Nvidia promised to do away with V-Sync limitations late last year with the introduction of G-Sync, a monitor technology that, in layman’s terms, will get rid of screen tearing, stutter and lag. We’re now seeing the fruits of Nvidia’s labor at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show as Philips looks to be the first manufacturer on the block (if you don’t count Asus’ modded VG248QE monitor) with G-Sync technology.
The Philips 272G5DYEB is a 27-incher with a resolution of 1,920 x 1,080. Personally, I believe a 27-inch display is best equipped with a higher resolution panel, but I digress. Moving on, the monitor can display up to 16.7 million colors and has a brightness rating of 300cd/cm² and a contrast ratio of 1000:1.
Viewing angles are locked in at 170° on the horizontal and 160° on the vertical axis but of course it’s the G-Sync technology that will propel gamers to spend dough on this display.
For those not already familiar, G-Sync is a dedicated chip built into the monitor that synchronizes the refresh rate to the GPU’s render rate which means images are displayed the moment they are rendered. This supposedly translates into scenes appearing instantly with sharper objects and smoother gameplay. What’s more, users will be able to experience the full potential of their graphics card(s) without the throttling of V-Sync.
The Philips 272G5DYEB won’t be available until this spring and when it does launch, expect to pay $649 for the opportunity. We’ll keep an eye out for similar announcements this week from other G-Sync partners including Asus, BenQ and ViewSonic.