LG 38GL950G - 37.5" 3840x1600/G-Sync/175Hz

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Ugh. I picked up a 38GN950-B. Beautiful monitor. Unfortunately this one has to go back because it has a dead pixel right smack in the middle of the screen. :(
 

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Exactly, it can't be comfortable sitting a couple fert from it either for long term use.


Any specs? I am very interested in a high refresh rate 4k monitor st around 38 or 40 inches

The Alienware will be a revision of the LG and will use the same panel.
 

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The Alienware will be a revision of the LG and will use the same panel.
I have a humble hope that the Gsync Ultimate spec was not a typo, and the Dell is something special... In any case, waiting is free, and I'm not buying any new display before the Alienware 38" specs are official.
 

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I grabbed one of these once I was able to grab a 3080. Day one with it has been great. I really have to listen for the fan to hear it. There's some vignetting on the top and bottom but it's only noticeable when I full screen a white test background. I'm stuck at 100Hz on a GTX970 while I wait for delivery. I've never had anything over 1080p 60Hz and my mind is blown just with the slight increase. Neat. Would have been nice if the Dell version of this was released but I'm not waiting until next year with the games that are coming out. Plus, my main game is FS2020.
 

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It would be interesting to see some real world benchmarks on the rtx 3080 or 3090 with these monitors on current titles like COD Modern Warfare or FS2020. We always have to interpret resolutions either up from1440 or down from 2160p. The 3090, IMO, is woefully situated at its price since it only offers about 7-10fps over the 3080. That also makes me wonder how a 3080Ti will fare or if it will be offered at all. If a Ti comes out, how could it perform better than a standard 3080 and not surpass a 3090? Nvidia would seem to have a problem in this area.
 

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It would be interesting to see some real world benchmarks on the rtx 3080 or 3090 with these monitors on current titles like COD Modern Warfare or FS2020. We always have to interpret resolutions either up from1440 or down from 2160p. The 3090, IMO, is woefully situated at its price since it only offers about 7-10fps over the 3080. That also makes me wonder how a 3080Ti will fare or if it will be offered at all. If a Ti comes out, how could it perform better than a standard 3080 and not surpass a 3090? Nvidia would seem to have a problem in this area.
I've been flying in FS2020 with ultra settings/3080/Ryzen 1800X. I'm generally around 30 fps. Landed at KSFO and things were smooth. The game is CPU limited so I'm looking forward to a 3900X.

Foothills of the Alps. 34fps
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I held off on playing MW until I could play at max settings. Finished the campaign yesterday and had zero slowdowns. Is there a way to bench MW to get some numbers?
 
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Please forgive if this has been asked and answered. I looked through this thread and don't see the problem mentioned. I'm using the LG 38GL950G-B monitor and I'm having a problem with the included software. When I start the on-screen control app, It should look like this;

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But what I get is this;

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It's connected via a 10ft displayport 1.4 cable, and I have the USB 3.0 cable connected. I've looked for an updated version of the software but what I have is current. I've also looked for a firmware update without success. I've also tried running the LGFirmwareUpdater.exe in the OnScreen Control/bin directory, and that doesn't seem to do anything. I've tried running the software on a second machine as well, and it's the same. Google leads me to others having the same issue, but without any solution.

Any ideas? Does anyone with this monitor have the software working properly? It's not a huge problem since I can change settings using the control on the unit, but would be nice if I could get the software working.
 

the901

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Please forgive if this has been asked and answered. I looked through this thread and don't see the problem mentioned. I'm using the LG 38GL950G-B monitor and I'm having a problem with the included software. When I start the on-screen control app, It should look like this;

View attachment 288055

But what I get is this;

View attachment 288058

It's connected via a 10ft displayport 1.4 cable, and I have the USB 3.0 cable connected. I've looked for an updated version of the software but what I have is current. I've also looked for a firmware update without success. I've also tried running the LGFirmwareUpdater.exe in the OnScreen Control/bin directory, and that doesn't seem to do anything. I've tried running the software on a second machine as well, and it's the same. Google leads me to others having the same issue, but without any solution.

Any ideas? Does anyone with this monitor have the software working properly? It's not a huge problem since I can change settings using the control on the unit, but would be nice if I could get the software working.
I saw the same thing so I uninstalled it.
 

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Please forgive if this has been asked and answered. I looked through this thread and don't see the problem mentioned. I'm using the LG 38GL950G-B monitor and I'm having a problem with the included software. When I start the on-screen control app, It should look like this;

View attachment 288055

But what I get is this;

View attachment 288058

It's connected via a 10ft displayport 1.4 cable, and I have the USB 3.0 cable connected. I've looked for an updated version of the software but what I have is current. I've also looked for a firmware update without success. I've also tried running the LGFirmwareUpdater.exe in the OnScreen Control/bin directory, and that doesn't seem to do anything. I've tried running the software on a second machine as well, and it's the same. Google leads me to others having the same issue, but without any solution.

Any ideas? Does anyone with this monitor have the software working properly? It's not a huge problem since I can change settings using the control on the unit, but would be nice if I could get the software working.

Can it really do PIP? Wild if true
 

dfg67y

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Please forgive if this has been asked and answered. I looked through this thread and don't see the problem mentioned. I'm using the LG 38GL950G-B monitor and I'm having a problem with the included software. When I start the on-screen control app, It should look like this;

View attachment 288055

But what I get is this;

View attachment 288058

It's connected via a 10ft displayport 1.4 cable, and I have the USB 3.0 cable connected. I've looked for an updated version of the software but what I have is current. I've also looked for a firmware update without success. I've also tried running the LGFirmwareUpdater.exe in the OnScreen Control/bin directory, and that doesn't seem to do anything. I've tried running the software on a second machine as well, and it's the same. Google leads me to others having the same issue, but without any solution.

