. But LG designers went even further, offering the players a «suspension system» for the mouse wire! In fact, this is a small plastic hook attached to the bottom edge of the case on its right side. For us, this is already a well-known element that will appeal to advanced cybersportsmen.

Another attribute of a modern gaming monitor is an external illumination system, which in the LG UltraGear 34GK950G is called RGB Sphere Lighting and is a triad of LEDs located in a circle behind a special diffusing surface made of translucent white plastic.

From what we’ve seen, this is the most luminous and spectacular backlight system you’ll find in a desktop display. Yes, it does not know how to synchronize with other lighting systems and is not able to work like Ambilight in Philips TVs and monitors, nevertheless it works with full efficiency!

She has plenty of lighting options. The user can quickly and easily adjust the level — from the very minimum and practically does not affect the illumination of the external space to the maximum, illuminating everything around and reducing visual load when working in complete darkness.

The LG UltraGear 34GK950G monitor features an IPS panel with a semi-matte finish to reduce glare and eliminate the annoying and eye-catching crystal effect.

You can find out more about the version of the monitor (REV01) from the sticker on the device case. All other information has already been provided to us.

All video interfaces are concentrated at the rear of the case and are oriented backwards for easy connection. There are also USB ports, a 3.5 mm audio output and a service port covered with a flap.

The quality of the materials, the processing of the edges and the painting of the model are all at a very good level. The joints of the elements are normal, the gaps are small and uniform. The case does not crackle or creak when adequate physical impact is applied, but it does not feel the highest rigidity of the structure — the model lends itself to twisting, unlike denser and thicker competitors. In addition, we can note the glossy frame around the case, which quickly loses its original gloss. The remaining elements of the monitor are highly practical and do not raise any questions. In other words, if you are satisfied with the design of the monitor, then you can safely take it, because you definitely won’t touch it with your hands every day.

⇡ # Menu and control

The monitor is supposed to be controlled in the same way as in the case of most other modern LG models — using a five-way joystick located in the center of the bottom edge of the device. It has a built-in not very bright power LED with a red glow, which can be turned on (it is disabled by default) if necessary.

There are no complaints about the convenience of control, the responsiveness of the menu is high, the processing of pressing the joystick is almost instantaneous. When pressed, a menu of five items appears on the monitor screen.

Among the quick-access features it offers are: turn off the monitor, go to source selection, enable the game sub-menu (for easy preset mode selection) and hide the OSD from the screen. You can also quickly change the volume level when connecting external speakers or headphones and the brightness level (by moving the joystick towards you or away from you).

The menu appearance of LG gaming monitors has recently changed significantly, and, from our point of view, for the better. Now the OSD menu does not occupy one quarter of the entire screen area, it looks much more modern, albeit less strict. The design began to resemble some of the solutions of competitors, but there is nothing wrong with such borrowing.

The number of red elements has significantly increased, the upper information strip with the main game «chips» has been added. The number of sections has been reduced, the menu building logic has changed. It has become easier — and for the average consumer, this is only a plus.

Due to the Russian localization of the menu activated by default, some names sound rather strange, but there are no problems with understanding what is at stake. The first section contains only preset modes. The user is prompted to simply select one of them.

The «Game Settings» section contains parameters that will primarily interest an advanced gamer. Here you can activate overclocking in frequency (it becomes possible to set 120 Hz in the driver settings), adjust the visibility of shadows and the degree of overclocking of the panel (to reduce the response time), and also enable one of four types of on-screen sight, in case it is not in the game, and you really want to win.

All the main parameters that affect the color reproduction of the image are placed in the “Image Adjustment” section. Here we are met by a classic set of settings: brightness, contrast, sharpness, gamma and color temperature modes, as well as manual RGB gain control.

In the fourth section, «Input», the user can select the signal source and the mode of operation of the built-in image scaler.

The last section, General, offers to turn on the power LED, select the menu localization language, activate the automatic sleep mode in case of long inactivity (4, 6 or 8 hours) and deep sleep mode, lock the menu and reset all settings to factory settings. A special subsection provides basic operating information on the monitor, including operating time.

