LG launches the world's first 1ms IPS gaming monitor

LG gaming monitor.
LG gaming monitor. (Image credit: LG)

What you need to know

  • LG UltraGear is a G-SYNC monitor with an IPS panel and 1ms response time .
  • It has a 144Hz refresh rate that can be overclocked to 175Hz.
  • The monitor is available as a 27-inch or 38-inch option.

At E3 2019, LG has unveiled the world's first IIPS gaming monitor with a 1ms GTG response time. The UltraGear is available in 27-inch (27GL850) and 38-inch (38GL950G) configurations, and both variants feature curved screens with minimal bezels. Both options also offer 98% DCI-P3 wide color gamut, and

The 27-inch 27GL850 is compatible with NVIDIA's G-SYNC, and has a refresh rate of 144Hz. It sports a resolution of 2560 x 1440 with a maximum brightness of 350 nits, and is compatible with HDR10 content. It also has two HDMI ports as well as a DisplayPort.

The 38-inch 38GL950G is more interesting, as it has a higher-res WQHD (3840 x 1600) panel with a maximum brightness of 450 nits. The base refresh rate is 144Hz, and it can be overclocked to 175Hz. It also works with NVIDIA's G-SYNC and is compatible with the VESA DisplayHDR 400 standard. In terms of connectivity, you get a single HDMI port at the back and a DisplayPort.

Oh, and the 38-inch model also has RGB lighting at the back, dubbed Sphere Lighting 2.0. LG is also rolling out gaming-specific features to both monitors in the form of Dynamic Action Sync mode, Black Stabilizer and Crosshair, with the company noting that the features will come in handy in FPS games.

The 27-inch variant will go on sale initially, with pre-orders set to kick off in the U.S. from July 1. The monitor will be making its way to European markets in Q3, and we'll have to wait until it's on sale to find out how much it costs. No word as yet regarding availability of the 38-inch option, but we should know more shortly.

Harish Jonnalagadda
Senior Editor - Asia

Harish Jonnalagadda is a Senior Editor overseeing Asia for Android Central, Windows Central's sister site. When not reviewing phones, he's testing PC hardware, including video cards, motherboards, gaming accessories, and keyboards.