What you need to know

  • LG's OLED TVs have beautiful displays.
  • And now they'll be even better for gaming.
  • But it'll require a software update first.

LG today announced that its 2019 E9 and C9 OLED televisions will support NVIDIA's G-Sync technology to make what darn well will be a killer display for desktop gaming.

What is G-Sync, you ask? Here's how NVIDIA puts it:

NVIDIA G-SYNC is groundbreaking new display technology that delivers the smoothest and fastest gaming experience ever. G-SYNC's revolutionary performance is achieved by synchronizing display refresh rates to the GPU in your GeForce GTX-powered PC, eliminating screen tearing and minimizing display stutter and input lag. The result: scenes appear instantly, objects look sharper, and gameplay is super smooth, giving you a stunning visual experience and a serious competitive edge.

Translate that from a desktop computer experience to your television, and it means this: Games will be as smooth as Al Green on a late summer's day.

In addition, the E9 and C9 TVs will allow games to be played in HDR10 or Dolby Vision at up to 120 frames per second (at full HD resolution), thanks to the low-latency modes of HDMI 2.1.

The new features will be enabled via a software update in the coming weeks, LG says.

LG UNVEILS FIRST OLED TVS TO SUPPORT NVIDIA G-SYNC FOR BIG SCREEN GAMING EXPERIENCE

Combination of OLED Quality, HDMI 2.1 and Advanced Features Takes Gaming on LG's Latest TVs into a New Dimension

SEOUL, Sep. 10, 2019 — LG Electronics (LG) has joined forces with NVIDIA to make gamers' dreams come true, adding support for NVIDIA G-SYNC® Compatibility to its stunning 2019 OLED TVs (model 65/55E9, model 77/65/55C9). LG's newest OLED products offer blazing speed and stunning color reproduction, their superior performance and image quality validated through NVIDIA G-SYNC Compatible testing to ensure a smooth and immersive gaming experience without flickering, tearing or stuttering.

With exceptional picture quality, low input lag and an ultra-fast response time, LG OLED TVs have already earned a reputation for delivering an optimized gaming performance. The addition of NVIDIA G-SYNC Compatibility raises the bar once more, guaranteeing even more immersive big-screen PC gaming on the company's industry-leading 4K OLED models, available in 55- to 77-inch screen sizes.

LG's self-emissive OLED technology takes users deeper into the pulsating action of their favorite games, employing the precision of individual pixel control to produce incredibly realistic images. Along with infinite contrast and highly accurate color reproduction, the TVs offer an ultra-fast response time with a refresh rate of up to 120Hz. Input lag – which can make the difference between victory and defeat – is barely perceptible at a 6 milliseconds range for 1440p content at 120 Hz and 13 milliseconds range for 4K content at 60 Hz. The minimal input lag of LG's OLED TVs, of less than a frame, with no loss in picture quality, makes them the best displays for gaming.

What's more, LG's latest OLED TV models support a variety of popular HDR formats that further elevate the gaming experience. Users can play compatible titles in dynamic HDR10 or Dolby Vision (at up to 120 frames per second for Full HD content) taking advantage of HDMI 2.1 specifications such as auto low latency mode (ALLM), enhanced audio return channel (eARC), and variable refresh rate (VRR).

To heighten viewers' sense of immersion when playing games or watching fast content, LG's 2019 OLED TVs support cinematic audio formats including Dolby Atmos and groundbreaking Dolby TrueHD lossless sound technology. With the best premium audio and video format options covered, users can hear and see content as originally intended by its creators. These models also incorporate LG's deep learning-based AI sound for captivating virtual 5.1 surround.

"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."

NVIDIA G-SYNC Compatible support for LG's 2019 OLED TVs will become available in select markets via a firmware upgrade in the weeks to follow.