Thursday, January 16th 2014

NVIDIA Rolls Out G-Sync Upgrade Kit for ASUS VG248QE

NVIDIA rolled out an upgrade kit that lets you retrofit your ASUS VG248QE monitor with NVIDIA G-Sync technology, letting you take advantage of the display's up to 144 Hz refresh rate for some incredibly smooth visuals (we've seen G-Sync in action ourselves, and it works like it should). The kit is a PCB with a handful of headers. You can either retrofit it into the monitor's body yourself (a DIY video is posted). The G-Sync kit is priced at US $199.
The DIY installation video follows.

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64 Comments on NVIDIA Rolls Out G-Sync Upgrade Kit for ASUS VG248QE

#2
Suka
by: rooivalk
holy sh!t $200..
That is what i was thinking ,2 months ago that would have got me 1gb 7870 i think. Is the benefit worth the 200$ anyone?
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#3
arterius2
lol can buy a decent new monitor for that price, I'll pick it up when its in the bargain bin for $9.99
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#4
micropage7
by: rooivalk
holy sh!t $200..
thanks man for $200 i better buy another display or add some hdd
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#5
MxPhenom 216
Corsair Fanboy
Look at the price.
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LOL NVIDIA
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#6
Kärlekstrollet
This cleared everything up for me, next graphics card will be AMD which includes their own solution no charge. Was hoping for 129USD but nVidia gets greedy once again.
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#7
james888
Didn't nvidea say it would be expensive do to low supply and that they hope to bring the add on down to $50?
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#9
Viddicake
ASUS rolls it out for 200$? Probably because it's the only one atm. aiming for the impatient groups.
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#10
RCoon
Forum Gypsy
Dat price gouging.
Is this due to Asus pushing their profit margins, or is it NVidia forcing manufacturers to buy the kit in bulk at a ridiculously high price?
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#11
Relayer
by: RCoon
Dat price gouging.
Is this due to Asus pushing their profit margins, or is it NVidia forcing manufacturers to buy the kit in bulk at a ridiculously high price?
It costs $200 if you buy it direct from nVidia as well. I don't think the price is Asus' doing.
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#12
Crap Daddy
Outrageous price. But I don't know why I'm not surprised.
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#13
dansergiu
Well of course is costing 200$. You basically only keep the display in that monitor, you're changing everything else. I though this was going to be a simple board switching in the monitor, but instead you need to actually change both the main board and the power source. Furthermore you will now have a monitor with an external power source (a power brick) instead of one with an internal one, but at the same size and thickness. And only display port support.

I really can't justify paying 200$ for this. Just wait a couple of months and buy a new monitor with G-Sync support built in.
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#14
john_
$200 and a chance to do something wrong and void your monitor's warranty. How nice!!!
Couldn't they just create a slot to be able to insert or remove the GSync card easily in the monitor? For $200 JHH himself should be coming to your house and install the kit.

EDIT: lol ok, obviously didn't see the whole video before posting.
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#15
AsRock
TPU addict
WOW that picture makes it look like a smallish board but when you see the video it's frigging massive lol. And with everyone else that price bites, and lucky that was only a guide as that guy lined that up so badly when putting it back together lol.

Looks like the monitor will get a little more toasty too. 1/2 done whack job even if i had that monitor i would not get it as the casing was not made for the extra heat i bet that produces.
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#16
Recus
600$ for G-Sync monitor is overpriced. 199$ kit is overpriced.

by: Kärlekstrollet
This cleared everything up for me, next graphics card will be AMD which includes their own solution no charge. Was hoping for 129USD but nVidia gets greedy once again.
AMD GPU since you migrating from Nvidia plus VBLANK monitor. Very "free" alternative.
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#17
Relayer
I know people will be all over this, just like Titan, but if (big if) no one were to buy it we'd get it for free. nVidia would still want to differentiate their product and include all of their features.

Imagine if all features were $200 each. I hope Free-Sync is credible.
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#18
Kaynar
Better throw an additional $200 for the GPU and play all games at 60FPS cap 24/7. No need for Gsync then. But then again, what price did you expect this to sell at when Asus's Gsync ready monitor with a miserable TN panel below average colour performance is selling for as much as a a top of the line IPS panel?
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#19
Ferrum Master
For that price? trololo... nVidia's production management should be FIRED!
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#20
Kaynar
by: Ferrum Master
For that price? trololo... nVidia's production management should be FIRED!
Some people will buy it anyway.
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#21
Ferrum Master
by: Kaynar
Some people will buy it anyway.
And you think some people will justify R/D cost for creating such product?

It smells like money loss everywhere about this G spot sync... I have nothing against new ideas and methods... but this is a pure stillborn again. Hello Larrabee mk2.
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#22
caleb
The level of complexity is pretty damn high for a average end user.
200 bucks and I guess another 30-50 in the service center for doing it for you is ridiculous.
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#23
Kaynar
by: Ferrum Master
And you think some people will justify R/D cost for creating such product?

It smells like money loss everywhere about this G spot sync... I have nothing against new ideas and methods... but this is a pure stillborn again. Hello Larrabee mk2.
I agree
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#24
Kärlekstrollet
by: caleb
The level of complexity is pretty damn high for a average end user.
200 bucks and I guess another 30-50 in the service center for doing it for you is ridiculous.
Enthusiasts would't just buy one, for multi-monitor setups the g-sync alone goes for 600 bucks not to mention the price of the monitors.
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#25
Relayer
For it to be "only" $200 you would have to already own that particular monitor, an nVidia capable card (needs DP out), and be willing to do a warranty voiding monitor mod yourself. Very very niche product.
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