LG UltraGear 38GN950 is impressive. If you are looking for
the ultimate gaming monitor, then it is definitely the best gaming, its 144Hz
refresh rate can be easily overclocked to 160Hz, 1ms response time, excellent
image quality and many other gaming features, such as G-Sync, an ultra Wide
aspect ratio and DisplayHDR600. If you are serious about gaming and want a lot
of screen real estate, then this is the best gaming monitor-if you can afford
UltraGear 38GN950 is LG’s latest ultra-wide gaming monitor,
with a 38-inch ultra-large screen, QHD+ (3840 x 1600) resolution, G-Sync
support, 144Hz refresh rate and many other features. It is one of your best
gaming monitors. Buy now.
With the upcoming PS5 and Xbox Series X, gaming in 4K may
become more popular than ever. However, for PC gamers, there is another option:
ultra-wide 21:9 aspect ratio. For many people (including us), the ultra-aspect
ratio 16:9 4K panel provides a more immersive experience.
Moreover, although the 3840 x 1600 resolution of UltraGear
38GN950 does not exactly match the resolution of 4K (3840 x 2160), it is not
far off-this actually means you can get better gaming performance, especially
for low-end cards .
The extra breathing space allows you to make better use of
the 144Hz refresh rate to achieve demanding graphics options and settings
without sacrificing pure image quality.
An ultra-wide monitor with a large screen, full of
game-specific features, may sound loud on your street, but it comes at a price.
The UltraGear 38GN950 is a very expensive monitor: it costs 1,499 pounds
(approximately US$2,000 / AU$2,700), which is a huge investment. You can use
this money to make some serious upgrades to your gaming PC.
This means that no matter how good the LG UltraGear 38GN950
is, it is simply impossible for many people. This also means that LG's work has
been completed to justify its high price.
The good news is that in most cases, it does. This is indeed
a very impressive gaming monitor. As you would expect from LG, the UltraGear
38GN950 has an eye-catching design and is similar to other UltraGear models. It
has an "almost borderless" frame, which is really very thin. This is
a large display that may dominate even on the largest tables, but these thin
bezels ensure that what attracts you is the real screen, not the cumbersome
On the back of the UltraGear 38GN950, you will find a series
of lights that can be synchronized with music or visual effects. LG's system is
called Sphere Lighting 2.0, which is similar to the Ambilight function on
Philips TVs. This is a welcome addition; we found the display made with LG
UltraGear 38GN950 in the dark is more comfortable because the light is
projected onto the wall behind the display.
You can use the LG UltraGear Control Center software to
adjust the settings-although you need to plug the monitor into the PC via USB.
This is desirable because it also turns the UltraGear 38GN950 into a USB hub,
allowing you to plug USB peripherals into the monitor.
In terms of ports, the UltraGear 38GN950 comes with two USBs
(and an upstream USB port for plugging into a PC), two HDMI, a DisplayPort and
an audio jack, all of which can be conveniently accessed on the rear of the
monitor-we Found this more convenient location than at the bottom.
Overall, this is an incredibly good-looking monitor-it
hasn't even been turned on yet. However, in actual operation, LG UltraGear
38GN950 left a deep impression.
Its 3840 x 1600 resolution is very high for an ultra-wide
unit. In addition to a 21:9 aspect ratio and a 38-inch screen size, it also
provides ample working space. For daily use in Windows 10, you can open
multiple windows and applications at once, and the subtle curve of the screen
can reduce the burden when looking to the edge.
Of course, productivity cannot be the main reason you buy LG
UltraGear 38GN950-it is a gaming monitor after all. In this regard, it does not
disappoint. The ultra-wide aspect ratio of 21:9 undoubtedly brings a
"wow" factor. It makes the game more cinematic, and by covering
almost the entire field of view of the player, you will enjoy a super immersive
experience and tactical advantages.
An excellent Microsoft Flight Simulator is a game that
benefits from the aspect ratio of UltraGear 38GN950. The 21:9 ratio allows us
to see more of the cockpit and some windows on the left. This not only
increases the realism (a goal that simulator games strive to achieve), but it
also has practical uses. It allows us to monitor landmarks and runways from a
window without having to press a button to switch views, thus making flying
LG UltraGear 38GN950 has more skills to ensure excellent
performance in the game. The response time of 1 millisecond, the compatibility
of G-Sync and AMD FreeSync Premium Pro, and the fast refresh rate of 144Hz
(which can be easily overclocked to 160Hz) make this monitor a leader in
In general, these features are-forgiving puns-changing the
rules of the game, and have a huge impact in the game, especially when playing
crazy, fast-paced games. Eternal destruction is the best example. When playing
at frequencies of 144Hz and 160Hz, you will get a fascinating and enjoyable
experience, because you can smoothly tear through groups of demons without
showing signs of screen tearing. It is very impressive and will make it
difficult to revert to a 60Hz display.
The image quality of the display is of utmost importance,
and LG UltraGear 38GN950 performed well again. As mentioned earlier, this is
not a monitor you actually buy for work purposes. But DCI-P3 supports 98% color
gamut, which is a good choice for photographers and video editors, because
accurate color reproduction is essential for them.
Samsung said that UltraGear 38GN950 is equipped with a
nano-IPS panel, and its nano-sized pixels can provide high-intensity colors. In
"Doomsday Eternal", this is indeed correct, it looks beautiful on the
monitor, but so does the more realistic color palette of Microsoft Flight
UltraGear 38GN950 also supports HDR. However, it is only the
mid-range of DisplayHDR 600. For example, although this is better than
DisplayHDR400 and DisplayHDR500, it is still a medium version of HDR with a
peak brightness of only 600 nits. This is one aspect of the UltraGear 38GN950,
and it doesn't feel very good. It can still show good HDR images, but it can't
be compared with OLED.
In general, LG UltraGear 38GN950 is an excellent gaming
monitor that perfectly combines speed, response speed, immersive aspect ratio
and excellent image quality. This is expensive, but if you have built a killer
gaming platform and want to pair it with a monitor, then you may find it a
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