At CES 2017, NVIDIA also showed off the first two 4K 144Hz displays from its partners. Pictured below, the ASUS ROG Swift PG27UQ and the Acer Predator XB272-HDR are expected to start shipping in Q2 2017. Both models have a 4K resolution, 144Hz refresh rate and use 384-zone backlights as well as Quandum Dot technology. The PG27UQ from ASUS will ship for $1,199, the price of the Acer screen is still unknown.
Both screens support the new G-Sync HDR technology, which is an evolution of the current G-Sync with High Dynamic Range (HDR) support. Kinda like AMD's FreeSync 2.0, which doesn't require an extra hardware chip in the display.
The backlight illuminates the screen, and with 384 individually-controllable LED backlight zones, light will only be shown when and where it is required, enabling G-SYNC HDR displays to simultaneously produce bright bold colors and deep blacks, reminiscent of the very best plasma displays. Monitors with fewer backlight zones, edge-lit backlight zones, or with only a single global backlight are incapable of matching the contrast and image quality of the new 4K G-SYNC HDR monitors, and with 384 controllable zones we have unparalleled control over the picture, producing the best images you’ve ever seen on an LCD gaming display.
To further enhance the monitor we have applied a Quantum Dot Enhancement Film (QDEF), to create deep saturated reds and greens out of the blue light produced by the 384 controllable LED backlight zones. First used on high-end HDR televisions, QDEF film is coated with nano-sized dots that emit light of a very specific color depending on the size of the dot, producing bright, saturated and vibrant colors through the whole spectrum, from deep greens and reds, to intense blues. This enables a far larger set of colors to be displayed, producing pictures that more accurately reflect the scenes and colors you see in real life. The end result is a color space 25% larger than the traditional sRGB color space, close to the DCI-P3 standard used in the best digital cinemas.
World’s first 4K (3840 x 2160), 144Hz, G-SYNC HDR gaming monitors
2 models: Asus ROG Swift PG27UQ and Acer Predator XB272-HDR available in Q2.
Monitors certified by NVIDIA and fully integrated into GeForce Platform for the best end-to-end gaming experience
Hallmark G-SYNC variable refresh rate technology for tear-free, smooth and responsive gameplay
Unrivaled HDR image quality with vivid intensity, color and contrast
1000 nits peak brightness
384 zone full-array dynamically controlled direct LED backlight
DCI-P3 cinema grade color gamut with Quantum Dot technology
DP 1.4 and HDMI 2.0 inputs
Virtually zero input latency from pixel arrival at monitor to photon emission from LCD (HDR TVs introduce 22-41ms latency).