LG UltraGear 38GL950G-B 38" 21:9 Curved 144 Hz G-SYNC IPS Gaming Monitor

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LG UltraGear 38GL950G-B 38" 21:9 Curved 144 Hz G-SYNC IPS Gaming Monitor
Key Features
  • Nano In-Plane Switching (IPS) Panel
  • 3840 x 1600 Resolution
  • 1000:1 Static Contrast Ratio
  • 450 cd/m² Brightness
The LG UltraGear 38GL950G-B 38" 21:9 Curved 144 Hz G-SYNC IPS Gaming Monitor is designed for enthusiasts who want a premium gaming experience. Featuring a Nano IPS (In-Plane Switching) panel, it offers users vivid colors, wide viewing angles, and a fast 1 ms response time. Additionally, it has a 144 Hz refresh rate, which is overclockable up to 175 Hz, and NVIDIA G-SYNC technology to keep your games tear- and stutter-free. Specs-wise, it has a 21:9 aspect ratio with a 3840 x 1600 resolution, a 1000:1 static contrast ratio, a 450 cd/m² brightness rating, and support for 1.07 billion colors. Connect this monitor to your system via HDMI or DisplayPort and then tilt and adjust its height to best fit your viewing preference. Extra features include a built-in USB hub and customizable Sphere Lighting 2.0.
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LG 38GL950G-B Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2Nano IPS
  • 3144 Hz Refresh Rate & 1 ms Response Time
  • 4NVIDIA G-SYNC
  • 5VESA DisplayHDR 400
  • 6Sphere Lighting 2.0

The LG UltraGear 38GL950G-B 38" 21:9 Curved 144 Hz G-SYNC IPS Gaming Monitor is designed for enthusiasts who want a premium gaming experience. Featuring a Nano IPS (In-Plane Switching) panel, it offers users vivid colors, wide viewing angles, and a fast 1 ms response time. Additionally, it has a 144 Hz refresh rate, which is overclockable up to 175 Hz, and NVIDIA G-SYNC technology to keep your games tear- and stutter-free. Specs-wise, it has a 21:9 aspect ratio with a 3840 x 1600 resolution, a 1000:1 static contrast ratio, a 450 cd/m² brightness rating, and support for 1.07 billion colors. Connect this monitor to your system via HDMI or DisplayPort and then tilt and adjust its height to best fit your viewing preference. Extra features include a built-in USB hub and customizable Sphere Lighting 2.0.

Nano IPS
The Nano IPS panel used in this display covers 98% of the DCI-P3 color space to offer vivid colors and wide 178° viewing angles.
144 Hz Refresh Rate & 1 ms Response Time
A fast 144 Hz refresh rate combined with a 1 ms response time reduces blurring, ghosting, and offers users a more responsive experience. This display can also be overclocked up to 175 Hz if needed.
NVIDIA G-SYNC
NVIDIA G-SYNC technology syncs the display's refresh rate with your graphics card's frame rate output to reduce stuttering, tearing, and ghosting for a more fluid experience.
VESA DisplayHDR 400
This monitor is VESA DisplayHDR 400 certified to offer accurate colors, a broad contrast ratio, and up to 400 cd/m² of brightness.
Sphere Lighting 2.0
Built-in Sphere Lighting 2.0 provides users with customizable bias lighting. Sound Sync Mode syncs the lighting to the dynamic sounds in games whereas Video Sync Mode lights up to the visual effect colors on the monitor.

