Acer's 28-inch 4K monitor with G-Sync is just $800

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Acer's latest monitor might be perfect for the gamers out there rocking one of Nvidia's latest high-end GPUs. The XB280HK is a 28-inch TN display sporting a resolution of 3,840 x 2,160 (4K Ultra HD), and is fully compatible with...

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Thought that was funny myself
Just $800
That's just a paycheck
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VitalyT

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The problem is, in order to be able to use it, one needs at least 30fps provided by the video card, because otherwise it still won't be playable, even with G-sync. And for a perfect experience one needs 60fps from the video card, so with G-sync it becomes perfectly smooth at 144Hz.

And modern video cards are still quite behind from making this possible. Even looking at benchmarks for GTX 980, I'm not sure it will give good experience with 4K as a single card (without SLI). Still, I'd like to see some test results...

I'm still waiting for LG 34UC97 to grab it the moment it appears in shops (next week, according to rumours). I think it will be a far better experience both for games and watching movies.
 
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The problem is, in order to be able to use it, one needs at least 30fps provided by the video card, because otherwise it still won't be playable, even with G-sync.
. Even looking at benchmarks for GTX 980, I'm not sure it will give good experience with 4K as a single card (without SLI). Still, I'd like to see some test results...

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Very interested to see SLi 970's run 4K myself.
Edit: In fact I just found these...
http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/NVIDIA/GeForce_GTX_970_SLI/6.html
(these are driver 337.88 .though)
 
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Experimentongod

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"just $800" hahaha, good one!
I guess they mean these monitors are starting to get "a little more affordable" so to speak, but yeah I also chuckled.

Anyway TN panels just look way too bad for anything imho, although G-Syng sound really interesting.
 

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The problem is, in order to be able to use it, one needs at least 30fps provided by the video card, because otherwise it still won't be playable, even with G-sync.
. Even looking at benchmarks for GTX 980, I'm not sure it will give good experience with 4K as a single card (without SLI). Still, I'd like to see some test results...

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Very interested to see SLi 970's run 4K myself.
Edit: In fact I just found these...
http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/NVIDIA/GeForce_GTX_970_SLI/6.html
(these are driver 337.88 .though)
We will be delivering a 970 SLI review with 4K testing in a week or two. Testing has begun ;)
 

Nobina

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This monitor is about the same price as the whole iPhone, so guess what I'm going to buy with this money...a PC ofcourse. For $800 it would be a good one.
 
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hahahanoobs

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This is great news. If 4K Gsync monitors can be $800, then sub 4K ones will get cheaper that much faster.
 
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Waiting for a point in time where a good 4k screen with a good non TN panel will go for under $600
and there will be a GPU that could run 60FPS 4K for under $600 as well
 

captaincranky

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This is a TN panel huh? I have some great advertising catchphrases. "This breakthrough 4K monitor sucks four times as much as your average 1080p TN panel". "Four time the pixels, 1/4 the off angle viewing pleasure".
"For the morbidly stupid, pick yourself up a pair".

You know people, now that IPS has come way down in price, I simply can't imagine even buying another TN panel, let alone paying $800.00 for one.
 
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Emexrulsier

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To be fair $800 isnt that bad, I paid similar when I got my 120Hz screen and thats only 24".


I also want 200Hz (input) 4K IPS screens aswell :D
 

chip igmo

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As a budget computer user, with little interest in gaming, I welcome news that deals with more affordable 'normal' size monitors (23 inches and less). I hope the introduction of more 4k monitors will drive the prices of smaller monitors down.

does NVidia's g-sync technology cost so much that monitors having that technology costs so much more?