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    LG UltraGear 34GN850-B UltraWide monitor hits retail

    Priced around $1,100, supplies of this gaming monitor have started to appear in East Asia.
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    Re: LG UltraGear 34GN850-B UltraWide monitor hits retail

    Seems kinda expensive for these specs. Except for the response time every feature screams average.

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    Re: LG UltraGear 34GN850-B UltraWide monitor hits retail

    No Freesync Premium [Pro]???

    i.e. the rebranded version of Freesync2 with AMD's HDR support...

    not spending £1100 to walk away from that!
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    Re: LG UltraGear 34GN850-B UltraWide monitor hits retail

    Quote Originally Posted by Jedibeeftrix View Post
    No Freesync Premium [Pro]???

    i.e. the rebranded version of Freesync2 with AMD's HDR support...

    not spending £1100 to walk away from that!
    It doesn't have HDR - it has HDR400 - which is the HDR equivalent of being "HD Ready" when your TV is actually only supports 720p over YPbPr....although worse as at least 720p is a huge leap up from 1024x576 whereas HDR400 is well, kina pointless.

    Still, at the moment if you want a high refresh rate, ultrawide, IPS panel with VRR....then £1000-£1200 is on the money market wise. It's a better specified panel than the Alienware/Acer equivalent that dominate the £800-£1000 IPS ultrawide market, and at a similar price.

    It's hugely better than the cheap VA ultrawides (£400ish), a lot better than the 120hz IPS ultrawides mentioned above (£800-£1000) and not quite as good as the modern VA HDR1000 ultrawides (£2000-£2400).

    So I think it has a place in the market, but I still don't like how expensive monitors have become, and that's said as an owner of a PG35VQ...horrible pricing. But ultrawides are amazing

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    Re: LG UltraGear 34GN850-B UltraWide monitor hits retail

    So.. looking for a curved '4k' ultra wide (e.g. not 1440 tall) with HDR and VRR.. Anyone able to point me at a good option that the have experience of ?

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    Re: LG UltraGear 34GN850-B UltraWide monitor hits retail

    LG announces a new monitor in April.

    ..should only take until about November before you'll actually be able to buy one in the UK, and they'll probably only ship about 50 units and no more until the following March.

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    Re: LG UltraGear 34GN850-B UltraWide monitor hits retail

    Quote Originally Posted by SciFi View Post
    So.. looking for a curved '4k' ultra wide (e.g. not 1440 tall) with HDR and VRR.. Anyone able to point me at a good option that the have experience of ?
    To my knowledge, they don't exist yet. Even at 1440p, you have to sacrifice one of the ideal components in a monitor to make it work. It's a bandwidth issue with DisplayPort 1.4 so you can't get a 4K picture with 10 bit colour and 200hz and HDR1000, but you can get part of the way there.

    DP 2.0 devices should finally materialise later this year, with monitors offering that support announced at a similar time but not shipped until 20201. Pure speculation on my part with nothing to back it up, but seems logical. Pretty sure the panels exist already in low numbers, and you may see some specialist ones that can do all this via thunderbolt or a bespoke connection method, but nothing "consumer".

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    Re: LG UltraGear 34GN850-B UltraWide monitor hits retail

    I paid £800 for the virtually identical 34GK950F from Amazon when it launched last year.
    I bet it's a while before we see this and if the last one is anything to go by people like Overlockers will add another 10%+ on the purchase price because availability always sucks those first few months.

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    Re: LG UltraGear 34GN850-B UltraWide monitor hits retail

    Quote Originally Posted by Nifl View Post
    Seems kinda expensive for these specs. Except for the response time every feature screams average.
    Probably because it supports G-Sync and FreeSync. Gotta pay that Nvidia tax.

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    Re: LG UltraGear 34GN850-B UltraWide monitor hits retail

    Quote Originally Posted by Spud1 View Post
    It doesn't have HDR - it has HDR400 - which is the HDR equivalent of being "HD Ready" when your TV is actually only supports 720p over YPbPr....although worse as at least 720p is a huge leap up from 1024x576 whereas HDR400 is well, kina pointless.
    My monitor has HDR400 (it was an incidental inclusion rather than an intentional buy) and it definitely makes a difference. It's almost certainly not as good as full bore HDR however it has achieved its aim - it has given someone who wouldn't normally have bothered a taste of the tech (for little extra outlay for the manufacturer), meaning I see the advantage and my next monitor will have proper HDR.

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    Re: LG UltraGear 34GN850-B UltraWide monitor hits retail

    Quote Originally Posted by Spud1 View Post
    It doesn't have HDR - it has HDR400 - which is the HDR equivalent of being "HD Ready" when your TV is actually only supports 720p over YPbPr....although worse as at least 720p is a huge leap up from 1024x576 whereas HDR400 is well, kina pointless.

    Still, at the moment if you want a high refresh rate, ultrawide, IPS panel with VRR....then £1000-£1200 is on the money market wise. It's a better specified panel than the Alienware/Acer equivalent that dominate the £800-£1000 IPS ultrawide market, and at a similar price.

    It's hugely better than the cheap VA ultrawides (£400ish), a lot better than the 120hz IPS ultrawides mentioned above (£800-£1000) and not quite as good as the modern VA HDR1000 ultrawides (£2000-£2400).

    So I think it has a place in the market, but I still don't like how expensive monitors have become, and that's said as an owner of a PG35VQ...horrible pricing. But ultrawides are amazing
    My argument here is cross-cutting to this one:

    I did not mention HDR400 because I know it is pretty crappy - I consider HDR600 to be a useful starting point in [this] HDR classification system.

    No, what I referred to is AMD's Freesync2 (Premium Pro) standard which is entirely separate, and comes with its own performance criteria.
    It seems quite common for us to find:
    HDR400 screens which are deemed a crappy HDR experience
    Freesync2 screens (which may also only qualify for HDR400), and seem to supply an appreciably better HDR experience
    HDR600 screens which seems to be a good entry-level PC HDR experience.

    So, while I have never seen specifications benchmarks to demonstreate this, I work to the assumption that Freesync2 would be broadly equivalent to HDR500+ if such a standard existed...

    Would I take more? Sure. But it seems to be good enough as an entry-level performance and an improvement over a good SDR screen.
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    Re: LG UltraGear 34GN850-B UltraWide monitor hits retail

    Hoping to hear release news of their 4k 144hz 1ms IPS soon, Probably go with that instead not keen on ultrawide black bars, too much hassle configuring workarounds.

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    Re: LG UltraGear 34GN850-B UltraWide monitor hits retail

    1440p is so much better and the way to go for high fps gaming
    i rather have stable 144pfs on 1440p than 80fps on 4k any day

    the thing Im excited is HDR1000 not a gimmic HRD400

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