Let’s rewind the game tape back to CES 2017; it’s at this time that we were floored by the ASUS ROG Swift PG27UQ display which measured 27 inches across and featured a 144Hz 4K HDR G-SYNC panel. A few months later, Acer countered with its Predator X27, offering largely the same specs. And after that… crickets. ASUS and Acer never released their draw-dropping displays, with both products seemingly being left in limbo.
Now fast forward to today; two separate reports are claiming that the wait will soon be over for these fearsome displays. Both G-SYNC displays, which use an NVIDIA reference design, are now scheduled to arrive on the market in April — they were originally supposed to ship in Summer 2017. That’s according to representatives for NVIDIA that spoke with AnandTech this week at GDC.
In addition to the above-mentioned specs, the monitors also include direct LED lighting (384 zones) and 1000-nits brightness thanks to their AUO M270QAN02.2 AHVA panels.
Although it wasn’t specifically mentioned in the report, we hope that the influx of large, 144Hz+ G-SYNC displays also includes the ASUS ROG Swift PG35VQ. This monitor features a 3440×1440 G-SYNC HDR panel with a refresh rate of 200Hz and 512-zone direct-LED lighting.
You’re probably going to want a GeForce GTX 1080 Ti (preferably, two in SLI) to take full advantage of these displays, which will set you back a pretty penny if you don’t already have on in your possession due to the current cryptocurrency craze. And that’s not even taking into account the cost of the displays themselves, which will no doubt put a serious dent in your credit card’s available balance.
But as they say, you’ve got to pay to play, and we can’t wait for these monitors to be released so that we can put them right on our workbench for gaming reviewing purposes.