At CES 2018, Nvidia wanted to fill a niche market which certain PC gamers have been deprived of over the past few years – big screen, high resolution, high refresh rate, HDR gaming panels. That all changes in 2018.
PC gamers expect high performance and instant response times, but, until now, they’ve been largely limited to traditional desktop displays. 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. – Matt Wuebbling, head of GeForce marketing at NVIDIA.
Dubbed the BFG (Big Format Gaming) Display, this new 65-inch panel aims to fulfil a gap in the market which has left many PC gamers feeling a little downbeat. The G-Sync display features low latency, HDR content at 4K 120Hz – meaning that if your hardware is powerful enough, you can have a killer gaming experience at up to 120 fps, with no screen tearing.
These BFG Displays (I wonder if the marketing team are fans of Roald Dahl) does not feature a TV tuner, meaning you can’t use it as a normal television, but does integrate the Android TV-based Nvidia SHIELD – so you will be able to access streaming apps such as Netflix, Amazon Video and YouTube as well as the Google Assistant, which is handy.
The panel itself is not manufactured or sold by Nvidia, but is a collaboration between ASUS, HP and Acer who will go on to sell the displays later this year. There is no word on pricing or an exact release date yet, but don’t expect it to be cheap. A decent 65-inch 4K HDR TV costs around $1500, and that’s without a G-Sync module or high refresh rate.