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LG announces Dual-Hz OLED monitor with 4K 240Hz and FullHD 480Hz modes


LG has unveiled the range of UltraGear OLED gaming monitors that it will be showcasing during CES 2024. Chief among these is the new 32GS95UE, which has an interesting trick up its sleeve.

The 32-inch 32GS95UE features what LG calls Dual-Hz. This allows the monitor to switch between two modes, one where it runs the display at its native 4K (3840×2160) resolution at a maximum of 240Hz refresh rate, and the other where it can run it at a reduced FullHD (1920×1080) resolution but at the panel’s maximum 480Hz refresh rate.

LG announces Dual-Hz OLED monitor with 4K 240Hz and FullHD 480Hz modes

The user can switch between these modes easily using a hotkey or the joystick on the monitor. Switching modes should cause the system to see the display as either 4K 240Hz or 1080p 480Hz and scale accordingly. It does seem then that the panel is artificially limited to 240Hz at 4K but it’s not like you can actually access the full 480Hz at 4K using any current display standards.

The 32GS95UE also features DCI-P3 coverage of 98.5%, 0.03ms GtG response times, DisplayHDR True Black 400 support, and dual HDMI 2.1 ports. Unfortunately, the single DisplayPort is only rated at 1.4 instead of the new DisplayPort 2.1, so you will have to heavily rely on Display Stream Compression (DSC) to access the full resolution and refresh rates the panel is capable of.

Finally, the 32GS95UE has a built-in speaker system consisting of dual woofers. The speakers are placed directly behind the OLED panel and uses the front surface to emanate the sound, which LG calls Pixel Sound technology. There is also support for DTS Virtual:X through the speakers and the built-in headphone jack.

LG announces Dual-Hz OLED monitor with 4K 240Hz and FullHD 480Hz modes

Aside from the 32GS95UE, LG also announced five other OLED monitors, including the 34-inch and 39-inch 34GS95QE and 39GS95QE, which feature curved 3440×1440 panels with 240Hz refresh rate, 800R curvature and similar connectivity as 32GS95UE.

Then there are also the 45GS95QE and the 45GS96QB, which are 45-inch 3440×1440 240Hz curved OLED monitors and the only difference between the two is that the 45GS96QB has built-in speakers and USB-C 65W charging. Finally, there is the 27GS95QE, which has a 27-inch 2560×1440 240Hz flat panel and similar features as the previous models.

Pricing and availability will be announced during or after CES.



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