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LG 27GS95QE-B Monitor Review

Tested using Methodology v1.2
Reviewed Mar 26, 2024 at 12:18 pm
Latest change: Writing modified Apr 12, 2024 at 12:52 pm
LG 27GS95QE-B Picture
8.8
Mixed Usage
8.1
Office
9.2
Gaming
9.2
Media Consumption
8.8
Media Creation
9.0
HDR

The LG 27GS95QE-B is a 27-inch, 1440p gaming monitor with an OLED screen and is an update to the LG 27GR95QE-B that's advertised to have higher brightness. It has a 240Hz refresh rate, and thanks to its DisplayPort 1.4 port and HDMI 2.1 bandwidth, you can reach its maximum refresh rate with any type of connection. It also supports all common VRR types, including FreeSync and G-SYNC compatibility, to reduce screen tearing. Beyond its gaming performance, it also offers a remote to control the monitor from a distance, as well as a headphone output with DTS Headphone:X support for 3D sound and an optical audio output.

Our Verdict

8.8 Mixed Usage

The LG 27GS95QE-B is excellent overall. It's designed as a gaming monitor, and it's incredible for that, thanks to its 240Hz refresh rate, VRR support, quick response time, and low input lag. Its near-infinite contrast ratio makes it a fantastic choice for watching content in dark rooms because it displays deep blacks and has perfect black uniformity. It also displays a wide range of colors in HDR. While its 27-inch screen is big enough for work use and content creation, it also has some text clarity issues, and OLEDs are prone to burn-in with constant exposure to static elements.

Pros
  • Wide viewing angles.
  • Near-infinite contrast ratio.
  • 240Hz refresh rate with VRR support.
  • Fast response time.
Cons
  • Some text clarity issues due to RWBG layout.
  • Risk of burn-in.
8.1 Office

The LG 27GS95QE-B is great for office use in certain circumstances. It has wide viewing angles and decent ergonomics that make it easy to share the screen with a coworker or client, as they'll see a consistent image from the sides. It has fantastic reflection handling and overcomes glare in all but the brightest environments. Unfortunately, it has worse text clarity than other 27-inch monitors and its OLED panel is prone to burn-in with exposure to static elements over a long period.

Pros
  • 27-inch screen.
  • Wide viewing angles.
  • Decent ergonomics.
  • Fantastic reflection handling.
Cons
  • Some text clarity issues due to RWBG layout.
  • Risk of burn-in.
9.2 Gaming

The LG 27GS95QE-B is incredible for gaming. It offers a high 240Hz refresh rate with support for all common VRR types to reduce screen tearing. It also has low input lag for a responsive feel, and motion looks incredible thanks to its near-instantaneous response time. Additionally, it's a great choice for dark room gaming as it displays perfect blacks without any blooming.

Pros
  • Near-infinite contrast ratio.
  • 240Hz refresh rate with VRR support.
  • HDMI 2.1 bandwidth for console gaming.
  • Fast response time.
Cons
  • HDR colors aren't as vibrant as some other OLEDS.
9.2 Media Consumption

The LG 27GS95QE-B is fantastic for media consumption. It's great for sharing your screen with friends because it has wide viewing angles that make the image remain consistent from the sides. It performs best in dark rooms as it displays perfect blacks without any blooming around bright objects. Additionally, it has fantastic reflection handling and decent brightness, and it fights glare effectively unless a very bright light source is shining on it. Additionally, it doesn't display the most vivid HDR colors.

Pros
  • 27-inch screen.
  • Wide viewing angles.
  • Fantastic reflection handling.
  • Near-infinite contrast ratio.
Cons
  • HDR colors aren't as vibrant as some other OLEDS.
8.8 Media Creation

The LG 27GS95QE-B is excellent for content creators in certain circumstances. The 27-inch screen is big enough to open two windows next to each other. It also has wide viewing angles and decent ergonomics if you often need to share your screen with coworkers or clients. Additionally, it has a fantastic sRGB picture mode, so you don't need to calibrate it for accurate colors. Text clarity is just okay, as there's color fringing around text when ClearType is turned on, and it's also prone to burn-in, which could be problematic with static elements.

