This LG 4K gaming monitor is ideal for PS5, Xbox Series S, Series X and PC

This LG 4K gaming monitor is ideal for PS5, Xbox Series S, Series X and PC

LG offers a 32-inch 4K gaming monitor that will delight gamers both on PC and on new generation consoles such as PlayStation 5, Xbox Series S or Series X. The LG 32GQ950 UltraGear screen offers a refresh rate of up to 160Hz, Nvidia G-SYNC and AMD FreeSync support, then 1ms response time.

The gaming world is definitely migrating to new display technologies. Be it in particular the 4K resolution, but also the high image refresh rate.

The new generation consoles, namely PlayStation 5, Xbox Series S and Series X, have been developed with this in mind, in particular offering a 120Hz image refresh rate.

This brings much more fluidity to the image during our various actions in our games and offers much more speed of execution.

For their part, PC gamers have already known, for several years, the benefits of having a high image refresh rate. Only 4K is starting to creep into computers as graphics cards improve.

In both cases, to take full advantage of these technological advances, we need a monitor adapted accordingly! LG thus offers the 32GQ950 UltraGear monitor that we were able to test.

A super smooth 4K gaming monitor

From ambler, the 32GQ950 UltraGear monitor is impressive despite being a 32-inch screen. By using it as a computer monitor, you can be sure that you won’t miss any details in your gaming action!

It offers impressive 4K UHD (3840 x 2160) resolution with a 16:9 aspect ratio through its Nano IPS panel. The colors are vivid and although it has HDR 10 certification, it must be recognized that the contrasts are not its strong point, while the blacks in particular tend to be grayer.

But hey, here we are in the details of the details… The image is still very clear and “sharp” in good French. If you switch from a 1080p or even 1440p monitor, you’ll instantly see the difference.

The LG 32GQ950 UltraGear is still a whopping 32-inch 4K display that’s truly impressive for PC gamers.

But where the main strength of this LG 32GQ950 UltraGear monitor lies is in its fluidity and response time.

The latter offers a maximum refresh rate of 160 Hz (via Overclock) or 144 Hz without Overclock.

So this is perfect for new generation video game consoles which can therefore display their 120fps without worry.

For PC gamers, keep in mind that you’ll need a very good graphics card to run 4K at 144Hz. In our tests, our Nvidia RTX 3070 (released in 2021) could struggle with some games with a lot of visual details, such as Far Cry 6.

Still, if properly equipped, the 1ms response time is really great with this monitor. Nvidia’s G-SYNC and AMD’s FreeSync technologies also help this smoothness a lot.

Everything is so fast and precise that it is a real pleasure to play FPS games in particular.

LG GQ950 1ms Monitor

The LG 32GQ950 UltraGEar gaming monitor offers high precision and no lag thanks to its 1 ms response time.

A monitor for serious gamers

On the screen you can also configure certain elements of the LG 32GQ950 UltraGear gaming monitor. Specifically, there are presets for FPS shooters or RTS strategy games.

It’s also possible to adjust the colors of the RGB lights on the back of the screen to match the colors of our other gaming peripherals.

At the connectivity level, the LG 32GQ950 gaming monitor is equipped with the following ports:

  • 2 HDMI 2.1 ports
  • 1 display port
  • 2 USB 3.0 downstream ports
  • 1 USB 3.0 upstream port
  • 1 3.5mm audio port

LG GQ950 Port Monitor

The height and angle of the LG 32GQ950 UltraGear gaming monitor can be easily adjusted with the sturdy stand that comes with it.

The latter is assembled in just a few minutes and can also be rotated vertically. We just don’t necessarily understand what gaming context we’d like to record it like that in, unless we want to “launch” a mobile game…

Inevitably, all of this comes at a price that, admittedly, is quite high, with LG asking for just over $1,700. That’s a lot of shit…

It is still a great gaming monitor despite everything, but it will be aimed at people with economic means, a high-end graphics card (on PC) or a new generation console and who want to get the most out of it.

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LG 32GQ950 Ultra Gear

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LG 32GQ950 Ultra Gear

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LG 32GQ950 Ultra Gear

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