At the Computex 2015, Nvidia didn’t just show off their new 980 Ti. The GPU company also showed off seven new G-Sync supported monitors from both Acer and Asus. Amongst the roster of these new G-Sync monitors are three 4K monitors, three UltraWide options and a new and very promising monitor: the Asus PG279Q, a 27-inch 144Hz 1440p IPS gaming monitor.
The last monitor is going to be Asus’ version of the Acer XB270HU, which also has the same specs mentioned above. The Acer XB270HU costs around $800 on Amazon, so hopefully, with Asus stepping into the game, we will see the prices for these types of monitors drop and also see more of them in the near future. Previously, it was a win-and-loss situation, where in order to achieve high refresh rates, you would have to use a TN panel, which in return has poor color quality and viewing angles. Now, that’s no longer necessary, as IPS panel manufacturers have stepped up and made it possible for these types of panels to achieve high refresh rates, and you can now enjoy all the great features a gaming monitor can have.
Here is the full list of the new G-Sync monitors announced by Nvidia:
Nvidia also announced G-Sync support for windowed mode games at Computex. There’s no release date for any of these monitors yet, but as soon as they are released, they will be put on our list of currently available G-Sync and FreeSync monitors.
The Acer XR341CK is the world’s first Ultra-Wide, curved G-Sync monitor
Update: ASUS have stated that the ASUS ROG MG279Q will be released some time in Q4 in response to a Facebook post. See the image below. It will be interesting to see if one of these monitors will make it to become the best gaming monitor 2016.