Amidst the plethora of developers and publishers at E3, we spent some time with a familiar face. Origin PC was on hand to give us a preview of two updated versions of its laptops, which will now include Nvidia's G-Sync technology.
The last time we heard about the EON15-X and EON17-X was at the beginning of this year (where we listed full specs) when the company announced that both laptops would have Intel desktop processors starting with an Intel Core i5-4460S (2.9 GHz, 3.4 GHz Turbo) and all the way to the powerful Intel Core i7-4790K (4.0 GHz, 4.4 GHz Turbo). We already know that both laptops support Nvidia graphics cards ranging from the GTX 965M to the GTX 980M, so it only made sense that G-Sync support was forthcoming.
Considering the cost of G-Sync monitors compared to FreeSync, you would expect a huge price increase on both laptops. This may be attributed to Nvidia's use of a customized field-programmable gate array (FPGA), while AMD is sticking to manipulating software by using the open-source spec in DisplayPort 1.4 for its brand. Origin said that the price difference for the updated laptop model would be less than $100. Unfortunately, we don't know precisely what actually constitutes the slight increase in price.
In any case, the G-Sync versions of the laptops won't take long to implement, with the laptop coming out sometime in the next 30 days. Origin PC is just the latest of many laptop manufacturers joining the trend that started a few weeks ago at Computex. With users taking sides on the G-Sync vs. FreeSync battle, it will be worth noting how many people decide to get the new EON15-X and EON17-X.
Furthermore, we'll see which technology is truly superior in a few weeks when we have our G-Sync vs. FreeSync event on July 18.