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LG 32GP850-B/32GP83B-B Monitor Review

Tested using Methodology v2.0
Review updated Jun 11, 2024 at 11:38 am
LG 32GP850-B/32GP83B-B Picture
7.2
PC Gaming
6.6
Console Gaming
7.4
Office
7.4
Editing
7.4
Brightness
7.7
Response Time
5.1
HDR Picture
6.9
SDR Picture
8.9
Color Accuracy

The LG 32GP850-B/32GP83B-B is a 32-inch, 1440p gaming monitor with a native 165Hz refresh rate. It's available in two variants, with the 32GP850-B having an overclock feature to 180Hz, Motion Blur Reduction, and two USB-A ports, which the LG 32GP83B model doesn't have. Both variants are limited in extra perks otherwise, but they have typical gaming features like FreeSync VRR and G-SYNC compatibility, and both use a Nano IPS panel. As a part of the 2021 LG UltraGear gaming lineup, these models sit alongside the smaller LG 27GP850-B/27GP83B-B and are higher-end models than the LG 32GP750-B.

Our Verdict

7.2 PC Gaming

The LG 32GP850-B is decent for PC gaming. It provides a good pure gaming feel as it has a 165Hz native refresh rate that you can overclock to 180Hz, and it also has VRR support to reduce screen tearing. Its input lag is low for a responsive feel, and motion is also sharp, thanks to its fast response time. However, it has limited picture quality as blacks look gray in the dark, it doesn't have local dimming, and highlights don't pop in HDR either.

Pros
  • Fast response time at any refresh rate.
  • Superb low input lag.
  • 180Hz max refresh rate and VRR support.
Cons
  • Low contrast and no local dimming.
  • Small highlights don't pop.
  • Some inverse ghosting at lower refresh rates.
6.6 Console Gaming

The LG 32GP850-B is okay for console gaming. It has low input lag for a responsive feel, and motion looks sharp as it has a fast response time. However, it lacks HDMI 2.1 bandwidth to take full advantage of gaming consoles, and it's limited to a 1440p resolution. It also fails to deliver a life-like and realistic image as it has a low contrast ratio, and highlights don't pop in HDR.

Pros
  • Fast response time at any refresh rate.
  • Superb low input lag.
Cons
  • Low contrast and no local dimming.
  • Lack of HDMI 2.1 bandwidth.
  • Small highlights don't pop.
7.4 Office

The LG 32GP850-B is a decent office monitor. It has great reflection handling and high brightness, so glare isn't an issue in most rooms. It has wide viewing angles, great for sharing your screen with colleagues or clients, but without any swivel adjustment, it's hard to turn the screen properly. The large screen is great for multitasking, but the relatively low pixel density doesn't result in the best text clarity.

Pros
  • Great reflection handling.
  • Wide viewing angles.
  • Bright enough to fight glare.
Cons
  • Just decent text clarity.
7.4 Editing

The LG 32GP850-B is decent for media creation. The large screen makes it easier to see more of your project at once, and the wide viewing angles are important if you share your screen with colleagues or clients, but it lacks swivel adjustment. While it displays a wide range of accurate colors in SDR and HDR, it fails to make them look vivid, and it has a low contrast ratio that makes blacks look gray in the dark.

Pros
  • Great reflection handling.
  • Wide viewing angles.
  • Bright enough to fight glare.
  • Accurate sRGB mode.
Cons
  • Low contrast and no local dimming.
  • Just decent text clarity.
  • Many locked out settings in sRGB mode.
7.4 Brightness

The LG 32GP850-B has decent brightness. It gets bright enough to fight glare in almost any environment, but small highlights don't pop against the rest of the image in HDR.

Pros
  • Bright enough to fight glare.
Cons
  • Small highlights don't pop.
7.7 Response Time

The LG 32GP850-B has a good response time. Motion looks sharp for the most part, but there's some inverse ghosting at lower refresh rates.

Pros
  • Fast response time at any refresh rate.
Cons
  • Some inverse ghosting at lower refresh rates.
5.1 HDR Picture

The LG 32GP850 has terrible HDR picture quality. It has a low contrast ratio, and blacks look gray in the dark without a local dimming feature. It also can't display bright and vivid colors well.

