12, Jan 2018

NVIDIA unveils large-screened gaming TV at CES 2018

If you are bored of the conventional 30-inch gaming displays, NVIDIA has unveiled 65-inch humongous Big Format Gaming Display (BFGD) monitors with 4K HDR support and tons of new technologies including the NVIDIA G-SYNC and inbuilt Android TV.

At CES 2018 NVIDIA has announced the Big Format Gaming Displays known as the BFGD monitors. And these are massive, technologically advanced and laced with many add-ons, most prominently Android TV which the NVIDIA calls the Shield TV.

BFGD: Big Format Gaming Display

NVIDIA says the BFGD monitor is created in association with hardware partners such as Acer, ASUS, and HP. Intended for the PC gamers, these new monitors are of a 65-inch size and feature 4K HDR resolution having low latency at 120Hz. They also come with a full array of the backlight with 1,000-nit peak brightness and DCI-P3 color gamut support.

Acer Big Format Gaming Display

ASUS Big Format Gaming Display

HP Big Format Gaming Display

NVIDIA G-SYNC Variable Refresh Rate technology is employed so that users get to experience lag-free games irrespective of the volume.

Apart from that, the most interesting aspect of the BFGD monitor is its built-in NVIDIA Shield TV on Android TV platform, providing access to NVIDIA apps and streaming services such as Netflix, Amazon Video, and YouTube. The streaming is possible directly through the monitor without the requirement of a separate set-top box. Google Assistant is also baked into the monitor, which will be bundled with wireless remote and game controller.

Those who play console or PC games to the hilt and also stream TV content will definitely welcome these new monitors with open hearts since most of the conventional televisions out in the wild don't cater to their advanced need of content streaming. These TVs lack low-latency as well as variable refresh rates compared to BFGD monitors.

Matt Wuebbling, head of GeForce marketing at NVIDIA said, "PC gamers expect high performance and instant response time, but, until now, they've been largely limited to traditional desktop displays. BFGDs change that with NVDIA's latest technology built into these new displays. PC gamers can now experience their favorite titles in all the low-latency glory they deserve."

So far, the company hasn't divulged anything about the price but expectedly it will be on the higher side. The company says the new displays will hit the shelves in summer this year. Again, the markets in which the BFGD monitors will land first remains undisclosed. Hopefully, some air will be cleared in this regard in the coming months.

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