LG's 2019 OLED TVs Get Support For Nvidia G-Sync

Mike Wheatley

LG is making its 2019 OLED TVs more attractive to PC gamers by supporting Nvidia’s G-Sync functionality in its latest firmware upgrade.


For the uninitiated, the Nvidia G-Sync function helps to ensure better synchronisation between the different frame rates of a television panel and a graphics processing unit, which uses a variable refresh rate. The problem is that the frame rate of most video games varies quite drastically from moment to moment, unlike with movies or TV shows, which are more stable. By synching the display more accurately to the game, it can result in a much smoother graphics performance, Nvidia says.

The update should be warmly welcomed by PC gamers who use their LG OLED TVs as a dual-purpose device for both games and video content.

Although there are some excellent dedicated gaming monitors out there, LG’s OLED TVs offer a superb gaming experience in their own right thanks to their accurate colour reproduction and infinite contrast. LG’s latest OLED TVs also provide super-fast response times with a refresh rate of up to 210Hz, with an imperceptible input lag of just 6 milliseconds for 1440p content at 120 Hz and 13 milliseconds range for 4K content at 60 Hz.

Other features of LG’s OLED TVs that enhance the game playing experience include their support for various High Dynamic Range formats including HDR10 and Dolby Vision.

“It’s no secret LG OLED TVs are coveted by gamers the world over and we are committed to optimising the OLED gaming experience for them,” Sam Kim, LG Home Entertainment executive, said in a statement. “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.”

LG said support for Nvidia G-Sync will be added to its C9 and E9 OLED models in the coming weeks via a free firmware update. For new buyers, the firmware will come pre-installed, LG said.

LG’s entry-level B9 OLED will not be getting the upgrade at this time, however.