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Nixeus Joins AMD FreeSync Ranks With 24-Inch Full HD Monitor

In the world of gaming, AMD's FreeSync and Nvidia's G-Sync are two of the most exciting new technologies to enter the market. Although both technologies have been available for several months now, adoption of these standards is slow, with only a handful of displays that support them. Nixeus Technology announced that it will help extend this market a little with the introduction of its new display certified for FreeSync.

Nixeus claimed that the NX-VUE24 will be the world's first 24" Full HD 144 Hz AMD FreeSync-compatible display on the market, and this appears to be true. Currently, all FreeSync certified displays on the market use a 2K resolution superior to that of the 1080p resolution utilized here.

This gives the Nixeus display an advantage, in that the panel used is cheaper to produce and can be sold for a lower price; the monitor costs only $349.99. Although one display available currently, the LG 29UM67, sells for only $299.99, most FreeSync monitors available now sell for between $450 and $580.

Although the LG 29UM67 has a higher resolution and is cheaper, it is likely that these two displays could tussle over consumers' dollars after the Nixeus is released. What the NX-VUE24 gives up in image quality, it makes up for in refresh rate. The display features a 144 Hz refresh rate with a 1 ms response time, far exceeding the LG display's 60 Hz refresh rate and 5 ms response time.

As a result, these displays will target slightly different audiences. The LG 29UM67 will likely attract an audience that cares less about refresh rate but more about aesthetics, such as casual users and gamers who enjoy RTS games. The NX-VUE24, on the other hand, with its fast refresh rate, will likely attract gamers who tend to play first-person shooters or similar fast-paced games where response time is vital.

Nixeus
Display ModelNX-VUE24ANX-VUE24B
Resolution1920x10801920x1080
Refresh Rate144 Hz144 Hz
Response Time1 ms1 ms
InputsDP 1.2a, HDMI, Dual-Link DVI, VGADP 1.2a, HDMI, Dual-Link DVI, VGA
Warranty3 Year Limited3 Year Limited
StandVESA height adjustable stand with tilt, pivot, and swivelBase stand with tilt
Price$349.99$329.99

The monitor will ship to North America on August 25, and is available for pre-order now from select retailers.

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  • Cryio
    A 1080p, 24" FreeSync monitor AND only 350?

    Finally, something I can look up to. I both didn't need a 2K display and neither would I've forked over 500 dollars for a monitor.

    But this monitor look like a sweet deal.
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  • childofthekorn
    Whats the range on FreeSync on this monitor. AMD specs states 9-75hz, however there are monitors with a 40Hz minimum. AMD needs to get off their butts and fund a monitor to be developed within their specs so we can see the respective cost and actually get a competitive freesync monitor.
    Reply
  • alextheblue
    A 1080p, 24" FreeSync monitor AND only 350?

    Finally, something I can look up to. I both didn't need a 2K display and neither would I've forked over 500 dollars for a monitor.

    But this monitor look like a sweet deal.

    It's even better than that. You left out that it has a very high refresh rate and low response time. Then, if you look at the chart, the NX-VUE24B model with the basic stand (all I need personally) is only $330. Not sure why this wasn't mentioned in the article.
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  • jasonelmore
    love the price.. now gysnc needs to come down in price..

    the IPS Gsync 2440x1400 is $800,,t

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824009742

    That a $400 Monitor if it didn't Have Gsync, which means there's a $400 markup just because of gysnc.

    Here is the Gsync Equivalent. same specs otherwise.. just add $400 for gsync capability.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824009626&cm_re=acer_27_inch_monitor_ips-_-24-009-626-_-Product
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  • falchard
    Great article, really sold me on the LG 29UM67. The pricing quoted is a bit different. the LG 29UM67 is a $450 ultra wide IPS monitor with FreeSync. Its on sale for $309.99 through Amazon. I will take 5ms refresh rate IPS panel monitor for $300 any day of the week over a 24" TN panel monitor.
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  • IInuyasha74
    16461176 said:
    A 1080p, 24" FreeSync monitor AND only 350?

    Finally, something I can look up to. I both didn't need a 2K display and neither would I've forked over 500 dollars for a monitor.

    But this monitor look like a sweet deal.

    It's even better than that. You left out that it has a very high refresh rate and low response time. Then, if you look at the chart, the NX-VUE24B model with the basic stand (all I need personally) is only $330. Not sure why this wasn't mentioned in the article.

    I considered talking over it in the article, but felt that the chart did a suitable job of showing this itself.
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  • IInuyasha74
    16461648 said:
    Great article, really sold me on the LG 29UM67. The pricing quoted is a bit different. the LG 29UM67 is a $450 ultra wide IPS monitor with FreeSync. Its on sale for $309.99 through Amazon. I will take 5ms refresh rate IPS panel monitor for $300 any day of the week over a 24" TN panel monitor.

    Glad you enjoyed the article. I was using the Microcenter price of the LG display is why it is a little bit lower, though the $309.99 price on Amazon isn't bad considering that includes free shipping. So that is why you are seeing a discrepancy.
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  • Sakkura
    It is a bit sad that high refresh rates are so expensive. 1920x1080 TN panel costing more than 2560x1080 IPS panel because it's 144 Hz instead of 60.

    But good on Nixeus for at least pushing 144 Hz Freesync to a reasonably affordable price point.
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  • semitope
    A 1080p, 24" FreeSync monitor AND only 350?

    Finally, something I can look up to. I both didn't need a 2K display and neither would I've forked over 500 dollars for a monitor.

    But this monitor look like a sweet deal.

    That would only be impressive if it were IPS. eg the 24 inch 144Mhz 1ms TN Asus acer etc monitors are cheaper. Freesync was supposed to not cost more or much more. If the panel quality doesn't even match these then it's not impressive at all. These companies are hindering the proliferation of this technology.
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  • Sakkura
    16463253 said:
    That would only be impressive if it were IPS. eg the 24 inch 144Mhz 1ms TN Asus acer etc monitors are cheaper. Freesync was supposed to not cost more or much more. If the panel quality doesn't even match these then it's not impressive at all. These companies are hindering the proliferation of this technology.

    Freesync is going to be more expensive for the time being, the manufacturers do have to put some work into their scalers, and it is a clear value-add. It's just not supposed to be nearly as big a premium as G-Sync - and actual products bear out that prediction.
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