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Acer's New 4K Display Packs Nvidia G-Sync for Gamers

Acer announced on Thursday the upcoming release of the XB280HK, a 4K display sporting Nvidia's G-Sync technology. The panel will be made available sometime this quarter in EMEA, Japan, Taiwan and the Americas for an unknown price. Customers will need a GeForce GTX GPU in order to take advantage of Nvidia's tech.

The G-Sync hardware is embedded in the display, and "perfectly" syncs the monitor's refresh rate with the GPU in a GeForce GTX-powered PC. That means no annoying and distracting screen tearing, lower display stuttering and lower input lag. The tech was announced back in October 2013, and is just now starting to appear in third-party displays.

"Our commitment to create a pure gaming experience led us to G-Sync," said Jeff Fisher, senior vice president of the GeForce business unit at Nvidia. "This revolutionary technology eliminates artifacts that have long stood between gamers and the game. Once you play on a G-Sync monitor, you'll never want to go back."

As for the hardware specs of the monitor, the LED-lit screen measures 28 inches and provides a default resolution of 3840 x 2160. The display also has 170 degree viewing angles, DisplayPort 1.2 input, and four USB 3.0 ports on the side and bottom for connecting peripherals.

The panel also sports Acer's low dimming technology, allowing users to adjust the brightness down to 15 percent (default is 30 percent) in low-light environments. The panel's "ErgoStand" also allows users to adjust the tilt between -5 degrees and 35 degrees, and the panel to be raised by up to 5.90 inches.

"The Acer XB280HK monitor is made with post-consumer recycled plastic and features a distinctive red ring on the base stand," states the PR. "This eco-friendly monitor features a mercury- and arsenic-free panel, LED backlighting for reduced power consumption, and is ENERGY STAR qualified."

The upcoming XB280HK is actually part of a new line of large gaming monitors from Acer, the XB0 series.

  • Amdlova
    how much (ms) have these displays !?
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  • StarBound
    Whats the refresh rate? And is it TN or IPS?
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  • Adroid
    Whats the refresh rate? And is it TN or IPS?

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    My question too... I'm hoping IPS but from a 170° angle, probably not.
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  • wysiwygbill
    I think it has to be 144Hz refresh rate doesn't it? I remember that "just" 120Hz was insufficient for g sync.

    At any rate I'm glad that there are finally monitors larger than 24" and with resolution higher than 1920x1080 coming out some time in the near future.

    Edit: Blur Busters shows 60Hz?
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  • Eximo
    Also, isn't it a GTX600 series or higher for G-Sync?
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  • trogdor796
    I think it has to be 144Hz refresh rate doesn't it? I remember that "just" 120Hz was insufficient for g sync.

    At any rate I'm glad that there are finally monitors larger than 24" and with resolution higher than 1920x1080 coming out some time in the near future.

    Edit: Blur Busters shows 60Hz?
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  • Adroid
    Honestly I'm more excited about the perfect 24" 1920x1200 gaming monitor coming out, as opposed to a bigger, uglier, 27"+ monitor coming out. 1920x1200 is pretty sufficient, and looks way bigger than a 24" in 1080p. Not to mention the 4k monitor requiring much strong GPU(s).

    I think Dell's Ultrasharp series are still the best thing going right now, but if they could get the IPS technology down to 2-4ms panels with little to no input lag and no ghosting, 24" 1200p would be awesome, G-sync is bonus... Beyond 1200p requires substantially faster PC hardware to push - the technology, or more accurately my wallet, is not quite there yet. Give the GPU market another few years and the 300$-500$ single GPU solutions should be adequate to push 4k screens, without paying the price of 2 GTX 780tis in sli...
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  • Bondfc11
    It will most likely be the same panel that is in the 28" Sammy - TN.
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  • dragonsqrrl
    Whats the refresh rate? And is it TN or IPS?
    Seeing how it's a 28" panel, it's likely TN. All the 28" 4K monitors thus far have been TN.

    And I'm assuming it's 60Hz, given its target market and G-Sync integration.
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  • dragonsqrrl
    I think it has to be 144Hz refresh rate doesn't it? I remember that "just" 120Hz was insufficient for g sync.

    At any rate I'm glad that there are finally monitors larger than 24" and with resolution higher than 1920x1080 coming out some time in the near future.

    Edit: Blur Busters shows 60Hz?
    How is 120Hz insufficient for G-Sync? And how could there be a greater than 60Hz 4K monitor right now, given the limitations of DP?
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