LG UltraWide Gaming Monitor

Last updated: November 8, 2021

This gaming monitor has outstanding blur reduction that is unparalleled among its competitors. Players enjoy the flicker-free display with the monitors 1ms refresh rate spec. The special feature of the intuitive joystick control also helps adjust settings to your personal preferences. Plus, you simply can't beat the sharp images on this monitor.

We looked at the top Gaming Monitors and dug through the reviews from some of the most popular review sites. Through this analysis, we've determined the best Gaming Monitor you should buy.

Product Details

Key Takeaway: Flicker-free display and blur reduction make this gaming monitor awesome to use.

In our analysis of 54 expert reviews, the LG UltraWide Gaming Monitor placed 7th when we looked at the top 11 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

From The Manufacturer

It’s game on with the LG 34uc79g Ultra wide 21:9 curved gaming monitor. The graceful curve of the monitor helps create an immersive gaming experience. Combine the elegant design with essential gaming features like free sync, 1ms motion blur reduction and 144Hz refresh rate and you’re ready to take your gaming to the next level. If the selected resolution is HDMI 1080i 60/50 Hz (interlaced), the screen may be flickering. Change the resolution to 1080P or the recommended resolution.

Our Expert Consultant

Doug Brennan   
Tech writer for Digital Addicts, avid PC/console gamer

Doug Brennan is an avid PC/console gamer for the past 20+ years, and writer for Digital Addicts. In his spare time, he’s an active member on a number of computer peripheral forums (overclock.netgeekhack.orghead-fi.org), so he’s always up to date on the latest products.

Expert Reviews

What reviewers liked

The inclusion of AMD FreeSync is welcome. It runs at a low figure of 50Hz and a high of 144Hz, which means that you’ll benefit when games run between 50fps and 144fps.
Curved widescreen monitors provide a superior gaming experience, but widescreen technology sometimes exhibits lag while playing high-graphics games. The LG avoids these issues with a 144 Hz refresh rate and virtual 1ms response rate that we love
AMD FreeSync enabled
We appreciate the blur reduction feature that is currently without peer. We’ve never seen a backlight strobe have such a small effect on contrast. And output is still firmly in the usable range. It’s the first time we’ve considered it a viable option if you don’t choose to use FreeSync.
The LG 34UC79G-B has a flicker-free backlight at all brightness levels, which is great.
The LG 34UC89G's curved IPS panel delivers a better picture than many VA-based alternatives without sacrificing speed, it has some nice options for gaming, and the relatively well-designed monitor and stand look the part.
This LG curved ultrawide monitor has good settings. But you can easily change the settings using the intuitive joystick control, slightly hidden at the bottom of the frame, similar to many other LG monitors. There are lots of customization options available, so feel free to tinker with the settings according to your preferences.
The LG 34UC79G FreeSync range within which variable refresh rate works is 50-144Hz/FPS (Frames Per Second). If your frame rate dips below 50, the AMD LFC technology is automatically enabled which makes the display’s refresh rate double or triple the frame rate to maintain smooth performance.
The panel used is virtually ‘flicker-free,’ and WLED backlit. This supports sharper images and decreases the chances of flickering or stuttering when the monitor is operating at its maximum ability.

What reviewers didn't like

There are few issues. The default screen settings are so good that you won’t need to use the iffy gaming modes, and there are no speakers.
Some backlight bleed may be noticeable during darker scenes
Lacks speakers
None that affect gaming or general use performance
Cloudy blacks with visible backlight bleed
There aren't a lot of connections and no USB-C
The stand is good and easily supports the monitor, it has limited adjustment options. You can adjust the height and tilt the screen, but not by much.
The 2560×1080 UWHD resolution on a 34″ screen results in a pixel density of 81.72 PPI (pixels per inch) which translates to somewhat limited screen space and lack of details.
5ms response time
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