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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)... 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... 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... 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... Read more...
Microsoft dropped some big news during the season premiere of its 'Xbox Inside' show, which it streamed online over the weekend. Towards the end of the show, Larry Hryb (Major Nelson), programming director for Xbox Live, announced that Microsoft was bringing FreeSync support to Xbox One S and Xbox One X game consoles, which will ultimately deliver smooth visuals to gamers. FreeSync is similar to NVIDIA's G-Sync technology, in that it helps reduce or eliminate screen tearing, stuttering, and artifacting that is often observed even on the highest end systems. It does this by synchronizing the refresh... Read more...
Someone must have told LG to 'go big or go home' and it clearly opted for the former. The company's new 38WK95C display is a massive 38-inch class (read: 37.5-inch) ultrawide monitor that first showed up at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas earlier this year, and is now finally available to preorder. You will need an equally big budget, however, as this monitor will set you back $1,500. LG's new display uses an In-Plane Switching (IPS) panel with a 3840x1600 resolution and 21:9 aspect ratio. IPS panels tend to offer superior color accuracy compared to cheaper TN panels. That seems... Read more...
Do you have a bodacious new AMD Ryzen, Ryzen Threadripper or Intel Core X rig, and need a new monitor to compliment the system? Well, AOC is touting its new AG322QCX gaming monitor, which features an 1800R curve and a 16:9 aspect ratio. First and foremost, the AG322QCX measures 32 inches in size, and has a screen resolution of 2560x1440 (QHD). The gaming monitor features a VA panel with a 4ms response time, 300 cd/m2 brightness rating, and a 50 million:1 contrast ratio. As you might expect, viewing angles are generous (178 degrees vertical and horizontal), and it supports a color depth of 16.7... Read more...
For ages, a 1ms response time has been the de facto standard for serious gamers, although we think most would agree that up to 4ms isn't too bad. 8ms is outright ridiculous. Well, both 4ms and 8ms seem real lackluster when compared to AOC's upcoming offerings: a couple of monitors sporting a 0.5 ms response time; or in other words, a response time that's 1/2,000th of a second. Whether or not most gamers would even notice the perceived difference between 1ms and 0.5ms is hard to gauge, but many serious gamers are likely to take this kind of release seriously simply because every little bit helps.... Read more...
Los Angeles-based Nixeus has been working with AMD on FreeSync since the project’s inception. Nixeus was among the first companies to offer an affordable, Full-HD FreeSync monitor with a wide adaptive-sync frequency range and one of Nixeus’ monitors was used in AMD’s initial FreeSync demos all the way back in 2014. Now the company is readying a brand-new FreeSync-compatible display, the Nixeus EDG 27, that features an IPS panel, 2560x1440 WQHD resolution, and a price point that undercuts competing offerings. That all sounds very appealing, but Nixeus obviously had to make some concessions to bring... Read more...
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...
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