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4k Meets 144 Hz with Nvidia G-Sync Displays

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Posted March 23, 2018 by Josh Jackson in Displays

As a AAA gamer, I can’t think of a better way to go than a 4K HDR display. As a competitive online gamer, I can’t think of a better way to go than a 240Hz refresh rate display. I don’t own either, but 4K just got more interesting with the inclusion of 144 Hz refresh abilities. Oh, and if you haven’t heard me say it before, HDR is the best! Nvidia is expected to launch 4K 144 Hz displays in April, with HDR and G-Sync capabilities.

The two companies that these displays will launch under is Acer and Asus. The former might be a bit less expensive, but it wouldn’t be surprising if both panels come close to the same price since they both have bleeding edge technologies. I’m extremely happy to see more HDR displays hitting the market, but it really is the 144 Hz refresh rate that impresses me. Other 4K displays have been capped at a 60 Hz refresh rate and while that isn’t as noticeable in a AAA title, competitive games that require fast reaction times benefit immensely from higher rates and will see visual difference in the 60hz vs 120hz refresh rates. I imagine 4k will be interesting as well because some titles have very fine visual ques to give a player a chance to respond to an ability. Will the higher resolution make it easier to see those? I think it will.

There is one possibility we can’t completely exclude. What if this is nothing more than an elaborate prank to build hype for a massive April Fool’s joke? Nvidia says they’re releasing the displays and then pulls the rug out the next day. I highly doubt it, but if it does happen, you heard it here first. Check out the article on AnandTech for more details and I’ll catch ya’ later!


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