LG 34UC79G Review 2020: Best Gaming Monitor For 500 USD

LG 34UC79G Review 2020: Best Gaming Monitor For 500 USD

 

Introduction

Want a quick, ultra-wide gaming monitor that will render your gaming experience both interactive and sensitive at a reasonable price?

Presenting the LG 34UC79G, a 34′′ ultra-wide 144Hz refresh rate monitor, an IPS panel for striking colors, and a host of exclusive features such as FreeSync and 1ms MBR.

Image Quality

The 34UC79G is centered on the LG AH-IPS display with 250-nit peak brightness, 1000:1 static contrast ratio and real 8-bit color depth.

In fact, the panel guarantees large 178-degree viewing angles that guarantee the optimal quality of the image, no matter the way you look at the frame.

The main drawback to this display is its poor quality for wide screen size, but there’s a silver lining in it.

The 2560×1080 UWHD resolution on the 34′′ screen results in a pixel density of 81.72 PPI (pixels per inch) which transforms to somewhat restricted screen space and lack of detail.

So, if you’re going to do a lot of research, the LG 34UC79G isn’t the right monitor for you, as tiny text gets a little blurry and blurred.

For video games and film, though, it’s not as clear that you will admire the large frame, the bright colors and the fast refresh rate of the camera.

In fact, if you choose a higher resolution ultra-wide panel, you will have to go for a 3440×1440 monitor that is far more costly and taxing on your CPU/GPU which will find it difficult to reach fast frame rates in much of the younger, more competitive games.

Performance

The LG 34UC79G input lag output is excellent at only 10ms of imperceptible latency.

Moreover, due to the level of quick response time, there is no notable ghosting or motion blur in fast-paced games when pixels move from one colour to another in time.

You will also remove motion blur by allowing 1ms Motion Blur Reduction (MBR) technology, which eliminates the apparent trailing of fast moving objects by backlight strobing.

The 1ms MBR technology only runs at fixed refresh levels that can be set at 60Hz, 100Hz, 120Hz or 144Hz.

Overall, the LG 34UC79G-B Monitor provides impeccable output without any visual glitches and without unnecessary backlight flickering or IPS glow.

The display is factory tuned, has a flicker-free backlight (unless 1ms MBR is enabled) and contains an incorporated low-blue light filter.

At 144Hz, fast-paced action is dramatically smoother, so although it does not render you a stronger player in competitive sports, it does render playing even more fun so fluid.

Features

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AMD FreeSync also powers the LG 34UC79G 144Hz gaming monitor. This technology enables the monitor to change its refresh rate to the frame rate of the GPU, which in turn eliminates all screen tearing and stuttering.

Recognize that this technology can not be used at the same time as 1ms MBR.

The range of LG 34UC79G FreeSync within which the variable refresh rate works is 50-144Hz / FPS (Frames per second). If your frame rate dips below 50, the AMD LFC technology automatically enables the refresh rate of the display to double or triple the frame rate to retain smooth performance.

Other gaming accessories include Black Stabilizer for improved detection of artifacts in dim environments of video games, Dynamic Action Sync for reduced input latency, adjustable crosshairs, and pre-calibrated camera modes including two FPS, one RTS, and one customized gameplay mode.

The 21:9 ultra-wide aspect ratio allows you a broader field of view that makes for a more realistic playing environment which can also be an asset against other players because you can find opponents in corners quicker.

For this reason, some competitive games do not support the 21:9 format. Check out what support for games is 21:9.

Design & Connectivity

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The LG 34UC79G features a large design with a height adjustable stand (up to 120 mm). The panel may also be rotated by-5°/20° or mounted on a third-party stand using 100 x 100 mm VESA mounting holes. However, you can not rotate or tilt the computer.

Connectivity choices include a DisplayPort, two HDMI 2.0 ports, a headset socket, and a dual USB 3.0 gateway (four upstream and two downstream ports – each with fast-charging). FreeSync works only on DisplayPort.

The 3800R curvature is subtle but noticeable and adds immersion to the gameplay.

Price & Similar Monitors

The LG 34UC79G price is $599.99 MSRP which is a very good price taking into account the features and performance of the monitor.

Users can also get this monitor using G-SYNC instead of FreeSync, LG 34UC89-G, if you want a variable refresh rate with NVIDIA cards.

If you’re intrigued in a higher quality ultra-wide monitor, check out the LG 34UC80 which is available at the same price but has a lower refresh rate.

In case you don’t want to settle, the LG 34GK950F provides both 3440×1440 and 144Hz, as well as FreeSync 2, HDR, and more.

Conclusion

All and all, the LG 34UC79G curved ultra-wide monitor provides an outstanding quality value and we consider it to be the finest gaming monitor for ~$600.

You’ll get a big curved screen, rich IPS panel colors, fast response time, small input lag, strong refresh rate, and loads of apps like FreeSync and 1ms MBR.

Owing to its low pixel count, it’s not as popular for office-related use, but it’s great for gaming, viewing videos, web browsing and other entertainment purposes.

LG 34UC79G Specifications

Screen Size 34-inch
Screen Curvature 3800R
Resolution 2560×1080 (UWHD)
Panel Type IPS
Aspect Ratio 21:9 (UltraWide)
Refresh Rate 144Hz
Response Time 5ms (GtG)
Backlight Strobing 1ms Motion Blur Reduction
Adaptive Sync FreeSync (50Hz-144Hz)
Ports DisplayPort 1.2, 2x HDMI 2.0
Other Ports 2x USB 3.0, Headphone Jack
Brightness 250 cd/m2
Contrast Ratio 1000:1 (static)
Colors 16.7 million (true 8-bit)
VESA Yes (100x100mm)

 

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