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G-Sync Kit for Asus VG248QE Monitor Available for $200

You might remember back in December when we gave away five Nvidia G-Sync upgrade kits for Asus’ VG248QE monitor. The kit allows users with a VG248QE monitor and a compatible GeForce card to upgrade their monitor to include G-Sync support. A month later, those of you who weren’t lucky enough to win one of the five kits we got from Nvidia to give away are finally able to purchase the kit from Nvidia directly.

The company on Wednesday announced that the kit is now on sale priced at $199. This is quite a bit more than the estimated value we got from Nvidia when running the contest ($100), but if you want it, you at least know where you can get it.

To help you install the kit, Nvidia’s put together an awesome instructional video. Check it out below. And remember, don’t try this at home unless you’re sure you know what you’re doing, and you’re comfortable doing this kind of work yourself.

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  • whiteodian
    They are out of their minds. Too much money to possibly destroy a monitor. I'll wait for the tech to be widely available at lower prices.
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  • CaptainTom
    Yay proprietary stuff that is overpriced, restrictive, and lightly supported! Hey Nvidia is consistant... Ya gotta give them that!
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  • zanny
    So I think I'm just waiting for variable refresh rate DisplayPort 1.4 monitors, thanks.
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  • firefoxx04
    or wait for AMD freesync and see how it stacks up. alot of monitors support it.
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  • somebodyspecial
    12464316 said:
    Yay proprietary stuff that is overpriced, restrictive, and lightly supported! Hey Nvidia is consistant... Ya gotta give them that!

    No surprise, NV now knows where AMD is with this. A product not even planned for market (freesync). So why not cash in on the REAL mccoy?

    The difference between your beloved free crap company is over the last 10yrs AMD has lost $6Billion+ while NV has made 3B+. The difference is, AMD appears in to not understand you run a business to make money :) NV gets it.

    And for all the whining about over priced stuff...NV hasn't made what they did in 2007 for 6yrs. They aren't charging enough, and AMD isn't even on the right playing field. AMD would be charging a premium for EVERY single part they make if they could. It's comic you think any business is your friend. They are not. I hope AMD starts charging more before they go bankrupt.
    http://investing.money.msn.com/investments/financial-statements?symbol=US%3aAMD
    10yr summary. That's what you get when you don't act like a business, or can't seem to run one right. Take a LONG look then come back and say why AMD is charging too little to survive. Look at the shares outstanding too...LOL. Talk about screwing investors. Shares have been diluted to half in the last 10yrs. They are essentially operating like our govt, printing money they don't have to survive. In another few years AMD may owe $300-400mil per year before paying just INTEREST on their debt (now 200mil). What then sherlock? At some point it becomes nearly impossible to make a buck! At some point people will fear your stock, which leaves you with less to keep up operations, R&D etc etc. At some point your idea of running a business, ends with the business being run into the ground.

    Wake up. Quit asking AMD to kill themselves for you. They will likely lose money YET AGAIN this year. Consoles or not, which won't make them more than ~400mil even if they are freaky awesome sellers for 12 months - like pre-order style/black friday xmas all year - never gonna happen but even then won't make them rich. Freesync makes AMD how much if it get standard? Gsync just dropped a $100 profit bomb. We already know they can do it for $100 as shown by the monitors with it inside. Outside shouldn't be $200 clearly gouging because...wait for it...

    They are a business out to make money...ROFL. Freesync is the shareware version of the real thing ;) You get what you pay for...Which in this case is NOTHING (freesync is vaporware on desktops today). I'll take something that works NOW.
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  • NJChester
    nvidia LOL.
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  • krobjack
    @Somebodyspecial:Wow, you're so enlightened. There is a fine line between making a profit and raping consumers. Nvidia loves the latter. You sound like a fanboy who will defend them at all cost (literally) though, so I won't waste any more time here.
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  • CraigN
    12464316 said:
    Yay proprietary stuff that is overpriced, restrictive, and lightly supported! Hey Nvidia is consistant... Ya gotta give them that!

    Lightly supported? If you mean just the one monitor for now, yes, it's lightly supported right now, but as far as actual use goes once you have it, no games need to have it baked in, so once you have it, everything supports it. That's a pretty sweet deal if you ask me.

    Ordered one this week and put it in. It shipped from Houston so I got it in a day. Installation wasn't all that bad/unsafe as people are worried about. Hardest part was getting the monitor open, everything else was easy peasy. Loving it so far!
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  • Phillip Wager
    what i don't understand is the whole concept behind Gsync assumeing you are building a new system why spend the extra hundreds of dollars for a gsync monitor or a gysnc upgrade to have better visuals at sub 60hz when you can spend it on faster hardware that can keep framerate over 60fps? or even if you are upgrading you can spend that extra money on an upgrade 300 bucks gets you a 2nd gtx 770 wich is the slowest video card that supports gsync or 300 bucks is the difference between a 780 and a 780ti or a 780ti and a titan? i just don't see how G-sync has any value considering it is designed with slow hardware in mind??
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  • red77star
    This is a reason why i have AMD former ATI video cards which in Crossfire setup work perfectly good.
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