Ahead of CES 2021, LG has semi-unveiled its first 4K monitor with HDMI 2.1 support – the 27GP950. Product details are very sparse right now, but we can expect a full announcement from LG once this year’s Virtual CES is underway.
We said that LG has ‘semi-unveiled’ the 27GP950, and that is true as the screen is yet to be officially announced – but The FPS Review, via VideoCardz, spotted a mention of the monitor in a CES preview brochure on LG’s website.
The brochure doesn’t give much away, but we know the 27GP950 sports a Nano IPS display, with a rated 1ms G2G response time. It also has a 160Hz refresh rate, which is implied to be a simple overclock from the default 144Hz value. Lastly, there’s VESA DisplayHDR 600 certification, and of course the fact the monitor supports HDMI 2.1 with variable refresh rate (VRR).
VideoCardz speculates this new model is a refresh of the 27GN950-B but with an increased refresh rate thanks to the overclock. We can expect to hear more once this screen is officially unveiled during CES 2021.
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KitGuru says: HDMI 2.1 is an important step in bringing variable refresh rate support (and 4K/120Hz) to a wider range of devices, so it’s good to see more and more companies getting onboard.