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More Nvidia G-SYNC Monitors Getting Announced at CES 2014

January 7th, 2014 · 6 Comments · General 3D News

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Not only ASUS announced a new G-SYNC monitor – the ROG SWIFT PG278Q G-SYNC monitor at CES 2014, but most other Nvidia partners that are expected to launch monitor with built-in support for the G-SYNC technology have shown their upcoming products. The ASUS ROG SWIFT PG278Q however remains the most interesting product as it is the first one with official support for 120Hz resolution on a panel that goes beyond Full HD resolution, even though not 3D Vision support for it has been announced. All other announced models are in the form of 24-inch and 27-inch models with 1080p resolution and apparently only BenQ’s products will have support for the 3D Vision technology, or at least only that company is talking about 3D Vision support on their upcoming G-SYNC products.


List of Upcoming G-Sync Monitors:

ASUS ROG SWIFT PG278Q – 2560×1440- 27-inch – 120+Hz
BenQ XL2720G – 1920×1080 – 27-inch – 144Hz – 3D Vision
BenQ XL2420G – 1920×1080 – 24-inch – 144Hz – 3D Vision
Philips 272G5DYEB – 1920×1080 – 27-inch – 144Hz
ViewSonic VX2457GML – 1920×1080 – 24-inch

The 27-inch Philips 272G5DYEB is going to be a Full HD monitor with G-SYNC support and 144Hz maximum refresh rate, no 3D Vision support, but we did not expect to see that feature available on a Philips product anyway as the company has not yet released even a single 3D Vision ready product although it has multiple models with over 60Hz refresh rate and 3D support. Philips 272G5DYEB should be available this spring with expected end user price of $649 USD. The BenQ XL2420G and BenQ XL2420G are respectively 24-inch and 27-inch models with Full HD resolution and G-SYNC support and BenQ does mention 3D Vision mode available in their press release, though you would probably need an external 3D Vision kit to use these display in stereo 3D mode. The BenQ XL2420G and BenQ XL2420G monitors should be available in Q1 2014 according to the company, or with other words probably earlier than the ASUS G-SYNC monitor, prices however haven’t been revealed for now. There is also the 24-inch ViewSonic VX2457GML monitor that will also be a Full HD display, but there are still not that much details about this one. AOC should be announcing their G-SYNC enabled solutions and maybe some time soon we can also get to see an announcement for a 4K display with support for G-SYNC.

Aside form these announcements about monitors, Nvidia has also announced that people in the US and Canada that own the ASUS VG248QE monitor would be able to very soon order the G-SYNC DIY Upgrade kit from the NVIDIA Store for $199, presumably available there by the end of the week. If you don’t live in US or Canada however you would still be out of luck and not able to easily get your hands on early on a G-SYNC kit or a monitor with one, unless you are willing to play quite a lot of money on top to import one from US. So better wait for the upcoming products that will come with built-in G-SYNC support in the the following months…

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6 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Dargol // Jan 7, 2014 at 14:51

    That 27″ BenQ sounds interesting. I might consider replacing my 27″ 3D monitor from Acer with that one if the price isn’t too high. Or I might just wait for Oculus Rift.

  • 2 Daniel Stange // Jan 7, 2014 at 22:45

    I wonder if the ASUS VG278H is going to get a kit too, it’s such a nice monitor i’d rather not have to buy a new one right now

  • 3 Bloody // Jan 7, 2014 at 23:35

    I don’t think that we are going to get another DIY upgrade module for G-Sync since the monitors should be coming pretty soon anyway. The DIY kit essentially contains a full replacement for the electronics and the power supply of the VG248QE, so I doubt that Nvidia will design a new one.

  • 4 steve // Jan 8, 2014 at 01:10

    All the best 3d stuff is going on in the hdtv area now. I am amazed that 4k active 3d is out there for sony and Samsung already at $3000. They are 55 inch displays. I hope there is something around 35 inches 4k active 3d coming from somewhere. I think most people do the most with 3d on the desktop now.

  • 5 Daniel Stange // Jan 8, 2014 at 07:45

    Dam, that makes sense though, I didn’t realize that it replaced so much in there

  • 6 Crystal Cowboy // Jan 9, 2014 at 01:36

    http://www.tomshardware.com/news/amd-freesync-nvidia-g-sync,25663.html

    AMD counters Nvidia’s G-Sync with its own free FreeSync technology at CES 2014.

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