Pros
  • 27-inch screen.
  • Wide viewing angles.
  • Decent ergonomics.
  • Fantastic reflection handling.
  • Near-infinite contrast ratio.
Cons
  • Some text clarity issues due to RWBG layout.
  • Risk of burn-in.
9.0 HDR

The LG 27GS95QE-B is remarkable for HDR. It displays a wide range of colors in HDR, and it also displays deep blacks without any blooming, thanks to its OLED panel. While it gets bright enough to make some highlights stand out, its highlights aren't as bright as some other OLEDs. Additionally, it doesn't display the most vivid HDR colors.

Pros
  • Near-infinite contrast ratio.
  • Displays a wide range of colors.
Cons
  • HDR colors aren't as vibrant as some other OLEDS.
  • 8.8 Mixed Usage
  • 8.1 Office
  • 9.2 Gaming
  • 9.2 Media Consumption
  • 8.8 Media Creation
  • 9.0 HDR
  1. Updated Apr 12, 2024: Added that the MSI MPG 271QRX QD-OLED has better HDR Color Volume.
  2. Updated Mar 26, 2024: Review published.
  3. Updated Mar 19, 2024: Early access published.
  4. Updated Mar 04, 2024: Our testers have started testing this product.
  5. Updated Feb 20, 2024: The product has arrived in our lab, and our testers will start evaluating it soon.
  6. Updated Feb 07, 2024: We've purchased the product and are waiting for it to arrive in our lab.

Differences Between Sizes And Variants

We tested the 27-inch LG 27GS95QE-B, which is the only size available for this monitor. The results are only valid for this model.

Model Size Resolution Panel Type Refresh Rate Firmware Version Tested
27GS95QE-B 27" 1440p OLED 240Hz 3.03, 2.02

 Our unit was manufactured in December 2023; you can see the label here.

Compared To Other Monitors

The LG 27GS95QE-B is a fantastic gaming monitor that combines a fast 240Hz refresh rate with the incredible picture quality of an OLED. It's a great choice if you want the best of both worlds regarding picture quality and a smooth gaming experience, and it's a significant upgrade over the brightness and motion handling of the LG 27GR95QE-B. However, it has some drawbacks, as other monitors with a QD-OLED panel have higher refresh rates and more vivid HDR colors. If that's important to you, consider the Dell Alienware AW2725DF, which has a 360Hz refresh rate and extremely vivid HDR colors. However, deep blacks appear purple in a brighter room because it's a QD-OLED.

See our recommendations for the best 240Hz monitors, the best 1440p gaming monitors, and the best 27-inch gaming monitors.

Dell Alienware AW2725DF

The Dell Alienware AW2725DF and the LG 27GS95QE-B are both 27-inch OLED gaming monitors. If you're in a brighter environment, the LG is a better choice, as it has better SDR and HDR brightness, so it's better at fighting glare, and deep blacks don't appear purple in a brighter room, unlike the Dell. However, if you're gaming in a darker room, the Dell is a better choice. It has a higher refresh rate for a smoother feel and more vibrant HDR colors for a more immersive gaming experience.

LG 27GR95QE-B

The LG 27GR95QE-B and the LG 27GS95QE-B are extremely similar 27-inch OLED gaming monitors. Both have the same 240Hz refresh rate and gaming features like VRR support. However, the 27GS95QE-B has better performance, with substantially higher brightness in SDR and HDR. Additionally, it has better motion handling, making the 27GS95QE-B the better choice.

ASUS ROG Swift OLED PG27AQDM

The ASUS ROG Swift OLED PG27AQDM and the LG 27GS95QE-B and both 27-inch OLED gaming monitors. The LG is a better choice if you're gaming in a brighter room, as it gets brighter in SDR. However, the ASUS has advantages in a darker room, as it can reach higher HDR brightness in small parts of its screen and has more vibrant HDR colors.

