The holy grail of PC master race
Nvidia first revealed G-Sync HDR monitors all the way back at CES 2017, PC master race enthusiasts were astonished to see the advancement in the world of monitors. Now surely enthusiasts all around the world wanted to get one of the crisp displays at the time of the announcement, but unfortunately, everything got delayed that time. But here we are on the verge of that moment where we’ll be seeing those mighty displays getting unveiled soon enough.
The screens boast a 1,000-nit 4K HDR panel blazing along at 144Hz, topped off by Quantum Dot Enhancement Film and Nvidia’s gameplay-smoothing G-Sync technology, these beasts are essentially the holy grail of PC master race’s monitors. Pushing the bleeding edge isn’t easy though hence why they were delayed.
Expected to launch in April 2018
According to Anandtech during a GDC meeting, Nvidia is “confident” that the first 4K G-Sync HDR displays will launch in April, sources in the monitor industry confirmed a similar time frame.
Two 4K G-Sync HDR displays have been announced, boasting almost identical specifications: The Acer Predator X27 and the Asus ROG Swift PG27UQ. Detailed pricing or release date information has not been released for either model, but expect them to be pricey
Power needed to push these pixels
Your current single GPU setup probably won’t be able to push the humongous power needed to maximize 144fps on every game, At 4K resolution, even the herculean GeForce GTX 1080 Ti stays around 60fps with the graphics cranked up in most modern games. You’d need a pair of those to even come close to approaching the 144Hz speeds of these 4K G-Sync HDR displays.
However keep your eyes peeled, new Nvidia GPU’s might be released this year with the ability to drive these beastly G-Sync HDR displays to their full potential.