LG Electronics has unveiled a new monitor aimed at PC gamers wanting the best frame rates from their AMD-based hardware. Packing a 3840 x 2160 resolution and a 16:9 aspect ratio, this 27-inch IPS monitor (model 27MU67) supports AMD's Freesync technology and will be available to purchase at select retailers next week in the United States.
As a brief recap, AMD's FreeSync technology eliminates screen ripping and stuttering by syncing the monitor's refresh rate with the APU's or GPU's frame rates in real time. In other words, when the GPU or APU renders a frame, the monitor updates the screen with the new one. The end result is a smoother experience in games like first-person shooters that rely heavily on fluid frame rates.
In addition to FreeSync, the new monitor also provides a Game Mode hot key that allows gamers to customize the monitor's settings for each game. These modes include three "gamer" modes, two "first-person shooter" modes, and an RTS pre-set mode.
As for other game-focused features, the new monitor includes a Flicker Safe function that helps reduce eye fatigue. There's also a Black Stabilizer feature that illuminates dark areas on the screen, revealing the enemy's hiding place within a shadowy scene.
According to the product page, the new monitor provides a 4-Screen Split feature. Ideal for the busy professional, users can resize any window, and the others automatically adjust in the available screen space. There's also a Dual Linkup feature that allows two devices to connect to the monitor simultaneously, such as a console and a smartphone. One device must be connected via the HDMI port and the other using the DisplayPort connector.
As previously stated, the display will be made available next week for a suggested price of $599.99. Is the price too steep? There's a lot of goodness going on with this monitor, especially for those with AMD GPUs and APUs. Currently, LG Electronics doesn't specify where this display can be purchased, but we expect the product page to reveal more details next week.
|Resolution||3840 x 2160|
|Contrast Ratio||1000:1 (Response Time: 5 ms GTG)|
|Color Gamut||99 Percent Adobe sRGB Color Space|
|Color Depth||10 bit (8 bit + A-FRC)|
|Display||IPS With 178 Degree Viewing Angles|