LG UltraWide Gaming Monitor

Last updated date: May 8, 2019

DWYM Score
8.4

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We looked at the top 1 Gaming Monitors and dug through the reviews from 9 of the most popular review sites including Tech Radar, BestReviews, Tech Spot, Tom's Hardware, RTINGS.com, CNET, 3DInsider, Display Ninja, Monitor Nerds and more. Through this analysis, we've determined the best Gaming Monitor you should buy.

Overall Take

In our analysis of 81 expert reviews, the LG LG UltraWide Gaming Monitor placed 3rd when we looked at the top 10 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

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Expert Summarized Score
8.2
9 expert reviews
User Summarized Score
8.7
462 user reviews
Our Favorite Video Reviews
What experts 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.
- Tech Radar
July 7, 2017 | Full review
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
- BestReviews
AMD FreeSync enabled
- Tech Spot
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.
- Tom's Hardware
February 1, 2017 | Full review
The LG 34UC79G-B has a flicker-free backlight at all brightness levels, which is great.
- RTINGS.com
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.
- CNET
September 14, 2017 | Full review
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.
- 3DInsider
November 9, 2018 | Full review
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.
- Display Ninja
February 8, 2019 | Full review
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.
- Monitor Nerds
October 14, 2016 | Full review
What experts 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.
- Tech Radar
July 7, 2017 | Full review
Some backlight bleed may be noticeable during darker scenes
- BestReviews
Lacks speakers
- Tech Spot
None that affect gaming or general use performance
- Tom's Hardware
February 1, 2017 | Full review
Cloudy blacks with visible backlight bleed
- RTINGS.com
There aren't a lot of connections and no USB-C
- CNET
September 14, 2017 | Full review
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.
- 3DInsider
November 9, 2018 | Full review
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.
- Display Ninja
February 8, 2019 | Full review
5ms response time
- Monitor Nerds
October 14, 2016 | Full review

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.

Overall Product Rankings

1. ASUS ROG Gaming Monitor
Overall Score: 8.8
Expert Reviews: 6
2. ASUS ROG G-Sync Gaming Monitor
Overall Score: 8.5
Expert Reviews: 8
3. LG UltraWide Gaming Monitor
Overall Score: 8.4
Expert Reviews: 9
4. Sceptre Gaming Monitor
Overall Score: 8.3
Expert Reviews: 5
5. ASUS Gaming Monitor
Overall Score: 8.3
Expert Reviews: 8
6. ViewSonic Gaming Monitor
Overall Score: 8.2
Expert Reviews: 8
7. Dell Gaming Monitor
Overall Score: 8.2
Expert Reviews: 8
8. Acer Predator Gaming Monitor
Overall Score: 7.8
Expert Reviews: 6
9. BenQ Freesync Gaming Monitor
Overall Score: 7.6
Expert Reviews: 10
10. ViewSonic Gaming Monitor
Overall Score: 7.3
Expert Reviews: 4

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