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There was once a pretty wide divide between dedicated game consoles and PCs. That is no longer the case. Today's consoles are increasingly PC-like in their makeup. That will be more true than ever when Microsoft starts shipping Project Scorpio, which is essentially an upgraded Xbox One designed for 4K gaming. In addition to faster hardware on the inside, Project Scorpio will support AMD's FreeSync technology (otherwise known as Adaptive Refresh).The addition of FreeSync support is not something that was divulged during Digital Foundry's recent hardware reveal of Project Scorpio. Instead, much of... Read more...
If you are a gamer looking to maximize his or her budget, then you are probably aware that finding the "perfect" monitor is nearly impossible. There is always a caveat, and a certain feature that entices you to spend an extra $100 or more. Well, ASUS is hoping to keep those feelings to a minimum with its full-featured VG245Q, a 24-inch monitor coming in at under $250 USD. The most notable feature of the VG245Q is its inclusion of FreeSync support, allowing more people with Radeon GPUs to improve the smoothness of their gameplay (and believe us, it makes a difference). As a 24-inch monitor, it's... Read more...
Acer is further fleshing out its gaming monitor lineup with the release of yet another UltraWide release. Today’s addition comes in the form of the XR382CQK, which sports a massive 37.5-inch 21:9 display with a resolution of 3840x1600. But the UltraWide resolution isn’t the only thing that the XR382CQK brings to the table; the curved monitor (2300R) also has a ZeroFrame design that minimizes unsightly bezels to give users a more immersive gaming experience. Acer has also infused the XR382CQK with a 5ms IPS panel that offer 172-degree horizontal and 178-degree vertical viewing angles. Brightness... Read more...
AMD and the Radeon Technologies Group have seen great success with their FreeSync adaptive refresh rate technology. Since its introduction, over 120 FreeSync compatible displays have been brought to market that target a wide array of form factors and price points. With CES and the impending launch of its next-generation GPU architecture codenamed Vega, AMD is now ready to unleash FreeSync 2 on the world, with a goal to ultimately improve pixel quality and address some issues with first-gen products.One of the growing pains associated with FreeSync and its wide-array of compatible displays, is that... Read more...
Samsung hopes to bring curved displays to the masses with its 27-inch CF591. The monitor has an MSRP of $349.99 and is discounted in Samsung’s online store (and others), dropping the price to just under the $300 mark. Even without the discount though, the CF591 is one of the more affordable high-end curved displays, though it’s not the cheapest one currently available. But Samsung hopes that it hit the sweet spot here by combining tempting features with a low-ish price. Curved monitors certainly look cool, but display makers have had a tough time making convincing arguments that they’re necessary.... Read more...
Microsoft is angling to make Windows 10 “the” destination for gamers, as we’ve witnessed with increased crossover between PC and Xbox One gaming. The software giant is taking another step towards appeasing hardcore gamers by finally supporting a few features that have been missing from games purchased via the Windows Store. Universal Windows Program (UWP) games can finally have the option to disable v-sync, which will help to boost frame rates instead of being tied to your monitor’s refresh rate. Disabling v-sync can of course introduce artifacts, but gamers should be given the choice to do so,... Read more...
We recently had the chance to attend a summit with the Radeon Technologies Group leadership to discuss the group’s plans for the upcoming year. There will be a series of announcements made in the coming weeks, but today we can share some FreeSync-related updates as well as some news regarding HDR displays and new display-related technologies.On the FreeSync front, the Radeon Technologies Group announced a few things: FreeSync support over HDMI, the first FreeSync compatible notebook, and a slew of new FreeSync displays.FreeSync over HDMI support will be coming to all Radeons that currently support... Read more...
