Then you are not allowed to use IPS at all. The contrast of the LG is slightly below average, but whether ~850:1 or 1000:1 +- makes no difference, you would have to look for it with the magnifying glass. Especially since one has to say that the 950G and F was only roughly at 850:1 in tests, but users have measured 1000:1+ at theirs. Black values are IPS typical, so there are no huge differences, especially if you use more than 120Nits. The advantage of the LG I see simply in the switching times, most are not good under 100Hz with Freesync, the LG already. And at the coating, which is so bad with many straight Acer and Asus that it brings ne blurred with itself. And if LG uses their tried and tested then this is good, first reports are already positive compared to the others. Whether that is true or not is something you have to see.