It looks like there’s some light on the horizon for gamers excited about NVIDIA’s G-SYNC monitors; they’ll finally be available in Q2 of this year.
After NVIDIA took the wraps off of G-SYNC within a select number of limited previews and announcements, gamers have been clamoring for the change to go hands-on with the technology. Unfortunately, quick access to supporting monitors just wasn’t meant to be as NVIDIA strives to iron out the few remaining bugs and ramps up production of their modules.
At their press conference during CES 2014, NVIDIA finally revealed some more details about G-SYNC’s widespread availability and the long list of partners they’ve lined up.
Acer, AOC, ASUS, BEnQ, Philps (which we covered here) and ViewSonic are all on board and will have a range of models available. For those looking for high resolution, 27” 2560×1440 models will be available at launch and should retail for $849 and higher. Slightly down-market segments will have other options to choose from like the $649 27” 1080P screens that will likely make up the lion’s share of sales. Those looking for a more affordable solution should gravitate to the 24” 1080 screens that will hopefully go for $499 and less.
Initially, all of the monitors will boast 144Hz TN technology but expect a quick transition to IPS sometime in the near future. Stay tuned for a full review of a production G-SYNC monitor closer to NVIDIA’s retail availability date.