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LG 34GK950G, 3440x1440, G-Sync, 120Hz

Discussion in 'Monitors' started by Stu, Mar 21, 2018.

  1. Twyst

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    Joined: Aug 17, 2017

    Posts: 124

    My F model arrived today and after some initial setup I'm very happy with the result! No dead or stuck pixels, zero BLB.
    The only negative I have so far is the IPS glow in the lower left corner is noticeable and borderline distracting in very dark games, but other than that this monitor has met, nay, exceeded my expectations.
    Standard gaming is a massive step up in visual quality from my ROG Swift (TN panel).
    HDR gaming in Destiny 2 and Vampyr is a whole new level of colour goodness, but I did have to jack up the in game brightness in Vampyr as the barely visible symbol on my ROG was invisible on this panel until I jakced the brightness to 8. To clarify, the panels Brightness is currently set to 16.

    Long term, this monitor will be moved into my new study with dimmable LED spots in the ceiling (currently this room is lit by a singke 60W energy saving bulb, not very bright) and if I can't remove the IPS glow to my satisfaction there I'll try out bias lighting and if that fails I'll learn to live with it.
    Currently, this is the ONLY monitor that meets my buying needs - Ultrawide, Freesync 2, HDR, 144Hz. I knew that IPS glow is a thing before buying and pictures here and in other places do show "increased" glow in the lower left corner so I would be a fool if I didn't expect it. I've seen the nearest equivalent - Samsung CF791 - and whilst that's a nice panel it suffered from a lot of ghosting, smearing and black crush. So after seeing both I'm very happy with this panel :)

    But the most important thing is that I now have FreeSync working! After being bitten badly by Gsync filcker with my old GPU and ROG, adaptive sync is now a beauty to behold, at this resoltuon and Hz!

    So my message to LG is this - I feel that my monies have been well spent on this panel (it is indeed a thing of beauty), but to get me to spend again you need to make the same spec panel or better and remove the noticeable glow lower left corner (again, only in dark games where the whole left corner is pretty much black).
    I can't say how important this is - my ROG swift may have looked rubbish in comparison, but it was uniform rubbish if you looked head on. IF I look head on, I expect perfection. I know this might seem it's getting into VA teritory, but I want the best of both worlds :)
     
  2. Nwn

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    Well I dont agree with your statment about cf791. I'm using it about 1 year with 1080 Ti , I bought it from OC, the price even now very attractive , not mention about LG 1100,,,,, cf791 got perfect blacks, colors most vibrant, no bls or any other kind of glow... yes sometimes you can see ghosting or some black smearing , but price and image of screen is perfect... Now I consider buy Alienware , because I want to try G Sync, but I'm not sure that I will get same picture quality, it might be even worse. Why not lg gk950G ? Price at this moment is insane. So I just wanted to tell, that everybody got their own preferences.. who want glow in corners, who want some ghosting.
     
  3. Stephen pamment

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    Received my G model, was looking good but I have a pixel stuck on green, so disappointed. I've tried various screen tools to "unstick" the pixel without success so going to have to send it back. Only 1 pixel but stands out a mile to me in dark scenes.
     
  4. Twyst

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    Posts: 124

    So you're really agreeing with me then :)
    My point is that I can put up with the IPS issues and not the VA issues.
     
  5. MBII_33

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    got the 950G today, it was woking fine for 2 hours, then the screen turned black and the back lights start cercling in rainbow color then turn RED so on a loop, and the screen does not turn on, anyone had similar issues? should I contact Overclock or LG support?
     
  6. fantasticCG

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Feb 29, 2012

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    Location: London

    Nano IPS how is this different from IPS
    Is it better?

    Interested in this monitor over the X34P
     
  7. poisonvectors

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    @Twyst Glad to hear your thoughts on the F model! what about the "response, lag" playing games? do you feel any of it?
     
