LG 34UC89G 34" Ultrawide IPS 144/166Hz G-Sync Monitor - £100 off - £499.99 + £11.10 Del @ OCUK
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LG 34UC89G 34" Ultrawide IPS 144/166Hz G-Sync Monitor - £100 off - £499.99 + £11.10 Del @ OCUK

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Found 8th MarEdited by:"Whiteboard91"
**Please note this is not the 34UC79G which is the Freesync version**

About £100 cheaper than i can find anywhere else, even on eBay. Amazing looking monitor, IPS panel and G-Sync for this price is a pretty good deal based on the competition.

144Hz with 166Hz overclocking I believe.

I know for some people the res will be a sticking point at 2560x1080 but i see that as a plus for gaming as you can comfortably drive it with a GTX 1060 at high framerates to take advantage. 3440x1440 IPS panels will hit max 100Hz and you'll need far more graphics power to get decent FPS out of them.

Reviews here;
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monitornerds.com/lg-…ew/
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Would have snapped up if 1440p maybe soon!
dxx45 m ago

How long were monitors stuck at 1080@60 before the gaming market got its …How long were monitors stuck at 1080@60 before the gaming market got its teeth stuck into it, and began pushing high-spec panels?


Roughly zero days, zero weeks and zero years, because that never happened. We had resolutions far higher than 1080p and refresh rates far higher than 60Hz even back in the CRT days.
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Would have snapped up if 1440p maybe soon!
HomeworkRadio8th Mar

Would have snapped up if 1440p maybe soon!


Unlikely, theres very little innovation and competition in the monitor market, i mean even samsung which are super aggressive with their tv lineup barely have any interesting models in the monitor space, unfortunately theres a bit of a silent price agreement between different manufacturers so prices rarely drop from one year to the next, its probably going to be another 2 to 3 years at least until you might get what you want.
Cuddl3s43 m ago

Unlikely, theres very little innovation and competition in the monitor …Unlikely, theres very little innovation and competition in the monitor market, i mean even samsung which are super aggressive with their tv lineup barely have any interesting models in the monitor space, unfortunately theres a bit of a silent price agreement between different manufacturers so prices rarely drop from one year to the next, its probably going to be another 2 to 3 years at least until you might get what you want.


It does seem like a monopoly with Asus, Acer, Samsung...
Cuddl3s52 m ago

Unlikely, theres very little innovation and competition in the monitor …Unlikely, theres very little innovation and competition in the monitor market, i mean even samsung which are super aggressive with their tv lineup barely have any interesting models in the monitor space, unfortunately theres a bit of a silent price agreement between different manufacturers so prices rarely drop from one year to the next, its probably going to be another 2 to 3 years at least until you might get what you want.


That's nonsense. There's been loads of competition and development in recent years. How long were monitors stuck at 1080@60 before the gaming market got its teeth stuck into it, and began pushing high-spec panels? We now have competition in display technologies (TN, IPS, VA, and emerging competing technologies like OLED and MicroLED), competition in refresh rates (120Hz being an example of old HFR, which was then usurped by 144Hz, with the IPS market now pushing toward 166Hz and the TN market pushing toward 240Hz), and competing sync technologies (Freesync V1 and v2, and Gsync), and competing resolution and aspect ratio standards.

It's not by mistake that a monitor like this came to be. There's a lot of money in the monitor market (eg. This £500 panel), and now that's been soundly established as the case, competition and progress will continue to continue strongly. We're not seeing the same YoY gains as we've seen with immature technologies because we're already pushing the limits of what existing display tech can do and new technologies require huge amounts of work to bring to the fore, but it's all getting there. Imo, this is the fastest-paced era of display progress home computing has ever seen.
I'd love this
dxx21 m ago

