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LG UltraGear 32GQ850 introduced with a 1440p resolution, a 260 Hz refresh rate and up to 600 nits of peak brightness

The UltraGear 32GQ850 will be joined in Japan later this month alongside two other UltraGear gaming monitors. (Image source: LG)
The UltraGear 32GQ850 will be joined in Japan later this month alongside two other UltraGear gaming monitors. (Image source: LG)
LG has unveiled the UltraGear 32GQ850, which joins the UltraGear 32GQ950 and UltraGear 4GQ900. The UltraGear 32GQ850 has a 31.5-inch panel like the UltraGear 32GQ950, but one that outputs at up to 260 Hz and in 1440p. LG will begin selling the UltraGear 32GQ850 later this month.

LG has announced the UltraGear 32GQ850, a new entry in the UltraGear gaming monitor series. For reference, while LG has showcased the UltraGear 32GQ950 and UltraGear 48GQ900 before, this is the first time that the company has presented the UltraGear 32GQ850. To be available later this month in Japan, the UltraGear 32GQ850 should make it to Asia, Europe and North America eventually. For some reason, LG has not confirmed pricing for any markets yet.

Like the UltraGear 32GQ950, the UltraGear 32GQ850 has two HDMI ports, a single DisplayPort connection and three USB 3.0 Type-A ports. Also, LG includes a pivot, height and tilt adjustable stand but no speakers, unlike the UltraGear 48GQ900. Moreover, LG equips the UltraGear 32GQ850 with a 31.5-inch Nano IPS panel with an ATW Polarizer, mirroring the UltraGear 32GQ950. Likewise, the UltraGear 32GQ850 offers 1 ms GtG response times and 98% DCI-P3 colour space coverage with AMD FreeSync Premium Pro and NVIDIA G-SYNC compatibility.

However, the UltraGear 32GQ850 adds VESA Adaptive Sync and is DisplayHDR 600 certified, not DisplayHDR 1000 like the UltraGear 32GQ950. Practically speaking, the certification means that the UltraGear 32GQ850 has 10-bit image processing, 600 nits of peak luminosity and real-time contrast ratios with local dimming. Furthermore, the UltraGear 32GQ850 provides a 2.5K QHD native resolution of 2,560 x 1,440 pixels, a step down from the 3,840 x 2,160 pixels that the UltraGear 32GQ950 manages. Conversely, the UltraGear 32GQ850 has a 240 Hz refresh rate that will be overclockable to 260 Hz, significantly higher than either of its UltraGear siblings.

The new LG UltraGear series together. (Image source: LG)
The new LG UltraGear series together. (Image source: LG)

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Alex Alderson, 2022-05-25 (Update: 2022-05-25)