When it comes to big-screen displays, they don't get much better than OLED - with LG OLED
range proving to be some of the best in recent years. And now their gaming capabilities are about to become a whole lot more impressive. With NVIDIA G-Sync
support coming to 55-77 inch models.
These being the LG 65E9, 55E9, 77C9, 65C9, and 55C9 OLED TVs. The feature will be added as part of a new firmware update, and as per the G-Sync Compatible program won't require specific NVIDIA hardware to get going. The variable refresh rate technology, pioneered by NVIDIA with G-Sync, effectively synchronizes the refresh rate of a display to match a game's frame-rate. The result is buttery smooth visuals - where a game running at 45-55 fps looks better than the same game running at 55-65 fps with G-Sync turned off.
“It’s no secret LG OLED TVs are coveted by gamers world over and we are committed to optimizing the OLED gaming experience for them,” Sam Kim, senior vice president of the TV product planning division of Home Entertainment company at LG. “With NVIDIA G-SYNC adoption, we are showing that OLED TVs have the support and backing of the world’s top gaming hardware brand to make their products look their best.”
"We are excited to bring G-Sync Compatible support to LG's 2019 OLED TVs and HDMI Variable Refresh Rate support to our GeForce RTX 20-Series GPUs," said Matt Wuebbling, head of GeForce marketing at Nvidia. "Gamers will be blown away by the responsiveness and the lifelike visuals on these TVs when playing the latest PC games featuring real-time ray tracing powered by GeForce."
No word on Geforce 10-series cards being supported, as the HDMI VRR tech currently seems limited to 16 and 20 series cards. In terms of refresh rate capabilities the LG OLED range supports up to 120Hz at 1080p and 1440p, and up to 60Hz at 4K - limited by HDMI 2.0.