That's nonsense. There's been loads of competition and development in …That's nonsense. There's been loads of competition and development in recent years. How long were monitors stuck at 1080@60 before the gaming market got its teeth stuck into it, and began pushing high-spec panels? We now have competition in display technologies (TN, IPS, VA, and emerging competing technologies like OLED and MicroLED), competition in refresh rates (120Hz being an example of old HFR, which was then usurped by 144Hz, with the IPS market now pushing toward 166Hz and the TN market pushing toward 240Hz), and competing sync technologies (Freesync V1 and v2, and Gsync), and competing resolution and aspect ratio standards.It's not by mistake that a monitor like this came to be. There's a lot of money in the monitor market (eg. This £500 panel), and now that's been soundly established as the case, competition and progress will continue to continue strongly. We're not seeing the same YoY gains as we've seen with immature technologies because we're already pushing the limits of what existing display tech can do and new technologies require huge amounts of work to bring to the fore, but it's all getting there. Imo, this is the fastest-paced era of display progress home computing has ever seen.


I bought a pg279q 2 years ago for £600. You would be hard pressed to find one for that today. If there is loads of competition in this space why is this the case? Poster in correct in that there are not many of these high end gaming monitors out there.
genk41 m ago

It does seem like a monopoly with Asus, Acer, Samsung...



Here's a secret, none of those folk apart from Samsung make their own LCD panels.

LG, Samsung, Sharp, Chi Mei, AU Optronics, Innolux are basically the only ones making panels. Everyone else just buys from these guys, wraps them in plastic and sells them on to consumers. That is why you tend to see these new panel formats come along all at the same time. Remember when 28" 4K TN panels became a thing? Every single one of those panels was made by Innolux.

The 34" panel used here? That's LG. Samsung make one too.

35" ultrawide? AU Optronics.
Edited by: "CampGareth" 8th Mar
dxx52 m ago

That's nonsense. There's been loads of competition and development in …That's nonsense. There's been loads of competition and development in recent years. How long were monitors stuck at 1080@60 before the gaming market got its teeth stuck into it, and began pushing high-spec panels? We now have competition in display technologies (TN, IPS, VA, and emerging competing technologies like OLED and MicroLED), competition in refresh rates (120Hz being an example of old HFR, which was then usurped by 144Hz, with the IPS market now pushing toward 166Hz and the TN market pushing toward 240Hz), and competing sync technologies (Freesync V1 and v2, and Gsync), and competing resolution and aspect ratio standards.It's not by mistake that a monitor like this came to be. There's a lot of money in the monitor market (eg. This £500 panel), and now that's been soundly established as the case, competition and progress will continue to continue strongly. We're not seeing the same YoY gains as we've seen with immature technologies because we're already pushing the limits of what existing display tech can do and new technologies require huge amounts of work to bring to the fore, but it's all getting there. Imo, this is the fastest-paced era of display progress home computing has ever seen.


I still disagree with you,I personally think that the monitor market together with the hdd market has the least innovation and progress and is the most prone to price fixing(stagnation, mainly due to lack of innovation mentioned earlier) out of the entire pc industry.

Yes there may be many types of panel display technologies and frequencies have increased but you got to remember that there were 19 inch+ with 100 hz+ displays starting from the year 2000 that's 18 years ago, and in the last 18 years we`ve barely achieved 34 inches with 120 hz (on talking here about the mid to high level range) I would personally say that is nothing to write home about, and kind of puts the industry to shame compared to other sectors if you ask me.

I remeber going from a 60hz 24 inch TN to a 144hz 35 inch MVA panel thinking it's going to rock my world when in reality I`ve only noticed a slight increase in comfort/gaming experience but nothing world shattering.

Ohh and yes the monitor i bought a year ago today is actually more expensive than last year, and will probably continue to be so for another year, hurray for innovation ehhh?

I reckon in another 15 years 35 inch monitors still wont be the norm.
Edited by: "Cuddl3s" 8th Mar
dxx45 m ago

How long were monitors stuck at 1080@60 before the gaming market got its …How long were monitors stuck at 1080@60 before the gaming market got its teeth stuck into it, and began pushing high-spec panels?


