The LG C3 OLED just got a big upgrade for gamers

The LG C3 OLED wall-mounted in a living room.
(Image credit: LG)

LG OLED TVs have always been some of the best gaming TVs — and it looks like they’re about to become even better.

According to LG, the LG C3 OLED and LG G3 OLED are about to receive an update that enables 4K game-streaming on Nvidia’s GeForce Now platform. The update will be available in more than 80 countries, and will be coming to select 2022 TV models at a later date. 

LG made the announcement that this update would be available this year back at CES 2023 in January, but now it’s finally rolling out to the new models. 

The only bad news? Unfortunately, 4K streaming will only be available to GeForce Now Ultimate members — a service that runs around $19.99 per month — rather than the basic GeForce Now service that’s available at no cost.

These TVs are great for gamers 

As we highlighted in our hands-on previews of the TVs, both the C3 and G3 are native 120Hz TVs with multiple HDMI 2.1 ports, plus support for basic VRR alongside the premium VRR technologies from Nvidia and AMD, G-Sync and FreeSync. 

The only TV that looks like it will rival the new LG OLED models is the Samsung S95C OLED that offers both a higher peak brightness around 2000 nits and a 144Hz refresh rate — though you’re giving up Dolby Vision HDR and Dolby Vision Gaming with the Samsung.

What’s the advantage with LG? If you don’t have your own current-gen consoles or beefy gaming PC, the LG C3 and G3 offer a portal into 4K gaming without buying a fancy GPU. For casual gamers on a budget, that might be a great option.

We’ve only been able to compare the LG C3 OLED to the Samsung S95C OLED at CES — not the best environment considering that you can’t see the TVs side-by-side — so, until we can see them next to one another and have the proper testing data, we can’t say which one will offer the best gaming experience.

That should change soon, however, so stick around if you want to see which of the two OLED TV titans you should buy in 2023.

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Nick Pino
Managing Editor, TV and AV

Nick Pino heads up the TV and AV verticals at Tom's Guide and covers everything from OLED TVs to the latest wireless headphones. He was formerly the Senior Editor, TV and AV at TechRadar (Tom's Guide's sister site) and has previously written for GamesRadar, Official Xbox Magazine, PC Gamer and other outlets over the last decade. Not sure which TV you should buy? Drop him an email or tweet him on Twitter and he can help you out.

  • DarkMeso
    I’ve own and use 120hz and 144hz screens. I can barely tell the difference between 120hz and 60hz myself. I cannot tell the difference between 144hz and 120.hz I absolutely can tell the difference in picture quality watching content that was filmed and streamed in dolby vision vs hdr 10. For me dolby vision support is much more important than 144hz. better HDR and contrast is what is going to steer my purchasing choices, not higher refresh rates.
  • Mac Daddy
    If you don't factor in that Samsung crippled the S95B with firmware updates, then you don't really understand the product you're recommending. Neither did you mention the QD-OLED Rtings burn in controversy, something that affected one of your very own writers with his gaming monitor. LG is much more reliable, especially as a gaming TV.