LG 34" 34UC98 with a 3440x1440 resolution and FreeSync Support

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LG 34" 34UC98 with a 3440x1440 resolution and FreeSync Support


LG are set to release their new 34UC98 monitor soon, offering a resolution of 3440x1440, an IPS panel offering 8-bit + FRC colour support, view angles of up to 178/178 and FreeSync Support, specifications that would no doubt keep any gamer or professional user happy. 

This monitor if fully calibrated out of the factory, classing this monitor as a professional product, offering a flicker free backlight and low blue light modes to combat eye strain or fatigue. There are DisplayPort 1.2a, 2x Thunderbolt 2, 2x HDMI 2.0 and 2x USB 3.0 ports included for connectivity, with all video ports supporting the full resolution of 3440x1440. 
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Sadly the specification of this monitor specify a unimpressive FreeSync range which is 55-75Hz, giving gamers a mere 20FPS of wiggle room where FreeSync can operate, which in simply not good enough for gaming.

Ideally we would want a FreeSync range that is at least 40-75, or better still from 30-75 so that Radeon GPUs can use their Low Framerate compensation (LFC) technology, which allows displays with a max FreeSync limit of 2.5x or higher than the minimum to effectively change the limits from 1-max refresh by multiplying frames that are below the limit. A more in depth explanation of AMD's low framerate compensation (LFC) technology here. 

This monitor is expected to be available soon in the US with a suggested retail price of $1199.99 in the US.


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28-01-2016, 17:04:10

Whilst the sync range is less than ideal the number of monitors supporting it is pushing me further towards the red corner for my next GPU.

I quite like the LG panels I've seen so far and yeah they may not be the best for twitch fps gaming they would suit me just fine. I'm slow and I like car and flight sims.

20 Hz doesn't sound like a lot of variance but I would suggest it would be enough to notice a smoother experience. It caps out at 75 but that's the max anyway and frame drops or variances of 5-10 or even 15 would be unnoticeable.

I don't routinely watch my FPS but when I do (I see a meme here) they usualy only vary up or down by a few with occasional massive drops/spikes that usually only occur during cut scenes or menu transitions.

I haven't used free or G sync so not sure whether you can do a combination of Vsync and Free/G so the GPU only outputs between the monitors sync range. I imagine this would push up input lag or latency whatever the proper term is.Quote

28-01-2016, 17:40:41

Well since its classified as a professional monitor the freesync range is less important. They should not have any issues at all at that range but a gamer would depending on game type. It's definitely not a FPS monitor though, I'd say a RTS/RPG better suits itQuote

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