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I feel like this does cheapen the g-sync brand label but is still overall a win for consumers; bringing features down from the premium tier down to more mainstream. I wonder if there are some manufacturers that are pissed about this but the writing was on the wall since it is a displayport standard.

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On 1/7/2019 at 8:47 AM, Malaphax said:

I mentioned this to kuhla last night.  G-Sync now has 3 variants - here's a fancy graph:
gsync-ecosystem-jan-2019.png

 

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BenQ EX3501R

$740 - https://www.amazon.com/BenQ-EX3501R-Gaming-Monitor-FreeSync/dp/B077P62F8X/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1539563665&sr=8-1&keywords=EX3501R

tft review - http://www.tftcentral.co.uk/reviews/benq_ex3501r.htm

  • 35" size
  • 3440 x 1440 resolution
  • VA panel
  • 100 Hz refresh rate
  • Measured response rate actually good enough to keep up with refresh rate.
  • Freesync
  • Input lag is low.

Not bad at all for a VA. For strictly gaming, there are better options (same size, res) for less money (after discount). I wonder if it will get "g-sync compatible" rating.

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So with the semi-recent update from Nvidia supporting Freesync I'm seeing several posts talking about recommendations to take advantage of that. 

LG 34GK950F - 34" 1440p, nano-IPS, 144hz native.  Tftcentral review: http://www.tftcentral.co.uk/reviews/lg_34gk950f.htm

This has recently hit $800 twice in the last month and I suspect we'll see it hit that price with some regularity.  While tftcentral doesn't do major testing on the freesync compatibility, it doesn't appear to have any issues - especially after a recent firmware update.  Reddit threads seem very positive about this particular monitor and it seems like it's eclipsed the Alienware 34" display (AW3418DW) as the top recommendation.  

I'm curious if the new 38" 38GL950G will get a freesync version or if the new gsync 2 module will provide something other than HDR, because every single review I've read about HDR on PC is that it's a goddamn mess and not worth dealing with. 
I've seen a few reviews comparing freesync and gsync and the general consensus is that they're basically indistinguishable from one another - so I wonder how well these new gsync panels will sell if most of the discerning customers just switch to the freesync versions now that there's decent support for it. 

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https://www.theverge.com/circuitbreaker/2019/1/3/18166853/samsung-crg9-49-inch-gaming-qhd-monitor-resolution-ur59c-curved-4k-ces-2019
https://www.theverge.com/2019/1/31/18196452/dell-ultrasharp-u4919dw-49-inch-ultrawide-monitor-qhd
https://www.digitaltrends.com/computing/lg-announces-49-inch-ultrawide-monitor/

So I'm now considering the next gen of Ultra-ultra wide. The 1st attempt as CHG49 was basically a halved 4K TV (3840x1080). The next wave is basically dual 27" 1440Ps (5120x1440p). 

Basically 3 models coming in (LG, Dell, Samsung).

Currently running a 3 monitor setup (4K, 1440p UW, 1440P W) and this would replace the latter 2 and I'd just keep a single 4K as a dual monitor setup.

I also didn't know it but Samsung apparently includes a simple utility to make it easier to use as well:

Samsung 49-inch CHG90 easy setting

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Its only claim to fame really is the high refresh rate, but I think the new ultra ultra-wides are still the next best thing.

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"LG Unveils 27 and 37.5-Inch IPS Monitors with 1 ms Response Time"
article - https://www.anandtech.com/show/14544/lg-unveils-27-and-375inch-ips-monitors-with-1-ms-response-time

LG 38GL950G is new top tier? 

  • 3840 × 1600 res <---------- so technically not 4k
  • IPS
  • 37.5" size
  • 1ms response time <-------- for an IPS that is a big deal if it is true
  • 144 or 175 Hz refresh rate
  • G-sync
  • curved

$$$$

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