Roughly zero days, zero weeks and zero years, because that never happened. We had resolutions far higher than 1080p and refresh rates far higher than 60Hz even back in the CRT days.
HomeworkRadio8th Mar

Would have snapped up if 1440p maybe soon!


For what it’s worth to you I got this same price range for the acer predator 1440p 165hz g sync one. Only it’s 27”. Still though
dxx1 h, 14 m ago

That's nonsense. There's been loads of competition and development in …That's nonsense. There's been loads of competition and development in recent years. How long were monitors stuck at 1080@60 before the gaming market got its teeth stuck into it, and began pushing high-spec panels? We now have competition in display technologies (TN, IPS, VA, and emerging competing technologies like OLED and MicroLED), competition in refresh rates (120Hz being an example of old HFR, which was then usurped by 144Hz, with the IPS market now pushing toward 166Hz and the TN market pushing toward 240Hz), and competing sync technologies (Freesync V1 and v2, and Gsync), and competing resolution and aspect ratio standards.It's not by mistake that a monitor like this came to be. There's a lot of money in the monitor market (eg. This £500 panel), and now that's been soundly established as the case, competition and progress will continue to continue strongly. We're not seeing the same YoY gains as we've seen with immature technologies because we're already pushing the limits of what existing display tech can do and new technologies require huge amounts of work to bring to the fore, but it's all getting there. Imo, this is the fastest-paced era of display progress home computing has ever seen.


He saying there not enough competition... But ehat your saying is advancement of technology which does affect much if no competition... Thats why manufacturers get new tech out but that doesnt drive down old tech price
Res isn't the only sticking point. The other big problem with this monitor is that it's curved.

I remember a time when monitors were curved the other way and we finally got flat monitors. Now some marketing geek comes along and says lets make curved monitors again .
adam08121 h, 18 m ago

I bought a pg279q 2 years ago for £600. You would be hard pressed to find …I bought a pg279q 2 years ago for £600. You would be hard pressed to find one for that today. If there is loads of competition in this space why is this the case? Poster in correct in that there are not many of these high end gaming monitors out there.


You are, of course, talking about the price of an import product during a period in which the Pound lost around 20% of its value against the Dollar.
Shame it's only 2560x1080, I've got a smaller 29 LG ultrswide with this res. It's ok at a smaller size but you really need 3440x1440 for anything bigger as I can see the pixels on my 29.
Anyone went from 2x27'' to 34'' curved one monitor ?
How this LG compares to this one for image editing?
Thanks in advance
dxx31 m ago

You are, of course, talking about the price of an import product during a …You are, of course, talking about the price of an import product during a period in which the Pound lost around 20% of its value against the Dollar.


Certainly true, but even accounting for that they haven't come down in price. They were £600 then and are £700 now.
I actually assumed this was 1440, how are monitors getting more expensive still? Pixels on this will be roughly the size as pixels on 1080p on a 16:9 27". Personally this is too big a monitor for the resolution unless you sit really far away.
dangit that was so close, 1440 missing for me
Yep I'm a bit concerned about the DPI, but at the end of the day if your main purpose is gaming then with AA on it should look good. Reviews seem to agree.

I've taken a punt and it's arriving tomorrow so will let you all know what it's like... I'm coming from a Dell U2410 1920x1200 so imagine it will be a huge difference...
Cuddl3s6 h, 54 m ago

Unlikely, theres very little innovation and competition in the monitor …Unlikely, theres very little innovation and competition in the monitor market, i mean even samsung which are super aggressive with their tv lineup barely have any interesting models in the monitor space, unfortunately theres a bit of a silent price agreement between different manufacturers so prices rarely drop from one year to the next, its probably going to be another 2 to 3 years at least until you might get what you want.


I disagree as there's been a massive amount of innovation with 4k 144hz ready to sell during 2H of 2018. However, I agree on prices being ridiculous within this market as these will sell upwards of 2k.
Darkraiser50 m ago

I disagree as there's been a massive amount of innovation with 4k 144hz …I disagree as there's been a massive amount of innovation with 4k 144hz ready to sell during 2H of 2018. However, I agree on prices being ridiculous within this market as these will sell upwards of 2k.