MSI MPG 271QRX QD-OLED

The MSI MPG 271QRX and the LG 27GS95QE-B are premium 27-inch gaming monitors. If vivid HDR colors are important to you, then the MSI is the better choice, as it has far more vibrant HDR colors. However, the LG has much lower input lag at lower refresh rates, particularly when using VRR, and is the better choice if you're gaming at lower refresh rates.

Acer Nitro XV275K P3biipruzx

The LG 27GS95QE-B and the Acer Nitro XV275K P3biipruzx are both 27-inch gaming monitors. The Acer is more versatile and works extremely well as both a gaming and productivity monitor. It has a higher resolution with greater text clarity, a USB-C input with 90W of power delivery, and it has no risk of burn-in during productivity use, unlike the LG. The Acer is also much brighter and performs better in very bright environments. However, the LG is a better choice if you're spending most of your time gaming, as fast-moving objects are crisper and sharper, and it has a higher refresh rate for a smoother gaming experience. Additionally, because it's an OLED, it has near-perfect contrast, so it displays inky blacks next to bright highlights in dark rooms.

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Test Results

perceptual testing image
Design
Design
Style
Curved
No
Curve Radius
Not Curved

The LG 27GS95QE has a gamer-oriented aesthetic with a stylish design. It features some RGB lighting along the vents.

8.5
Design
Build Quality

The build quality is excellent. It's well-put together without any obvious issues, and the materials feel premium. It has a metal stand, and everything else is solid plastic, as it doesn't flex much. The stand is also sturdy, and there's minimal wobble.

7.4
Design
Ergonomics
Height Adjustment
4.3" (11.0 cm)
Tilt Range
-15° to 5°
Rotate Portrait/Landscape
Yes, Counter Clockwise
Swivel Range
-10° to 10°
Wall Mount
VESA 100x100

The LG 27GS95QE has decent ergonomics. You can adjust it in any way, but the swivel range is limited, and you can only rotate it into portrait mode counterclockwise, meaning the inputs will always be on the right side of the stand. Luckily, there's a clip on the stand for cable management to keep your setup clean.

Design
Stand
Base Width
21.0" (53.4 cm)
Base Depth
11.8" (30.0 cm)
Thickness (With Display)
8.9" (22.6 cm)
Weight (With Display)
16.8 lbs (7.6 kg)

The monitor's stand is solid, as there's minimal wobble, but it's big and takes up space. However, the V-shaped feet allow you to still place stuff like your keyboard and mouse between them.

Design
Display
Size
27"
Housing Width
23.8" (60.5 cm)
Housing Height
14.1" (35.8 cm)
Thickness (Without Stand)
1.9" (4.7 cm)
Weight (Without Stand)
11.9 lbs (5.4 kg)
Borders Size (Bezels)
0.4" (1.0 cm)
Design
Controls

The monitor has a remote to control the on-screen display, which is easier to use than traditional joysticks or buttons on monitors. There's a power button underneath the center of the monitor that also features RGB lighting next to it.

Design
In The Box
Power Supply
External Brick

  • DisplayPort cable
  • HDMI cable
  • Power supply and cable
  • USB-B to USB-A cable
  • Remote control
  • User documentation, including:
    • Quality assurance report
    • Quick start guides
    • Warranty
    • Product registration

Picture Quality
10
Picture Quality
Contrast
Native Contrast
Inf : 1
Contrast With Local Dimming
N/A

The LG 27GS95QE has a near-infinite contrast ratio thanks to its OLED panel. That means it displays deep blacks next to bright highlights for a remarkable dark room experience.

10
Picture Quality
Local Dimming
Local Dimming
No
Backlight
No Backlight

OLED panels like this one don't have a backlight, so they don't require a local dimming feature. However, with a near-infinite contrast ratio, there isn't any blooming around bright objects, and it's the equivalent of a perfect local dimming feature. We still film these videos on the monitor so you can see how the screen performs and compare it with a monitor that has local dimming.