Pros
Cons
  • Low contrast and no local dimming.
  • Can't make colors look vivid.
6.9 SDR Picture

The LG 32GP850-B has okay SDR picture quality. It displays a wide range of colors, but blacks look gray in the dark due to its low contrast ratio.

Pros
  • Displays wide range of colors.
Cons
  • Low contrast and no local dimming.
8.9 Color Accuracy

The LG UltraGear 32GP850-B has excellent color accuracy. The dedicated sRGB mode is very accurate before calibration, but the main benefit of calibrating it is to have access to settings that are otherwise locked out in HDR.

Pros
  • Accurate sRGB mode.
Cons
  • Many locked out settings in sRGB mode.
  • 7.2 PC Gaming
  • 6.6 Console Gaming
  • 7.4 Office
  • 7.4 Editing

Performance Usages

  • 7.4 Brightness
  • 7.7 Response Time
  • 5.1 HDR Picture
  • 6.9 SDR Picture
  • 8.9 Color Accuracy
  1. Updated Jun 11, 2024: Updated text throughout the review according to Test Bench 2.0, mainly in the Verdict and Motion sections.
  2. Updated Jun 07, 2024: We've converted this review to Test Bench 2.0. This includes new tests for VRR Motion Performance, Refresh Rate Compliance, Cumulative Absolute Deviation (CAD), and VRR Flicker. You can read the full changelog here.
  3. Updated Apr 18, 2023: Tested the monitor's compatibility with 1440p on the PS5, but it doesn't work.
  4. Updated Mar 24, 2023: Clarified text throughout as part of Test Bench 1.2, including adding text to the Console Compatibility boxes.
  5. Updated May 02, 2022: We tested the monitor with the PS5's new variable refresh rate feature and confirmed that it's not compatible, since the PS5 only supports HDMI Forum VRR.
  6. Updated Apr 13, 2022: Updated to Test Bench 1.2, resulting in changes to the results and scores with the Response Time and Input Lag. Added tests for Console Compatibility and macOS compatibility and made minor changes to other tests, which you can see in our Changelog.
  7. Updated Jun 29, 2021: Review published.
  8. Updated Jun 23, 2021: Early access published.
  9. Updated Jun 21, 2021: Our testers have started testing this product.
  10. Updated Jun 16, 2021: The product has arrived in our lab, and our testers will start evaluating it soon.
  11. Updated Apr 01, 2021: We've purchased the product and are waiting for it to arrive in our lab.

Differences Between Sizes And Variants

We tested the 32-inch LG 32GP850-B, which is the only size available for this monitor. For the most part, the results are also valid for the LG 32GP83B, which is a variant without USB ports, backlight strobing, and an overclock feature. It's larger than the LG 27GP850-B/27GP83B-B, and there are other models in the LG UltraGear lineup that also came out in 2021, like the 32GP750-B, but they perform differently. You can see the differences between them below.

Model Size Resolution Max Refresh Rate Panel Type USB-A Ports BFI
LG 32GP850-B 32" 1440p 180Hz Nano IPS 2 Yes
LG 32GP83B-B 32" 1440p 165Hz Nano IPS 0 No
LG 32GP750-B 32" 1440p 165Hz IPS 0 No

Our unit was manufactured in April 2021; you can see the label here.

Compared To Other Monitors

The LG 32GP850-B is a decent 1440p gaming monitor that's a good low-cost option if you want a 32-inch screen and don't mind spending a bit more than on a 27-inch alternative, like the LG 27GP850-B/27GP83B-B. It has a fast response time and low input lag, but it has limited picture quality for a life-like image. That said, you'll have to spend more if you want better picture quality anyway.

For more options, check out our recommendations for the best 32-inch monitors, the best gaming monitors, and the best 1440p monitors.

LG 27GP850-B/27GP83B-B

The LG 32GP850-B/32GP83B-B is bigger than the LG 27GP850-B/27GP83B-B, but both have similar features and performance. The 32-inch model is more accurate out of the box, and the 27-inch model has better text clarity due to the higher pixel density. Other than that, the differences between these models can almost entirely be attributed to panel variance.

