LG 24GM79G Review: The LG is a 144Hz Gaming Monitor revision of the LG 24GM77G with LFC support, Freesync, and some other small changes.
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Contrast, Brightness, and Black Point:
Presets and Measurements:
Measurements with optimal settings (without calibration):
Measurements after calibration:
Ufo-Testpictures / Backlight-Scanning / Text-Scrolling / Eiffeltower-Test
Comparison Charts Freesync Tournament
Pros & Cons
Very good image quality out of the box (you have just to set the black equalizer to 0 and gamma mode to your personal preference) "Gamma Mode 3" is recommended
- A Very good price performance (Depending on your location/country)
- Excellent homogeneity (no clouding, no backlight bleed)
- Freesync with a range from 48-144 Hz
- Excellent blacks for a TN panel
- Excellent contrast
- Good gamma settings
- Very good colors for a TN panel
- USB Hub with 2 x USB 3.0
- Good build quality
- Good foot stand & cable management
- Easy OSD navigation & overview
- Black Equalizer
- Good overall settings
- Backlight Scanning causes ghosting/crosstalk on the upper and lower screen (check the UFO-Test)
- Gamma presets don't has a smooth grayscale but still better than having no gamma settings
- Matte panel coating (Still better than the Asus PG278QR for example)
- Moving vertical lines in mid bright uniform colors
- A little bit of fewer details in blacks because of the gamma curvature
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No, I don't know why LG has stated 5 ms response time (maybe without overdrive settings or for marketing reasons because of the 1 ms blur reduction) many people are simply confused.
You can try to install the ICC profile and check how you like the overall image quality (mostly color temperature and gamma since color accuracy within ICC profiles are not "enabled" on the desktop, only with software which is compatible with ICC profiles and can read them like Photoshop etc.)
Regarding the Nvidia Control Panel, I would use the standard settings and only change Gamma if you cant deal with the LGs gamma curvature (details in blacks) but you should note that the overall image quality will suffer then. According to saturation I wouldn't use this option - So leave everything on standard and use only OSD monitor options to calibrate your own preferred color temperature (Warm, neutral, cool)
Oh mate, I missed your comment.
You simply have to choose the "right" gamma settings in the OSD (Gamma Mode 4) and change the gamma within the graphics card settings or simply through windows calibrating. However, the difference between 2.1 and 2.2 is pretty slight + results can also differ a bit in each unit(!)
Just for the understanding: LG is using the same panel as all other manufacturers also are using. ALL TN panels with a stated 1 ms GtG response time will achieve this only when setting overdrive settings to the highest settings. So you will NOT observe any differences when comparing the LG with another TN panel (of course also depending on your individual unit while individual units differ a bit, even in terms of the responsiveness and pixel inversion artifacts etc). LG has stated 5ms probably because of its backlight scanning "1ms blur reduction" feature. Why they did it? We all don't really know :)
No, unfortunately, you cannot remove them. As I also have learned is that the amount of scanlines also differs within each individual unit. My unit was pretty good in terms of scanlines but still with weird moving horizontal scanlines from bottom to top (do you mean these) if so, did you also have tested another DP cable?
Thanks KindOldRaven : I also have added this in the LGs forum thread. A Screen for the forums would be awesome for owners of the LG :)
No Freesync always is from AMD. If this monitor would offer simply "adaptive sync" then it would work usually.
If you had the Samsung, you are used to those quantum dot colors so you have to keep in mind that every other 1080p 144hz monitors will be weaker in terms of the colors and image quality. I would suggest you the Viewsonic XG2401 if you want a TN and you do not need backlight strobing. If you need backlight strobing (like "fast" and "faster" on the Samsung) then pick the LG. Just that the Samsungs strobing works a bit better with fewer strobe crosstalk and inverse ghosting. So I would stick to the Samsung or the Viewsonic XG2401 in your case probably (:
I am in a situation where I cannot make a choice between the following monitors:
*LG 24GM79G ($300 in my country, 24"FHD)
*AOC G2460PG-2 ($440, 24"FHD, overclockable to 180hz, G-Sync)
*Dell S2417DG ($480, 24"QHD, overclockable to 165hz, G-Sync)
*Dell S2716DG ($580, 27"QHD, 144hz, G-Sync)
I mostly play CS GO, PUBG, and Fortnite, and I watch movies etc on my pc as well.
As I am using an old 60hz monitor with a Nvidia Gefore VGA, I guess any monitor of the above will be so much better but I'm not sure which one would be the most satisfactory choice in performance and price. And about $500 is the max I want to pay.
Which one should I go for?
