Nvidia's Impressive New BFGD Combines The Best Of Gaming Monitors With TVs

Above Nvidia's new Xavier

Above Nvidia's new Xavier

Nvidia is launching a series of "Big Format Gaming Displays" this week at CES 2018.

Additionally, Nvidia's streaming tech, Shield, is built right into the display without the need for a separate unit. Manufacturers such as Acer, Asus and HP will be putting these on the market.

The Predator BFGD features integrated NVIDIA SHIELD capabilities, so gamers can easily switch between gaming and other forms of entertainment.

With support for the Google Assistant, the entire experience can be controlled simply by using your voice.

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.

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PC gaming monitors offer a range of features that you just can't find in a TV set, which is problematic if you want those options and a larger-sized display. In other words, you can enjoy games in the living room that are actually running on your bedroom-based high-end PC upstairs.

General availability for the BFGDs is expected the summer, when pricing details will be announced.

Asus has been the first company out of the blocks, previewing its ROG Swift PG65 at CES. A full-array direct backlight delivers up to 1,000 nits peak luminance, and local dimming provides higher contrast, deeper blacks and brighter whites.

Ultra-Low Latency Gaming Nothing is more important to gamers than responsive gameplay. Together with G-SYNC HDR technology created to synchronize the panel's refresh rate of 120Hz to whatever happens in a running game at any given time, the TV delivers ultra-low latency and a highly-responsive tear-free experience in gaming scenarios, either when gaming directly on a connected machine or when streaming content from a desktop, laptop, or console using the NVIDIA GameStream service.

NVIDIA says it has been working for two years with panel producer AU Optronics to develop the technology behind the displays. Check out the promo video below for a taste of what's on offer.

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