  8. Bugbait

    Gangster

    Joined: Jan 13, 2018

    Posts: 305

    Location: London

    Mostly happy with my F but seeing some black light flicker or dimming. It's very quick but happens every few seconds when a back light appears to dim for a fraction of a second so it almost looks like flicker. Will see how it pans out over the next few days. Shame since everything else is pretty spot on with no dead, bright or lazy pixels so far.

    I "downgraded" from 4k Cinema (4096x2160) so the extra graininess from larger pixels took some getting use to but I needed Windows at 100% instead of 150% scaling due to crappy Citrix implementations at client sites.
     
  9. Gavin McGuire

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    Last edited: Dec 6, 2018 at 3:28 PM
  10. Gavin McGuire

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    So here are few of my pics from various games https://imgur.com/a/QYhgBIz

    all in all im happy with this monitor. its definitely a keeper to me. no blb, but it has a fair amount of ips glow. it is only visible in dark games/dark loading screens (as you can tell from my imgur album). It's invisible in 90% of scenarios in games, and tbh unnoticable when im not looking for it. My images are extremely over saturated and over exposed, they do not in anyway reflect how it looks like irl
     
  11. Twyst

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    I played a few hours of Quake Champions last night.
    Can't say I noticed any more lag compared to my ROG swift. Got plenty of headshots
     
  12. hkintheuk

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    A Question for other owners, as mine was the bottom of a page and has probably been overlooked now.

    Did anyone need to peel off a protective thin plastic covering on the screen ?

    Between the edge of the screen itself, and the bezel, it looks like there is a thin film there, and I can sort of lift it a little, but I don't want to damage anything, and nothing was mentioned in the manuals ?

    I last bought a monitor 15 years ago, and they all had plastic films then...

    Thank you !
     
  13. Twyst

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    Joined: Aug 17, 2017

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    Can't say I noticed any covering on mine? I pealed away the energy compliance sticker and that was it aside from some covering on the bezel and lg logo on the back.

    Why don't we ask @Daniel - LG ?
     
  14. Cornholiooo

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    The 2 X34P i had, did have the same "marking" in the upper left corner, but it is only the coating and should not be removed as far as i am aware.

    With marking i mean a silverish arrow on the upper left corner inner bezel
     
    Last edited: Dec 6, 2018 at 7:14 PM
  15. Mikeey

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    Glad most people are happy with their monitors. I have to admit I gave up waiting and cancelled my order for the X34p. Just goes to show what a panel lottery it all is. I can’t fault my X34p. No dead pixels, blb virtually non existent and saved myself around £500 vs the LG. Don’t get me wrong I’m sure the nano IPS looks spectacular but for me personally I just couldn’t justify the extra £ for the modest improvements on offer. I’m also aware I’m probably one of the more lucky X34p owners as some reports of blb have been terrible.

    Anyway, enjoy and happy gaming!! For those of u who bagged a good one the LG looks gorgeous.
     
  16. kittenmittenz

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    Just received the monitor today. I have to say I absoultely love it. I see no blb and barely any glow. The monitor overclocks with no issue. Coming from a 24 inches dell screen that is such a massive upgrade. I have never had an ultrawide before so perhaps I am not the best person to objectively assess the monitor vs its competitors and I am not as techy as most of the people here but all I can say is that this monitor is everything I expected. Just thought I would share it because people mostly post here after their bad experience coming from a few deficient panels adn the people with good panels just stop coming here so prospective purchasers need to know this seems to be the best monitor to this day and in this category (UW 1440p 120Hz Gsync).

    I have one question, as I never had gsync before: is it a bad thing to leave the monitor overclocked or should you turn it off after each game session?

    Thanks
     
  17. Gavin McGuire

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    nobody knows. i tihnk common consensus is that it doesnt make any difference. who knows what happens down the line in 2 years?
     
  18. BubbySoup

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    Do we know when more of the F's are due in?
     
  19. a66as

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    Location: United Kingdom

    This worth upgrading to from an x34p?
     
  20. joker666

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    Not if you have a good panel I wouldn’t no