We brought you a sneak peak of the forthcoming LG 38GN950 back in January, and we now have some more detailed information about the screen as well as the availability of the first pre-orders. The 38GN950 is an adaptive-sync alternative to the excellent Native G-sync 38GL950G display we reviewed in February. While that model did actually allow support for both NVIDIA and AMD systems, it featured a hardware G-sync module. This new model keeps many of the specs and features of the other, but uses normal adaptive-sync to support VRR from both graphics card platforms. The VRR performance should be solid though as the screen has been certified under both the NVIDIA ‘G-sync Compatible’ and AMD ‘FreeSync Premium Pro’ schemes.
The 38GN950 has a native 144Hz refresh rate and supports a small overclock up to 160Hz as well. This is a little lower than the 38GL950G allowed which could reach 175Hz thanks to the hardware G-sync module. The VRR range supported is 48 – 160Hz with LFC. There is also a “1ms Motion Blur Reduction” backlight option available.
The 38GN950 is 37.5″ in size with an ultrawide format and 24:10 aspect ratio. It has a 3840 x 1600 resolution Nano IPS panel from LG.Display. This is a slightly updated version from the 38GL950G as the screen now also supports VESA DisplayHDR 600. This includes some edge-lit local dimming, and support for a wide 98% DCI-P3 colour gamut and 10-bit colour depth.
In other specs there is a 1000:1 contrast ratio, 450 cd/m2 brightness (600 cd/m2 peak for HDR), and 178/178 viewing angles.
The screen has 1x DisplayPort 1.4, 2x HDMI 2.0, 2x USB 3.0 ports and a headphone connection. The stand offers tilt and height adjustments. There is also an integrated RGB ‘Sphere Lighting 2.0’ system on the back of the screen with various options available.
The 38GN950 is available to pre-order now in the UK from Overclockers at a price of £1,499.99.
Source: LG spec page
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