LG announced that a new processor was installed on TVs in 2018 α9 intelligent processor.
This processor is 4 core (main core), also the processor is equipped with a graphics processor that has 2 cores. RAM 3GB, built-in memory 8GB.
What is the frequency of the work of the cores and the type of graphics processor is not known. Rather LG does not disclose this information, the reason may be that in fact this processor has average parameters and if it is compared with processors in phones then the comparison can show very interesting results.
Experience our best picture quality
The exclusive α9 (Alpha9) Intelligent Processor is optimized for LG OLED TV.
Clarity with exquisite detail, vibrant colour and more depth presented in every image with the α9 Intelligent Processor.*
*Compared to previous LG models
Basically, the quality of the image is affected by which screen matrix is used, image processing algorithms can affect image quality but this is done by programs, not the processor. Yes, the speed of the processor may be increased, but the quality of the image does not depend on it.
Quad-Step Noise Reduction
The α9 Intelligent Processor creates a clearer image with LG’s own Quad-step processing technology
by reducing grain and banding noise better than conventional TV’s.*
*Conventional refers to previous LG models
Strips and noise can only be when an analog signal is received that is practically not used when a digital image is received, and the digital image is not subject to outside influences that can create bands or noise. With an uncertain reception of an ether digital signal, the image can only crumble in squares. This advantage is very controversial and can not be attributed to advantages. Using an OLED TV to receive an analog signal is not advisable.
Frequency-based Sharpness Enhancer
The α9 Intelligent Processor’s sharpness enhancer boosts fine detail and texture by accentuating the edges of the object in the picture. This creates greater depth, exceptional detail, and more realistic pictures.
- Certain picture modes do not activate this feature.
In this statement, the play of words is applied, the processor itself can not, something to strengthen, this is done by the program. And as practice shows, all programs that improve image quality are usually disabled by users.
Object Depth Enhancer
The object depth enhancer precisely separates the main object from the background images and analyses textures and edges. This is then processed differently to make detection clearer and the edges even sharper. It elevates the perceived depth of the whole picture and reveals hidden details.
Software improvement not related to the processor.
True Color Accuracy Pro
The α9 Intelligent Processor utilizes a colour table 7.3 times more sophisticated than a conventional TV.
This means that it has far more colour data points to display true to life colours, without any distortion.
Televisions and monitors for the correct display of color gamut use color spaces (in the transmitted signal, which is standardized with color information), but the TVs use standard color spaces as a rule RGB, REC2020. Therefore, the use of a special sophisticated table for displaying colors is not advisable because if you use a table different from the standards, it will not be possible to correctly display the color.
Seamless viewing with HFR
With HFR (High Frame Rate), the α9 Intelligent Processor is able to play content at up to 120 frames per second, maintaining its smoothness, even during fast motion.*
*HFR function is available only thru USB input for 2018 LG OLED TVs.
Since 2014, TVs support the ability to display video from a frequent frame change of 120 per second. But it should be noted that for example, HDMI 2.0 allows you to display video at a rate of 120 frames per second, but only Full HD resolutions. Video with UHD resolution is transmitted at a rate of 60 frames per second.
HDMI 2.1 supports video at a rate of 120 frames per second.
From the note, we can conclude that LG TVs until 2018 could not display video via USB at a rate of 120 frames per second. In 2018, this issue is resolved by software improvement.