CES 2018: Get some pretty big displays with G-SYNC and Shield built in

by: John -
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I've seen some folks use large screen TVs to game on so this product will really be up their alley. NVIDIA is partnering with ASUS, Acer, and HP to bring for Big Format Gaming Displays or BFGDs for short.

We're talking 65" 4K displays with G-SYNC AND NVIDIA Shield built right in. The G-SYNC will enable tear-less gaming with its dynamic refresh rate while Shield will let you get the features of Android TV without the need for a separate box.

I have a MiBox at home and enjoy a great deal of Android TV's features. With NVIDIA Shield built right in, you'll get access to all the apps in the Google Play store as well easy to use voice interaction with Google Assistant. NVIDIA has been pretty good about updating their Shield product with the latest Android OS so you can expect NVIDIA to keep the system up to date.

No pricing has been announced and you can expect sets to appear by this summer, but if you are at CES, go check them out.

NVIDIA Supersizes PC Gaming with New Breed of Big Format Gaming Displays

“BFGDs” Integrate NVIDIA G-SYNC and SHIELD to Deliver World’s First Giant Screen PC Gaming Experience

LAS VEGAS—CES—Jan. 7, 2018—PC gaming today makes the leap to a giant screen, with NVIDIA’s introduction of big format gaming displays, or 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 NVIDIA SHIELD™, the world’s most advanced streaming device. The combination delivers a buttery-smooth gaming experience and your favorite 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 favorite titles in all the low-latency glory they deserve.”

At BFGD’s Heart: G-SYNC HDR
At the heart of BFGDs is the latest G-SYNC HDR technology that synchronizes the display’s 120Hz refresh rate to that of the game at every moment in time. This G-SYNC Variable Refresh Rate technology delivers a highly responsive, smooth, tear-free, immersive gaming experience unmatched by any display of this size.

Additionally, the 4K HDR display features a full-array direct backlight, 1,000-nit peak luminance and DCI-P3 color gamut for the ultimate in visual quality.

Ultra-Low Latency Gaming
Nothing is more important to gamers than responsive gameplay. G-SYNC technology brings the ultra-low latency found in G-SYNC desktop gaming monitors to the BFGD when gaming directly on the PC, Android™, another console or using NVIDIA GameStream™ technology from a desktop or laptop gaming PC.

Big Screen Streaming
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.

Availability and Pricing
BFGDs are available for hands-on demos at CES at the NVIDIA gaming suite and ASUS ROG showcase room at the Wynn Las Vegas by appointment only, and in the HP booth at the Pepcom and Showstoppers press events on Monday and Tuesday evening, respectively. General availability is expected this summer when pricing and further specifications will be announced.

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