Yes theres been some advancements of course nothing stands still, but i`m talking about comparing the technology we have today in monitors with was available 18 years ago and then compare it to the advancements made in other fields like graphics, card, processors and tvs, I personally think that all those other blows monitors out of the water.

In 2003 I had a mid to high end monitor 19 inch 100 hz monitor, 15 years later for probably more money than I paid back then I only have a monitor that is just twice the size, and has twice the refresh rate and twice the resolution, and that is at the upper limit of the current market.

Personally I can't feel but feel extremely disappointed by this when other it fields have made 10 fold increases while prices have tended to decrease. To put it into perspective that would probably be like going from a pentium 4 to a 2nd gen I5 and that's pushing it, would you be happy to get an 2nd gen i5 after 15 years after you got an P4 I think not.
Edited by: "Cuddl3s" 8th Mar
Unfortunately i paid £599 for this last month lol ! And don't even go there about 1080p being pointless on a 34 ultrawide lol My son uses it for 100% gaming and its spot on with his GTX 1070, get 140 + FPS on Siege etc and its pure eye candy. I have a PG348Q but run a 1080Ti OC which its suited for 1440p ultrawide. Higher FPS is better than high res when it comes to gaming.
Edited by: "Panda221" 8th Mar
What's the point of having a decent gaming pc, if 1440p/4K monitors are too expensive? Might as well get a low spec i5 and GTX 1050
Cuddl3s7 h, 58 m ago

I still disagree with you,I personally think that the monitor market …I still disagree with you,I personally think that the monitor market together with the hdd market has the least innovation and progress and is the most prone to price fixing(stagnation, mainly due to lack of innovation mentioned earlier) out of the entire pc industry. Yes there may be many types of panel display technologies and frequencies have increased but you got to remember that there were 19 inch+ with 100 hz+ displays starting from the year 2000 that's 18 years ago, and in the last 18 years we`ve barely achieved 34 inches with 120 hz (on talking here about the mid to high level range) I would personally say that is nothing to write home about, and kind of puts the industry to shame compared to other sectors if you ask me.I remeber going from a 60hz 24 inch TN to a 144hz 35 inch MVA panel thinking it's going to rock my world when in reality I`ve only noticed a slight increase in comfort/gaming experience but nothing world shattering.Ohh and yes the monitor i bought a year ago today is actually more expensive than last year, and will probably continue to be so for another year, hurray for innovation ehhh?I reckon in another 15 years 35 inch monitors still wont be the norm.


I'll have to disagree with you on the HDD point. I was curious to see what development was like in the field, and looking purely at "First xTB" announcements, it appears that progress hasn't actually been so bad over the last decade. Here's a quick chart -

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That's 1TB to 12TB 3.5" HDDs in a little over 10 years, and that's really not bad at all.


Getting back to monitors, I think you're being incredibly ignorant toward the progress made in the field. Your circa-2000 19" 100hz+ display was a CRT, right? Do you really look at a modern LCD, compare it with that old thing, and not recognise any of the progress made inbetween times?
Aretak7 h, 46 m ago

Roughly zero days, zero weeks and zero years, because that never happened. …Roughly zero days, zero weeks and zero years, because that never happened. We had resolutions far higher than 1080p and refresh rates far higher than 60Hz even back in the CRT days.


And inbetween the CRT days and around 2009..?
dxx37 m ago

I'll have to disagree with you on the HDD point. I was curious to see what …I'll have to disagree with you on the HDD point. I was curious to see what development was like in the field, and looking purely at "First xTB" announcements, it appears that progress hasn't actually been so bad over the last decade. Here's a quick chart - [Image] That's 1TB to 12TB 3.5" HDDs in a little over 10 years, and that's really not bad at all.Getting back to monitors, I think you're being incredibly ignorant toward the progress made in the field. Your circa-2000 19" 100hz+ display was a CRT, right? Do you really look at a modern LCD, compare it with that old thing, and not recognise any of the progress made inbetween times?


