LG may release its first HDMI 2.1 enabled Gaming Monitor capable of 160Hz Refresh Rate during CES 2021

The demand for high refresh/variable refresh rate 4K TVs and gaming monitors has been on the rise since the release of the 9th generation of consoles (PlayStation 5, Xbox Series consoles) and RTX 30-series graphics cards. The costs of these gaming monitors have also decreased considerably in the last few years. Many manufacturers, including ASUS, Samsung, LG, and Acer, have already released a number of 4K high refresh rate gaming monitors/TVs.

Now, LG, one of the biggest TV manufacturers in the world, may release its first HDMI 2.1 enabled gaming monitor during its CES 2021 showcase. It should be noted that 4K 120FPS support is only enabled for those gaming monitors that support HDMI 2.1. HDMI 2.0 monitors are capped at 4K 60FPS due to the bandwidth limit. The LG27GP950 is a 4K high refresh rate gaming monitor that uses LG’s Nano IPS display with Vesa DisplayHDR 600 support. It is the first monitor in LG’s huge range of gaming monitors that can push frames up to 160FPS (when overclocked).

LGA 27GP950 UltraGear Brochure via LG

It will be the 2021 refresh of the 27GN950-B gaming monitor, which was already supporting 4K at 144Hz. The refresh will support better HDR capabilities leveraged by the addition of Vesa DisplayHDR 600 support at a higher refresh rate. The brochure of the gaming monitor does not reveal whether the monitor supports G-sync or FreeSync, but it would be reasonable to assume that it will support at least one of these technologies.

Lastly, LG has not revealed the gaming monitor as of yet though it may be a part of LG’s CES 2021 press showcase.

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