LG Australia published a product page for their LG 27MU67 monitor, which the rest of the company doesn't seem to acknowledge the existence of. It is still online, even after three days worth of time that someone could have used to pull the plug. This one is interesting for a variety of reasons: it's 4K, it's IPS, and it supports AMD FreeSync. It is also relatively cheap for that combination, being listed at $799 AUD RRP.
Some websites have converted that to ~$610 to $620 USD, but it might even be less than that. Australian prices are often listed with their federal tax rolled in, which would yield a price that is inflated about 10%. It is possible, though maybe wishful thinking, that this monitor could retail in the ~$500 to $550 price range for the United States (if it even comes to North America). Again, this is a 4K, IPS, FreeSync panel.
Very little is posted on LG's website and thus it is hard to tell how good of an IPS panel this is. It is listed as 99% SRGB coverage, which is good for typical video but not the best if you are working on printed content, such as magazine illustrations. On the other hand, this is a gaming panel, not a professional one. Update (May 29, 2015): It also has 10-bit (per channel) color. It sounds like it is true 10-bit, not just a look-up table, but I should note that it doesn't explicitly say that.
Again, pricing and availability is up in the air, because this is not an official announcement. It is listed to launch in Australia for $799 AUD, though.
Thanks Scott. This monitor is
Thanks Scott. This monitor is very compelling. I just hope it has a very low bottom end refresh rate.
I wonder what the refresh
I wonder what the refresh rate is going to be on this monitor. This is exactly what I think people have been waiting on. Well done LG.
You missed that it says its a
You missed that it says its a 10bit display. This is going to be important more and more as the movie industry is currently standardizing the UltraHD formats, which besides “4k” resolution, is going to offer higher dynamic range, as well as use the BT 2020 set of color primaries.
They will also be mandating at least 10bit per channel color for new displays.
More and more video will be encoded like this, and this will allow games to be more lifelike than ever.
All of these features together should improve the quality of games to the same extent that going from 16bit games to 24bit games did. And it should not require any extra horse power from the engines, at least none of the PBR based ones.
As an example, Unreal already has to do a tone mapping pass to display colors in a pleasing manner on today’s monitors, they should just be able to change the “gamma” (its not gamma, but serves a similar purpose) algorithm to produce content that looks significantly better.
Ah. No, I saw that it was a
Ah. No, I saw that it was a 10-bit display. I just forgot to add it to the post. Thanks!
Seeing how min frame is
Seeing how min frame is rather high on freesync not much wiggle room to enjoy freesync especially with demanding 4k
I had the 28″ Acer for a bit
I had the 28″ Acer for a bit but at 4k it is just far to small so I returned it, should be a 32″ min limit for 4K displays.
You didn’t figure out how to
You didn’t figure out how to scale the text larger?
I did but did not like it,
I did but did not like it, also I already have a 30″ 2560 so it felt like a down grade.
size means nothing the higher
size means nothing the higher pixel density always better
Total BS. Some of us
Total BS. Some of us actually use a computer for work.
And this is a gaming you
And this is a gaming you fucking idiot
wheres the 2160p 21:9`s?
wheres the 2160p 21:9`s? (with IPS, freesync and 96hz on displayport1.3)
Oh yeah, this is what i want.
Oh yeah, this is what i want. 21:9 5120×2160 for text, and just run games at 2560×1080 or 3440×1440!
What’s the lower border of
What’s the lower border of the FreeSync, though. If it’s a “yet another 30~45Hz monitor” – no thanks. I already have both the XB270HU and XG270HU. I want a FreeSync monitor which can go AT LEAST as low as 20Hz, then I’ll be satisfied.
Another AMD Fanboy
Another AMD Fanboy successfully trolled by AMD’s FreeSync lies and hype. How much cheaper is FreeSync again when it takes you 3 monitors to maybe get one that works as well as G-Sync has, from Day 1? 🙂
Come on, at least the initial
Come on, at least the initial Freesync monitors come fully assembled and don’t require you to perform home surgery on an existing product.
Huh? Did we step backwards
Huh? Did we step backwards into a time machine? G-Sync hasn’t required a DIY kit for a year, try again.
You are retarded, kiddo.
You are retarded, kiddo.
Fool you once, shame on
Fool you once, shame on AMD…
Fool you twice, shame on you…
Fool you thrice….ah what’s the point, AMD fanboys aren’t the brightest of the bunch.
Best of luck, you get what you pay for!
I am not optimistic about
I am not optimistic about this one being really true. Definitely not in my must have category either.
I am still waiting for a 34″,21:9, 1440p, IPS, freesync with 30hz or lower minimum refresh. If my video card couldn’t handle ultra at max res, you could switch it to regular 16:9 1440p. I would gladly drop $1000 on one too.