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Acer to launch QHD 144Hz G-Sync gaming monitor

by Ryan Martin on 21 November 2014, 15:15

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The ASUS ROG Swift stands alone as the only Nvidia G-Sync-capable display with a QHD (2,560 x 1,440) resolution and a gamer-centric 144Hz refresh rate. That will all change from Q1 of next year when Acer will be launching its own rival offering, TFT Central reports. The Acer XB270HU, part of Acer's 'Predator' gaming monitor range, is similar to the ASUS ROG Swift in many ways as it has an identical resolution, refresh rate and also makes use of a TN panel to facilitate a 1ms grey-to-grey response time.

Reports suggest it uses the same AU Optronics 'M270Q002' panel as the ROG Swift meaning it should inherit a lot of the same features, such as Ultra-Low Motion Blur (ULMB). The TN panel offers 8-bit colour depth, meaning 16.7 million colours, a 1,000:1 static contrast ratio, 350 nits of brightness, 170/160° viewing angles and W-LED backlighting. Acer claims the implementation of its 'Eye Care' initiative will reduce strain on the eyes; this presumably being a direct result of the flicker-free backlight.

Other features of the high-spec gaming monitor include four USB 3.0 ports and a full range of tilt, height (up to 150mm), swivel and rotation adjustments. If the stand isn't to your liking then 100mm x 100mm VESA support is included to enable mounting on third-party monitor arms or wall brackets.

Acer's new screen is set for release in Q1 of 2015, though pricing has yet to be announced. The ASUS ROG Swift currently retails for £670 ($800), and we expect Acer's offering to be fairly close to that, but on the lower side.



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This'll probably be my next monitor. Think I'll go QHD for a few years before moving to 4K, as the horsepower just isn't there yet for smooth 4K gaming.

Maybe 4 years with QHD (I've had 5 at 1200p, 2 of those with GTX 670s) and a pair of 970s.

Then down the line, when 6GB VRAM is the norm and a pair of x70 cards can comfortably do 60fps minimum, then move to 4K

edit: whooooooaa I just looked at the price of G-SYNC monitors..holy crap! 600+ quid for a 27" panel! Bugger that
Tunnah
edit: whooooooaa I just looked at the price of G-SYNC monitors..holy crap! 600+ quid for a 27" panel! Bugger that
lol. Yeah, I had to think twice, correction - several times before I finally bit the bullet, there is not a single monitor on the market that delivers everything I want in one package and the Asus has to be the only thing that comes close but it still has no speakers or sRGB mode and doesn't give a stack of calibration settings options either, if the Acer has them then I may well end up selling my Asus and getting one of those instead.
4k, gsync, 144htz (or more) & 30+ inch please.
Spiralking
4k, gsync, 144htz (or more) & 30+ inch please.

But you're at least 5 years away of having the graphics cards to be able to do 144fps at 4K
Tunnah
But you're at least 5 years away of having the graphics cards to be able to do 144fps at 4K

Card maybe, but what about cards?