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Hardware Nvidia G-Sync monitor up for pre-order

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Meanmotion, 16 Dec 2013.

  1. Meanmotion

    Meanmotion bleh Moderator

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  2. Corky42

    Corky42 Where's walle?

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    That sounds like its going to be popular :eeek:
     
  3. Maki role

    Maki role Dale you're on a roll... Staff

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    Well it shouldn't become more expensive at least... right? Might be a nice feature for upcoming 4k panels actually, considering I would expect consistently dipping framerates on demanding games, even with top-notch systems. And at that level, the extra £160 or something would be very palatable for a genuinely better experience.
     
  4. r3loaded

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    Eh, it's still very early days. Apparently most of that cost is because Nvidia have used an FPGA for the first G-Sync board to get it out onto the market. The price will drop drastically once they fab an ASIC for it.

    I think G-Sync should be ideally suited for 4K monitors - not only does their high price make them suitable for swallowing the cost, the fact that you only need to pack enough hardware to reach 30-40fps rather than 60fps for a smooth image means 4K gaming will becoming a far more realistic proposition.
     
  5. DC74

    DC74 Doh!

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    Guess only those with deep pockets will be buying them then, well until the manufacturers get sick of all that stock not selling and decide to drop prices a bit. I would say they should cost no more than £50-75 more than the standard monitor in order to take off.

    This price is a bit scary to say the least, if they want it to catch on and become widespread they need to start surveying people and I don't mean the usual Nvidia fan boys and asking them what they think is a fair price. God I wished there was a 3rd competitor in the GPU industry instead of the current one horse and a lame donkey race we have at present.
     
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    wolfticket Downwind from the bloodhounds

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    So Nvidia have created a device that reduces the requirement for powerful graphics hardware... Did they think this through? :)
     
  8. edzieba

    edzieba Virtual Realist

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    G-sync's benefits are actually in the lower refresh rates, where performance can vary wildly between 30fps (where G-sync begins frame-doubling) and 60fps. While normally this delay variance would exhibit as stutter and/or tearing (depending on buffering setup used), G-sync will just push complete frames as and when they're rendered.
     
  9. theshadow2001

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    G-Sync on a massive 4k IPS screen

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  10. ZERO <ibis>

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    Still making their way closer to a CRT, if only we could still buy CRTs we would not have all these problems...
     
  11. jb0

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    While I do still love CRT, CRTs also operated on a fixed refresh rate at any given time.

    While they DID have multisync monitors, you couldn't adjust the refresh on a per-frame basis because the beam waits for no man. If you miss VSync, you can't just say "hold that frame for a few beats, I'm not ready yet." You have to put SOMETHING up.

    In this case, they're actually removing a restriction that only exists BECAUSE of CRTs, not working around a restriction that didn't exist on CRTs.
     
  12. dyzophoria

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    unless it is open for others (cough AMD), I don;t think i'd care for a monitor that supports g-sync
     
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