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Old October 18, 2013, 11:29 AM
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Default ASUS Announces G-SYNC Version of the VG248QE

After NVIDIA’s G-Sync announcement, ASUS has revealed their plans to include G-Sync on their VG248QE.

Read more here: ASUS Announces G-SYNC Version of the VG248QE | Hardware Canucks
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Old October 18, 2013, 03:28 PM
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The article @ Geforce says that a DIY modification should be available for the VG248QE. Which makes me happy. Lightboost + G-Sync = awesomeness.

Introducing Revolutionary NVIDIA G-SYNC Display Technology: Ultra-Smooth, Stutter-Free Gaming Is Here | GeForce
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Waiting on price.. Wonder if you could DIY this to a U2713HM :P
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Old October 18, 2013, 04:23 PM
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Waiting on price.. Wonder if you could DIY this to a U2713HM :P
Dell unfortunately doesn't make gaming monitors nor are they one of the companies they listed.
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an extra $130 - $175 for this 'revolutionary' new feature?


It better auto-aim for me.
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Old October 18, 2013, 11:15 PM
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an extra $130 - $175 for this 'revolutionary' new feature?
It better auto-aim for me.
It's worth it. The visual quality improvement of G-Sync looks like you've added another GeForce into SLI mode. $400 for another GPU versus $130 for G-Sync.

Zero stutters during variable refresh rates is an impressive engineering achievement. The only effect you see with lower framerates is extra display motion blur (on non-strobed LCD's, motion blur is directly proportional to refresh rate, for framerate-refreshrate matched motion). All framerates look perfectly smooth now, and gradual varying framerates ceases to become as annoying.

Yes, John Carmack confirmed that it's possible to technologically combine LightBoost and G-Sync. It may not happen in the first monitors, but you can rest assured that engineers are working on it:
nVidia G-Sync: Variable Refresh Rate Monitors! | Blur Busters

You need very precise control of strobe backlight strobe lengths during variable-rate strobing, to maintain constant brightness, and you need to maintain a minimum framerate to prevent low framerates from creating visible flicker (a downside of LightBoost + G-Sync during lower framerates). One solution I believe that is being considered is a gradual transition from strobing (at higher refresh rates) blending into PWM-free mode (at lower refresh rates) in a smooth dynamic control of the backlight strobing curve. Square-wave strobing at 120Hz blends into softer CRT-style gentle strbing curve at 85Hz, blends into a flat PWM-free steady backlight at 60Hz and lower. All maintaining at exactly the same perceived brightness. My engineering mind tells me G-Sync + LightBoost is possible with creative control of the LightBoost strobe curve.
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Dell unfortunately doesn't make gaming monitors nor are they one of the companies they listed.
No but how awesome would this make an IPS panel. :D
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If G-Sync delivers what it promises, ATI better hope some kid hacks their drivers for compatibility. Of course, ATI could develop their own tech, but that doesn't seem likely anytime soon.
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Will this work on a VG248 ?
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Old October 20, 2013, 03:39 PM
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Will this work on a VG248 ?
Supposedly you will be able to modify existing VG248QEs with a DIY kit.
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