LG 38GL950G-B Specs

Display
Display Size
38"
Panel Type
IPS-Type LCD
Aspect Ratio
21:9
Native Resolution
3840 x 1600
Maximum Brightness
400 nits / cd/m2 (Peak in HDR Mode)
450 nits / cd/m2
HDR Compatibility
No
Contrast Ratio
1000:1
Response Time
1 ms (GtG)
Refresh Rate
144 Hz
Variable Refresh Technology
G-Sync
Bit Depth / Color Support
8-Bit+FRC (1.07 Billion Colors)
Color Gamut
98% DCI-P3
Viewing Angle (H x V)
178 x 178°
Curvature
Yes
Dot Pitch
0.2291 x 0.2291 mm
Pixels Per Inch (ppi)
109 ppi
Finish
Anti-Glare / Matte
Hardness Rating
3H
Environmental
Power Adapter Type
External
Mounting-Hole Pattern
100 x 100 mm
Packaging Info
Package Weight
31 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
41.2 x 21.7 x 9.5"

LG 38GL950G-B Reviews

Awesome monitor

By Fnineone
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-12-08

Finally splurged and picked up this monitor. 21:9 ultra wide and WQHD+ resolution is just amazing for gaming and productivity. Driving this monitor with a 3090 with 175 hz refresh rate only makes game smoother. HDR feature is pretty useless, I recommend adjust the colors manually to suit your need. Had 1 minor issue with using audio out where the audio got distorted and powering the monitor on/off fixed the issue. Have not noticed any noises from the gsync ultimate fan in the monitor either.

Game On

By TerryA47
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-08-28

[This review was collected as part of a promotion.] Whole new Domitian my gaming. Graphics, clarity, speed detail

Its a good display... No smart home integration...

By HighTechJason
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2022-06-22

[This review was collected as part of a promotion.] This is a good display. Probably made even better by avoiding the debacle that is Thinq though having a smart home integration strategy for the display is what pushes my experience with it from Excellent to Good.

Sorry I don't recommend this monitor

By jscifi
Rated 1 out of 5
Date: 2022-06-20

[This review was collected as part of a promotion.] Sorry I don't recommend this monitor because after the first 6 months 8 vertical lines appeared on right hand side of the screen and never went away. Its obvious to me it is a defective LCD panel and I am a electronics technician with 35 years of experience

Easy setup; perfect size

By HappyMonitor38
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-05-12

[This review was collected as part of a promotion.] After 2 months of use, I’m still excited about this purchase! I had been researching monitors for months and I’m so happy I decided on this monitor. Beautiful colors & images. The reader setting is great when working with documents.

Excellent Monitor

By md888
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-01-22

[This review was collected as part of a promotion.] I am delighted with this purchase as it is everything the marketing material says it is. The image quality elicited from the monitor is clear, precise, responsive, and vibrant. I curve screen allows me to run multiple applications simultaneously.

Beautiful panel and fantastic LG support.

By LG 38GL950G B
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2022-11-16

I bought this monitor from a 3rd party seller, but unfortunately ended up receiving one with a dead pixel. HOWEVER, upon reaching out LG, they immediately had me send the unit in for repairs. Within 2 weeks upon receipt of the damaged product, they were able to repair and send the unit back to me in pristine condition. I honestly didn't expect LG's support to be this responsive and have the repair done so in a timely fashion. I appreciate the overall journey for finally being able to use this monitor. As for the monitor itself: It's an absolute beast for both productivity and gaming. One word of caution is that you need a pretty beefy GPU if you want to run it in higher frames for the more graphically demanding games. Although this is no OLED, the picture quality, text clarity, and the pixel resolution just makes it a powerhouse when browsing/working. I rate this monitor 4/5 stars only because of the time and trouble I had to go through to get it repaired. Luckily for me, the repair process was smooth!

Great picture and spectacular graphics

By NUSE24
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-10-15

I bought this monitor 1 month ago and it is fantastic. My flight simulator looks incredibly real and it runs fast with no blur. Perfect video. I love it.

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Is this monitor 4k? What would be best settings i ...

Is this monitor 4k? What would be best settings i want hdr i have rtx 2080ti
Asked by: Juan Pablo
This monitor has a resolution of 3840 x 1600 and it supports HDR. Your GPU supports this resolution as well. Once you connect your computer to the monitor, the computer should automatically support and display this resolution. If not, you can go to the Display settings and select the recommended settings.
Answered by: jessica
Date published: 2020-11-30

Will a 1080ti be able to run games on high to ...