LG 32GN650-B/32GN63T-B

The LG 32GP850-B/32GP83B-B and the LG 32GN650-B/32GN63T-B are 32-inch, 1440p gaming monitors that use different panel technologies, each with advantages and disadvantages. The newer 32GP850 uses an IPS panel, and it has better viewing angles, better reflection handling, higher peak brightness, and a much better response time, so it's more versatile for most uses. The 32GN650 uses a VA panel, and it has better contrast, making it a better option for a dark room.

Samsung Odyssey G6 S32BG65

The Samsung Odyssey G6 S32BG65 and the LG 32GP850-B/32GP83B-B are both 1440p gaming monitors, but they differ in some regards. Aside from using different panel types, the LG has a better response time and lower input lag, which is important if you play fast-paced video games. The LG also offers better viewing angles so you can share the screen while the image keeps its consistency. The Samsung monitor offers a deeper contrast, resulting in better blacks benefiting darker scenes in movies and video games. It also performs better in HDR and has Tizen OS built-in, allowing you to stream content directly from the monitor.

LG 32GN600-B

The LG 32GP850-B/32GP83B-B and the LG 32GN600-B are both 32-inch, 1440p gaming monitors, but because they have different panel types, they each have their own strengths and weaknesses. The 32GP850 has wider viewing angles, so it's better for sharing your screen with someone next to you, and a much faster response time for gaming. The 32GN600-B, on the other hand, has much better contrast and better black uniformity, so it's a better choice for a dark room.

Gigabyte M32Q

The Gigabyte M32Q and the LG 32GP850-B/32GP83B-B are very similar 32-inch, 1440p gaming monitors, with only a few minor differences. The Gigabyte has a slightly better stand, and it has a unique KVM feature that allows you to work with two sources at once with a single keyboard and mouse, so it's the better choice for productivity.

Samsung Odyssey G7 C32G75T

The Samsung Odyssey G7 C32G75T and the LG 32GP850-B/32GP83B-B use different panel technologies, so the best monitor overall depends on your usage. The LG uses an IPS panel, and it has much better viewing angles and a slightly better response time. The VA panel on the Samsung is a better choice for a dark room, with better contrast and better black uniformity. Finally, the 1000R curve on the Samsung can provide a more immersive gaming experience than the flat screen of the LG, but curved screens aren't ideal for some use cases.

Gigabyte AORUS FI32U

The Gigabyte AORUS FI32U is slightly better overall than the LG 32GP850-B/32GP83B-B. The Gigabyte has a higher resolution screen, better ergonomics, a more versatile black frame insertion feature, and it supports HDMI 2.1, making it a better choice for next-gen console gamers. The LG, on the other hand, has a slightly faster refresh rate, better reflection handling, and lower input lag at 60Hz.

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Test Results

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

This monitor has a clean, simple design, with red accents on the stand and slim bezels on three sides.

Design
Accelerated Longevity Test
Uniformity Pictures N/A
7.0
Design
Build Quality

This monitor has decent built quality. It is almost entirely plastic, and although there's a bit of flex to some parts and the cable management is a bit cheap, it feels sturdy.

7.3
Design
Ergonomics
Min Height To Top Of Panel
18.9" (48.1 cm)
Height Adjustment
4.3" (11.0 cm)
Tilt Range
-15° to 5°
Rotate Portrait/Landscape
Yes, Clockwise
Swivel Range
No swivel
Wall Mount
VESA 100x100

The stand has decent ergonomics if you need to adjust the screen for yourself, but without swivel adjustment, it's hard to turn the screen to show something to someone next to you. The back of the monitor is simple, with a red ring around the back, but it doesn't have RGB lighting. There's a hook on the back of the monitor for cable management, but it's pretty basic.

Design
Stand
Base Width
16.7" (42.5 cm)
Base Depth
11.6" (29.4 cm)
Thickness (With Display)
8.5" (21.6 cm)
Weight (With Display)
15.4 lbs (7.0 kg)

This monitor has a chevron-shaped stand that doesn't lie completely flat against the table, but it still supports the screen well.

Design
Display
Size
32"
Housing Width
28.1" (71.5 cm)
Housing Height
16.8" (42.7 cm)
Thickness (Without Stand)
1.9" (4.8 cm)
Weight (Without Stand)
10.8 lbs (4.9 kg)
Borders Size (Bezels)
0.3" (0.8 cm)
Design
Controls

There's a joystick underneath the center of the monitor to control the on-screen display.

