The LG 27GN950-B 27 is a must-have for anyone looking for a crystal clear monitor. Why? Well, for the time being, and for the foreseeable future, the pinnacle of desktop PC monitor resolution is 4K (3840 x 2160 pixels). Even at a diagonal of 32 inches, the screen density is sufficient to obscure all indications of the image’s pixel structure. A 27-inch 4K display features a dense 163 pixels per inch resolution, which means you can sit extremely close and never see the dots.
What does this mean for gamers looking for the finest gaming monitor on the market? While the high resolution is desirable, it has a noticeable impact on frame rates, and also the LG 27GN950 B 27 price is low. To drive 8.3 million pixels faster than 100 frames per second, one of the top cards in our GPU benchmarks hierarchy is required (fps). Due to this aspect, and the exorbitant cost of fast 4K gaming monitors, this is a small and elite club.
The LG 27GN950 B 27 price is the first thing we noticed. LG is currently selling it for $800. This considerably undercuts the Asus and Acer gaming monitors listed above. This is primarily due to its backlight. LG uses an edge-lit backlight rather than the full-array local dimming (FALD) components used by Asus and Acer but adds its own local dimming capability. LG 27GN950 B 27 provides HDR quality comparable to that of its FALD relatives by selectively dimming the individual LEDs.
The panel is nicknamed “Nano IPS,” which alludes to the sub-pixel structure of an IPS display. Its objective is to broaden the color range, similar to Samsung’s and others’ Quantum Dot technology. LG gaming monitor accomplishes this aim by covering 95 percent of the DCI-P3 color gamut. Additionally, the lighting emits over 600 units in HDR mode, earning it VESA DisplayHDR 600 certification.
The LG 27GN950-B’s refresh rate is the key deal here. 144 Hz 4K monitors are uncommon and demand a significant amount of bandwidth. To run at maximum speed, you’ll need a graphics card (likely one of the finest graphics cards) that supports DisplayPort 1.4, as the LG gaming monitor utilizes Display Stream Compression to transmit all those pixels over a single wire. Always verify the specifications of your graphics card before purchasing this gaming monitor.
If the required hardware is available, the LG 27GN950-B can produce 144 Hz with HDR and FreeSync Premium Pro through DisplayPort. That is, it incorporates Low Framerate Compensation for frame rates less than 48 Hz. It also carries the same G-Sync Compatibility certification from Nvidia.
LG 27GN950-B Assembly and Accessories
The LG 27GN950 B 27’s panel snaps into position after joining the base and upright with two captive bolts. A small clip for cable management is included in the box, as wire for DisplayPort, HDMI, and USB. External power is supplied via a brick. LG advises utilizing the supplied cables to run 4K resolution at 144 Hz due to the gaming monitor’s bandwidth needs.
LG 27GN950-B 360°
The LG 27GN950-B features the thinnest bezel we’ve seen to yet, measuring just 5mm on the top, sides, and bottom. While it is not entirely frameless, it comes closer than any other gaming monitor we are aware of.
The styling is angular, with just enough softened corners to avoid being too sharp. The usual matte black in brushed and pebble finishes is used. The bottom of the base boasts a red trim with the LG and G-Sync logos prominently displayed.
Our OpinionThe LG 27GN950-B, one of the fastest 4K gaming monitors at 144 Hz, delivers accurate colour and superb HDR at a lower price than a top-of-the-line FALD display.
- Ultra-high-definition resolution.
- Local dimming generates contrast comparable to that of a VA.
- Outstanding HDR.
- Color gamut is broad and accurate.
- Rapidity and responsiveness.
- Compatible with FreeSync and G-Sync.
- sRGB mode with excessive saturation.