Yes it was a samsung Crt, a very good one, shame I don't have it to compare side by side but again I think the differences in picture quality at the same resolution would probably be negligible, to the point where unless their side by side you wouldn't be able to tell on which the picture looks better.

I take it you haven't been in the space that long otherwise you would know that hdd's have pretty much been the bane of PC's ever since the beginning of time, thank god we have ssds nowadays, otherwise you could have a have 1000 cores and your computer still crawl to a halt waiting for the Hdd to fetch the data.

Looking on toms hardware seems like in 2008 the mid to high range hdd would have been an 1 tb hdd, while 10 years later i`d say the mid to high range hdd size is probably 4 tb, yes there are bigger models 10+ gb but who can afford those? same with monitors, if you feel happy that's all that matters to you, but i can't but feel disappointed by the real lack of advancement and innovation and the general state of the monitor market, and have so for many many years, like i said on paper theres all these fancy technologies but put them to the test and you`ll barely see the difference and i`m talking out of personal experience from going from 19 in CRT to a 24 inch TN and then to 35 in MVA, neither time did I ever feel like it was a significant difference, actually the first time move felt like a downgrade due to it being about same size (different aspect ratio 4:3 vs 16:9) and lower refresh.

Hopefully things will finally start to pick up soon if Samsung gets it's act together, their C49HG90 looks promising and the first monitor I look forward to owning, now if only they`d be able to sqeeze 4k into that mix.
Edited by: "Cuddl3s" 8th Mar
great find
Panda22110 h, 34 m ago

Unfortunately i paid £599 for this last month lol ! And don't even go …Unfortunately i paid £599 for this last month lol ! And don't even go there about 1080p being pointless on a 34 ultrawide lol My son uses it for 100% gaming and its spot on with his GTX 1070, get 140 + FPS on Siege etc and its pure eye candy. I have a PG348Q but run a 1080Ti OC which its suited for 1440p ultrawide. Higher FPS is better than high res when it comes to gaming.


I might take the plunge ya know! Im running a XB280HK at the moment and 4k's nice but its only 60hz, TN, the g-sync on it is unusable because it hovers my fps around 40 fps regardles of the game. I do have a very powerfull pc but I dont mind the res drop
This is funny...
I picked up a G-Sync monitor 3 years ago when I built my PC.
Cannot regret for one moment taking the dive into G-sync! It's a "game"changer no doubt.
Thing is I payed 379£ for a 1080p 144Hz AOC.
I have upgraded my GPU since then (from 980Sli to a 1080Ti) and ive been looking for a G-sync wide 2k or 4k monitor. But the prices are ridiculous! Meanwhile the retail price of my 3y old monitor is still 350£!!
Hardware prices seem to be stuck for the last couple years...
Is this actually the 34UC89G or 34UC89G-B?

Edited by: "Pyrii" 10th Mar
Pyrii8 h, 24 m ago

Is this actually the 34UC89G or 34UC89G-B?[Video]


Pretty sure they're exactly the same thing, but the -B denotes the colour black. At least that's what I've been told.
ResveZ14 h, 17 m ago

This is funny...I picked up a G-Sync monitor 3 years ago when I built my …This is funny...I picked up a G-Sync monitor 3 years ago when I built my PC.Cannot regret for one moment taking the dive into G-sync! It's a "game"changer no doubt.Thing is I payed 379£ for a 1080p 144Hz AOC.I have upgraded my GPU since then (from 980Sli to a 1080Ti) and ive been looking for a G-sync wide 2k or 4k monitor. But the prices are ridiculous! Meanwhile the retail price of my 3y old monitor is still 350£!!Hardware prices seem to be stuck for the last couple years...


