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LG UltraGear 27GN950 27" Gaming Monitor

MSRP 800 USDNeoscore 90%NEX score 69%

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Product Overview

LG UltraGear 27GN950 is the world's first 4K IPS gaming monitor with 1ms response time. It combines speed with rich color gamut and high dynamic range to produce an immersive visual experience.
Continuing the legacy of the 27GL850 from 2019, which was the world's first IPS monitor with 1ms response time, the UltraGear 27GN950 extends this feat to 4K UHD. The same 144Hz refresh rate and 98% DCI-P3 color gamut are on offer. The 27GN950 further supports VESA DisplayHDR 600.
Naturally, the 27GN950 is compatible with both NVIDIA G-SYNC and AMD FreeSync Premium Pro.
Compared to previous models, which had a 3-side borderless design, this 2020 model comes with 4-side borderless design.
Two other flagship-level gaming monitors debuted with the 27GN950 are the 34-inch 34GN850 and the 38-inch 38GN950, both featuring a curved design in ultra-wide form factor.

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Ratings

What we found**

Neoscore: 90% (not directly comparable across industries)
Pros
  • HDR10, DisplayHDR 600
  • Rich color reproduction
  • Stand with tilt, pivot, and height adjustments
  • Fast 1 ms response time
  • High 1000:1 contrast ratio
  • 10-bit display panel
Cons

    What external reviewers found***

    NEX score: 69% (not directly comparable across industries)
    Pros
    • Excellent contrast
    • Great gaming features
    • Excellent HDR performance
    • Incredible response time
    • Bright backlight
    Cons
    • Poor reflection handling
    • Disappointing ergonomics
    • Low contrast ratio
    • No DisplayPort 1
    • No HDMI 2.1
    • Unimpressive stand
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    Specifications

    Connectivity

    Ports
    1x DisplayPort 1.4, 1x 3.5 mm Audio Out, 1x USB 3.0 (Type-B; upstream), 2x HDMI 2.0

    Construction

    Adjustment | Height
    110 mm / 4.3307 in
    Adjustment | Pivot
    -0° ~ 90°
    Adjustment | Swivel
    N/A
    Adjustment | Tilt
    -5° ~ 15°
    Camera
    No
    Colors
    Black
    VESA Mount
    75 x 75 mm

    Display

    Aspect Ratio
    16:9
    Brightness
    450 nits / 600 nits (peak)
    Contrast Ratio
    1000:1 (static)
    Display Backlight
    W-LED
    Display Color Depth
    10 bits (8 bits + FRC), 1073741824 colors
    Display Diagonal
    27" (27 in / 685.8 mm)
    Display Type
    IPS, Anti-glare/Matte (3H)
    Gamut
    98% DCI-P3
    Pixel Density
    168 ppi
    Pixel Pitch
    0.151 mm
    Refresh Rate
    48 Hz ~ 144 Hz
    Resolution
    4K (3840x2160)
    Response Time
    1 ms (min)

    Function

    HDR
    HDR10, DisplayHDR 600
    Licenses
    CE, cUL, TÜV-Typ, FCC-B, UL
    Operating Humidity
    10 % ~ 80 %
    Operating Temperature
    0 °C ~ 40 °C , 32 °F ~ 104 °F
    Video
    АМD FrееSynс 2 tесhnоlоgy, Тruе Соlоr Рrо, Sрhеrе Lighting 2.0, Widе Соlоr Gаmut, Вlасk Stаbilizеr, НDR Еffесt, Сrоsshаir, Dynаmiс Асtiоn Synс, ΝVΙDΙА G-Synс Соmраtiblе, Lоw Вluе Light, Disрlаy Strеаm Соmрrеssiоn (DSС), Соlоr Саlibrаtеd, 4-Sidе Virtuаl...

    Performance

    Power Consumption
    0.5 W (sleep) / 0.3 W (off)

    Production

    Accessory
    DisplayPort cable, HDMI cable
    Debut
    2020

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    3rd-Party Review Videos

    External Reviews

    digitaltrends[1]

    Sentiment Score 75%
    Reviewers from digitaltrends have found the following***:
    The Nano IPS panel is extremely responsive, and easily overclockable to 160 Hz with just the press of a button. Stuttering and tearing is handled by FreeSync Premium Pro and G-Sync compatibility. The 27GN950 also comes with HDR600 support, which means it can produce up to 600 nits peak brightness when using just one of the HDR zones. The main drawbacks are its contrast performance, an unimpressive stand, and the distinct lack of HDMI 2.1.
    Find the original article here.
    Pros
    • High refresh rate
    • Wide color gamut
    • Compact design
    Cons
    • Unimpressive stand
    • No HDMI 2.1

    rtings[2]

    Sentiment Score 48%
    Reviewers from rtings have found the following***:
    The LG 27GN950-B has an incredible response time, FreeSync support, G-SYNC compatibility, and low input lag. Its 4k resolution makes it a great choice for office use or content creators, but it has disappointing ergonomics. It has decent HDR performance, but its low contrast and terrible local dimming make it less ideal for dark-room viewing.
    Find the original article here.
    Pros
    • Incredible response time
    • Large screen allows you to open multiple windows at once
    • Wide viewing angles
    • Great gaming features
    • High 160Hz refresh rate and VRR support
    • G-SYNC compatibility
    • Outstanding HDR performance
    Cons
    • Low contrast ratio
    • Local dimming feature performs terribly
    • Poor reflection handling
    • Disappointing ergonomics

    tomshardware[3]

    Sentiment Score 84%
    Reviewers from tomshardware have found the following***:
    The 27GN950-B doesn't require calibration, but there are small gains available with a few tweaks. The best gamma preset is Mode 4, and that requires a single click of the red slider to bring grayscale tracking to an error-free state. With Local Dimming on, contrast doubled, and it shows.
    Find the original article here.
    Pros
    • Excellent contrast
    • Excellent HDR performance
    • Bright backlight
    Cons
    • No DisplayPort 1
    • No HDR Effect mode

    User Reviews

    References

    1. ^ LG 27GN950 review: The perfect 4K gaming monitor, almost. [digitaltrends]. https://www.digitaltrends.com/monitor-reviews/lg-27gn950-monitor-review/. 2020-12-24. Retrieved 2021-03-22.
    2. ^ LG 27GN950-B Monitor Review. [rtings]. https://www.rtings.com/monitor/reviews/lg/27gn950-b. 2020-11-19. Retrieved 2021-03-22.
    3. ^ LG 27GN950-B 4K 144Hz Monitor Review: One Fast Pixel Mover. [tomshardware]. https://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/lg-27gn950-b-4k-144hz-monitor-review-one-fast-pixel-mover. 2020-12-14. Retrieved 2021-03-22.

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