Something to look forward to: Monitor aficionados have been salivating at the thought of an affordable (relatively good) mid-range OLED display with a high refresh rate ever since LG teased the concept in its roadmap. Now the LG UltraGear 27GR95QE-B comes along and ticks all the boxes. It features a resolution of 2560 x 1440 pixels, a 240Hz refresh rate, and an OLED panel with 0.3ms (GtG) response times.
LG rather announced softly announced its first OLED gaming monitor with a 240Hz refresh rate at the start of the weekend by adding it to its site. But LG will probably have a lot to say about it in the near future because with its specs, it’s something of a standout.
As you might infer from the code… er, the name, the GR95 is in 27″ scale. It has 98.5% coverage of the DCI-P3 color gamut and because it’s OLED, the contrast ratio is 1.5 million to 1. It’s also certified for AMD FreeSync and Nvidia G -Sync, but has no hardware acceleration for either.
On the outside, the screen has RGB, an 11cm height-adjustable stand, and 20 degrees of swivel from side to side and up and down. As for ports, it has two HDMI ports, one DisplayPort (no word yet on versions), USB 3.0 up and down, and an SPDIF jack for audio pass-through.
Right now, until the GR95 hits the market, there are only two categories of high refresh rate OLED screens to choose from.
Produced by LG and a few other brands Giant 42-inch and 48-inch 4K With a refresh rate of 120 Hz this type of screen passes (they are smaller TVs). Instead, many OEMs, including LG, have recently I entered 34-inch ultra-wide OLED screens with a resolution of 3440 x 1440 pixels and a refresh rate of 165-175 Hz. A pirate is about to join the battle A third option: 45-inch version of the ultrawide band with a refresh rate of 240 Hz.
But LG is the first to announce a 240Hz OLED screen that’s small and nimble enough to display competitive FPS games. At a listed price of $999, it’ll be cheaper than half of the OLEDs on the market. LG is set to launch in the first quarter of 2023 and we’ll likely hear more about it at CES in January.