This 4K gaming monitor features a 31.5-inch nano IPS panel, with a resolution of 3840 x 2160 pixels. It also boasts a repetition rate of 144 Hertz, which can be overclocked to 160 Hertz.
LG remains cautious with the technical data and calls a certification with display HDR 1000, which guarantees a peak brightness of 1,000 candelas per square meter. With the backlight, however, it is not clear whether and how many zones it supports. We also think that it is illuminated at the edges and not directly. Typical for IPS, the contrast should be 1,000: 1. It is common to specify a gray-to-gray response time of one millisecond.
Interestingly, LG is also bringing back the ATW Polarizer. ATW stands for Advanced True White and the filter is supposed to reduce the IPS glow. LG says: “Nano IPS with ATW polarizer technology supports true-to-original color reproduction for lively scenes.” Tests will show how well this works. The hope is that dark image content “shines” less in darkened conditions and that the content becomes somewhat more stable at steep angles.
The LG Ultragear 32GQ950 offers HDMI 2.1 with VRR (Variable Refresh Rate) and ALLM (Auto Low Latency Mode), so that consoles with up to 4K / UHD and 120 Hertz can be connected without compromise. Displayport is available in version 1.4 and offers DSC (Display Stream Compression). G-Sync and Freesync are supported.
Interestingly, LG did not want to disclose any further technical details.