LG’s latest OLED monitor has a super-quick 240Hz refresh rate

LG has announced a new 45-inch ultrawide OLED gaming monitor with a refresh rate of 240Hz. The company is calling the UltraGear 45GR95QE its “first curved OLED display with a 240Hz refresh rate,” which is notable at a time when most OLED displays (including those with flat panels) are still capped at 120Hz. The company is yet to announce pricing or a release date for the monitor, but plans to show it off at IFA in Berlin next month.

When paired with OLED’s almost immediate response rates, a greater refresh rate makes a display appear smoother and less jagged, and video games feel more responsive to play. A refresh rate of above 120Hz for an OLED panel was formerly uncommon, however that has changed recently. While Alienware’s AW3423DW monitor, which also employs a QD-OLED panel from Samsung Display, goes all the way up to 175Hz, HDTVTest on YouTube revealed in May that Samsung’s S95B QD-OLED TV had become the first OLED TV to handle a 144Hz refresh rate (albeit unofficially).

Already, LCD displays have significantly higher refresh rates.
But right now, 240Hz OLED screens are becoming more and more common. earlier this month, according to HDTVTest.

Just this week, Corsair also revealed a 240Hz OLED panel, however the manual bendability of the display detracted some attention from its high refresh rate.

In addition to its refresh rate, the UltraGear 45GR95QE has the following specifications: a 21:9 aspect ratio, an 800R curvature, and support for 98.5 of the DCI-P3 color gamut. It has a 1440p resolution, a second DisplayPort 1.4 connector, and an HDMI 2.1 port that supports variable refresh rates. Picture-by-picture and picture-in-picture modes are also built-in for presenting content from various sources simultaneously.

While the refresh rates of OLED panels are improving, they still trail far behind what LCD is capable of. LCD panels with 360Hz refresh rates are becoming increasingly common, and earlier this year we saw the first 500Hz Nvidia G-Sync gaming display announced by Asus.