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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...
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...
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