Design
In The Box
Power Supply
External Brick

  • DisplayPort cable
  • HDMI cable
  • USB-B to USB-A cable
  • Power cable
  • User manuals, including driver CD and calibration report

Picture Quality
6.1
Picture Quality
Contrast
Native Contrast
1,037 : 1
Contrast With Local Dimming
N/A

This monitor has mediocre contrast, so blacks look gray next to bright highlights in a dark room. It doesn't have a local dimming feature to further improve it, either.

0
Picture Quality
Local Dimming
Local Dimming
No
Backlight
Edge

This monitor doesn't have a local dimming feature. We still film these videos on the monitor so that you can compare the backlight performance with a monitor that has local dimming.

8.2
Picture Quality
SDR Brightness
Real Scene
394 cd/m²
Peak 2% Window
412 cd/m²
Peak 10% Window
412 cd/m²
Peak 25% Window
412 cd/m²
Peak 50% Window
412 cd/m²
Peak 100% Window
412 cd/m²
Sustained 2% Window
412 cd/m²
Sustained 10% Window
412 cd/m²
Sustained 25% Window
412 cd/m²
Sustained 50% Window
412 cd/m²
Sustained 100% Window
412 cd/m²
Automatic Brightness Limiting (ABL)
0.000
Minimum Brightness
66 cd/m²

The brightness is great, and it gets bright enough to fight glare in well-lit rooms. There's no variation in brightness with different content, which is great. These measurements are from after calibration in the 'Gamer 1' Picture Mode, with the backlight at max.

6.9
Picture Quality
HDR Brightness
VESA DisplayHDR Certification
No Certification
Real Scene
416 cd/m²
Peak 2% Window
429 cd/m²
Peak 10% Window
430 cd/m²
Peak 25% Window
430 cd/m²
Peak 50% Window
430 cd/m²
Peak 100% Window
440 cd/m²
Sustained 2% Window
428 cd/m²
Sustained 10% Window
429 cd/m²
Sustained 25% Window
429 cd/m²
Sustained 50% Window
429 cd/m²
Sustained 100% Window
429 cd/m²
Automatic Brightness Limiting (ABL)
0.000

The HDR brightness is okay. It isn't much brighter than in SDR, and small highlights don't pop against the rest of the image. The PQ EOTF tracking isn't entirely accurate either, as most content is brighter than intended.

These measurements are from the 'Gamer 1' Picture Mode, with the backlight at max.

8.2
Picture Quality
Horizontal Viewing Angle
Color Washout From Left
43°
Color Washout From Right
45°
Color Shift From Left
48°
Color Shift From Right
53°
Brightness Loss From Left
46°
Brightness Loss From Right
47°
Black Level Raise From Left
70°
Black Level Raise From Right
70°
Gamma Shift From Left
49°
Gamma Shift From Right
58°

This monitor has a great horizontal viewing angle. It's good enough if you want to share the screen with someone next to you, as the image remains consistent from the sides.

6.6
Picture Quality
Vertical Viewing Angle
Color Washout From Below
31°
Color Washout From Above
32°
Color Shift From Below
37°
Color Shift From Above
42°
Brightness Loss From Below
35°
Brightness Loss From Above
37°
Black Level Raise From Below
70°
Black Level Raise From Above
26°
Gamma Shift From Below
29°
Gamma Shift From Above
33°

The vertical viewing angle is okay. While the image washes out from really wide angles, it's still fine if you're standing up and looking down on the monitor.

8.1
Picture Quality
Gray Uniformity
50% Std. Dev.
2.841%
50% DSE
0.137%

The gray uniformity is great. While there isn't much dirty screen effect in the center, the edges are darker, which you can notice with full-screen webpages or documents.

6.4
Picture Quality
Black Uniformity
Native Std. Dev.
1.737%
Std. Dev. w/ L.D.
N/A

This monitor has mediocre black uniformity. The entire screen is a bit cloudy, and there's some backlight bleed along the bottom edge. This can be distracting in dark scenes.

