During the event dedicated to the monstrous RTX 30xx GPUs, NVIDIA also announced a new initiative for professional gamers: a range of G-SYNC monitors dedicated to the world of Esports with a maximum refresh rate of 360 Hz. It's more than double that. which is commonly considered "super fluid", or 144 Hz, and a 50% increase compared to the current standard for competitive gaming, or 240 Hz: the goal is to minimize the delay between when a command is given and when this is displayed on the screen.
NVIDIA has worked with AU Optronics to build a new generation of IPS technology, which is referred to as IPS Dual-Driver. It guarantees ideal color fidelity and response speed at every point of the display. Until yesterday, TN technology was the standard for faster monitors, but it involved trade-offs in terms of image quality and color rendering; as of today, NVIDIA promises, these compromises are no longer necessary.
The other big news of 360 Hz displays for Esport is technology Reflex Latency Analyzer. In short, it allows you to measure the overall latency of the entire system in a credible and reliable way, without having to rely on bulky and very expensive external equipment. The system, says NVIDIA, "detects clicks from the mouse and measures the time it takes for those pixels to change on the screen (for example, the light coming from the mouth of a firearm when the bullet exits). The technology is able to report independently the latencies of the mouse, monitor and PC: the values will be visible directly in a dedicated panel of the GeForce Experience.
The picture is completed by a dedicated Esport mode, a preset that best adjusts the monitor calibration to increase competitiveness in games such as CS: GO, Valorant and Rainbow Six Siege – in particular the variable backlight is disabled to reduce latency; and a 240Hz Ultra-Low Motion Blur (ULMB) mode, which is twice the speed of previous generations. ULMB guarantees extreme sharpness during movement – particularly useful, therefore, in MOBAs.
Dedicated eSports displays will arrive this fall. The initiative will be attended by Acer, Alienware, ASUS and MSI. We have already talked about the ASUS monitor yesterday in the article dedicated to all the new products of the ROG family, RTX 30 included, but we also insert it here for completeness. Here's everything we know so far:
Acer's proposal is the Predator X25. It has 1080p FHD resolution and a 24.5 "diagonal. Acer declares 99% coverage of the sRGB space and proprietary technologies such as AdaptiveLight (automatic adaptation of brightness and color temperature according to the environment). We do not yet have details on prices and availability – and as you will notice they are a constant for all models or almost.
Alienware is even more sparse in details: it speaks only of refresh and Reflex Latency Analyzer. More information will come soon, Dell's gaming division says.
Here too we have a 24.5 "panel and FHD resolution. ASUS promises HDR10 support and 1 ms response time.
MSI seems a little more detailed on the spot: it says its monitor will arrive in November and will cost $ 799 … But it basically stops there. We will update later, in short.
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