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

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

  1. MikeLoader

    Gangster

    Joined: Dec 14, 2011

    Posts: 148

    nVidia Question:

    Does nVidia cards work with overdrive, using freesync on this monitor ?
    Was on my way to get the AOC32G1, but just read that nvidia card wont work with freesync using overdive, and it makes the monitor useless IMHO; as it will get smear heaven and who want that :/
     
  2. BubbySoup

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    Joined: Nov 22, 2003

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    Location: Cardiff

    There is no way they could resell as new if it had been returned under DSR unless the original purchaser hadn't opened it. The sheer amount of sealed packaging within the box would immediately alert you to the fact someone else had opened it.
     
  3. Greebo

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    Location: Co Durham

    From what people have said on here, most returns are just lobbed into the skip round the back of ocuk!!!!
     
  4. Baddass

    Don

    Joined: Jan 12, 2003

    Posts: 19,959

    Location: UK

    on the 34GK950F you mean? yes you can definitely still use the overdrive controls regardless of the graphics card vendor, and regardless of whether you activate Freesync/G-sync VRR
     
  5. NikTheSHNIK

    OcUK Staff

    Joined: Feb 23, 2015

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    Location: Overclockers UK HQ

    Monitors returned unopened go back into new stock. Those returned opened RMA/DSR for whatever reason, go into B-grade or back to the manufacturer if faulty.
     
  6. Nerusy

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Jul 12, 2010

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    Many thanks for the reply .

    This does push me more towards buying this monitor option.
     
  7. MikeLoader

    Gangster

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    Sorry wrong quote. I cant quote myself heh ..Runs and hide ..LOL!
     
  8. MikeLoader

    Gangster

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    Thanks Baddass, thats as it should be then :)
    Good to know, but after reading up some more, I really want that G-synd model.Seems like freesync is way to far behind g-sync in every way (for what I have seen) so once g-sync allways g-sync I guess :D
    Thanks again!
     
  9. Nerusy

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Jul 12, 2010

    Posts: 2,470

    Ordered one, will arrive on Saturday. Big purchase for me, hopefully it will be a fault-free but with my luck...*sigh*

    Does seem like a perfect monitor currently. Will report here how it goes.
     
  10. Nerusy

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    Came in.

    1 spazzing out pixel that is stuck from one angle and invisible from another.

    1 dead pixel. Not a big deal, not that visible during normal use but quite noticeable when it has white background around it.

    BLB minimal on default settings, essentially no BLB.

    Downloaded new firmware but gaming still feels sluggish even at 144hz. Not sure what is the issue, why it feels that much less responsive than my current TN.

    Decided to return it.

    OCUK refuses to assist in returning the monitor.

    DPD is giving only DPD Local options to return the monitor and "monitor" is on a restricted items list, so as I understand they will not deliver my monitor back to OCUK despite DPD delivering it to me.

    Looks like I am going to have fun trying to return this thing. DPD guy on the phone said to give them a call on tuesday when sales team is back in working. Lets see what will happen then.

    Edit: Has anyone here actually ever gotten an ultrawide without at least 1 dead pixel? Is it in the territory of miracles or myths?
     
    Last edited: May 4, 2019
  11. BubbySoup

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    Joined: Nov 22, 2003

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    Location: Cardiff

    Got my replacement F yesterday - all set up and working perfectly.

    About the same BLB as my previous one, bottom left is most noticeable. No dead pixels. I'm glad I settled for a swap out rather than a refund and purchasing a different monitor (which I almost did!).
     
  12. MiMaty

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    Joined: May 5, 2019

    Posts: 6

    This is what my new 34gk950f looks like:

    IPS glow (a bit exaggerated, but this is what I see on black backgrounds during normal use)

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    BLB

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    Photos were taken at brightness level equaling 17. BLB is hardly noticable, however glow takes like half of the left side. I rather don't see it on darker images (but not completly dark), but when screen turns black, it doesn't look nice. The bad thing is that it is visible from normal sitting position, let's say 70-80 cm away from the screen. In games it doesn't look that bad, for example in metro exodus it was noticable but not that horrible. In LOL I see it only on loading screen.

    Also, I had some problems with brightness flickering on white backgrounds, but switching off "SMART POWER SAVER" (or something like that) option solved that. Beyond that I have no complains. I haven't found any bad or stuck pixels. LG program was laggy as hell (it was literally freezing my PC), but after reswitching USB port I finally managed to update firmware (which takes like half an hour). Colors are great but I don't see stunning difference between my old dell U2412m.

    144 Hz of refresh rate is really good but it was more noticable on XF270HUA (which I returned because of other defects). Maybe because I sometimes don't reach 144 fps or maybe because this monitor is a bit slower than acer, I don't know.

    Build quality is solid but it could be better for that price. Height adjustment is not as good as on my old dell but it does its job. Stand takes a lot of place on desk.

    To be honest I don't know what to do. It is really nice monitor but for sure overpriced (for that money I can get almost 3 units of XF270HUA which is QHD 144 Hz IPS). That glow is really annoying and it ruins my experience a bit. From second side so many people receive damaged screens and so on that I doubt it is worth to play lottery and try again.

    If you have any questions feel free to ask.
     
    Last edited: May 5, 2019
  13. NirK

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    Got any pictures of a white screen?
     
  14. MiMaty

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    Can't take it right now, but white uniformity is good on this one.
     
  15. Stu

    Wise Guy

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    Location: Wirral

    No problem with my Dell UW, no dead pixels. It is a big concern how many of these monitors appear to be shipped out with issues.
     
  16. NirK

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    I have literally never seen a dead pixel on any monitor, except an ancient 20" monitor I owned for 5+ years.
     
  17. RSR

    Sgarrista

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    I'm pretty much set on one of these now (F Model) to replace my Asus screens as I have been reading alot of postive comments about them.
     
  18. MiMaty

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    By the way, do you experience small horizontal banding on darker colors? It is mostly visible on dark grey, where, from close distance, I can see few little strokes which have a bit different (but very similiar) color. It's hard to see it from normal viewing position tbh. Hard to take a photo
     
  19. MiMaty

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    On darker backgrounds (but not completely black) such as dark grey, dark red there are a lot of horizontal scan lines with a bit darker tone. They are hard to see from normal viewing distance (they absorb into the background), but when I increase the brightness or look on the screen from close distance they are clearly visible. On white background there is no way to see them.
    I took a few photos (they are a bit exaggerated) and marked those lines with arrow. Please ignore that discoloration around the edges as it's mostly glow. I've updated firmware. Firstly thought that it's a problem with cable or GPU, even tried lowering refresh rate but it didn't help and I realized that it happens also when monitor is disconnected from GPU, so it seems to be a problem with panel.

    https://imgur.com/a/9UhrFJD

    The question is - is it normal for that type of panel (big curved IPS) or should I RMA it?
     
  20. Nerusy

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Jul 12, 2010

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    A word of caution to those who will choose to return the monitor under DSR/CCR. ocuk WILL NOT arrange for a pick up through DPD business (business branch is the one that can actually deliver monitors), even if you offer to cover costs.

    DPD Local does not deliver monitors. You can trick the system by filling it as something else or by just adding stuff like "IPS Gaming" but then you risking the delivery man refusing to honour the delivery and cancelling it. Also don't bother with £50 insurance as it does not cover monitors.

    I had to go through UPS and it cost me around £30 to deliver it back to ocuk.

    The monitor is amazing but once again, you need to be a lucky chap to get one without a dead pixel.
     
    Last edited: May 15, 2019