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If you're looking for a monitor that will make your 20-something-inch display look puny by comparison, stop searching, we found one. LG's new 38WN95C-W is a sprawling 38-inch ultrawide monitor with copious bells and whistles. It is actually not the biggest ultrawide on the market—that distinction belongs to the crop of 49-inch monitors—but it is hard to imagine anyone thinking this thing is small. The 32WN95C-W sports a curved "nano" IPS (in-plane switching) screen with a 3840x1600 resolution (QHD+) with a 21:9 aspect ratio, 144Hz refresh rate, and 1ms response time. It also features a 450 nits typical brightness rating (360 nits minimum), 1,000:1 typical contrast ratio, and 178-degree... Read more...
Back at CES 2020 in Las Vegas, which seems like eons ago given the year that we've had, Samsung announced an extremely cool line of curved monitors aimed at gamers. With stylish good looks and stacked specs, both the Odyssey G9 and Odyssey G7 garnered a lot of favorable attention. Today, Samsung has announced that the smaller Odyssey G7 gaming monitors are finally shipping globally. While not as extreme as the Odyssey G9, the Odyssey G7 is impressive in its own right, and available in two screen sizes: 27 inches and 32 inches (compared to 49 inches for the G9). Samsung is billing the Odyssey G7 as the first gaming monitor with a 1000R curvature, and it backs that up with a sufficiently... Read more...
MSI is expanding its range of eSports monitors with the addition of the Optix MAG273 and Optix MAG273R. Surprisingly, both of the displays are incredibly similar with respect to specifications, with a few exceptions. Both the Optix MAG273 and Optix MAG273R feature 27-inch Full HD IPS panels that are rated at a low 1ms response time. Up to a 144Hz refresh rate is supported along with AMD FreeSync adaptive refresh rate technology. Both monitors support 98 percent of the DCI-P3 and 139 percent of the sRGB color spaces. Likewise, MSI lists a brightness rating of just 250 nits with a contrast ratio of 1000:1. Given the specs, it's clear that these monitors are aimed at the lower end of the spectrum... Read more...
Samsung is expanding its family of desktop monitors with the T55 series. There are three monitors in this family, including the C24T55, C27T55 and C32T55. As the model names imply, they feature displays measuring 24 inches, 27 inches, and 32 inches respectively. All three monitors share a 1000R curved VA screen with a Full HD resolution (1920x1080), along with a 4ms response time (gray-to-gray). Other features touted by Samsung include a static contrast ratio of 3,000:1 along with vertical/horizontal view angles of 178 degrees and a maximum brightness rating of 250 nits (which is a bit disappointing). In a tech world that is surrounding by gaming monitors with hyper-fast refresh rates of 144Hz... Read more...
Gaming on a much larger screen has always had this almost unnatural appeal. Over the years, many enthusiasts likely have tried to hook up a PC to a much larger display for gaming bliss, whether it was a TV or projector via S-Video, component or DVI, or nowadays, the biggest possible LCD one can afford. When LCD TVs became the norm for home entertainment use, it made adopting the large screen experience much easier. PC Monitor manufacturers started catching on and now offer display sizes up to 65-inches in regular 16:9 or ultrawide 21:9 aspect ratios, with what we’d consider bare minimum PC gaming features these days: a 120Hz panel, G-Sync or FreeSync variable refresh rate compatibility,... Read more...
AMD is shaking up things when it comes to its FreeSync adaptive refresh rate technology. Previously, the company had two tiers that it marketed: FreeSync and FreeSync 2. Now, the company is shuffling things up a bit with a new three-pronged approach. Let's start off with FreeSync, which isn't changing in this new scheme. FreeSync remains the entry-level display solution promising tear-free, low-flicker and low-latency gaming with compatible Radeon graphics cards and gaming displays. Where things get interesting, however, is with FreeSync Premium, which is a brand-new tier. FreeSync Premium of course has all of the features of FreeSync, but these displays add in support for Low Framerate Compensation... Read more...
We've become spoiled with riches when it comes to high refresh rate gaming monitors these days. Depending on your hardware and gaming requirements, you can purchase gaming monitors with 120Hz, 144Hz, and 240Hz refresh rate panels. However, the folks at ASUS are aiming for the fences with the world's first 280Hz gaming monitor. The display is being marketing under ASUS' TUF Gaming brand, and is called the VG279QM. The monitor measures 27 inches across, and features an IPS panel. Resolution checks in at Full HD (1920x1080), with a gray-to-gray response time of 1ms, brightness rating of 400 nits (VESA DisplayHDR 400 certified), 8-bit color depth, and 99 percent of the sRGB color space. ASUS... Read more...