Please help me select one. Thank you very much for your help:)
Hey dud, I already have answered this on YouTube :)
Hey mate. You should note that the Dell monitors have both color banding (https://www.limscave.com/dell-s2716dg comparison IPS dell vs TN dell photos). Between the LG and AOC, it depends if you want/ needs G-Sync and a better backlight strobing on the AOC. 180Hz will probably cause worse blacks + colors (while 120 and 144Hz should be fine). If you play mainly cs go and competitive games, I would maybe pick the Alienware 240Hz panel (cheap and pretty good) (AW2518HF Freesync or AW2518H G-Sync - The Freesync monitor has at least in Germany a very good price around 300€)
I really can't find any decent review on the XL2411P.. I really want to get that because it would match my current setup but I'm afraid the screen quality might be bad in terms of colors because all reviews of the XL2411 or XL2411z were like that. I'm hoping that they would have used the same panel for the P version as they did on the XL2430 which according to Rocketjumpninja on YouTube is a better looking monitor and is worth the extra $100 but I'm on a tighter budget so I can't really afford the XL2430
But I really don't know what "good" is since I'm on a Benq 22 inch 60hz monitor right now I just want to upgrade from that to a monitor that is future proof and worth every penny. Hoping for your kind response. Thanks!
Hey mate, unfortunately I cannot tell you much about the "p" version of the BenQ, just that I know that the XL2411 is not really recommended in terms of image quality (for CS GO or Overwatch etc it is totally fine) but it has a poor contrast and colors compared to the LG or Viewsonic. I dunno which monitor Zi from Rocketjumpninja is using tbh.
I would go with the LG if you necessarily want backlight strobing, otherwise the Viewsonic XG01 (since the 02 has more issues from what I have read from other users due to the panel uniformity).
What about the Dell Alienware AW2518HF, how much does it cost in your region? This monitor is pretty cheap (at least in Germany) and probably also worth the extra 30-50€
I am worried about the issue of horizontal scanlines and crushed blacks. Are those issues highly noticeable in game or would I even notice them?
Depending on how close you are looking for those issues. If you can RMA, then I would suggest you simply to check out the LG.
Personally, scan-lines are something you can get used to pretty fast, AS LONG as you do not use a second monitor where you have a 1:1 comparison consistently. The black crush can be avoided a bit with decent gamma settings. The difference is NOT HUGE when you get one with black crush issues, but they are still there.
Depending on the games you play. For pure singleplayer games, I would personally go with an IPS or VA panel. If the Xbox one X can't handle 120 Hz (?) you can also go with a 60Hz panel of course. For competitive games, TN is a good pick. A cheap alternative is the Samsung CFG70 (or 73) or an 60Hz IPS panel
HDMI is capped to 120hz, you have to use the DisplayPort cable
I would like to ask you for advice. I am planning to buy a 144 Hz external monitor for my notebook (which only has a HDMI 2.0 port), mainly for CS:GO and basic internet activities. Now, I am split between three monitors:
LG 24GM79G (which you reviewed and I really like that the image quality is so good for this price and with HDMI 2.0, I can get 144Hz on my notebook);
Viewsonic XG2401 (which you reviewed as well, looks very good,bud only has a HDMI 1.4, so the maximum I will get is 120Hz - it´s not the biggest disadvantage but it´s less);
AOC G2590FX/ G2590PX (has higher brightness than the others, seen some reviews, looked good as well, but the same thing with the HDMI 1.4 version);
HP 25x (also higher brightness, HDMI 2.0 so 144 Hz is no problem, but there are no reviews of this monitor, which is a shame, because it looks very good, but buying something you don´t really know could be a problem);
These monitors are approx. in the same price cathegory in my country, so if you could help me choose one of those four, I would be extremely thankful.
Thank you in advance.
P.S.: Keep up the good work!
I am not sure how good the AOC models are - I just have read some ppl in forums have measured a weaker contrast ratio (600-700:1).
According to the HP: Here I do not have any information or experience I can share, unfortunately.
Personally, I would pick the Viewsonic (if backlight strobing is not really needed. 120Hz vs 14Hz is not a world difference). The LG can have (varies within each unit) some more/some less black crush (lottery). My unit was pretty fine but a second unit was pretty obvious in terms of black crush. I just messed up to test a higher quality DP/HDMI cable. Now I have two very high-quality HDMI cables so I can include this in further future tests :)
I wish I could share my experience with the Omen or AOC with you yet. Unfortunately, I cant. I will probably get my hands on the AOC in near future. Hope it helps :X
I'm currently looking at buying a 144hz monitor and have narrowed it down to either the LG 24GM79G or Acer XF240H. I was just wondering if you still plan on reviewing the XF240H and if so do you have a timeline for that?
My only concern as a gamer with the LG is the 4ms response time though I've also seen it listed as 2ms, can you confirm either of those stats? Additionally I see it has a 1ms motion blur reduction response time which further complicates things but I assume that is only applicable when that feature is turned on. I've also heard the backlight strobing associated with that can cause headaches which I'm fairly prone to, so I'm wondering if that can be turned off?
P.S Your reviews are the definitely the best technical and comprehensive resource I was able to find after hours of searching so keep it up!