CES 2017: NVIDIA Unveils G-SYNC HDR Monitors

by MAC     |     January 5, 2017

NVIDIA have been pushing gaming monitor development forward since 2013, and they might have just achieved perfection.

High Dynamic Range (HDR) is the future, most people agree that it has an even greater impact on image quality than the added detail afforded by 4K resolution. As a result, it is not surprisng that hot on the heels of AMD’s announcement of FreeSync 2 (which emphasizes HDR), NVIDIA have just introduced their latest and greatest gaming-oriented monitor technology: G-SYNC HDR.

Specifically, they have just unveiled the world’s first HDR gaming monitors. As of right now, G-SYNC HDR is not just some guidelines, it is an actual product. Working in coordination with AU Optronics – one of the largest TFT-LCD panel manufacturers – NVIDIA have actually developed a G-SYNC HDR panel. This 27-inch panel not only has a 4K resolution but is also runs at an ultra-fast 144Hz refresh rate. Now if that wasn’t amazing enough, this panel also has a peak brightness of 1000 nits, a full-array backlight with 384 individually-controllable LED zones, almost zero input latency, Quantum Dot technology, and a wide gamut of colors close to the DCI-P3 cinema standard. So basically, yes, you can now have your cake and eat it too.

The first two monitors to feature this ultra-high-end 27-inch panel will be the ACER Predator XB272 and ASUS ROG Swift PG27UQ. The two monitors will feature both HDMI 2.0 and DisplayPort 1.4 inputs, the latter of which is an absolutely necessity to handle the 31.4Gbps bandwidth that this panel will require. Oh, and if you were worried about compatibility with HDR10 – the format being adopted for HDR gaming – don’t worry they both support that too.

While these G-SYNC monitors will are currently on the CES showroom floor, they are expected to hit the retail channel sometime in Q2 2017. We have no information with regard to price, but it will unquestionably be over $1000 USD. If you want to know more, click here to check out NVIDIA’s official announcement.

Acer Predator XB272-HDR G-Sync HDR Monitor

ASUS ROG Swift PG27UQ G-Sync HDR Monitor

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