Review: Gaming Monitor with G-Sync & 165 Hertz

Full for Gaming the LG 32GK850G is designed. The extremely high refresh rate of up to 165 Hertz and the support of the image-of-sync technology Nvidia G-Sync, the 32-inch Display is the perfect playmates. And the Best part: We’re giving away five of Gaming monitors with a total value of over 4000 Euro!

LG 32GK850G:Gaming-Miontor mit G-Sync und 165 Hertz

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LG 32GK850G:Gaming Miontor with G-Sync, and 165 Hertz

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LG 32GK850G
with its large screen diagonal of 31.5 in 16:9 Format and a resolution of 2560 x 1440 (1440p) very good for gamers Trend from Full HD to WQHD. The used VA Panel with more than four million pixels has only a small viewing angle dependence and support for the DCI P3 color space. For the backlight of the LG screen, white LEDs are responsible. The maximum frame rate of 144 Hertz is to increase by Overclocking to up to 165 Hertz.

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The LG 32GK850G is constructed by its tool-free Assembly fast and ready for operation. The walk is easy with a click mechanism on the screen dock. Then you just have the V-shaped Stand with a wing screw on the feet to attach. Now the video cable and the Gaming pleasure is no longer in the way.

For the connection to the graphics card a Displayport and a HDMI input to G-Sync and high refresh rates but only over the Displayport. The interface offer is completed by two USB 3.0 ports. The LG 32GK850G is due to the Zero-Frame Design for virtually seamless Multi-Monitor use. In addition, the Gaming can be used to Monitor optimally to the installation space to adjust. He is a rotatable, tiltable and in height by 110 mm adjustable.

The typical edgy Gaming style with red applications there are as a bonus of a LG Sphere-Lightning-mentioned LED light bar provides a consistent lighting when you Play. You have the choice between the three modes, Basic, Peaceful or Dynamic Lightning and via the scroll wheel, the color tones White Daylight White Neutral, Magenta, Red, Nature Green, or Sky Blue.

The on-screen menu is thanks to a structure clearly and offers a variety of settings – including many specifically for gamers. The operation is easily performed using a 5-way Joystick at the bottom of the Panel frame, or alternatively by means of Software, on-screen Control and mouse control.


LG 32GK850G (Note: 3,85)


2560 x 1440 pixels

Panel Type / Aspect Ratio

VA / 16 : 9


1 Displayport, 1 HDMI, 2 USB, 1 Audio-in Jacks analog


HDCP Yes Pivot Yes, rotatable Yes, adjustable Yes, color temperature selection Yes, speakers no Webcam no microphone, no, other –


LG 32GK850G (Note: 1,70)

Ease Of Use Menu


Accessibility: Device / Buttons, Interfaces

good / good



Games-performance and image quality

The LG 32GK850G delivers in the Test, a sovereign of Gaming Performance. The G-Sync technology, the refresh rate of the Gaming monitor to be synchronized with the Nvidia graphics processors that can run sophisticated and fast games smoothly and without image defects such as image tearing (Tearing). The required speed beyond the 100 FPS mark, the extremely high refresh rate of up to 165 Hertz. In addition, various electronic AIDS to improve the game:

The Black Stabilizer illuminates dark areas of the image, Dynamic Action Sync optimizes the Input and the crosshair selection increases the precision. The basis for good image quality the high maximum brightness of 290 cd/m2 and the strong contrast of about 5800:1. Only as to rate, on average, which is not noticed very homogeneous distribution of brightness over the entire screen, what is Gaming, but barely.

Image quality

LG 32GK850G (Note: 1,62)

Viewing angle: horizontal / vertical

good / good

Image sharpness DVI/HDMI


Color Linearity / Color Space

good / good

Maximum Brightness

283 Candela/m2

Brightness distribution

86 percent


5862 : 1

Reaction time

5 milliseconds

Power consumption

The demand for energy is due to the backlight with white LEDs at a low level. The LG 32GK850G consumed at maximum brightness, under 50 watts, and in Standby mode low 0.8 Watt. A real power switch that takes the Gaming Monitor completely from the mains.


LG 32GK850G (Note: 1,65)


48,5 watts


0.8 Watt


0.8 Watt


The LG 32GK850G has all the Features that a modern Gaming monitors. Compact Zero-Frame Design, ergonomic adjustment options and, above all, fast frame rates, G-Sync technology for flawless image reproduction and high image quality. This quality, however, has its price. The LG 32GK850G has a list price of 849 euros in the trade, however, already for around 800 Euro.


+ high Gaming Performance

+ G-Sync Technology

+ 165 Hertz Frame Rate

+ ergonomic adjustment options


– no real power switch


LG 32GK850G

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TFT screens

TFT screens


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Price (recommended retail price)

849 Euro

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Duration of warranty from the manufacturer

36 months