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LG 34GP950G-B Monitor Review

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Product testers hailed the LG 34GP950G-B, recommending it for gaming, but also for media creation, and office use. They were pleased with its 180Hz refresh rate, superb 3440 x 1440 pixel resolution, FreeSync, and G-SYNC. However, they criticized its low contrast ratio. Check out our MSI Optix G272 review for an IPS model with better viewing angles.

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Product Snapshot

Overview

The LG 34GP950G-B is a high-end ultrawide gaming monitor, which made its debut in 2021, promising pro-level gaming performance to enthusiasts. Among the most advanced computer monitors, this device stands out because of its ultrawide 34-inch Nano IS display with a 3440 x 1440 resolution. The screen is curved, providing visual immersion. This device boasts NVIDIA G-SYNC Ultimate technology for reducing screen tearing, and it also supports AMD FreeSync. With a maximum 180Hz refresh rate, the device provides excellent motion handling. Continue reading to see how it ranks against the best selling gaming monitors on the market.

Consensus

our Verdict

Product testers praised the LG 34GP950G-B, recommending it for gaming. They hailed its outstanding 3.9 ms rise-and-fall response time and 3.7 ms input lag, which provided a fast response during testing. The monitor features an HDMI 2.0 port, which proved to support 4K resolutions during testing. Analysts at Tom’s Hardware praised this device’s 180Hz refresh rate, which is better than the 160Hz rate of the LG 38GN950-B. They proved that this device natively supports FreeSync and is compatible with NVIDIA G-SYNC. Digital Trends product testers hailed its wide viewing angles, commenting that the only observed color washout after 43° horizontally. Reviewers discovered that it covers an outstanding 99.6% of the sRGB and 89.4% of the Adobe RGB color spaces, providing a wide color gamut suitable for content creation. However, analysts were disappointed by the paltry 836:1 contrast ratio, which only increases to 918:1 with local dimming, and black images appeared grayish in dark rooms.

ReasonS to Buy

  • Outstanding 180Hz refresh rate
  • Super-fast response time and low input lag
  • G-SYNC Ultimate and FreeSync compatibility
  • Excellent color gamut coverage
  • Wide viewing angles

Reason to Avoid

  • Poor contrast ratio
  • Mediocre local dimming function
  • Stand doesn’t swivel or support portrait mode

LG 34GP950G-B Monitor Specs

Display TypeLED
HDMI Inputs1
HDR FormatYes
Max Resolution3440 × 1440
Panel TypePanel TypeIPS
Refresh Rate180 Hz
Response TimeResponse Time1 ms
Screen size34"
Sync TechnologySync TechnologyAMD FreeSync, G-Sync

All Specs

Test Results

Brightness (nits)415.5
Contrast Ratio (as ratio, x:1)868.5
Color Gamut/Accuracy % (DCI P3 xy)95.7
Color Gamut/Accuracy % (DCI P3 uv)0
Color Gamut % (sRGB Coverage xy)99.8
Color Gamut % (Adobe RGB Coverage xy)89.4
Color Gamut % (Rec. 2020 Coverage xy)71.2
Color Gamut % (Rec. 709 Coverage xy)0
Input Lag (ms)3.7
Response Time (ms)4.3
Horizontal Viewing Angle (Washout Left)43
Horizontal Viewing Angle (Washout Right)43
Vertical Viewing Angle (Washout Above)31
Vertical Viewing Angle (Washout Below)32

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Product Comparison

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Market Context

The LG 34GP950G-B is a high-end ultrawide gaming monitor, which made its debut in 2021, promising pro-level gaming performance to enthusiasts. Among the most advanced…

The LG 34GP950G-B is a high-end ultrawide gaming monitor, which made its debut in 2021, promising pro-level gaming performance to enthusiasts. Among the most advanced computer monitors, this device stands out because of its ultrawide 34-inch Nano IS display with a 3440 x 1440 resolution. The screen is curved, providing visual immersion. This device boasts NVIDIA G-SYNC Ultimate technology for reducing screen tearing, and it also supports AMD FreeSync. With a maximum 180Hz refresh rate, the device provides excellent motion handling. Continue reading to see how it ranks against the best selling gaming monitors on the market.

The LG 34GP950G-B(This review) has a higher 180Hz refresh rate compared to the 160Hz of the LG 34GN850-B. These two monitors have a similar 34-inch…

The LG 34GP950G-B(This review) has a higher 180Hz refresh rate compared to the 160Hz of the LG 34GN850-B. These two monitors have a similar 34-inch IPS screen size, but they differ in the supported variable refresh rate (VRR) tech. While the LG 34GP950G-B natively supports G-SYNC, the LG 34GN850-B natively supports FreeSync.

The LG 34GP950G-B is very similar to its predecessor, the LG 34GK950F-B, with both monitors having a 34-inch 3440 x 1440 screen and an IPS…

The LG 34GP950G-B is very similar to its predecessor, the LG 34GK950F-B, with both monitors having a 34-inch 3440 x 1440 screen and an IPS panel. The newer gaming monitor goes one better, featuring HDR10 tech, which is missing on the older model.

Featuring a similar 34-inch curved screen, IPS panel type, and HDR10 tech, the LG 34GP950G-B, and the LG 34GP83A-B are very similar. However, the LG…

Featuring a similar 34-inch curved screen, IPS panel type, and HDR10 tech, the LG 34GP950G-B, and the LG 34GP83A-B are very similar. However, the LG 34GP950G-B has a local dimming feature, which is not present on the LG 34GP83A-B. The two monitors support different anti-tearing technologies, with the LG 34GP950G-B having native NVIDIA G-SYNC, while the LG 34GP83A-B is compatible with G-SYNC.

Being LED-backlit, the LG 34GP950G-B gets brighter in HDR mode (656-nit peak brightness), than the QD-OLED Dell Alienware AW3423DW, which has a peak brightness of…

Being LED-backlit, the LG 34GP950G-B gets brighter in HDR mode (656-nit peak brightness), than the QD-OLED Dell Alienware AW3423DW, which has a peak brightness of 484 nits. The Dell monitor, on the other hand, has a better 0.4 ms rise-and-fall response time than the 3.9 ms of the LG device. In terms of darkroom performance, the Dell monitor provides deeper black levels, featuring an infinite contrast ratio, compared to the LG’s 836:1.

Display Type

LED

HDMI Inputs

1

HDR Format

Yes

Max Resolution

3440 × 1440

Panel Type

IPS

Refresh Rate

180 Hz

Response Time

1 ms

Screen size

34"

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