8.9
Picture Quality
Color Accuracy (Pre-Calibration)
Picture Mode
sRGB
sRGB Gamut Area xy
101.5%
White Balance dE (Avg.)
2.51
Color Temperature (Avg.)
6,864 K
Gamma (Avg.)
2.11
Color dE (Avg.)
1.55
Contrast Setting
70
RGB Settings
Default
Gamma Setting
Default
Brightness Setting
18
Measured Brightness
135 cd/m²
Brightness Locked
No

The accuracy before calibration in the sRGB mode is excellent. Gamma follows the sRGB target curve well, but all scenes are brighter than they should be. White balance and all colors are accurate, and the color temperature is close to the 6500K target. Unfortunately, using the sRGB mode locks many settings, including Response Time and Motion Blur Reduction, so you'll need to use another, less accurate mode if you want access to those settings.

9.8
Picture Quality
Color Accuracy (Post-Calibration)
Picture Mode
Gamer 1
sRGB Gamut Area xy
101.4%
White Balance dE (Avg.)
0.47
Color Temperature (Avg.)
6,530 K
Gamma (Avg.)
2.18
Color dE (Avg.)
0.35
Contrast Setting
70
RGB Settings
50-50-49
Gamma Setting
Mode 2
Brightness Setting
9
Measured Brightness
102 cd/m²
ICC Profile
Download

This monitor has outstanding accuracy after calibration, and you won't notice any inaccuracies.

9.6
Picture Quality
SDR Color Gamut
sRGB Coverage xy
100.0%
sRGB Picture Mode
Gamer 1
Adobe RGB Coverage xy
89.5%
Adobe RGB Picture Mode
Gamer 1

The SDR color gamut is fantastic. It has perfect coverage of the sRGB color space used by most desktop and web content. Coverage of the wider Adobe RGB color space is great, but it oversaturates reds and undersaturates greens.

8.9
Picture Quality
HDR Color Gamut
Wide Color Gamut
Yes
DCI-P3 Coverage xy
95.5%
DCI-P3 Picture Mode
Gamer 1
Rec. 2020 Coverage xy
71.2%
Rec. 2020 Picture Mode
Gamer 1

This monitor has an excellent HDR color gamut. It can display nearly the entire DCI-P3 color space used by most current HDR content. However, coverage of the wider Rec. 2020 color space is more limited, though, and it undersaturates most colors.

7.4
Picture Quality
HDR Color Volume
1,000 cd/m² DCI-P3 Coverage ICtCp
64.1%
DCI-P3 Picture Mode
Gamer 1
10,000 cd/m² Rec. 2020 Coverage ICtCp
29.2%
Rec. 2020 Picture Mode
Gamer 1

The HDR color volume is decent, but it struggles to display bright and dark colors well.

7.0
Picture Quality
Text Clarity
Pixel Type
IPS
Subpixel Layout
RGB

The text clarity is decent. Using Windows ClearType (top photo) helps improve text clarity, as curved and diagonal lines are harder to see without it.

8.0
Picture Quality
Reflections
Screen Finish
Matte
Total Reflections
5.0%
Indirect Reflections
3.9%
Calculated Direct Reflections
1.1%

The reflection handling is great. The matte finish diffuses light across the screen, so direct reflections aren't really noticeable unless you're in a really bright room.

9.6
Picture Quality
Gradient
Color Depth
10 Bit

This monitor has outstanding gradient handling. There's some minor banding in darker shades, but it's barely noticeable.

Motion
7.7
Motion
Refresh Rate
Native Refresh Rate
165 Hz
Max Refresh Rate
180 Hz
Max Refresh Rate Over DP
180 Hz
Max Refresh Rate Over HDMI
144 Hz
Max Refresh Rate Over DP @ 10-bit
180 Hz
Max Refresh Rate Over HDMI @ 10-Bit
60 Hz

This monitor has an overclock feature to increase its refresh rate to 180Hz, but the LG 32GP83B variant doesn't have this. However, you can't use it at the same time as the backlight strobing feature.