Access to the service menu was not found in the case of the hero of the review, as in most of the company’s monitors.


⇡ # Testing methodology

LG monitor UltraGear The 34GK950G was tested using an X-Rite i1 Display Pro colorimeter in combination with an X-Rite i1 Pro reference spectrophotometer, Argyll CMS with dispcalGUI and HCFR Colormeter software. All operations were carried out in Windows 10, during testing the screen refresh rate was 120 Hz.

In accordance with the methodology, we will measure the following monitor parameters:

  • white brightness, black brightness, contrast ratio at backlight power from 0 to 100% in 10% increments;
  • color gamut;
  • color temperature;
  • gamma curves of the three primary colors RGB;
  • gray gamma curve;
  • color deviation DeltaE (according to the CIEDE1994 standard);
  • backlight uniformity, color temperature uniformity (in Kelvin and DeltaE units) at 100 cd/m2 brightness at center point2.

All measurements described above were carried out before and after calibration. During tests, we measure the main monitor profiles: default, sRGB (if available) and Adobe RGB (if available). Calibration is carried out in the default profile, except for special cases, which will be discussed later. For monitors with wide color gamuts, we select the sRGB hardware emulation mode, if available. Before starting all tests, the monitor warms up for 3-4 hours, and all its settings are reset to factory settings.

We’ll also continue our old practice of posting calibration profiles for the monitors we’ve tested at the end of the article. At the same time, the 3DNews test lab warns that such a profile will not be able to 100% correct the shortcomings of your particular monitor. The fact is that all monitors (even within the same model) will necessarily differ from each other in small color errors. It is physically impossible to make two identical matrices, so a colorimeter or spectrophotometer is required for any serious monitor calibration. But even a “universal” profile created for a specific instance can generally improve the situation for other devices of the same model, especially in the case of cheap displays with pronounced color rendition defects.

⇡#Working parameters

In LG monitor UltraGear 34GK950G, the manufacturer offers only five preset modes, and two of them are configured identically to each other — they are intended for user manual settings. When testing the monitor, we used the Display Port 1.2 interface as it maximizes all the advantages of the model and does not require additional dynamic range settings (unlike HDMI).

By default, the settings of the main parameters looked like this:

  • mode — «Player-1»;
  • brightness — 70;
  • contrast — 70;
  • pace. colors – “user” (50/50/50);
  • response time — «fast»;
  • black stabilizer — off;
  • gamma mode 2.

During manual tuning (100 cd/m2 and 6500 kelvin) they took the following form:

  • mode — «Player-1»;
  • brightness — 7;
  • contrast — 50;
  • pace. colors — “user” (47/45/46);
  • response time — «normal»;
  • black stabilizer — off;
  • gamma mode 2.

The monitor has a fairly competent factory setting, so global changes were not required. We only adjusted the brightness level and brought the color temperature to the level of 6500 K. The rest of the settings were made during the calibration using edits in the LUT video cards.

⇡ # Brightness of white, black brightness, contrast ratio

The initial check was carried out at the factory settings of the monitor.

Brightness in menu (%) White brightness (cd/m2) Black brightness (cd/m2) Static contrast (x:1)
one hundred 387 0.403 960
90 358 0.374 957
80 330 0.345 957
70 302 0.315 959
60 273 0.285 958
50 244 0.255 957
40 214 0.223 960
thirty 184 0.191 963
20 152 0.159 956
10 121 0.126 960
0 89 0.093 957

The maximum brightness turned out to be slightly lower than declared in TX (this is not scary at all) and amounted to 387 cd / m2but the minimum value, at standard settings for color temperature and contrast, could not fall below 89 cd / m2which can create some discomfort for users working in low ambient light levels.

In the question of the level of contrast ratio to LG UltraGear The 34GK950G has no complaints at all: the monitor showed an average level of 960:1 for an IPS matrix, which is an absolute norm.