7.3
Picture Quality
SDR Brightness
Real Scene
271 cd/m²
Peak 2% Window
335 cd/m²
Peak 10% Window
338 cd/m²
Peak 25% Window
340 cd/m²
Peak 50% Window
317 cd/m²
Peak 100% Window
261 cd/m²
Sustained 2% Window
332 cd/m²
Sustained 10% Window
334 cd/m²
Sustained 25% Window
338 cd/m²
Sustained 50% Window
314 cd/m²
Sustained 100% Window
260 cd/m²
Automatic Brightness Limiting (ABL)
0.017
Minimum Brightness
18 cd/m²

The LG 27GS95QE has decent SDR brightness and gets bright enough to fight glare unless bright light sources are shining on it. These results are from after calibration in the 'sRGB' Picture Mode with the Brightness at its max, Peak Brightness at 'Low,' and Smart Energy Saving 'Off.' However, the lowest minimum brightness measurement is with Peak Brightness 'Off,' as it's 23 cd/m² when Peak Brightness is set to 'Low.'

The monitor has an automatic brightness limiter (ABL) that decreases brightness as more of the screen displays bright content. While the ABL makes the monitor brighter in most scenarios, it can cause fixed elements on your screen, like the white background in a Word document, to vary in brightness if content elsewhere on your screen changes. If you prefer a lower but more consistent screen brightness, you can turn Peak Brightness 'Off.' However, if you do this, the real scene brightness drops considerably to 199 cd/m². You can see the results with Peak Brightness turned 'Off' below:

  • Peak 2% Window: 258 cd/m²
  • Peak 10% Window: 258 cd/m²
  • Peak 25% Window: 259 cd/m²
  • Peak 50% Window: 259 cd/m²
  • Peak 100% Window: 260 cd/m²
  • Sustained 2% Window: 257 cd/m²
  • Sustained 10% Window: 256 cd/m²
  • Sustained 25% Window: 257 cd/m²
  • Sustained 50% Window: 258 cd/m²
  • Sustained 100% Window: 259 cd/m²

6.9
Picture Quality
HDR Brightness
VESA DisplayHDR Certification
DisplayHDR TRUE BLACK 400
Real Scene
439 cd/m²
Peak 2% Window
620 cd/m²
Peak 10% Window
620 cd/m²
Peak 25% Window
449 cd/m²
Peak 50% Window
324 cd/m²
Peak 100% Window
265 cd/m²
Sustained 2% Window
610 cd/m²
Sustained 10% Window
610 cd/m²
Sustained 25% Window
446 cd/m²
Sustained 50% Window
323 cd/m²
Sustained 100% Window
264 cd/m²
Automatic Brightness Limiting (ABL)
0.055

The HDR brightness is okay. It gets brightest with small highlights, and they stand out against the rest of the screen. The EOTF also follows the target PQ curve well, though it has an early roll-off, so highlights don't get the brightest they could. These results are from the 'Gamer 1' Picture Mode, with the Brightness at its max, Peak Brightness at 'Low,' and Smart Energy Saving turned 'Off.'

The monitor has an automatic brightness limiter (ABL) that decreases brightness as more of the screen displays bright content. If you prefer consistent screen brightness across different content, you can turn Peak Brightness 'Off.' However, if you do this, the real scene brightness drops considerably to 224 cd/m². You can see the results with Peak Brightness turned 'Off' below:

  • Peak 2% Window: 262 cd/m²
  • Peak 10% Window: 260 cd/m²
  • Peak 25% Window: 262 cd/m²
  • Peak 50% Window: 263 cd/m²
  • Peak 100% Window: 264 cd/m²
  • Sustained 2% Window: 261 cd/m²
  • Sustained 10% Window: 259 cd/m²
  • Sustained 25% Window: 260 cd/m²
  • Sustained 50% Window: 261 cd/m²
  • Sustained 100% Window: 262 cd/m²

Setting Peak Brightness to 'High' results in worse EOTF tracking, which you can see here.

