LG 32GQ850 (aka 32GQ85X) with 1440p, 260Hz and A-TW Polarizer

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Information is available on some of LG’s regional websites for a new screen in their UltraGear gaming line-up. The 32GQ850 as it is known in the USA, or the 32GQ85X as it is listed on LG’s Germany site is 31.5″ in size and offers a 1440p resolution combined with a 260Hz maximum overclocked refresh rate. Interestingly LG also promote the fact that this screen includes an A-TW polarizer, designed to reduce off angle IPS glow and improve black rendering.

LG 32GQ850 / 32GQ85X Specs and Features

The screen is 31.5″ in size and has a 2560 x 1440 resolution Nano IPS panel. There is the usual 1ms G2G response time spec (which they say applies only in the ‘Faster’ response time mode) along with a 1000:1 contrast ratio, 450 cd/m2 brightness, 178/178 viewing angles, 1.07b colour depth and a 98% DCI-P3 wide colour gamut.

Interestingly the screen also includes support for LG Calibration Studio and hardware level calibration which is nice to see, and something usually reserved for professional grade screens.

The screen has a native 240Hz refresh rate, but can also be overclocked to 260Hz. This is supported by adaptive-sync for variable refresh rates (VRR) from both NVIDIA and AMD systems. The screen carries the NVIDIA ‘G-sync Compatible’, AMD ‘FreeSync Premium Pro’ and VESA AdaptiveSync certifications to give reassurance around VRR performance. A familiar range of gaming extras are included like crosshair, black equalizer settings, FPS counter etc.

We were briefly excited until we realised this was a typo on the LG Germany site 🙂

The screen also carries the VESA DisplayHDR 600 certification meaning some basic edge lit local dimming, along with 600 cd/m2 peak brightness and the required 10-bit colour depth and wide colour gamut.

The stand features tilt, height and rotate adjustments. There is also a headphone jack on the bottom edge of the screen with DTS Headphone:X surround sound support apparently. For video connectivity there are 1x DisplayPort 1.4 and 2x HDMI 2.1 ports provided as well as 2x USB data ports. LG don’t specifically list which HDMI 2.1 capabilities are included like HDMI-VRR and ALLM.

A-TW polarizer makes it’s return!

LG specifically talk about this on their website. They say “The ATW filter (Advanced True Wide Polarizer) reduces the typical IPS glow with dark content and an oblique viewing angle. Vivid, accurate colors and deep, dark blacks create a realistic gaming experience.” They go on to say that “Displays with an ATW filter, commonly used in high-end medical and scientific displays, offer better angular contrast ratio (max. 11x) and better color coverage (max. 52x) at wider viewing angles than displays without ATW.”

Availability and Pricing

The the screen is available to order now at a price of $899.99 in the US at time of writing. It’s also available in many regions or Europe. Check pricing and availability on Amazon for your region here (affiliate link).

Source: LG

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