Upgraded to LG 32" UD59 UHD could not be happier

Discussion in 'Displays' started by johnnysd, May 14, 2018.

  1. johnnysd

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    So, I had an old system with a GTX1060 video card and an even older monitor which was a 7 yeat old Hyundai 24 1920x1200 TN display.

    I decided to get a new monitor and originally thought of just going with an Acert 25" IPS as a "for now" monitor.

    But once I started looking, the decision was bewlderingly complex. WQHD? UHD? WQHD 144hz GSync? IPS TN VA

    It is just incredibly confusing.

    If I got a 4K monitor could my 1060 run it ok? Would 1080P upscaled look OK on UHD? Would just a higher refresh monitor be better?

    Well, I am not a "twitch gamer". I don't really play FPS shooters, and have no interest in many of the newer products like Battlefield and Call of Duty, etc... I play MMOs, RPGs , ARPGS like POE and Grim Dawn and strategy games.

    My suspicion was that my 1060 would be OK for UHD "for now" but would need a new video card in time.

    So I settled on getting a UHD display. After a bunch of research I decided that 27" is really too small for a UHD monitor, but without spending $1000 choices in the 32" range basically came down to the LG 32UD59.

    I happened to get a great deal at Frys, for $398 and they paid tax so with the recycling fee $404 total.

    From the reviews it seemed like I was entering a bit of a "panel lottery" situation. Saw lots of posts and reviews with issues with backlight bleed, terrible uniformity, red push, etc...

    Well I have none of those. Incredibly uniform, no dead pixels, accurate looking colors (once I disabled black stabilizer), very very little if any backlight bleed.

    I did notice the off angle color shuift, but at 41" from me, that is gone and I can see the entire screen without panning.

    The display is glorious for me. Now ANYTHING would have been a gigantic upgrade over an 8 year old TN display, and I am sure there are better monitors out there but it looks spectacular.

    Maybe even better than my 55" Samsung TV for video.

    Upscaled 1080P content looks great.

    The desktop is perfect.

    Games are incredible. I can play almost all of my core games at 45-60 FPS in UHD, which is fine for now. I can even get a steady 45 FPS in Witcher 3 at UHD which looks incredible. WOW is AWESOME in 4K

    Funny thing is though that maybe the biggest thing I notice is that text is so much better. Even in games text is super clear and legible.

    Thought id share in case anyone else with marginal video card is on the fence. I know that there are many of gamers in the minimum 120Hz camp or unplayable camp but for me 45-60 FPS in UHD for the types of games I play is a revelation.
     
  2. NoOther

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    Yeah the LG TVs are really nice, I upgraded to the 55" OLED and it is amazing. If you are not a fast twitch FPS gamer than using the newer TVs as a monitor is great. I initially had some issues with HDR on mine, but after a few updates it's been resolved. 55" is a bit big for a computer screen, I think the sweet spot is probably right around 40". However, I have adjusted to it. I also have a fairly large projection screen for TV and used to have a widescreen triple monitor setup so I am a bit used to the larger screens.

    I will say though some games will stumble a bit in 4k if you have all the bells and whistles on. Even with my Titan Xp cards, they can stumble a little occassionally with lots of stuff happening at once.
     
  3. johnnysd

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    Mine is an actual computer monitor. 4K gaming is certainly not perfect. It does gag or stumble a bit as you said but I can live with that for the time being as the overall experience is greatly enhanced. And 1080P looks so good that if the game is really slow at 4K it is stay pretty good that way. 1080P on this display crushes 1080P on my previous screen anyway.
     
  4. Vengance_01

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    glad your happy but I am having a hard time believing a 1060 is driving W3 at 4k and decent details
     
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    I get steady 30-45 frames per second in 4K and medium setting with no huge dips....seems very playable
     
  6. NoOther

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    I think you are quoting the wrong person, I don't have a 1060. I was commenting on the larger LG 4k TV/monitors.