10
Picture Quality
Horizontal Viewing Angle
Color Washout From Left
70°
Color Washout From Right
70°
Color Shift From Left
70°
Color Shift From Right
70°
Brightness Loss From Left
70°
Brightness Loss From Right
70°
Black Level Raise From Left
70°
Black Level Raise From Right
70°
Gamma Shift From Left
70°
Gamma Shift From Right
70°

The horizontal viewing angle is remarkable. The image remains the same no matter where you view the screen from, which is great for co-op gaming.

10
Picture Quality
Vertical Viewing Angle
Color Washout From Below
70°
Color Washout From Above
70°
Color Shift From Below
70°
Color Shift From Above
70°
Brightness Loss From Below
70°
Brightness Loss From Above
70°
Black Level Raise From Below
70°
Black Level Raise From Above
70°
Gamma Shift From Below
70°
Gamma Shift From Above
70°

The vertical viewing angle is once again incredible. While colors start to shift earlier from below than from on top, you won't notice any difference, and the image remains consistent when looking down on it or if you have it mounted above eye level.

8.7
Picture Quality
Gray Uniformity
50% Std. Dev.
1.826%
50% DSE
0.116%

The gray uniformity is excellent. The monitor only darkens slightly toward the edges of the monitor, and there's very little dirty screen effect in the center.

10
Picture Quality
Black Uniformity
Native Std. Dev.
0.168%
Std. Dev. w/ L.D.
N/A

Thanks to its OLED panel, the monitor has perfect black uniformity without any blooming around bright objects.

9.0
Picture Quality
Color Accuracy (Pre-Calibration)
Picture Mode
sRGB
sRGB Gamut Area xy
99.1%
White Balance dE (Avg.)
1.79
Color Temperature (Avg.)
6,419 K
Gamma (Avg.)
2.16
Color dE (Avg.)
2.22
Contrast Setting
70
RGB Settings
50-50-50
Gamma Setting
Default
Brightness Setting
90
Measured Brightness
125 cd/m²
Brightness Locked
No

The accuracy before calibration is incredible. The sRGB mode locks the colors well to the sRGB color space, and there are minimal inaccuracies with colors and the white balance. The color temperature is also very close to the 6500K target. However, gamma doesn't follow the sRGB curve in some places, as darker scenes are too dark, and brighter scenes are brighter than they should be. Unfortunately, using this accurate sRGB mode locks some picture settings, including Black Stabilizer and Gamma. If you want to adjust these settings, you can use the 'Gamer 1' Game Mode, though it's less accurate, with oversaturated colors and a brighter gamma.

8.8
Picture Quality
Color Accuracy (Post-Calibration)
Picture Mode
sRGB
sRGB Gamut Area xy
100.1%
White Balance dE (Avg.)
2.53
Color Temperature (Avg.)
6,055 K
Gamma (Avg.)
2.19
Color dE (Avg.)
2.23
Contrast Setting
70
RGB Settings
49-49-47
Gamma Setting
Default
Brightness Setting
57
Measured Brightness
99 cd/m²
ICC Profile
Download

The accuracy after calibration is excellent.

We couldn't fully calibrate this monitor, as the calibration software would crash when configuring the monitor in the 'Gamer 1' Game Mode, and the monitor would likely score better if this hadn't occurred. We calibrated it in the sRGB mode instead, though some picture settings are locked in this mode. As a result, we couldn't correct the white balance, so it's not as good as before calibration. Because of this, it's possible you can achieve even better accuracy if you don't experience this calibration issue.

