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The LG 32GS95UE boasts a dual refresh rate mode and is arguably 2024's best gaming monitor (Image Source: LG).
The LG 32GS95UE boasts a dual refresh rate mode and is arguably 2024's best gaming monitor (Image Source: LG).
At CES 2024 both LG and Samsung showed off their latest OLED monitors. With OLED monitors reaching up to 4K or more with 144 Hz refresh rates around the corner is it worth the wait?
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In the past, a 4K 144 Hz gaming monitor such as the LG 27GN950-B would set you back $800 on Amazon. Now it can be had for just $647, a 19% discount from MSRP. Its successor the LG 27GP95R-B can be had for even less at just $552 on Amazon.

Both monitors come with DCI P3 98% and HDR 600. Furthermore, both are compatible with AMD FreeSync Premium Pro and G-SYNC. However, both monitors share the same drawback as with other IPS panels, which is their dismal contrast ratios.

For gamers and creators who are looking for excellent contrast in a monitor, LG and Samsung have unveiled a whole host of OLED monitors at CES 2024. LG alone has released four OLED gaming monitors with resolutions ranging from WQHD to QHD. While Samsung released three OLED gaming monitors as part of its Odyssey lineup with resolutions of DQHD, UHD and QHD. It remains to be seen if both LG and Samsung will provide both GSync and AMD Free Sync in this years OLED monitors.

Out of LG's 2024 OLED lineup, the 32GS95UE-B is the most interesting of the four. It boasts a 4K 32-inch OLED display with dual mode refresh rate. It can support UHD at 240 Hz or FHD at 480 Hz which is perfect for both slow paced eye candy games and fast paced esports titles. As of right now, Samsung has not mentioned if its equivalent Odyssey OLED G8 monitor will have a dual mode refresh rate like the LG.

With so many new monitor choices that seem excellent, choosing between a last gen IPS or the latest OLED boils down to one's needs. It has been rumoured that the OLED panels from LG and Samsung (most likely) will be priced north of $1000. This might be an issue for more price-conscious buyers looking for a good deal.

But for those who have no budget constraints and are looking for the best monitors possible, waiting for these OLED monitors from LG and Samsung would be well worth the wait.


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Daniel Murti, 2024-02-29 (Update: 2024-02-29)