CES 2014: BenQ Announces 24-Inch and 27-Inch Monitors With NVIDIA G-Sync Technology

Subject: General Tech | January 9, 2014 - 04:46 PM |
Tagged: monitor, g-sync, CES 2014, CES, benq, 3d vision

BenQ has announced two new monitors that will incorporate NVIDIA's G-Sync technology. The 24-inch XL2420G and 27-inch XL2720G will both be available in Q1 2014. Both monitors have 144 Hz refresh rates and will support three display modes: G-Sync, Low Motion Blur, and 3D Vision. In addition to G-Sync technology, the monitors support ResolutionEyes technology which is a set of features designed to make prolonged gaming sessions easier on the eyes.

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BenQ's 27-inch G-Sync gaming monitor.

According to NVIDIA, the 24-inch and 27-inch BenQ monitors will sport a 1920x1080 resolution on an uspecificed panel time. Unfortunately, BenQ has not revealed whether it is using TN, IPS, or some other panel technology nor what the response time is beyond stating that it is "ultra fast" (which may imply a TN panel...). We do know that the monitors are hieght adjustable.

Both G-Sync capable monitors will be available in Q1 2014 at not-yet-released prices. It is promising to see other monitor manufacturers supporting G-Sync out of the box.

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Source: BenQ
January 9, 2014 | 05:01 PM - Posted by Kwaz

Perhaps the image is an indication that this monitor is :-/

January 9, 2014 | 05:22 PM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

These are just the XL2x20T/Z monitors with a G-Sync module in them.

http://www.benq.us/product/monitor/xl2720z/specifications/

Resolution (max.)
1920x1080
Contrast ( typ. )
1000:1
Response Time(Tr+Tf) typ.
1ms GTG
Color Gamut
72%
^ TN panel joy

Are these guys just buying modules from Nvidia and putting them in monitors they already have?

January 9, 2014 | 06:07 PM - Posted by Tim Verry

Perhaps, they may just be buying up the G-Sync monitors, putting their own firmware on them, and swapping out the existing boards from existing XL series monitors and slapping a "G" on the end of the name. Then again, maybe it's a more involved switch/monitor model than that.

January 9, 2014 | 06:58 PM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

can you guys please ask if the ROG swift will eventually have 3D vision.

It has all the attributes to be 3d capable.

There is a mention of lightboost for the ROG swift on this site.

http://www.blurbusters.com/asus-pg278q-rog-monitor-1440p-120hz-gsync/

Please ask

January 9, 2014 | 08:56 PM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

I want G-sync !

January 9, 2014 | 10:59 PM - Posted by RedShirt (not verified)

2007 called. They want their 1080p monitors back.

January 10, 2014 | 02:35 AM - Posted by Amay Zing (not verified)

Great. Now all I have to do is remove my eyeballs with a spoon so that I can tolerate the TN panel.

January 10, 2014 | 06:09 AM - Posted by praack

next are square 780 p monitors- labled gsync RETRO! using a vga connector!

January 10, 2014 | 07:46 AM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

If it's over 60hz it's TN, plain and simple

January 11, 2014 | 11:37 PM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

It's pretty simple for any hardcore gamer the increased smoothness of 144 hz vs 60hz is well worth the TN panel. Sure IPS looks a little better, but I would use my 144hz TN over my larger IPS every day for racing or FPS games.

There really is no reason to go above 1080p either as gamers want to keep a steady 100+ frame rate otherwise they would go with a higher resolution IPS panel monitor instead of the smoother TN.

January 16, 2014 | 02:36 PM - Posted by Laeddis (not verified)

Absolutely! For the level of smoothness I have felt with my BenQ at 120hz, I would trade that for a bit of resolution quality and color any day of the week. What makes or breaks the experience for me is the game itself. There are a lot of claims that the colors are "washed out," and such, and for those individuals who are attuned to the fine details of color imagery and saturation and such, then perhaps a different monitor is a better choice. But it comes down to personal preference. I find 1080p to be just fine for my games. After all, when you run some high end video cards you can make up for any jagged edges with anti-aliasing while still utilizing the higher refresh rate. Based on some of the rumors of Nvidia putting in 6-8Gb of VRAM in their 800 series cards, I expect that their hoping to kick in the door on the 4K market. I feel as though in time, anti-aliasing will become non-existent. But until they start producing high resolution monitors with 120hz+, I'm holding off on that.

January 16, 2014 | 02:37 PM - Posted by Laeddis (not verified)

They're*

January 21, 2014 | 09:48 AM - Posted by superchad (not verified)

what we need is SED(Surface Conduction Electron Emitter Display) monitors for the future, not only could we have CRT and IPS level color quality, viewing angles, and consistent color, but fast response times, faster even than TN Panels (SED is basically multiple CRT electron emitters in one screen without the guiding magnets so its the size of modern LCDs) SEDs also have lower power consumption than LCDs (unsure about LEDs)

we need to create a petition to make SEDs, show that the gaming monitor market is the perfect market for them, they fell out of favor for mainstream TV market.

February 14, 2014 | 11:26 AM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

Nice, looking for more quality monitors which have g sync.
Considering how the monitor looks, and the name, I assume it's the BenQ XL2420T with g sync on it, if so, reviews suggest this 144hz monitor is great, so I'm waiting ;D

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