When we took a look at the ASUS ROG SWIFT PG278Q G-SYNC monitor last year, we praised it for its sleek design, thin bezels, support of NVIDIA’s adaptive refresh rate technology, and high-quality TN panel—relatively speaking. TN (Twisted Nematic) panels generally have fast response times and can be more affordable, but at the expense of color accuracy and viewing angles. The TN panel used in the ROG SWIFT was surprisingly good, but it still couldn’t compete with higher-end IPS panels in terms of overall quality. And because the display was designed for G-SYNC, it was outfitted with only a single... Read more...
It seems like we went for years without any real kind of innovation in the monitor market. For the longest time, if you wanted a high-end display, you shopped IPS panels topping out at 30 inches with a 2560x1600 resolution. And these days? You have monitors like the new ASUS MG278Q, a 27-inch WQHD display with a 144Hz refresh rate AMD's fancy FreeSync technology. This isn't a monitor that's aimed at graphics professionals. Instead, ASUS is targeting gamers with a TN panel that sports a low 1ms response time (gray to gray). Other features include a 2560x1440 resolution via DisplayPort and HDMI (or... Read more...
Here’s another innovative product straight from the “Why didn’t I think of that?” file. Samsung has introduced the new SE370 gaming monitor series which brings clutter-free, wireless charging support for your smartphone (or other supported mobile devices). Wireless (inductive) charging is accomplished using the Qi wireless standard, which was developed by the Wireless Power Consortium (WPC). When a compatible device is placed on the circular charging area built into the monitor’s stand, an LED lights up to confirm that the device is being recharged. It’s a simple and effective way to recharge your... Read more...
In this episode of HotHardware's Two And A Half Geeks webcast, we kick around the ultra cheap OCZ Trion Solid State Drive, Lenovo's ridiculously light LaVie Z 360 ultrabook, Acer's 34-inch Curved Freesync LCD, the fate of Windows 10 Mobile and Microsoft's massive impending layoff, hints at our latest give-away of some great new Intel mini PC technology and more. Yes, much more! Follow us and subscribe! HotHardwareVids On Youtube 1:05 - OCZ Trion 100 Series SSD Review: Driving Cost Out Of Solid State Storage 9:58 - Lenovo LaVie Z And LaVie Z 360 Reviews: Taking Thin And Light To A Whole New Level... Read more...
Acer is on a bit of a roll in the gaming monitor space. First they challenged the excellent ASUS ROG Swift with their obtusely-named but glorious XB270HU, which delivered the holy grail: 1440p, G-Sync support, 144Hz refresh rate, and an IPS panel. Now they're raising the bar on the FreeSync side of the fence with the XR341CK, a 34" curved display that simultaneously elicits drool and then shrieks of horror from our wallets.  Let's get the price tag out of the way first: Acer's XR341CK will run you $1099, but it does bring an ample amount of features to the table. First and foremost is... Read more...
Samsung announced two new monitors today, both of which support AMD FreeSync. Manufacturers typically launch the lower-end model first, but today the 28-inch Samsung U28E590D is available and it’s the less-expensive, 24-inch U24E590D that will be arriving July 26. FreeSync is AMD’s well-received response to NVIDIA’s G-Sync, which has also earned its share of praise. The technologies provide smoother graphics, particularly in video games, which is why Samsung is targeting these new screens at gamers. Samsung U24E590DBoth the Samsung U24E590D and the U28E590D are 4K (3840x2160) displays with HDMI... Read more...
In this latest episode of HotHardware’s Two and a Half Geeks, Dave and Marco welcome Austin Evans into the mix and discuss AMD’s FreeSync technology and the LG 34UM67 widescreen display, NVIDIA’s powerful new GeForce GTX Titan X, the just-released Intel SSD 750 NVMe drive, the OCZ Vector 180 SSD, the sleek Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon (2015) and a whole lot more... Show Notes: 01:34 - AMD FreeSync And LG 34UM67 Widescreen Monitor Review 09:30 - Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon (2015) Review: Back To Basics With Broadwell 20:09 - NVIDIA GeForce GTX Titan X Review: Efficient, Powerful 28:59 - Intel SSD 750... Read more...
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