⇡#Results with standard settings

The model under study is the first and so far the only one in the class of 34-inch UWQHD gaming monitors with a color gamut expanded to the level of the DCI-P3 standard. This feature is one of the most important when comparing new items with previously released competitors. The triangle on the CIE diagram significantly exceeds the sRGB space, which is still the main space for content consumption, which both gives its advantages and creates some problems in the form of oversaturated colors. The means of getting rid of shades that go beyond the triangle is the use of ICM / ICC profiles and software products that support the color management system (CMS). Don’t want to do this? Then do not be surprised at how your photos, videos and everything that you previously saw on the screen of your old monitor can be transformed.

Not surprisingly, the monitor covers almost 100% of sRGB, 93.2% of DCI-P3 and 82.8% of AdobeRGB. Thanks to these capabilities, it is perfect for working with color and can be easily used in modern film production (although, of course, there is no question of large studios — budgets and equipment of a completely different class are there).

The monitor has a fairly well set white point, and the stability of the CT grayscale is a pleasant surprise.

Based on the obtained gamma curves, we can conclude that the picture has increased contrast and slightly “killed” shadows. Otherwise, there are no problems.

When passing the color accuracy test, the DCI-P3 profile with a gamma of 2.2 was used as a reference. In this case, the 34GK950G performed well and deserved our praise. If you set the sRGB profile, then you can not expect anything good in this test, because the LG new product does not have an emulation mode for this color space.

⇡ # Results after calibration

Despite the rather good results at the factory settings, we decided not to abandon the full calibration of the monitor. During it, the brightness was reduced to the optimal level and the white point was corrected. Other screen settings were not affected.

The color gamut of the model has increased slightly, in particular, now it covers more of the AdobeRGB area. But it is unlikely that these changes can be seen without measuring equipment.

Immediately after calibration, the white point returned to normal, but the stability of the CG grayscale decreased slightly, although it remained at a very high level.

Thanks to edits in the LUT of the video card, the gamma curves took the desired position. The contrast of the picture has improved, deep shadows have become well distinguishable.

Using the created color profile helped to get the highest color accuracy results. Now the system knows everything about the capabilities of the display being used and can carry out the necessary recalculations of color coordinates to achieve the desired result.

⇡ # Results in the «Reading» mode

Let’s take a separate look at the «Reading» mode, which stands out from the general list of game presets — it should reduce the load on the user’s eyes when working at the monitor for a long time in low ambient light conditions.

When activated, the changes are really striking. The color gamut narrows a little, the picture acquires excessive “warmth” without an additional spurious hue.

The contrast ratio remains at the standard level, which indicates that there is no effect on the black point. Brightness is immediately set to 0% (92 nits), all other color-related settings are blocked. The grayscale color temperature stability is perfect! Yes, it’s hard to believe, but it’s true.

To our surprise, we did not see anything terrible on the gamma curves either — they were preserved at their original level, and therefore we cannot draw any new conclusions. The picture is just warmer, and the brightness of the backlight is reduced to an optimal level — that’s all the changes. By the way, this is what we always expect from manufacturers, but most often in similar modes, everything turns out to be much worse. LG UltraGear The 34GK950G is a welcome exception to the rule.

The somewhat increased deviations in the Argyll CMS test should not surprise you — it could not be otherwise. The «Reading» mode is not designed to work with color, and therefore it can be forgiven.

⇡ # Backlight Uniformity

The uniformity of the display backlight was tested after reducing the brightness at the center point of the monitor to a level of 100 cd/m2 and at a color temperature of ~6500 kelvin. The backlight uneven compensation system is not used in the model under study, which, however, is expected.

The picture above shows a photograph of a white field with a certain exposure compensation during shooting (in the dark) and after further software processing for a more visual representation of the backlight uniformity. According to it, you can immediately understand that our specimen has practically no problems with the uniformity of illumination in a bright field. A slight darkening in the upper part can hardly be called annoying.

On gray fields, the backlight unevenness is visible much better, but even here we did not notice anything wrong in comparison with other monitors. I have seen far more than one instance of LG UltraGear34GK950G — and each of them is ahead of its competitors in terms of backlight uniformity, sometimes significantly.