Will a 1080ti be able to run games on high to ultra settings on this display?
Asked by: Hamad
I have an LG monitor this exact same size that runs 3840x1600 (lg 38uc99-w) it's amazing. It's only 75hz but I'm able to reach that with a GTX 1080 (not Ti) in some games. Overwatch is one of the few I actually play. I would say that in general, I can play most AAA games but it's rare I can get much over 70-80 fps without dropping some of the settings a little at least. I would also add, a higher refreshrate isn't a complete waste if you're not pushing that same FPS, you still get a more "recent" frame with a higher refresh rate on average. So even though you're not using all the HZ your screen can provide, the image you see is still a little more up to date than a lower refresh rate screen would provide. Also, the GSYNC will be great for avoiding tearing on Nvidia. Point is, your 1080 Ti will be fine but not "the best" however this is a monitor you could grow into. I normally keep my monitors for a very very long time when compared to my desktops so it really depends on what your plans are. Also, make sure your card supports DP 1.4 and you have a cable that also supports that. Aside from gaming, IMO a high refresh rate is amazing on just web browsing or working with text. It's so smooth, I love it. Higher refresh rates are amazing. I'm not sure if it will matter much past 170 or 240 TBH but the difference between 60 and 90 is striking, and the difference between 60 and 144 is amazing EVEN if you're running at an FPS closer to 60. This thing is expensive AF though, so you have to decide if that's worth it for you.
Answered by: Nathaniel
Date published: 2021-07-04

Does this monitor have some sort of screen peel ...

Does this monitor have some sort of screen peel off affixed to it like a sticky peel off, or is it an anti-glare screen that's unremovable, and it's supposed to be like that?
Asked by: The OG
It's an anti-glare screen, so it should look like that. If there isn't an obvious piece of plastic to remove then it's just the anti glare coating.
Answered by: Ethan
Date published: 2021-08-26

Does this monitor feature HDMI 2.1? If so will it ...

Does this monitor feature HDMI 2.1? If so will it be able to achieved 175hz without chroma subsampling once HDMI 2.1 GPUs are available?
Asked by: Ryan
This model features HDMI 2.0.
Answered by: Michael
Date published: 2020-01-30

will a 2080ti be able to run high settings on ...

will a 2080ti be able to run high settings on this?
Asked by: Liam
It depends on the game and the settings. From various benchmarks on the web the 2080Ti can do around 80fps with this size of resolution and AAA games on ultra.
Answered by: Reuben
Date published: 2020-11-30

Are the minor scruffs on the screen itself?

Are the minor scruffs on the screen itself?
Asked by: dont
This LG UltraGear 38GL950G-B 38" 21:9 Curved 144 Hz G-SYNC IPS Gaming Monitor is new in a box not used or refurbished. All items on our site are new unless specifically marked as used, with a condition rating. You will also notice the "Used" tab highlighted at the top of our page.
Answered by: Moe
Date published: 2021-11-23

What graphics card can achieve at least 120hz on ...

What graphics card can achieve at least 120hz on medium high settings with 3840x1600?
Asked by: Carlos
To be honest, none yet. My 2080ti gets average 100fps in most games. The 3000 series will be the first GPU that will take this monitor over 100hz average FPS.
Answered by: Gabriel
Date published: 2020-05-14

Is there a 16:9 option in the Nvidia Control ...

Is there a 16:9 option in the Nvidia Control Panel when using this monitor?
Asked by: Sean
Yes, you can adjust it in the monitor settings or through the NVIDIA Control panel but they are not labeled 16:9, they are shown as resolutions (2560 x 1440/1920 x 1080) you will need to choose a resolution like 2560 x 1600 for the best results which is 16:10.
Answered by: Miguel
Date published: 2020-09-10
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