AOC is a name that should be familiar with our readers for its expansive family of gaming displays, and the company just added two new products to the mix. The CU34G2 and CU34G2X both measure 34 inches across, and have a resolution of 3440x1440 (21:9) with a 1500R curvature. Other specs shared between the two display include a 3000:1 [static] contrast ratio, 300 nits brightness rating, 1ms response time, and support for AMD FreeSync. However, there are some minor differences that separate the two. For example, the CU34G2's refresh rate tops out at 100Hz, while the CU34G2X will shimmy on up to 144Hz. Other features of AOC's new gaming monitor pair include a single DisplayPort 1.2 connector... Read more...
Following in the footsteps of the 49-inch Brilliance 499P9H, Philips has announced a new SuperWide monitor. The latest is the Brilliance 439P9H, which is a massive 43-inch panel with a gentle 1800R curve. The SuperWide display (32:10) has a resolution of 3840x1200, which could easily allow you to replace two lower-resolution displays on your desk, and cut down on the rat’s nest of cables lurking around your work area. In this instance, it would be like having a pair of 1920x1200 panels at your disposal. The 439P9H's VA panel is VESA-certified for DisplayHDR 400 compliance (over HDMI and DisplayPort), has a 450 cd/m² brightness rating, a 4ms (gray to gray) response time, 100Hz refresh... Read more...
We're suckers for large-format, high resolution displays here at HotHardware, and Acer is now making available a new entry that is sure to be a delight for your eyes. Acer today announced that its Predator CG437K P is now available for purchase in the United States. The Predator CG437K P is a large format gaming display (LFGD) that measures 43 inches across and features a 4K (3840z2160) resolution. If that wasn't enough, Acer has managed to throw in DisplayHDR 1000 certification and a VA panel with a native refresh rate of 120Hz. However, that refresh rate can be boosted to a loftier 144Hz with overclocking enabled.  Acer also boats that the Predator CG437K P sports a 1ms response time,... Read more...
It seems like a great time to buy a shiny new monitor for a gaming PC. FreeSync 2-certified monitors are plentiful on the open market and multiple companies are actively pushing them out the door to fight for your hard-earned dollars. Since NVIDIA started supporting FreeSync earlier this year, both GeForce and Radeon owners can take full advantage of variable refresh rate goodness without paying the price premiums associated with buying certain displays with G-Sync modules inside. If you haven't already, the time is right to start shopping for a high-refresh-rate FreeSync display -- the affect on smoothness and tearing is stark and make modern gaming monitors a worthwhile investment.... Read more...
AOC is a well-known name when it comes to high performing gaming monitors, and the company is back at it again with the new Agon AG271FZ2 and AG251FZ2, which measure 27 inches and 24.5 inches respectively. The big claim to fame with both of these monitors is an incredibly fast 0.5ms response time. But it doesn't stop there; we're looking at a maximum 240Hz refresh rate for both monitors along with a AMD FreeSync (dynamic refresh rates supported from 48Hz to 240Hz over both DisplayPort and HDMI connections). Other features include a maximum brightness rating of 400 nits and horizontal/vertical viewing angles of 170 degrees and 160 degrees respectively. And in case you were wondering, both TN panels... Read more...
Microsoft added a lot of handy new features to its latest major refresh of its Windows 10 operating system: the May 2019 Update. One thing that the company didn't highlight when originally promoting the Windows 10 May 2019 Update was the addition of a new Variable Refresh Rate (VRR) toggle switch that is located within Graphics Settings. If you need to be brought up to speed, VRR technology is currently in use by both AMD and NVIDIA graphics cards to sync the FPS of the game you're currently playing to the refresh rate of your display. In practice, it's supposed to result in a smoother gameplay experience and fewer dropped frames. NVIDIA calls its technology G-SYNC, while AMD's... Read more...
Samsung announced that the 2019 models of its 4K and 8K QLED Smart TVs are now available for purchase. In addition to their high resolution, these TVs also feature a number of other improvements to help enhance image processing and picture quality. "Our 2019 QLED line is designed for users who want the best combination of picture quality, smart TV capabilities and design," said Andrew Sivori, VP, TV Product Marketing, Samsung Electronics America. "This year's lineup represents our largest screen size offering ever. It brings together innovative feature enhancements and exciting content and service partnerships to deliver a truly groundbreaking viewing experience and unprecedented value." In total... Read more...
AOC has launched a big and fast gaming monitor that looks to be a good candidate for esports, driving simulations, and twitch-style gameplay in general. That's because it has a 144Hz refresh rate to go along with a 1-millesecond moving picture response time (MPRT). Support for AMD's first-generation FreeSync technology is part of the package as well. The new CQ32G1, which AOC announced in September, is a 31.5-inch "frameless" monitor with a curved (1800R) VA panel and a 2560x1440 resolution, otherwise known as quad HD (QHD). If you're unfamiliar with the various panel types, VA screens sit between lower quality twisted nematic (TN) and higher-quality in-plane switching (IPS) displays. AOC rates... Read more...
