The 21:9 UltraWide monitors are trending in the market at the moment, and because of their success, now we have overclocked IPS displays (that have a refresh rate of up to 100Hz). And with all things that such gaming monitors have to offer, looks like they are about to be outclassed.
LG has announced the 34UC79G (which also goes by 34UC79G-B because of its black matte finish), which is the first LG AH-IPS display that runs at a 144Hz refresh rate. Read our LG 34UC79G Review .
Standing at 34 inches wide, the 34UC79G has a 2560 x 1080p native resolution, and the screen has a gentle curve (3800R) which makes it ideal for immersing yourself in the game’s environment. The aspect ratio is 21:9 and the monitor also has adaptive sync support (the variable refresh rate window on the 34UC79G is 50-144Hz). Other features include a low 4ms response time, height and tilt adjustment, Displayport 1.2a for adaptive sync, good calibration options and a joystick for a hassle-free OSD navigation.
With a ‘flicker-free’ WLED backlight and a lot of features that enhance the gaming experience- like the black stabilizer enhancing black areas and an integrated 1:1-pixel mapping function, this monitor will be very popular. And seeing as how it just went for pre-order in the US already (priced at just under $700), it is already on its way to becoming a success. The 34UC79G is set to be launched in EU and UK soon.
Here are the key features:
· Panel type: IPS
· Panel size: 34 inches
· Resolution: 2560 x 1080p
· Refresh rate: 144Hz
· Response time: 4ms (gray to gray)
· Brightness: 300 cd/m²
· Contrast ratio: 1000:1
· Aspect ratio: 21:9
· Adaptive sync support: Yes
· Connectivity: One Displayport 1.2a, two HDMI ports, two USB 3.0 ports (one with fast-charging), USB upstream, one 1.2mm audio input and one standard 3.5mm audio jack
· Adjustment: Height (4.72 inches) and tilt (5° forwards, 20° backward)
· Wall mounting: Yes (100 x 100mm VESA)