News Acer unveils first curved, ultrawide G-Sync display

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  1. Gareth Halfacree

    Gareth Halfacree WIIGII! Staff Administrator Super Moderator Moderator

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  2. TheStockBroker

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    So annoying it's Acer.

    The idea will probably get to Dell by 2018, by which time we'll have the next big thing...
     
  3. Aterius Gmork

    Aterius Gmork smell the ashes

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    I really don't like the tacky design. The simplistic design of a Dell would be much preferred. But then it's targeted at teenage gamers (most of whom could never afford or justify a 1.3k € screen)
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    Can you change the height of the screen?
     
  4. Parge

    Parge the worst Super Moderator

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    Love it! Looks gorgeous, GSync, IPS, 21:9................ now if only I had £1k..... and VR wasn't just around the corner.
     
  5. Corky42

    Corky42 What did walle eat for breakfast?

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    With a 178-degree viewing angle am I going to need eyes in the back of my head. :D
     
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    Nexxo Bargaining chip

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    You don't have any? And you call yourself a gamer?!?
     
  7. Corky42

    Corky42 What did walle eat for breakfast?

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    I didn't get that mod as I thought it was just for parents.
     
  8. fingerbob69

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    And the Freesync version is available when?
     
  9. xaser04

    xaser04 Ba Ba Ba BANANA!

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    Horrible stand and eye watering price. Otherwise I love it.
     
  10. Corky42

    Corky42 What did walle eat for breakfast?

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    Never?
    Not sure I would want to spend 1k on a monitor just to have my enjoyment of it ruined by not being able to have a variable refresh rate technology that cant as yet operate bellow 40/48Mhz.
     
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    What is the refresh rate and is the stand height-adjustable?
     
  12. Corky42

    Corky42 What did walle eat for breakfast?

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    AFAIK it's 1-75Hz refresh rate with a 4ms G2G response time, a tilt angle from -5° to 35° and lift vertically to a height of 130 mm

    Also it seems I was wrong when i said there wouldn't be a Free Sync version of it, the XR341CK is apparently going to be the Free Sync model number.
     
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  13. bigc90210

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    isnt refresh rate measured in Hertz (Hz) and not MegaHertz (MHz)?
     
  14. Corky42

    Corky42 What did walle eat for breakfast?

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    Opps sorry it was late
     
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    Nexxo Bargaining chip

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    Not sure about the stand, but I could always build my own.
     
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    http://www.kitguru.net/channel/gene...s-large-scale-oculus-rift-shipments-for-2015/

    Also with Sony, Samsung and so on trying to enter the market too we can look forward to several years of format wars before VR becomes decent consumer technology.
     
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    Parge the worst Super Moderator

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    Vive is this Xmas. I own one of the most powerful graphics cards in the world, and am on the cutting edge of gaming.

    I'm going to be playing games in VR this year.
     
  18. N17 dizzi

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    Is VR going to replace having a screen? Or do you mean budget wise?
     
  19. SchizoFrog

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    Can I ask a question or two about G-Sync/FreeSync?

    What level of GPU (single) is required to run at this resolution to get the most from 'above mentioned tech'?

    Does this tech enable smoother frame rates and therefore a better gaming experience on lower end GPUs or does it really only affect tearing?

    Therefore, really, is this beneficial to lower end markets or only really the province of the 'elite' gamer?


    Back to this monitor... How do people think that this type of monitor will compare to the AHVA panels?
     
  20. Corky42

    Corky42 What did walle eat for breakfast?

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    AFAIK both techs seek to resolve the problem of screen tearing and stutter/jerkiness, arguably G-Sync does a better job as it keeps working below the minimum refresh rate of the display, where as presently FreeSync can't.

    So a G-Sync monitor such as this one provides a variable refresh from 1-75Hz/FPS, while the FreeSync alternative can only offer a variable refresh from 48-75Hz/FPS, outside of that range it would use either VSYNC on/off.

    In theory a G-Sync monitor could be paired with a lower spec card than an equivalent FreeSync monitor as with the later you ideally need to keep the FPS above 48.
     

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