9.4
Picture Quality
SDR Color Gamut
sRGB Coverage xy
98.0%
sRGB Picture Mode
sRGB
Adobe RGB Coverage xy
88.6%
Adobe RGB Picture Mode
Gamer 1

The SDR color gamut is fantastic. It has superb coverage of the sRGB and Adobe RGB color spaces. Due to our inability to fully calibrate the monitor, the Adobe RGB results don't accurately reflect the monitor's performance if it were fully calibrated.

9.6
Picture Quality
SDR Color Volume
sRGB In ICtCp
97.0%
sRGB Picture Mode
sRGB
Adobe RGB In ICtCp
93.4%
Adobe RGB Picture Mode
Gamer 1

The LG 27GS95QE has an incredible SDR color volume. Thanks to its near-infinite contrast ratio, it displays colors at a wide range of luminance levels without issues.

9.2
Picture Quality
HDR Color Gamut
Wide Color Gamut
Yes
DCI-P3 Coverage xy
97.4%
DCI-P3 Picture Mode
Gamer 1
Rec. 2020 Coverage xy
70.6%
Rec. 2020 Picture Mode
Gamer 1

The HDR color gamut is remarkable. It has incredible coverage of the commonly-used DCI-P3 color space, but it's more limited with the wider Rec. 2020 color space.

7.8
Picture Quality
HDR Color Volume
DCI-P3 In ICtCp
79.4%
DCI-P3 Picture Mode
Gamer 1
Rec. 2020 In ICtCp
64.3%
Rec. 2020 Picture Mode
Gamer 1

The HDR color volume is good. It displays dark colors well, thanks to its near-infinite contrast ratio, but it doesn't display bright colors as vividly as some QD-OLED monitors. If you want a monitor with more vivid colors, check out the MSI MPG 271QRX QD-OLED.

9.1
Picture Quality
Reflections
Screen Finish
Matte
Total Reflections
1.9%
Indirect Reflections
1.0%
Calculated Direct Reflections
0.9%

The reflection handling is fantastic. Its matte coating does a good job of reducing strong reflections, but it can still be difficult to see if direct sunlight is shining on it.

6.5
Picture Quality
Text Clarity
Pixel Type
OLED
Subpixel Layout
RWBG

The LG 27GS95QE has okay text clarity, but it's worse than other 27-inch, 1440p monitors. This is because of its RWBG subpixel layout, as computer programs don't render text properly with this layout. This results in some color fringing around text if ClearType is enabled. While it isn't the worst case of color fringing, it can be distracting if you're sitting close and notice text clarity issues easily.

Enabling Windows ClearType (top photo) can help improve the text clarity, but it can introduce color fringing. This means you must choose between sharper text with color fringing or worse text clarity without the fringing. These photos are with Windows 10, and you can see what it looks like in Windows 11 with ClearType on here, and with ClearType off here.

9.6
Picture Quality
Gradient
Color Depth
10 Bit

The LG 27GS95QE has incredible gradient handling, and besides some banding with darker shades, you won't have any issues.

Motion
9.0
Motion
Refresh Rate
Native Refresh Rate
240 Hz
Max Refresh Rate
240 Hz
Max Refresh Rate Over DP
240 Hz
Max Refresh Rate Over HDMI
240 Hz
Max Refresh Rate Over DP @ 10-bit
240 Hz
Max Refresh Rate Over HDMI @ 10-Bit
240 Hz

You can reach the monitor's max refresh rate over any connection, but your graphics card needs to support Display Stream Compression (DSC) for 10-bit signals over DisplayPort.

Motion
Variable Refresh Rate (VRR)
FreeSync
Yes
G-SYNC
Compatible (NVIDIA Certified)
VRR Maximum
240 Hz
VRR Minimum
< 20 Hz
VRR Supported Connectors
DisplayPort, HDMI
Variable Refresh Rate
Yes

The native FreeSync support and G-SYNC compatibility work over the entire refresh rate range with DisplayPort and HDMI connections. The monitor also supports HDMI Forum VRR. Thanks to the Low Framerate Compensation (LFC), it continues working at low frame rates. As with most OLEDS, there's some flicker in dark areas with VRR enabled during changing frame rates.

