CES 2015: The World’s First 144Hz IPS NVIDIA G-SYNC Monitor Unveiled
NVIDIA G-SYNC’s ground-breaking display technology delivers the smoothest and fastest gaming experience ever, free from screen tearing, VSync input lag, and stuttering. Whether you're playing Counter-Strike, DOTA 2, or War Thunder, your experience will be perceptively better, and it is this revolutionary gaming experience provided by G-SYNC that has seen pro-gamers, eSports leagues, game developers, and enthusiasts flock to G-SYNC monitors since their release last year. And as they all say, "once you try G-SYNC you can never go back".
To better view the benefits of G-SYNC, download the original video file, set your monitor to 60 Hz, and view in Windows Media Player.
Since the debut of G-SYNC our partners have released many TN models, with resolutions ranging from 1920x1080 to 3840x2160 (4K), and features that further improve your experience. Today, G-SYNC enters a new era with the unveiling of the world’s first 144Hz IPS G-SYNC monitor at The International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. Engineered by Acer, the 2560x1440 XB270HU is the world’s first 144Hz IPS gaming monitor, the world's first IPS G-SYNC gaming monitor, the first IPS gaming monitor to also support NVIDIA Ultra Low Motion Blur (ULMB) technology, and one of the world’s first IPS monitors with a response time of only 4ms G-to-G.
Why the fuss about IPS G-SYNC at 144Hz? For many enthusiasts it’s the monitor Holy Grail, combining IPS’s wide viewing angles, bright displays, and highly accurate colours with G-SYNC’s lighting fast, super smooth gaming technology, which fixes IPS’s traditionally poor gaming performance. Together, IPS and G-SYNC make your games look and play better than ever before. Don’t just take our word for it, check out the reviews, the thousands of online comments and threads, the use of G-SYNC in eSports leagues, and the testimonials of leading developers like Tim Sweeney and John Carmack.
In addition to its G-SYNC and IPS technology, the Acer XB270HU is a fully featured monitor, offering just about every extra you could hope for. Starting from the top, the screen can be height adjusted, titled, rotated into Portrait, and VESA wall mounted. On the side there’s the required DisplayPort 1.2 output for G-SYNC, plus HDMI and DVI outputs for game consoles and other devices, as well as audio out and two USB 3.0 ports for accessories or storage.
If you’re loving the sound of G-SYNC and the Acer XB270HU 2560x1440 144Hz IPS G-SYNC monitor, your system will require a GeForce GTX 650 Ti Boost, or newer, with a DisplayPort 1.2 output to link the two together. The only question that remains then, is “when can I buy one?!” The answer: February. Keep an eye on e-tailer websites in the meantime, though; when the XB270HU goes up for pre-order later this month it’s sure to sell out fast.
For more on the Acer XB270HU, G-SYNC in general, and other interesting game and technology news, stay tuned to GeForce.co.uk.