LG’s first HDMI 2.1 screen loads outrageous 4K @ 160Hz, launches in April
LG exposed its new 27GP950 UltraGear gaming display at CES 2021 just a couple of weeks back, with its 27-inch Nano IPS panel rocking a native 4K resolution and substantial 160Hz revitalize rate– now we understand when it releases: April 2021.
The upcoming LG 27GP950 UltraGear has a 27-inch 4K Nano IPS panel with 1ms action, and a 144Hz revitalize rate out of the box that can be overclocked up to 160Hz. It has HDMI 2.1 connectivity, so you can link your next-gen PS5 or Xbox Series X/S console into it.
You’re going to require some major GPU horse power to drive 4K @ 160FPS … even a flagship GeForce RTX 3090 or Radeon RX 6900 XT isn’t going to deal with that in a lot of video games. You’ll discover esports games like Overwatch, League of Legends or CS: GO might be alright– but you will not be playing Cyberpunk 2077 at 4K and at 160FPS on any graphics card in the world– from this year, probably next year, and most likely into 2023.
We also do not know if the display would have NVIDIA G-SYNC or AMD FreeSync Pro compatibility, but I make certain we’re visiting that– we will probably have confirmation of that in the coming weeks leading up to LG launching the brand-new LG27GP950 screen.