Worth having a look on eBay - I found an AOC 34" 1440p G-sync VA panel on there for just over £500 buy it now. But for the fact that I'd have to spend another £500 on a new gfx card to run it, I might have gone for it.
CampGareth8th Mar

Here's a secret, none of those folk apart from Samsung make their own LCD …Here's a secret, none of those folk apart from Samsung make their own LCD panels. LG, Samsung, Sharp, Chi Mei, AU Optronics, Innolux are basically the only ones making panels. Everyone else just buys from these guys, wraps them in plastic and sells them on to consumers. That is why you tend to see these new panel formats come along all at the same time. Remember when 28" 4K TN panels became a thing? Every single one of those panels was made by Innolux.The 34" panel used here? That's LG. Samsung make one too. 35" ultrawide? AU Optronics.


That is incorrect. There are many manufacturers of LCD panels in the market today. Whilst I do acknowledge manufacturers and their products interchange endlessly. It is not uncommon to see a LG panel in a Samsung TV, and Samsung panel in LG tv.

Sources:

rtings.com/tv/…ung

news.ihsmarkit.com/pre…ays

en.wikipedia.org/wik…ers
clinkadink2 h, 0 m ago

That is incorrect. There are many manufacturers of LCD panels in the …That is incorrect. There are many manufacturers of LCD panels in the market today. Whilst I do acknowledge manufacturers and their products interchange endlessly. It is not uncommon to see a LG panel in a Samsung TV, and Samsung panel in LG tv.Sources:https://www.rtings.com/tv/learn/panel-lottery-samsunghttp://news.ihsmarkit.com/press-release/technology/china-dominate-flat-panel-display-manufacturing-2018-ihs-sayshttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_liquid-crystal-display_manufacturers


Monitors in common sizes and resolutions such as 24" 1080p may have the same problems you highlights with TVs, that many panels from different manufacturers are available and are interchangeable. That is not the case for uncommon sizes e.g. AU Optronics are literally the only company manufacturing 35" ultrawide panels. That is why there is a lack of innovation and competition in the uncommon monitor space.

I was pointing out that the people to blame are not e.g. Asus, Acer, Dell, AOC, Iiyama, BenQ. They have no power to innovate. All they do is slap whatever panels are available into a plastic case.
Panda2218th Mar

Unfortunately i paid £599 for this last month lol ! And don't even go …Unfortunately i paid £599 for this last month lol ! And don't even go there about 1080p being pointless on a 34 ultrawide lol My son uses it for 100% gaming and its spot on with his GTX 1070, get 140 + FPS on Siege etc and its pure eye candy. I have a PG348Q but run a 1080Ti OC which its suited for 1440p ultrawide. Higher FPS is better than high res when it comes to gaming.


Got mine delivered a couple of days ago and running it with 2x GTX 970's in SLI - this monitor is unbelievable compared to my Dell U2410!

Maybe my eyesite is crap, but i have no idea what people are talking about when they say 'you can see the pixels' because of the low DPI, I get that it's not quite as sharp in general use as a 1440p monitor but it still looks fantastic and in games I have to say G-Sync + high Hz is just another level. And as you say, because it's 1080p you get the best of both worlds in terms of size/quality vs high FPS. For this price I would have to recommend it to anyone.
Whiteboard913 h, 26 m ago

Got mine delivered a couple of days ago and running it with 2x GTX 970's …Got mine delivered a couple of days ago and running it with 2x GTX 970's in SLI - this monitor is unbelievable compared to my Dell U2410!Maybe my eyesite is crap, but i have no idea what people are talking about when they say 'you can see the pixels' because of the low DPI, I get that it's not quite as sharp in general use as a 1440p monitor but it still looks fantastic and in games I have to say G-Sync + high Hz is just another level. And as you say, because it's 1080p you get the best of both worlds in terms of size/quality vs high FPS. For this price I would have to recommend it to anyone.


Yeah I could have got him a 1440p ultrawide but then he would be stuck on low FPS on a higher res cause I’m not buying him a 1080Ti at today’s prices lol his GTX1070 and this monitor is a great match and he’s happy as Larry ooo and it’s a IPS panel (viewing angle better than VA) with G-Sync so it’s all good in my eyes.
£599 now
£499.99 now if anyone's interested.
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