The average deviation from the central point was only 5.1%, and the maximum was 19%. The result is impressive, especially for a monitor of such a large diagonal and 21:9 format.

With the uniformity of the color temperature, things are even better. The average deviation was 1.1%, the maximum deviation was 2.7%, and the difference between the minimum and maximum after tuning did not exceed 350 Kelvin. This is another great result for which LG engineers can be commended.

Now let’s look at the uniformity of the backlight and the different color effects in the case of a black box. We will do this using two photographs taken at different distances from the screen (~ 70 and 150 cm).

Obviously, the novelty from LG does not have any significant differences from competitors based on AHVA matrices AUO in this regard. Still the same strong Glow-effect on the corners and edges of the screen (right and left) with different spurious shades. The lower the brightness of the screen, the less they manifest themselves, but to get rid of this effect completely will not work under any normal operating conditions.

The glow effect disappears only at a great distance from the screen (one and a half meters and further) — and we have a real uniformity of illumination on a black field. In this case, we see light glare from all four corners without spurious shades, without the “clouding effect” (clouding) over the entire area and without the effect of a dirty screen (dirty screen). For a large IPS display, this is a very good result.

⇡ # Visual evaluation of the image and features of the model

⇡#Gradients quality and response speed

In LG UltraGear The 34GK950G uses an 8-bit matrix, which provides good quality gradients at default settings and after manual edits. However, even small edits in the LUT of the video card, which occur after applying the profile created during the calibration, violate the smoothness of tonal transitions. In our case, there were five sharp transitions with weak spurious hues in the range of 0-80%. Unfortunately, there are no other options for bringing the monitor to the reference.

However, despite this feature, the monitor displays complex tonal transitions very well, without sharp changes in brightness and the appearance of very noticeable spurious shades. Thus, LG UltraGear 34GK950G is not the first time confirms its capabilities for professional work with color.

In terms of matrix speed, LG decided not to set records, repeating the success of its competitors with AUO matrices. Engineers did not add the “insert black frame” mode and indicate unrealistic response time figures, leaving the usual 5 ms in the technical specifications. The maximum vertical frequency in overclocking mode also does not exceed 120 Hz.

Having checked the 34GK950G, we can note the high quality of OverDrive factory overclocking. well-distinguishable artefacts real work behind the monitor are absent, and the cables are minimal. If you want to get rid of any manifestation of artifacts, you can activate the «Normal» mode without any significant loss in speed. The two remaining modes are saved by the manufacturer from the principle «to be». In the first, overclocking is disabled, and the loops increase significantly. The latter — «Accelerated» — is replete with the strongest artifacts that are easy to see even when performing the most elementary actions in the Windows environment.

Comparing the speeds of LG’s novelty and the performance of its direct competitors, we can note that there is no significant difference between them. Factory overclocking is as similar as possible, so you definitely shouldn’t choose a monitor in this segment based solely on its speed.

The second important feature for gamers of the LG model UltraGear34GK950G is a built-in NVIDIA G-Sync adaptive synchronization module that provides smooth images and no tearing (tearing) in the widest possible operating frequency range (from 30 to 120 Hz), but exclusively for GPU users from the «green».

The absence of frame drops at 120 Hz was confirmed by a special test from the UFOTest package. With this, the monitor, like a real gaming model, has no problems.

⇡ # Viewing angles and GlowEffect

The viewing angles and the features that appear when the viewing angle is changed are the same as those of other similar models — they do not depend on the vertical frequency. The only difference is a different color saturation due to the extended color gamut of the hero of the review.

With minimal deviations, the color shift is almost imperceptible, the picture contrast is stable. When changing the viewing angle in any of the two planes, color saturation is maintained for a long time. The strongest changes occur if you stand up in front of the monitor and look at it a little from above.

The monitor under study has a pronounced Glow effect — this is the norm for absolutely any modern IPS-type matrix. Depending on the position of the user in front of a screen with a black fill (or at least with black bars at the top and bottom or right and left when watching a movie), the ghosting and its degree of manifestation vary greatly.