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

NVIDIAVRR MinVRR Max
DisplayPort<20Hz180Hz
HDMIN/AN/A

AMDVRR MinVRR Max
DisplayPort<20Hz180Hz
HDMI<20Hz144Hz

7.7
Motion
VRR Motion Performance
Recommended VRR OD Setting
Fast
Variable Overdrive Advertised
No
Avg. CAD
165
Best CAD
146
Worst CAD
216

Refresh RateCAD HeatmapRT ChartPursuit Photo
179HeatmapChartPhoto
165HeatmapChartPhoto
144HeatmapChartPhoto
120HeatmapChartPhoto
100HeatmapChartPhoto
80HeatmapChartPhoto
60HeatmapChartPhoto

This monitor has good motion handling across its VRR range. The 'Fast' Response Time provides the best performance for most refresh rates, but it introduces inverse ghosting at lower refresh rates. If that bothers you, the 'Normal' setting is more consistent across the entire refresh rate range, but it has more blur at high refresh rates.

7.6
Motion
Refresh Rate Compliance
Compliance @ Max Hz
51%
Compliance @ 120 FPS
62%
Compliance @ 60 FPS
76%

The refresh rate compliance is good. While its response time isn't fast enough to make full color transitions before the monitor draws the next frame at high refresh rates, it's better at 60Hz.

7.9
Motion
CAD @ Max Refresh Rate
OD Transition Max Refresh Rate
Recommended Overdrive Setting
Fast
Avg. CAD
146
Best 10% CAD
80
Worst 10% CAD
259

Overdrive ModeCAD HeatmapRT ChartPursuit Photo
OffHeatmapChartPhoto
NormalHeatmapChartPhoto
FastHeatmapChartPhoto
FasterHeatmapChartPhoto

The CAD at the max refresh rate of 180Hz is very good. Motion looks sharp without much blur trail behind fast-moving objects, and the recommended overdrive setting of 'Fast' has the fastest total response time and no noticeable inverse ghosting.

Motion
Response Time @ Max Refresh Rate
Recommended Overdrive Setting
Fast
First Response Time
5.6 ms
Total Response Time
6.0 ms
RGB Overshoot
1 RGB
Worst 10% First Response Time
10.9 ms
Worst 10% Total Response Time
10.9 ms
Worst 10% RGB Overshoot
5 RGB

Overdrive ModeFirst Response HeatmapTotal Response HeatmapRGB Overshoot Heatmap
OffHeatmapHeatmapHeatmap
NormalHeatmapHeatmapHeatmap
FastHeatmapHeatmapHeatmap
FasterHeatmapHeatmapHeatmap

7.8
Motion
CAD @ 120Hz
OD Transition 120Hz
Recommended Overdrive Setting
Fast
Avg. CAD
153
Best 10% CAD
89
Worst 10% CAD
247

Overdrive ModeCAD HeatmapRT ChartPursuit Photo
OffHeatmapChartPhoto
NormalHeatmapChartPhoto
FastHeatmapChartPhoto
FasterHeatmapChartPhoto

The CAD at 120Hz is good. Motion looks sharp, but unlike at its max refresh rate, the 'Fast' overdrive setting has some inverse ghosting. The 'Normal' setting is better if that bothers you, but it has more blur.

Motion
Response Time @ 120Hz
Recommended Overdrive Setting
Fast
First Response Time
4.9 ms
Total Response Time
8.8 ms
RGB Overshoot
4 RGB
Worst 10% First Response Time
8.3 ms
Worst 10% Total Response Time
11.8 ms
Worst 10% RGB Overshoot
9 RGB

Overdrive ModeFirst Response HeatmapTotal Response HeatmapRGB Overshoot Heatmap
OffHeatmapHeatmapHeatmap
NormalHeatmapHeatmapHeatmap
FastHeatmapHeatmapHeatmap
FasterHeatmapHeatmapHeatmap

7.7
Motion
CAD @ 60Hz
OD Transition 60Hz
Recommended Overdrive Setting
Normal
Avg. CAD
163
Best 10% CAD
83
Worst 10% CAD
265

Overdrive ModeCAD HeatmapRT ChartPursuit Photo
OffHeatmapChartPhoto
NormalHeatmapChartPhoto
FastHeatmapChartPhoto
FasterHeatmapChartPhoto

The CAD at 60Hz is good. Unlike at higher refresh rates, the recommended overdrive setting is 'Normal' because 'Fast' has too much noticeable inverse ghosting, so you may have to change the settings if you switch games or sources.

