LG UltraGear introduces a curved monitor with 240 Hz

The South Korean firm has created the LG UltraGear brand dedicated exclusively to developing their gaming monitors; a few... Maria | 17. March 2023

The South Korean firm has created the LG UltraGear brand dedicated exclusively to developing their gaming monitors; a few days ago, they announced their new 49GR85DC-B monitor. This is a large curved monitor that has an incredible refresh rate.

The new LG monitor follows the line initiated by the Samsung Odyssey G7; if we talk about its main technical specifications, they are practically the same. We should remember that the company already had monitors of this size and format, such as the LG Ultrawide 49WQ95C-W. However, this monitor is designed to perform other tasks. In addition, the company also has models with close diagonals with OLED displays.

LG UltraGear

The LG UltraGear is a device designed to play video games. This device mounts a VA panel with a mid-size TV diagonal of at least 49 inches. This requires using a large desktop with enough space to accommodate a width of at least one meter.

For this new monitor, the overall design has been updated. Lighting effects have been incorporated on the back of the monitor, and a much larger and sturdier base has been added to support the monitor’s large size.


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Specifications of the new LG UltraGear monitor

The monitor has a 1000R curved panel, the same as its format, an ultra-widescreen display with a 32:9 aspect ratio, with a native resolution of 5120 x 1440 pixels.

On the other hand, the monitor has a static contrast ratio of 2500:1 and achieves a maximum brightness of 450 cd/m2, in addition to viewing angles of 178°/178° and a DCI-P3 color coverage of 95%.

One of the most impressive specifications of this model is the refresh rate; it offers the best refresh rate available on the market at 240 Hz. And for this resolution and AMD FreeSync Premium Pro image synchronization technology.

In addition, it is compatible with the VESA DisplayHDR 1000 standard, and the reaction time is 1 ms (GtG).

It likewise has several features that focus on gamers, such as:

  • Hardware crosshairs
  • Frame rate counters
  • Black stabilizer
  • Specific display presets for major game genres.

On the other hand, the base is both height and tilt adjustable and features two HDMI 2.1 connectors and one DisplayPort 1.4.

In addition, it includes a headphone amplifier for audio input through the DP/HDMI connection, which is compatible with the DTS Headphones X surround sound format.

LG UltraGear 49GR85DC B 3

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The retail price of the LG UltraGear 49GR85DC-B monitor is currently unknown. However, we can intuit that it will not be cheap; but it will appeal to users who bet on extreme monitors in size, curvature ratio, and format.

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