LG's NVIDIA G-SYNC Firmware Update Lands This Week For These OLED TVs

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Back in early September, LG promised us all that its 2019 lineup of OLED TVs would be receiving a firmware update to support NVIDIA G-SYNC technology "in the weeks to follow." In actuality, LG probably should have said "in the months to follow" as we hadn't heard anything more about the firmware update until today.

The company is now saying that the G-SYNC enabling firmware is coming this week to its most recent OLED TVs. LG says that the firmware will be applicable to the E9 Series (65- and 55-inch models), C9 Series (77-, 65-, and 55-inch models), and the B9 Series (65- and 55-inches). For those living in North America, consider yourself lucky -- you'll be the first to get the new update. LG says that customers in the rest of the world are promised to receive the update before the end of 2019.

As we reported in our previous article, none of these TVs have dedicated NVIDIA hardware to support G-SYNC. Instead, the televisions meet NVIDIA's certification process to support G-SYNC at 120Hz refresh rates and 1440p resolutions, or at 60Hz when running at 4K resolutions. LG also boasts that the TV TVs feature support for HDR10, 120fps Dolby Vision and HDMI 2.1. Dolby TrueHD and Dolby Atmos are also supported.

“As the first TVs to offer NVIDIA G-SYNC Compatible support in the industry, LG is once again demonstrating its commitment to delivering the most advanced gaming experience,” said Sam Kim, a SVP for LG's TV product planning division. “Our partnership with NVIDIA, the world’s premiere gaming hardware brand, are helping our 2019 OLED TVs set a new standard in gaming performance.”

This is definitely good news for gamers that want to hook their gaming rigs up to massive TVs that are basking in the rich colors and inky blacks that are possible with OLED panels. With G-SYNC added in and some real-time ray tracing goodness thrown in with a GeForce RTX-class graphics card, we may have found some good candidates for epic Call of Duty: Modern Warfare gaming.

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