9.9
Motion
Response Time @ Max Refresh Rate
Recommended Overdrive Setting
No Overdrive
Rise / Fall Time
0.3 ms
Total Response Time
1.4 ms
Overshoot Error
1.0%
Worst 3 Rise / Fall Time
0.4 ms
Worst 3 Total Response Time
4.1 ms
Worst 3 Overshoot Error
6.6%

Overdrive SettingResponse Time ChartResponse Time TablesMotion Blur Photo
No OverdriveChartTablePhoto

The LG 27GS95QE has a remarkable response time at its max refresh rate. Motion looks exceptionally clear, thanks to its near-instantaneous response time. Unlike LED-backlit monitors, there's no setting to adjust the pixel overdrive.

9.8
Motion
Response Time @ 120Hz
Recommended Overdrive Setting
No Overdrive
Rise / Fall Time
0.5 ms
Total Response Time
2.3 ms
Overshoot Error
1.0%
Worst 3 Rise / Fall Time
0.6 ms
Worst 3 Total Response Time
8.2 ms
Worst 3 Overshoot Error
8.0%

Overdrive SettingResponse Time ChartResponse Time TablesMotion Blur Photo
No OverdriveChartTablePhoto

The response time at 120Hz is fantastic, with very little blur behind fast-moving objects.

9.6
Motion
Response Time @ 60Hz
Recommended Overdrive Setting
No Overdrive
Rise / Fall Time
0.9 ms
Total Response Time
3.7 ms
Overshoot Error
0.9%
Worst 3 Rise / Fall Time
0.9 ms
Worst 3 Total Response Time
16.5 ms
Worst 3 Overshoot Error
7.3%

Overdrive SettingResponse Time ChartResponse Time TablesMotion Blur Photo
No OverdriveChartTablePhoto

The response time at 60Hz is fantastic, though at lower frame rates, persistence blur becomes more noticeable.

Motion
Backlight Strobing (BFI)
Backlight Strobing (BFI)
No BFI
Maximum Frequency
N/A
Minimum Frequency
N/A
Longest Pulse Width Brightness
N/A
Shortest Pulse Width Brightness
N/A
Pulse Width Control
No BFI
Pulse Phase Control
No BFI
Pulse Amplitude Control
No BFI
VRR At The Same Time
No BFI

The LG 27GS95QE doesn't have a black frame insertion feature to reduce persistence blur.

10
Motion
Image Flicker
Flicker-Free
No
PWM Dimming Frequency
0 Hz

The LG 27GS95QE technically isn't flicker-free because there's a slight dip in brightness that corresponds to the 240Hz refresh rate. However, it isn't the same as pulse-width modulation because it isn't a full screen on and off, and you won't notice this flicker.

Inputs
9.1
Inputs
Input Lag
Native Resolution @ Max Hz
2.8 ms
Native Resolution @ 120Hz
5.0 ms
Native Resolution @ 60Hz
9.2 ms
Backlight Strobing (BFI)
N/A

The 27GS95QE-B has low input lag, resulting in a responsive gaming experience.

8.0
Inputs
Resolution And Size
Native Resolution
2560 x 1440
Aspect Ratio
16:9
Megapixels
3.7 MP
Pixel Density
111 PPI
Measured Screen Diagonal
26.5"
Screen Area
300 in²
10
Inputs
PS5 Compatibility
4k @ 120Hz
Yes
4k @ 60Hz
Yes
1440p @ 120Hz
Yes
1440p @ 60Hz
Yes
1080p @ 120Hz
Yes
1080p @ 60Hz
Yes
HDR
Yes
VRR
Yes

The LG 27GS95QE works well with the PS5 thanks to its HDMI 2.1 bandwidth. It even downscales 4k signals, which results in a more detailed image than a native 1440p signal.

