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Asus Announces G-Sync Enhanced VG248QE Monitor

Asus has announced that it will be integrating Nvidia's new G-Sync Technology into its next-generation of gaming monitors and revealed that the company has been working with Nvidia over the past year to bring the video synchronization technology to the market.

The first in Asus's new family of G-Sync Enhanced displays will be an updated version of the VG248QE, which featured a W-LED backlit 24-inch TN Panel with a resolution of 1920 x 1080, a 1 ms GTG response time and 144 Hz refresh rate.

"Asus strives to provide the best possible gaming experience by being at the forefront of technology and innovation. We are excited to be first to support and embrace Nvidia’s new G-Sync technology in upcoming Asus gaming monitors. Gamers are certain to be impressed with its incredible step-up in smoothness and visual quality." - Vincent Chou, Associate Vice President of Display Business Unit

The G-Sync Enhanced version of the Asus VG248QE is expected to arrive on store shelves in the first half of 2014 with a price of $399 in North America.

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  • DelightfulDucklings
    $400? Bit pricey for a 1080p monitor, I mean if G-sync works that well then maybe but definitely waiting for reviews before throwing money at something that may or may not work.
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  • jimmysmitty
    Love my current Asus VS284H-P monitors but wish the GSync also worked with non-NVidia cards as it seems like a great idea.
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  • mr grim
    It's not that bad for 1080p and 144 Hz refresh rate, I would love to use this monitor instead of using v-sync on my 60 Hz monitor, I will be waiting till I get my next GPU upgrade though, sadly my GTX580 doesn't support G-Sync, maybe by then the price will have come down a little.
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  • warezme
    G-sync doesn't make sense on a 1920x1080 panel maybe a higher resolution panel like 2560x1440. A fast card will do more for your frame rates than a G-synced monitor. If your card is fast it can usually push more frames than your monitor is set to at 60hz and you are not likely to notice any tearing or sync issues. Even at 120hz with a pair of fast cards it is rarely an issue.
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  • Yuka
    I can get a second 7970 for that price and use V-Sync all the time in my S23A700 (Samsung, 120Hz), lol.

    Cheers!
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  • mr grim
    @ warezme you obviously have no idea what your talking about, 1920x1080 is perfect for G-Sync as is any resolution, G-sync is the only way to get the most from your monitor and GPU as they are both working together perfectly, no need to force v-sync and have 60fps that stutters and drops to 30fps when the game dips below 60, and no screen tearing if you have v-sync turned off, personally I have always used v-sync because I hate screen tearing and my monitor is only 60hz anyway so it wont display more then 60fps, so what that means is I am not getting the best performance possible either way without using G-Sync.
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  • darkchazz
    $400 for a 1080p TN panel ?
    While G-sync is nice and all. There's no way I'm going to leave IPS and go back to TN.
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  • JamesSneed
    The idea of g-sync is great the fact its proprietary is not. I wish Nvidia would make it an open standard so Intel and AMD can update GPU's to use it. They make the chip to sell to monitor vendors you would think that would be enough profit instead of making it a closed system. Hell I suspect Nvidia would make more money by opening up the GPU side hence pull in more monitor vendors.
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  • boogalooelectric
    I will never buy another ASUS monitor. They are horrible quality.
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  • bochica
    G-sync will eventually be available for the others, but Nvidia has the opportunity to get their share of the pie. It will be just like the PhysX support.

    @booga, what the hell are you smoking? ASUS, Samsung, NEC, and Viewsonic are all up in the top 5.
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