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PC Gaming gets supersized

08 Jan 2018

At CES in Las Vegas, NVIDIA have just announced the introduction of the big format gaming displays, AKA BFGDs.

Created in conjunction with NVIDIA hardware partners Acer, ASUS and HP, BFGDs integrate a high-end 65-inch, 4K 120Hz HDR display with NVIDIA G-SYNC technology together with the NVIDIA SHIELD streaming device. This combination delivers a buttery-smooth gaming experiences for PC gaming and media streaming applications — all on a giant screen.

“PC gamers expect high performance and instant response times, but, until now, they’ve been largely limited to traditional desktop displays,” said Matt Wuebbling, head of GeForce marketing at NVIDIA. “BFGDs change that. With NVIDIA’s latest technology built into these new displays, PC gamers can now experience their favourite titles in all the low-latency glory they deserve.”

At the heart of BFGDs is the latest G-SYNC HDR technology that synchronises the display’s 120Hz refresh rate to that of the game at every moment in time. This G-SYNC Variable Refresh Rate technology is designed to deliver a highly responsive, smooth, tear-free, immersive gaming experience.

Additionally, the 4K HDR display features a full-array direct backlight, 1,000-nit peak luminance and DCI-P3 colour gamut.

The integration of the Android TV-based SHIELD into BFGDs allows gamers to easily switch between gaming and other forms of entertainment. The bundled SHIELD remote and game controller allow for easy navigation and access to all of the world’s biggest streaming apps, including Netflix, Amazon Video, YouTube and Hulu.

With support for the Google Assistant, the entire experience can be controlled simply by using your voice. G-SYNC HDR technology also supports video playback at native framerates, including popular 23.976, 24 and 25 FPS formats. This matches the screen’s refresh rate to the video source’s actual frame rate, eliminating interpolation and presenting the video content as it was intended to be viewed by the director.

General availability is expected this winter when pricing and further specifications will be announced.

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