On color images, Glow is much weaker, but still noticeable. The image in the corners is covered with a kind of haze, the contrast drops. Nevertheless, against the background of the first 34-inch UWQHD matrices 5 years ago, progress is noticeable — Glow has become weaker.

⇡#Crystal effect, cross hatching, PWM

The LG 34GK950G monitor uses a high-quality semi-matte matrix surface.

The crystal effect on the monitor screen is invisible, anti-glare properties are preserved, the picture is pleasing to the eye. When the viewing angle is changed, the visibility of the FE does not change. The effect of Cross Hatching of the studied monitor model is not peculiar.

The study of small elements and fonts of any size does not raise questions. Additional sharpness adjustment is not required.

According to the manufacturer, the display has Flicker-Free backlighting, which was confirmed during our tests. At any level of brightness, SHI modulation is not used, or its frequency is several kilohertz or even tens of kilohertz. For their eyes, potential buyers can be calm, but only if you follow other simple rules: you need to monitor the brightness of the screen, choose the right distance to the monitor, and so on.

In LG UltraGear34GK950G uses an external power supply. There are no parasitic sounds from it and the control electronics of the monitor.


LG once again came to put a spoke in the wheels of its competitors, presenting customers with a 34-inch UWQHD solution at a price of at least $ 120 less, and in some circumstances — for all 20,000. For this, we did not have to wait a year — that’s all happened much faster. And competitors are still thinking: what to do next?!

The novelty was one of the first displays with the so-called Nano-IPS-matrix, which turned out to be an updated AH-IPS with a special chemical coating on the backlight LEDs, which made it possible to expand the color gamut to the DCI-P3 standard. This feature of the monitor will appeal to consumers who evaluate the picture by the degree of saturation and contrast. Among those who like to play, in my opinion, these are the majority — and LG is only on hand. In addition, the review hero is set up best of all in the class, and this is a very serious advantage.

Model UltraGear If the 34GK950G loses to its competitors, it is only in terms of the quality of the plastic used and the absence of the sRGB color space emulation mode (competitors based on the AUO matrix simply do not need this mode). Otherwise, the LG monitor is no worse, has identical features, but costs significantly less than our 3DNews Recommends award undoubtedly deserves. Good luck with your choice!

You can download a color profile from the 3DNews.ru file server for this monitor, which we received after the hardware calibration procedure.


  • strict appearance;
  • good quality of materials and assembly (but competitors have it slightly higher);
  • advanced ergonomics of the stand and the presence of a VESA-compatible mount;
  • USB hub on board;
  • good delivery set;
  • convenient control system;
  • the best RGB Sphere Lighting outdoor lighting system among monitors (in our humble opinion) — at least it is bright and spectacular;
  • high-speed 120Hz IPS panel with well-tuned overclocking (OverDrive) — at the level of competitors;
  • support for NVIDIA G-Sync adaptive sync technology;
  • good uniformity of illumination on a bright field in terms of color temperature and degree of brightness;
  • fairly good uniformity of illumination on a black field (without taking into account the Glow effect);
  • high-quality factory setting;
  • color gamut expanded to the DCI-P3 level (video editors will definitely be pleased, while others will like the taste and color);
  • Flicker-Free KSF-LED backlight throughout the entire brightness range;
  • excellent viewing angles;
  • surprisingly weak «banding»;
  • no noticeable crystal effect, cross-hatching, skipping frames and spurious sounds during operation;
  • the most affordable monitor in the class.


  • the absence of an sRGB space emulation mode — it is strange that it does not exist, but a monitor without significant flaws could have turned out.

Might not suit:

  • the high installation height of the case on the stand and the great depth of the latter, which is why the monitor takes up a lot of space on the desktop;
  • despite minimal edits in the LUT of the video card after calibration, the quality of the gradients drops noticeably;
  • the monitor did not reach the declared 400 nits, but the loss is not great;
  • no built-in speaker system;
  • the minimum brightness of the backlight at standard settings is at the level of 89-90 nits;
  • a strong Glow effect on a black field — exactly the same as that of AHVA competitors.


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