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Acer launches first gaming monitor with Nvidia's G-sync 4K display technology

XB280HK aims to make gameplay smoother and more responsive
Tue May 27 2014, 14:18
Nvidia gsync monitor tech

ACER HAS ANNOUNCED that it will be the first to bring Nvidia's G-sync 4K display technology to market in its XB280HK monitor, which aims to make gameplay smoother and more responsive.

The monitor features a 28in LED backlit 4K Ultra HD 3840x2160 resolution display.

"Part of the new XB0 line of large gaming monitors, the Acer XB280HK is intended to be paired with enthusiast PCs for immersive, ultra high-end gaming," Acer said. "With a Geforce GTX-powered PC, Nvidia G-sync display technology synchronises the display's refresh rates to the GPU to eliminate screen tearing and minimize display stutter and input lag to deliver smoother [and] faster gaming experiences."

Acer said that the Nvidia technology means scenes appear instantly, objects look sharper and more vibrant, and gameplay is more fluid and responsive, providing gamers with "significant performance advantages".

The Acer XB280HK monitor also features flicker-less, low-dimming and "Comfyview" technologies that Acer said reduce eyestrain for better viewing over long periods of time. It also features 170 degree viewing angles so images can be seen from very wide angles.

"Displayport v1.2 transmits video signals and four USB 3.0 ports are conveniently located at the side and bottom of the display for connecting to keyboard, mouse or mobile devices," Acer added.

Nvidia promotes G-sync as its new "groundbreaking" technology that "casts aside decades-old thinking to create the smoothest, most responsive computer displays ever".

It claims the technology minimises the effects of screen tearing, Vsync input lag, and stutter by synchronising the monitor to the output of the GPU instead of the GPU to the monitor.

Acer hasn't announced a UK release date or pricing yet, but said the XB280HK will start shipping sometime in the second quarter in the US, EMEA, Japan, and Taiwan. µ


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