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CES 2018 | Nvidia presents 65-inch 4K @120Hz G-Sync HDR gaming display

Asus is among the first OEMs to offer a BFGD, announcing the ROG Swift PG65. (Source: Asus)
Asus is among the first OEMs to offer a BFGD, announcing the ROG Swift PG65. (Source: Asus)
The Big Format Gaming Display initiative from Nvidia brings the G-Sync technology to large TV screens with diagonals of at least 65-inch. These large screens are also HDR compliant and come standard with a 4K@120 HZ resolution, but do not feature integrated TV tuners. Nvidia claims the BFGDs will have latencies close to regular PC monitors and the first models should be expected this summer.

The G-Sync technology from Nvidia does a really good job at eliminating syncing problems in games and also helps reducing the stutter in fast-paced game, allowing for smoother panning shots. Thus far, Nvidia implemented this technology in computer monitors ranging from 24-inch up to 34-inch diagonals and select gaming laptop screens, but the company now wants to extend these benefits to larger screens through the Big Format Gaming Displays (BFGD) initiative.

The display showcased at CES 2018 is 65-inch wide and has an AU Optronics panel. Apart from the G-Sync technology, it features a 4K@120 Hz resolution, HDR capabilities and SHIELD TV integration with Google Assistant support. SHIELD offers the possibility to stream through popular platforms like Netflix, Amazon video etc., while accepting 23.9, 24 and 48 fps playback rates. The screen is not really a TV, as it does not come with any built-in TV tuner.

In terms of HDR compatibility, the new monitor is equipped with full-array backlight LEDs that can output up to 1,000 nits of luminance and manage basic local dimming algorithms. Large OLED and LED TVs nowadays have a latency of at least 20 ms, but Nvidia hinted that the new large monitors would have latencies closer to regular gaming monitors.

Nvidia claims the first large BFGDs are expected to ship this summer, but no information on pricing was released. The first OEMs to announce G-Sync BFGDs are Asus with the ROG Swift PG65 and Acer with the Predator BFGD.


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Bogdan Solca, 2018-01- 8 (Update: 2018-01- 8)