LG has announced a new 45-inch ultrawide OLED gaming monitor with a 240Hz refresh rate. The company calls the UltraGear 45GR95QE its “first curved OLED display with a 240Hz refresh rate,” which is remarkable at a time when most OLED displays (including those with flat panels) are still 120Hz. The company has yet to announce a price or release date for the monitor, but plans to show it off at IFA in Berlin next month.
Having a higher refresh rate makes a display appear smoother and less distorted, and makes playing video games more responsive – especially when combined with OLED’s instant response times. Until recently it was rare to find an OLED display with a refresh rate higher than 120Hz, but that has changed in recent months. YouTube channel The HDTV test was announced in May Samsung’s S95B QD-OLED TV is the first OLED TV to support a 144Hz refresh rate (albeit unofficially). Alienware’s AW3423DW monitorIt also uses a QD-OLED panel from Samsung Display, which goes up to 175Hz.
However, we are now seeing OLED displays coming out that go up to 240Hz. The HDTV test was reported earlier this month The MSI GE67 HX laptop features the world’s first 240Hz OLED display, and Razor has also announced Own 240Hz OLED laptop. We saw it just this week Corsair announces 240Hz OLED monitorThe fact that you can manually tilt the curved monitor stole some attention from its high refresh rate.
Aside from its refresh rate, other specs of the UltraGear 45GR95QE include an aspect ratio of 21:9, a curvature of 800R and the ability to display 98.5 of the DCI-P3 color gamut. It’s got 1440p resolution, an HDMI 2.1 port with support for variable refresh rates, and an additional DisplayPort 1.4 connector. There are also built-in picture-by-picture and picture-in-picture modes for displaying content from multiple sources side-by-side.
While OLED panels’ refresh rates are improving, they still lag far behind what LCDs are capable of. LCD panels with 360Hz refresh rates are becoming more common, and we saw that earlier this year The first 500Hz Nvidia G-Sync gaming display Asus announced.