Hot on the heels of announcing that its 2021 27GP950 and 27GP850 and UltraGear monitors had become the first in the world to be certified by the VESA Adaptive Sync Display Standard, LG has now taken the wraps off its latest range of UltraGear displays for 2022. And hardcore gamers will be excited to know that this new range includes a 48-inch OLED screen for the first time.
That 48-inch OLED model is the 48GQ900. This provides the latest HDMI 2.1 connection gaming features, such as variable refresh rates (including AMD Freesync Premium and Nvidia G-Sync support), native 4K resolution, refresh rates up to 120Hz (138Hz overclocked), as well as providing a refresh rate of just 0.1ms, and an anti-glare low reflection coating on the screen. There’s a new game-focused remote control you don’t get with LG’s OLED TVs, too, as well as a 2 x 20W speaker system and a 4-pole headphone jack for plugging in a chat-capable gaming headset.
The 48GQ900 HDMI count runs to three, and these are accompanied by one Display Port and one USB 3.0 port. Finally, there’s support for HDR gaming in the HDR10 format.
All this comes on top, of course, of OLED technology’s innate benefits of contrast- and viewing angle-enhancing self-emissive pixels.
Joining LG’s debut OLED UltraGear monitor are two new 32-inch LCD models: The flagship 4K 32GQ950, and the QHD Nano IPS 32GQ850.
Both of these new monitors use HDR-capable Nano IPS screens backed up by Advanced True Wide Polarizer technology, meaning they support expansive, realistic colour gamuts, and wide viewing angles.
The 32GQ950 is capable of hitting 1,000 nits of brightness (as verified by the VESA Display HDR certification standard), as well as covering a claimed 98% of the DCI-P3 colour space. It carries two HDMI 2.1 ports for connecting to PCs or consoles, as well as a Display Port; can hit refresh rates of 144Hz (160Hz via overclocking); and claims a response time of just 1ms gray to gray.
The 32GQ950 can also support the NVidia G-Sync and AMD FreeSync Premium Pro VRR systems, but doesn’t support the VESA Adaptive Sync technology that was recently added to two of 2021’s UltraGear displays.
The new 32GQ850, however, DOES support VESA Adaptive Sync on its 2,560×1,440-resolution screen. This model additionally stands out from its new siblings by supporting 240Hz/260Hz (O/C) refresh rates, while joining the 32GQ950 in offering NVidia G-Sync support, AMD FreeSync Premium Pro support, coverage of a claimed 98% of the DCI-P3 colour range, a 1ms response time, two HDMIs and a Display Port.
The one area besides resolution where the 32GQ850 falls short of the 32GQ950’s spec is brightness, with the VESA DisplayHDR system rating it at 600 nits versus the 32GQ950’s 1000.
Joining the new UltraGear monitors will be LG’s first ever UltraGear gaming pad and mouse. The pad is claimed to be large enough to accommodate both the mouse and a keyboard, features a reversible design (with a smooth hard surface on one side, and a rougher fabric surface on the other), and even features a customisable RGB lighting design feature.
The trio of new LG UltraGear monitors will be debuting before the end of May in Japan, followed slightly later in North America, Europe and Asia. The UltraGear pad and mouse will apparently be sold separately in some territories, and pricing for its new gaming display range has yet to be confirmed at the time of writing.