Earlier this month at CES, NVIDIA announced new hardware including mobile versions of the GeForce RTX family and the desktop-oriented GeForce RTX 2060. Although it didn't garner nearly as much attention, NVIDIA CEO Jensen Huang announced that GeForce graphics cards would soon support non-G-SYNC, adaptive sync monitors. Up until this point, GeForce cards have only supported NVIDIA's own proprietary adaptive sync monitors, i.e. G-SYNC. However, NVIDIA has been validating AMD FreeSync-compatible monitors for use on its graphics hardware. When first announced, Huang said that 12 of the hundreds of FreeSync monitors on that market had been validated for proper operation on its GeForce hardware.... Read more...
This year's Consumer Electronics Show wrapped up just a few days ago, and while some years it is relatively tame in the tech space, the convention did not disappoint this time around. There were new product announcements, technology previews, and even a bit of back and forth between NVIDIA CEO Jensen Huang and AMD CEO Dr. Lisa Su, For her part, Dr. Su refrained from slinging mud at the competition, though she did address NVIDIA's decision to finally embrace adaptive sync. AMD's full implementation of adaptive sync is better known as FreeSync, which is essentially the company's marketing term for that particular variable refresh rate technology, and how it's utilized within AMD's own hardware... Read more...
We love high performance gaming monitors here at HotHardware, so we're always on the looking for new entries from popular player in this space. So, Acer's new XZ1 series definitely caught our eyes when it was officially announced this month. Available in both 27- and 31.5-inch screen sizes, these XZ1 monitors offer plenty of features with the performance to back them up. Both monitors feature a WQHD (2560 x 1440) resolution, and rock 144Hz VA panels with a 1ms response time (it should be noted that 144Hz refresh rates are supported with both DisplayPort and HDMI). Both support HDR10, but we're only looking at maximum brightness of 250 and 300 cd/m2 respectively for the XZ271U and... Read more...
When it comes to gaming monitors, AOC is always at the forefront, ready to deliver quality products at reasonable prices. The company's new G1 series is no different, offering curved gaming monitors ranging in size from 24 inches to 32 inches with prices starting at $229.99. The monitors that AOC has announced include the following: C24G1 --    24 inches C27G1 --    27 inches C32G1 --    32 inches CQ32G1 -- 32 inches The C24G1, C27G1, and C32G1 all feature Full HD (1920x1080) displays, while the CQ32G1 ups the stakes with a QHD (2560x1440) display. Three of the four displays feature an 1800R curvature, with the exception being the C24G1... Read more...
AMD and NVIDIA both support game smoothing technologies that, in simple terms, match the refresh rate of a monitor with the GPU so that frames stay in sync. The former supports FreeSync, an open standard, and the latter promotes its own G-Sync solution. Normally you can't mix and match technologies, though in some circumstances, you can. If you're reading this, you probably know already that to use G-Sync, you need a G-Sync monitor paired with a GeForce graphics card or mobile GeForce GPU. Likewise, enabling FreeSync requires a supported a monitor and a Radeon graphics card or GPU. The lack of interoperability means going all-in with either technology. Over on Reddit, however, user "survfate"... Read more...
Philips is cranking out a truly high-end display in the form of the Momentum 43-inch gaming monitor. Besides its rather mammoth (for a gaming display) screen size, the Momentum is notable for its support for the DisplayHDR 1000 standard. Up until now, the VESA standards organization has recognized DisplayHDR 400 and DisplayHDR 600 certified displays, which have brightness ratings of 400 nits and 600 nits respectively. However, given the DisplayHDR 1000 rating, the new Philips Momentum boasts a brightness rating of 1,000 nits. The display supports 4K resolutions (3840x2160) and 10-bit color input.  In addition, it is able to cover 97.6 percent of the DCI-P3 color space. Other features... Read more...
We reported last week that 144Hz 4K G-SYNC HDR monitors from ASUS and Acer would soon be hitting the marketplace, but ASUS today is announcing a tasty treat for gamers that don't require GPU-punishing UHD resolutions for gaming. The ASUS VG258Q is a 24.5-inch monitor that features a TN panel and a maximum resolution of 1920x1080. However, the important spec for gamers is that the panel offers a 144Hz refresh rate and support for AMD FreeSync adaptive refresh rate technology. A range of 40Hz to 144Hz is supported via DisplayPort, while 50Hz to 144Hz is support with an HDMI connection. ASUS also claims 1ms response times (gray to gray), while the VG258Q includes Extreme Low Motion Blur technology... Read more...
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