At E3 2019, LG unveiled the world’s first ever IPS gaming monitor with a response time of only 1ms. These monitors are available in 27-inch and 36-inch sizes, and both the variants have extremely thin bezels.
This is significant as IPS technology usually means that monitors have a high response time (around 3-5ms or higher) and they’re normally used for non-competitive gaming. With a low response time of 1ms, these monitors will not only have vivid colors and great viewing angles, but they will also be ideal for competitive MOBA or FPS games, getting the best of both worlds.
The 27-inch model sports a screen resolution of 2560 x 1440 and is compatible with Nvidia’s G-Sync for syncing the game’s framerate with the monitor for an optimal experience. It has a refresh rate of 144Hz and a maximum brightness of 350 nits. It is also compatible with HDR10 content. As for connectivity, it has two HDMI ports and one display port.
Its 36-inch sibling, on the other hand, features a curved screen with a higher-res WQHD panel (3840 x 1600) and a maximum brightness of 450 nits. The base refresh rate on it is 144Hz, but it can be overclocked to 175Hz. It is compatible with the VESA DisplayHDR 400 standard and it also has RGB lighting on the back.
LG is also rolling out gaming-specific features to both monitors, such as Dynamic Action Sync mode, Black Stabilizer, and a fixed crosshair. LG says that these features will come in handy with FPS games. These monitors also cover 98% of the DCI-P3 color gamut, making them almost perfectly color accurate.
There’s no word on pricing for the two monitors yet, but pre-orders will kick off as soon as July 1 for the 27-inch model. The availability of the 36-inch monitor is unknown.