Nvidia is largely known for their internal computing components, but has done more than that over the years. At Computex, they announced an all-new line of HDR G-Sync monitors.
They didn’t announce a full lineup of companies that would be releasing them, but Acer and Asus are at least two companies on board for this. HDR is a huge leap forward for graphical quality in gaming – especially for games with a lot of colors on-screen at one time. Games like the original Destiny clearly wanted to showcase more of the world, but weren’t HDR-optimized. With Destiny 2 marking that franchise’s PC debut, it would be a perfect game to include HDR support.
The Asus ROG Swift PG35VQ uses G-Sync HDR and features a curved 35-inch display. Its 3440×1440 resolution uses a 21:9 aspect ratio for incredible clarity and immersive experiences. With a 200Hz refresh rate, this should work fine for any kind of game and offers up three times the speed of a standard 60Hz monitor. The Acer Predator X35 was also announced – but it didn’t quite have as much information revealed about it. However, both it and the Asus model will support Nvidia’s Ultra Low Motion Blur, to ensure smooth play in high-framerate games. Objects in motion look cleaner and sharper, and response times are improved. It’s a bit like having a camera with a high frames per second count since you won’t have to worry about motion blur impacting your enjoyment.
G-Sync technology will also be used in a series of laptops, including the ASUS Zephrus GX501, which manages to put a GeForce GTX 1080 in an 18mm-thin laptop. Nvidia is going all-in for gamers, and it’s great to see massive steps forward being taken for gaming monitors after a bit of stagnation.
With the rise of 4K and HDR in home theaters, it has taken the gaming scene a bit of time to catch up and provide gaming-centric equivalents without having to spend a lot of money on a dedicated home theater setup to enjoy crystal-clear gaming.