Any ideas? Does anyone with this monitor have the software working properly? It's not a huge problem since I can change settings using the control on the unit, but would be nice if I could get the software working.

38GL here as well and I opened my OnScreen Control to check, I also get the 2nd screen. Why do you think you should be seeing the first? After previously having a Dell ultrawide, and currently having 2 dell ultrawides, the LG onscreen control is annoying and I just don't use it. Disappointing.

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I've been flying in FS2020 with ultra settings/3080/Ryzen 1800X. I'm generally around 30 fps. Landed at KSFO and things were smooth. The game is CPU limited so I'm looking forward to a 3900X.

Foothills of the Alps. 34fps


I held off on playing MW until I could play at max settings. Finished the campaign yesterday and had zero slowdowns. Is there a way to bench MW to get some numbers?

There is no benchmark in COD MW. I'm not sure if the relatively few benchmarks I've seen are from simple gameplay repeated at the same place or something else. I play it on an RTX 2080Ti w/ mostly maxed out graphics but real performance hogs off (AntiAlias, HBAO, etc) and can get a steady 144 fps w/ occasional drops below to the high 120's - 130's. I'm using an I-9700k at 5.0ghz. There's simply no denying the image on this monitor is stunning.
 

Micas99

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38GL here as well and I opened my OnScreen Control to check, I also get the 2nd screen. Why do you think you should be seeing the first? After previously having a Dell ultrawide, and currently having 2 dell ultrawides, the LG onscreen control is annoying and I just don't use it. Disappointing.
I had no particular reason to expect the extra options other than it works for other LG monitors. I suppose that a lot of functions that now require the use of the monitor control stick may be available in the software, which would be a bit easier to use if the software works. What's the point of the USB port when the functions that it supports in the software do not exist?
 

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I reinstalled the LG Software - the one that makes the LEDs mimic the screen colors is cool - like the old school Philips gaming lights.

I had initially tried the screen segmenting app but found it too limiting. I'm giving it another try because every time my monitor sleeps, the windows get reset to a very small size and stacked in the upper left corner.

What I don't like is that the vertical split is so limited - a 50/50 or 75/25 is not great - a 65/35 or 60/40 (or better yet, something you can customize) would be better for me. But with 50/50, you get two 1920x1600 areas which is good enough...
 

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I'm running into an issue where the monitor goes into deep sleep and comes out of it @100Hz. No way to increase it unless you reboot. I think I've seen mention of this before but I can't remember if there was a solution.
 

dfg67y

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I had no particular reason to expect the extra options other than it works for other LG monitors. I suppose that a lot of functions that now require the use of the monitor control stick may be available in the software, which would be a bit easier to use if the software works. What's the point of the USB port when the functions that it supports in the software do not exist?
Yup, i'd also expect full software control. But another reason for the USB cable is to work as a "passthrough" for USB decides plugged into the monitor. For example I have a USB headtracking camera and a USB webcam plugged into my 38GL.
 

the901

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It would be interesting to see some real world benchmarks on the rtx 3080 or 3090 with these monitors on current titles like COD Modern Warfare or FS2020. We always have to interpret resolutions either up from1440 or down from 2160p. The 3090, IMO, is woefully situated at its price since it only offers about 7-10fps over the 3080. That also makes me wonder how a 3080Ti will fare or if it will be offered at all. If a Ti comes out, how could it perform better than a standard 3080 and not surpass a 3090? Nvidia would seem to have a problem in this area.
70-100FPS maxed out after a couple of missions in MW. Price is such a badass.
 

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Any thoughts on the 38GL950 vs the 38GN950 given that they are essentially the same price at the moment? Given that it sounds like neither HDR implementation is ideal, I'm leaning towards the 38GL950 for the gsync module as that functionality is more important to me than HDR. Real world I'm not sure theirs much difference. Any other differences I'm overlooking?
 

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Any thoughts on the 38GL950 vs the 38GN950 given that they are essentially the same price at the moment? Given that it sounds like neither HDR implementation is ideal, I'm leaning towards the 38GL950 for the gsync module as that functionality is more important to me than HDR. Real world I'm not sure theirs much difference. Any other differences I'm overlooking?

I think the GN has pbp / pip and more inputs but for best gaming, i like the GL
 

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Wanted to keep it too but my 3818dw is better for 60% of the work I do (vs 40% gaming) with better uniformity, sRGB deltaE and 3 way KVM. May be they will release a new 3820dw or a similar alienware combining best of both worlds soon.
Also, while costco coverage makes up for it, LG selling these $1k+ gaming monitors with anything less than 3 year advance exchange policy is simply inexcusable.
The 3821dw is supposed to be released sometime in November, it wont be cheap and you'll be able to get their 5y warranty: https://www.kitguru.net/desktop-pc/...-gaming-monitors-with-ips-nano-colour-panels/
 

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Does anyone know how to exit service menu? I've just finished my fan-delete project but I'm stuck in the service menu!
I think I'm in the AGING screen, the one that walks around the border of the screen showing the temp and fan status. I can't escape.
 

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If you wanted to pair this with a 27" monitor, what's the closest equivalent? The 27GL850-B? Primarily looking for something that matches in color, etc. Was looking at the 27GL83A-B but wondering if the more limited color gamut will make a difference when looking at them side by side.
 
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