10
Inputs
Xbox Series X|S Compatibility
4k @ 120Hz
Yes
4k @ 60Hz
Yes
1440p @ 120Hz
Yes
1440p @ 60Hz
Yes
1080p @ 120Hz
Yes
1080p @ 60Hz
Yes
HDR
Yes
VRR
Yes

This monitor works well with the Xbox Series X|S, thanks to its HDMI 2.1 bandwidth. It even downscales 4k signals, which lets you use HDR with the Xbox.

Inputs
Inputs Photos
Inputs
Video And Audio Ports
DisplayPort
1 (DP 1.4)
Mini DisplayPort
No
HDMI
2 (HDMI 2.1)
HDMI 2.1 Rated Speed
48Gbps (FRL 12x4)
DVI
No
VGA
No
Daisy Chaining
No
3.5mm Audio Out
1
HDR10
Yes
3.5mm Audio In
No
3.5mm Microphone In
No

The 3.5mm audio output serves as a combo jack with both audio out and mic in, but you need to have the USB-B cable connected to your computer to make full use of it. It also supports DTS and DTS:X audio passthrough for headphones that support it. Unlike many monitors, it has an Optical Audio output to connect to soundbars or speakers with this connection, but it doesn't support DTS/DTS:X audio passthrough.

Inputs
USB
USB-A Ports
2
USB-A Rated Speed
5Gbps (USB 3.2 Gen 1)
USB-B Upstream Port
Yes
USB-C Ports
0
USB-C Upstream
No USB-C Ports
USB-C Rated Speed
No USB-C Ports
USB-C Power Delivery
No USB-C Ports
USB-C DisplayPort Alt Mode
No USB-C Ports
Thunderbolt
No

You need to connect the USB-B to USB-A cable to your computer for the USB ports to work.

Inputs
macOS Compatibility

ConnectionHDMI 2.0HDMI 2.1USB-C to DisplayPort
Max Refresh Rate60Hz240Hz240Hz
VRR RangeN/A48-240Hz48-240Hz
HDRYesYesYes

This monitor works well with macOS. When using a MacBook, windows return to their original position when reopening the lid or waking the laptop up from sleep. However, HDR looks washed out over both DisplayPort and HDMI.

Features
Features
Additional Features
Speakers
No
RGB Illumination
Presets
Multiple Input Display
No
KVM Switch
No

The LG 27GS95QE has a few extra additional features, including:

  • Crosshair: Adds a virtual crosshair that your system won't detect.
  • DTS Headphones:X: Supports DTS and DTS:X audio passthrough for your headphones. It only works with the 3.5mm audio output, not the Optical Audio output. There are three modes for this: Sports, Entertainment, and Game.
  • Dynamic Action Sync: Mode that's automatically enabled and aims to lower the input lag.
  • FPS Counter: Displays the frame rate of your source.
  • LG Calibration Studio: This is a downloadable software that aims to calibrate the monitor automatically. We didn't use it for calibration.
  • Optical Audio Out: Lets you connect a soundbar or speakers that support this connection.

Like most OLED displays, there are also a few settings to help reduce the risk of burn-in:

  • Pixel Cleaning: Corrects individual pixels. Occurs after 500 hours of use and starts once you turn the monitor off or enter the power-saving mode. It only lasts about a minute. You can also activate it manually with the remote.
  • Image Cleaning: Runs a complete image refresh cycle after four hours of use and starts when you turn the monitor off or enter the power saving mode. It takes about 10 minutes to finish. You can also activate it manually with the remote.
  • Screen Move: Moves the image by a few pixels to one side to help reduce the risk of burn-in.
  • Screen Saver: Automatically turns the screen off when there's inactivity.

Burn-in can occur with constant exposure to the same static elements over time, so the best ways to reduce the risk of burn-in is by watching varied content, hiding the taskbar, using a black background, and taking advantage of these features in the OLED Care settings. LG also provides two years of warranty coverage on the OLED panel. You can learn about our current longevity and burn-in test here.

Features
On-Screen Display (OSD)