NVIDIA G-SYNC: The Missing Link for PC Gaming Nirvana

by Tom Petersen

They’re here.

A few months after we gave a peek at NVIDIA G-SYNC at a press event a few months, our partners are announcing a host of G-SYNC-equipped monitors this week at the International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.

G-SYNC is a visual treat. And we’ve received some amazing reactions from those who have been able to see what G-SYNC can do in person. But trying to explain to someone who just wants to play games how we eliminated screen tearing and reduced input lag can be hard. The old saying “you’ve got to see it to believe it” never rang truer.

A lucky few got to get an in person look earlier this month when they won a free G-SYNC DIY kit that allowed them to modify their ASUS VG248QE monitor to add in G-SYNC functionality. For those that get a rush from taking apart PC hardware and doing a self-installation, and live in the US and Canada and own the ASUS VG248QE monitor, the kit can be purchased from the NVIDIA Store for $199 by the end of the week.  Details of the DIY Kit will be available at:  http://www.geforce.com/hardware/technology/g-sync.

For the rest of you who prefer your out-of-the-box experience straight up, there are now a ton of options coming – many on display at our booth at the Las Vegas Convention Center’s South Hall (we’re booth number 30207). All of the monitors should be commercially available over the next month to two months, with all sizes and budgets covered.

Monitor Manufacturer        Model Name                           Resolution        Size

ASUS                                           ROG SWIFT PG278Q           2560×1440      27-inch

BenQ                                            XL2720G                                1920×1080       27-inch

BenQ                                            XL2420G                                 1920×1080      24-inch

Philips                                         272G5DYEB                          1920×1080       27-inch

ViewSonic                                 VX2457GML                          1920×1080      24-inch

If you happen to swing by our booth or are devouring the daily news coverage from the show floor, you may even see a couple more G-SYNC monitors that are not officially announced yet. These include a new model from AOC that will be “coming very soon” as well as a prototype 4K display that really does need to be seen to be believed.

With GeForce and G-SYNC, we’re confident that gaming nirvana is just a click away.