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The perfect monitor - finally! LG 38GL950G

Discussion in 'Video Cards & Monitors' started by cbwolf, Jan 12, 2019.

  1. bart5986

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  2. havabeer

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    I assumed he meant anything less then VA is trash?
     
  3. bart5986

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    Looks like you are right, my bad.
     
  4. PsydFX

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    Don’t feel too bad, he did use the ‘greater than’ symbol. It was a little confusing.
     
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    Since nobody has done a review of the kogan u want me to do one?
     
  6. PsydFX

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    I’d be interested.
     
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    dont have any measuring equiptment but ill tell ya if its worth buying or not
     
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  8. munchkin1

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    Why do you call it '4k' in your sig lol

    3440 x 1440 is not 4k
     
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    to trigger 5k reslets
     
  10. macktheknife

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    Looks like the release is September. Who knows when it's getting to Australia though.
     
  11. touki

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    For me this is the perfect monitor. I was about to pull the trigger on the 75hz model.

    Stoked to see this come up with virtually no compromises IMO

    You can see the monitor in action here

     
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    doesn't say anything about 144hz or high refresh rate. But the rest looks tasty.
    Also Freesync 1 so who knows WTF its actually doing until you see a proper review/test
     
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    Corsair bought Origin recently. You never know, you might see this or something like it (or 'improved'?) on shelves in Oz sometime in the future :) .. assuming you have a spare kidney of course.
     
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    I have an x34p and love it, they can be had on sale for under $1k. IMO it's about as good as you can get right now without going into the $2k+ realm.

    After enjoying g-sync, I'll never buy a freesync monitor unless they support a better frequency range in the future. I'm also now totally converted to ultrawide.

    I see 38inch 3840x1600 g-sync 100hz+ as the logical upgrade from here...though I probably won't do it under they're under $2k. Can't bring myself to spend $3k+ on a monitor. I was also sort of hoping my next monitor would be proper HDR (not some BS like HDR400) but then it's still not supported widely anyway.

    Based on this:
    https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1488942-REG/lg_38gl950g_b_38_ultragear_nano_ips.html

    I reckon we'll see prices around $3k in Aus....
     
  18. macktheknife

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    I got an X34 at launch when it was something like $1700 and that has always felt entirely worth it.

    This one is the obvious upgrade but I think I'll have to wait until my next GPU upgrade, and for this new one to drop in price. It's not "that" much of an upgrade to an X34.
     
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    don't most decent freesyncs do like 40hz to 144hz etc? Shouldn't be gaming under 40fps haha.

    But yes once you experience the smoothness of G/Freesync there is no going back.. you don't realise how much stutter exists until its gone.

    Don't write HDR400 off.. Infact I have a Benq HDR that cant even hit 400nits but being VA the 3000:1 native + 95% DCI-P3 can make HDR games look amazing in comparison. Its more wide color gamut that makes HDR pop more then insane brights

    See here for some HDR vs SDR on ps4 pro on my monitor which peaks at like 350nits

    I would never recommend a HDR IPS panel though the 1000:1 sucks for darker games, VA better overall apart from some black crush.

    Radley id actually consider this thing, very entry level HDR but beats no HDR and being VA will do blacks nicely. Maybe look up some reviews. These guys love it

    https://www.mwave.com.au/product/ms...ide-qhd-1ms-hdr-curved-gaming-monitor-ac25872
     
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  20. munchkin1

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    Many freesync monitors (even high end ones) have a freesync lower cutoff of 48 or 52 hz.

    When I play some RPGs I like to have graphics maxed, often it’ll be average 60-65fps but will dip to 40-45 in certain places.

    I think some freesync monitors have low frame rate compensation to try account for this but I doubt it’s as good as just keeping sync. I’ve also seen hacks to increase free sync range but at the end of the day, I’d rather just pay extra for plug and play guaranteed down to 30hz with no screwing around and gambling.

    Playing stuff like AC odyssey particularly, the difference between certain busy scenes at 40-45fps with gsync vs without is night and day. Same for WoW, which even on a 2080ti will see under 60fps regularly in certain parts of the game eg Ashran

    Of course if you never play below the min cutoff ever and never play games like
    Wow then it’s not relevant.
     
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