LG has introduced a new 45-inch ultrawide OLED gaming monitor with a refresh rate of 240Hz. The corporate is looking the UltraGear 45GR95QE its “first curved OLED show with a 240Hz refresh rate,” which is notable at a time when most OLED shows (together with these with flat panels) are nonetheless capped at 120Hz. The corporate is but to announce pricing or a launch date for the monitor, however plans to indicate it off at IFA in Berlin subsequent month.
Having a increased refresh rate means a show seems smoother and fewer juddery, and video video games really feel extra aware of play — particularly when mixed with OLED’s near-instantaneous response occasions. Till lately it was uncommon to seek out an OLED show with a refresh rate of over 120Hz, however that’s modified in current months. YouTube channel HDTVTest reported in Might that Samsung’s S95B QD-OLED TV had turn into the primary OLED TV to assist a 144Hz refresh rate (albeit unofficially), whereas Alienware’s AW3423DW monitor, which additionally makes use of a QD-OLED panel from Samsung Show, goes all the best way as much as 175Hz.
Now, nonetheless, we’re seeing OLED shows emerge that go all the best way as much as 240Hz. HDTVTest reported earlier this month that the MSI GE67 HX laptop computer options the world’s first 240Hz OLED show, and Razer has additionally introduced a 240Hz OLED laptop computer of its personal. Simply this week we additionally noticed Corsair announce a 240Hz OLED monitor, though the truth that it may be manually bent into a curved monitor stole some consideration away from its excessive refresh rate.
Away from its refresh rate, the UltraGear 45GR95QE’s different specs embody a side ratio of 21:9, a curvature of 800R, and the flexibility to show 98.5 of the DCI-P3 colour gamut. It’s bought a 1440p decision, an HDMI 2.1 port with assist for variable refresh charges, and an extra DisplayPort 1.4 connector. There are additionally built-in picture-by-picture and picture-in-picture modes for displaying content material from a number of sources side-by-side.
Whereas the refresh charges of OLED panels are enhancing, they nonetheless path far behind what LCD is able to. LCD panels with 360Hz refresh charges have gotten more and more frequent, and earlier this yr we noticed the first 500Hz Nvidia G-Sync gaming show introduced by Asus.