Motion
Response Time @ 60Hz
Recommended Overdrive Setting
Normal
First Response Time
6.3 ms
Total Response Time
6.8 ms
RGB Overshoot
0 RGB
Worst 10% First Response Time
9.8 ms
Worst 10% Total Response Time
13.5 ms
Worst 10% RGB Overshoot
2 RGB

Overdrive ModeFirst Response HeatmapTotal Response HeatmapRGB Overshoot Heatmap
OffHeatmapHeatmapHeatmap
NormalHeatmapHeatmapHeatmap
FastHeatmapHeatmapHeatmap
FasterHeatmapHeatmapHeatmap

Motion
Backlight Strobing (BFI)
Backlight Strobing (BFI)
Yes
Maximum Frequency
165 Hz
Minimum Frequency
120 Hz
Longest Pulse Width Brightness
221 cd/m²
Shortest Pulse Width Brightness
221 cd/m²
Pulse Width Control
No
Pulse Phase Control
No
Pulse Amplitude Control
Yes
VRR At The Same Time
No

This monitor has an optional backlight strobing feature, also known as black frame insertion (BFI), but the LG 32GP83B variant doesn't have it. It's pretty limited as it only works within a narrow refresh rate range, and you can't use it at the same time as VRR. The photo above is at 165Hz, and you can also see it at 120Hz here. If you want something with a more versatile feature, check out the Gigabyte M32Q instead.

8.8
Motion
VRR Flicker
Dark Gray Flicker
0.8 RGB
Middle Gray Flicker
1.2 RGB
Light Gray Flicker
1.0 RGB

There's minimal VRR flicker with changing frame rates, which is excellent for gaming.

10
Motion
Image Flicker
Flicker-Free
Yes
PWM Dimming Frequency
0 Hz

The backlight is completely flicker-free at all backlight levels, which can help reduce eye strain if you're sensitive to it.

Inputs
9.0
Inputs
Input Lag
Native Resolution @ Max Hz
3.4 ms
Native Resolution @ 120Hz
5.0 ms
Native Resolution @ 60Hz
9.2 ms
Backlight Strobing (BFI)
4.2 ms

This monitor has outstanding low input lag, resulting in a very responsive gaming experience.

6.8
Inputs
Resolution
Native Resolution
2560 x 1440
Aspect Ratio
16:9
Megapixels
3.7 MP
Pixel Density
92 PPI
4.9
Inputs
PS5 Compatibility
4k @ 120Hz
No
4k @ 60Hz
Yes
1440p @ 120Hz
Yes
1440p @ 60Hz
Yes
1080p @ 120Hz
Yes
1080p @ 60Hz
Yes

When we initially tested this monitor for 1440p support on the PS5 in April 2023, we couldn't get 1440p to work at all. However, it worked when we checked again in June 2024. That being said, if you're having any issues, check to see if you have the PS5 updated to the latest firmware, as that may fix the problem.

7.1
Inputs
Xbox Series X|S Compatibility
4k @ 120Hz
No
4k @ 60Hz
Yes
1440p @ 120Hz
Yes
1440p @ 60Hz
Yes
1080p @ 120Hz
Yes
1080p @ 60Hz
Yes

This monitor supports downscaled 4k signals, which is useful because the Xbox Series X|S only supports HDR in 4k.

Inputs
Inputs Photos
Inputs
Video And Audio Ports
DisplayPort
1 (DP 1.4)
Mini DisplayPort
No
HDMI
2 (HDMI 2.0)
HDMI 2.1 Rated Speed
No HDMI 2.1
DVI
No
VGA
No
Daisy Chaining
No
3.5mm Audio Out
1
3.5mm Audio In
No
HDR10
Yes
3.5mm Microphone In
No
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

Unlike the LG 32GP83B-B variant, this monitor has two USB-A ports.

Inputs
macOS Compatibility

For the most part, this monitor works well with macOS. VRR works well, with no noticeable flickering both in-game and while on the desktop. That said, HDR looks washed out, which is both a limitation of the monitor's HDR performance and of macOS itself.

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

This monitor has a few additional features available, most of them gaming-oriented. Some of them include:

  • Virtual crosshair: There are four virtual crosshairs to choose from. Unlike software virtual crosshairs, these can't be detected by your games.
  • Black stabilizer: Adjusts gamma to make it easier to spot other players/enemies in shadows.

Features
On-Screen Display (OSD)