LG have released details of their new 49″ super ultrawide gaming monitor, the LG 49GR85DC. This new model offers a 5120 x 1440 resolution in a curved (1000R) 32:9 ultrawide aspect ratio. It also has a high 240Hz refresh rate and conforms to the VESA DisplayHDR 1000 standard. It’s based on a VA technology panel but despite the HDR claims, it doesn’t appear that this model featured any FALD or Mini LED backlight, as it’s not mentioned in any of the product page specs. We suspect it is therefore a simpler edge-lit local dimming solution.
LG 49GR85DC Specs
The screen is 49″ in size and has a curved 1000R format. The screen offers a 5120 x 1440 resolution, the same as running dual 1440p monitors but from a single screen. It has a 240Hz native refresh rate, and also boasts the usual 1ms G2G response time spec (to be taken with a pinch of salt). Adaptive-sync offers variable refresh rate (VRR) support from compatible NVIDIA and AMD systems, and the screen also comes with the AMD ‘FreeSync Premium Pro’ certification for VRR performance. Some familiar gaming settings are also included such as Black Equalizer, FPS counter and Crosshair graphics.
In other specs there is a 2500:1 contrast ratio, 450 cd/m2 brightness, 178/178 viewing angles, 1.07b colour depth and a wide colour gamut covering 95% DCI-P3.
Connections including HDMI 2.1
The 49GR85DC has 1x DisplayPort 1.4 and 2x HDMI 2.1 connections, as well as 2x USB data ports and a headphone output (discussed more in a moment). LG do say that the HDMI ports will support up to 5120 x 1440 @ 240Hz but other HDMI 2.1-related capabilities are not listed. The screen also supports Picture in Picture (PiP) and Picture by Picture (PbP) to handle multiple inputs at once.
The stand supports tilt, height and swivel adjustments. There are some LED Hexagon backlighting RGB lights on the back of the screen too. The DTS Headphone:X connection provides accurate spatialization and localization in games for 3D audio over headphones. It supports channel-based, scene based, and object-based audio. Plus, a 4-pole headphone jack lets you carry a stereo headphone signal and mono microphone signal with common ground.
Details on pricing and availability are to be confirmed.
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