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Acer launches the first 4K display with Nvidia G-Sync

By Scorpus
May 23, 2014
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  1. If you've recently been building a 4K Ultra HD-ready gaming PC, Acer's latest gamer-oriented 4K display might be of interest to you. The imaginatively-named XB280HK from Acer is a 28-inch 4K panel that most importantly packs Nvidia G-Sync technology, which...

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  2. Paul Deemer

    Paul Deemer TS Rookie

    Lets see it took 3-4 290x to run some games well at 4k. So I was going to get the ASUS ROG Swift when it came out and either use GTX780 x 2 SLI or GTX880 x 2 SLI at 2k. But I am ready to start my new build next month and their is no release date announced for either the Swift or the GTX880. Will this monitor work at 2k as well for gaming? I may even use 1080p for desktop or the icons and Browser text would be tiny.
  3. VitalyT

    VitalyT TS Evangelist Posts: 1,823   +546

    For any PC game G-sync is second to FPS. If the FPS is too low, G-sync won't help it much. And when playing on 4K screens, FPS is the primary issue today.

    Also, 170 degree viewing angles are too low for today's LCD panel (178 is the expected standard), it is almost what you get from a TN panel.

    But if this thing is really made of reused cardboard and lunch boxes, nothing else should be a surprise.
  4. If the 880's are built on 20nm your prolly looking at 2015 for them so a long time to wait
  5. JC713

    JC713 TS Evangelist Posts: 6,955   +902

    Looks like a great monitor feature and spec-wise.

    The next generation of GPUs are coming out soon, but they wont be 22nm based. AMD is supposedly focusing on power efficiency, and hopefully cooling for their next gen GPU. I would just buy a good 2560x1440 monitor since 4K monitor tech is still in its infancy.
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  6. Skidmarksdeluxe

    Skidmarksdeluxe TS Evangelist Posts: 3,040   +739

    C'mon early adopter folk, stop dragging your feet and scoop this 4K stuff up will you. Prices need to come down so us more restrained and disciplined folk can have them as well and the sooner you chuck your money around the sooner we can step in and buy them at far saner prices not to mention far better specs.
    Last edited: May 23, 2014
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  7. RustyTech

    RustyTech TS Enthusiast Posts: 121   +39

    I shall indulge your request! ...just as soon as a worthwhile 4k monitor comes to market; who knows, maybe this Acer could be it!?
    Skidmarksdeluxe and hahahanoobs like this.
  8. Burty117

    Burty117 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,498   +305

    I am also waiting for the ROG Swift, They have said they will be announcing more information at computex (starts in a weeks time) about the screen and they've hinted at a release date popping up at the show, I'm hoping for like a late June release and hopefully I can pre-order before hand.
  9. Should come with vouchers for ibuprofen.
  10. GhostRyder

    GhostRyder TS Evangelist Posts: 2,217   +522

    This is needed for this resolution and for a setup where FPS is going to be changing radically (Like a 144hz setup or the likes). If you have this, it will probably make gaming on your likely 780ti, Titan, or Titan Black setup much better in the end run. However this is going to cost an arm and a leg ill bet since its the first of its kind and a 4k display.
  11. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TechSpot Paladin Posts: 5,981   +1,489

    For some reason I am having trouble seeing what you mean.

    In my mind G-Sync will be the most noticeable improvement at lower FPS. It is the lower FPS that is making G-Sync a must have tech. If you have a machine that is capable of 100+ FPS, there really is little need for G-Sync.
     
  12. VitalyT

    VitalyT TS Evangelist Posts: 1,823   +546

    There is a range of FPS where G-sync makes a difference. You wouldn't need it at 90+fps, and it won't help much at 10 FPS or below, it still will look unplayable.

    There are too many PC-s and games out there that fail to render 10 FPS in 4K resolution. That's all meant.
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  13. Burty117

    Burty117 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,498   +305

    Agreed, one would hope though if someone spent this much on the screen, said one would also invest in more than a single 780... You'd hope :p besides, I bet this screen's refresh rate is maxed out at 60 anyway so g-sync might actually play a very big role if you just had 2 780's as an example.
  14. tipstir

    tipstir TS Ambassador Posts: 4,659   +84

    I am happen with my two ACER Monitors 23-inch HD LED Thin with 1920x1080p, HDMI, DVI, VGA ports on the back. You can hook up 3 different PCs to one monitor. Comes with all the video cables you need. Has mounting pre-drilled holes on the back. Of course 2012 model had 120,000 DC where as the 2013 has 100,000 DC.

    4K won't buy it until the need for it..


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