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

#1
The Von Matrices
It is expensive. NVidia did say that that module would cost $100, but that was for the module only and not the entirely new internals of the monitor. For $200 basically all you keep is the panel, backlight, and case. It seems ridiculously inefficient considering all the old parts you have to remove, and I doubt the removed parts have any resale value.

I'm waiting for the pre-built G-Sync VG248QE to come out. I highly doubt the premium will be $200 over the non G-Sync version. Most people who want G-Sync will buy a new monitor, not upgrade their existing one, and the size of that premium is the one that matters. After all, Free Sync is no better in that regard; you still have to buy a new monitor and I can bet you that the first few DP 1.3 monitors will carry price premiums (the "early adopter tax").
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#2
TheDeeGee
Totally NOT worth spending that much upgrading a garbage TN Panel.
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#3
RejZoR
I highly doubt this G spot (erm G sync) thing works so much better than V-Sync to be worth 200 bucks. I mean, for this money you can sell your current card, buy most high end single GPU card and just use V-Sync when tearing is so unbearable. Because frankly, i've only seen really bad tearing in like 2 games in all my gaming history. And even that was the result of a conflict between game and MLAA anti-aliasing (in Bioshock 2). Which got fixed later anway...
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#4
Kärlekstrollet
RejZoR said:
I highly doubt this G spot (erm G sync) thing works so much better than V-Sync to be worth 200 bucks. I mean, for this money you can sell your current card, buy most high end single GPU card and just use V-Sync when tearing is so unbearable. Because frankly, i've only seen really bad tearing in like 2 games in all my gaming history. And even that was the result of a conflict between game and MLAA anti-aliasing (in Bioshock 2). Which got fixed later anway...
It is basically adaptive V-sync(which works great already) without the input-lag that normally comes with V-sync.
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#5
ensabrenoir
bet it will still sell anyway.......alot. Enthusiast tend to get bored easily..... anyone with one of these monitors will be like.....meeh i'll give it a go. I doubt anyone will go out and purchase the monitor new and the kit and then put it together. What power has logic in the face of New and Shiny...
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#6
LAN_deRf_HA
Who would invest that much into a TN panel.
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#8
Easy Rhino
Linux Advocate
OK, I have been out of the loop. What is g-sync? Is that like the g-spot but for your computer?
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#9
Fluffmeister
Easy Rhino said:
OK, I have been out of the loop. What is g-sync? Is that like the g-spot but for your computer?
Sort of, both are expensive and ultimately very few people here have seen either up close.
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#10
badtaylorx
i see a lot of people that really dont have any idea weather this is a good buy or not spouting off at the fingers.....

makes me think this may actually be a good upgrade...
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#11
arterius2
why do this guy say 'AZUUUUUUSE' like a noob, I call it 'ASAS' like how its supposed to be pronounced.
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#12
Casecutter
That's what I was thinking one a multi-monitor Nvidia Surround, would you need just one monitor on G-Sync, or everyone? If you have the panel(s) and a GTX780Ti SLI to run that decently enough to need G-Sync, what's $200 x3?

It’s like the “relation” Dennis Rodman has with Kim Jong Un... Dance monkey, dance!
I think Jen-Hsun Huang just likes to see... you Twist.
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#13
Kronvict
And here we go again. The G-sync hate has commenced lol. This is too funny. Well I'll be reveling with my new 27" Asus ROG PG278Q 1440P 120hz+ G-sync monitor while you all bicker about how its all crap and not worth the money. :toast:
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#14
Prima.Vera
Kronvict said:
And here we go again. The G-sync hate has commenced lol. This is too funny. Well I'll be reveling with my new 27" Asus ROG PG278Q 1440P 120hz+ G-sync monitor while you all bicker about how its all crap and not worth the money. :toast:
Yes, because everybody is rich enough to pay 900 Euros for that TN monitor! ;)
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#15
Vargtass
You must have a Nvidia GPU before this make any sense to buy/install, right?
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#16
Easy Rhino
Linux Advocate
why would i not want g-sync? serious question. based on what nvidia says it seems like i should get it???

NVIDIA G-SYNC is groundbreaking new display technology that delivers the smoothest and fastest gaming experience ever. G-SYNC’s revolutionary performance is achieved by synchronizing display refresh rates to the GPU in your GeForce GTX-powered PC, eliminating screen tearing and minimizing display stutter and input lag. The result: scenes appear instantly, objects look sharper, and gameplay is super smooth, giving you a stunning visual experience and a serious competitive edge.
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#18
james888
Easy Rhino said:
why would i not want g-sync? serious question. based on what nvidia says it seems like i should get it???

NVIDIA G-SYNC is groundbreaking new display technology that delivers the smoothest and fastest gaming experience ever. G-SYNC’s revolutionary performance is achieved by synchronizing display refresh rates to the GPU in your GeForce GTX-powered PC, eliminating screen tearing and minimizing display stutter and input lag. The result: scenes appear instantly, objects look sharper, and gameplay is super smooth, giving you a stunning visual experience and a serious competitive edge.
You wouldnt want to be an early adopter is the only valid reason I can think of. I want it, but have amd atm, and am willing to wait for such technology to become widespread.
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#19
lZKoce
arterius2 said:
why do this guy say 'AZUUUUUUSE' like a noob, I call it 'ASAS' like how its supposed to be pronounced.
You sure? :) Youtube: iq9B3evfu8s ;)
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#20
Flibolito
G-Sync on 144Hz is much less effective than on a slower refreshing panel. @144Hz V-Sync should not even be used nor should there be much tearing, if any. To me this makes zero sense. Upgrading a 60Hz IPS 2560x1440 panel makes way more sense. But yes $200 is steep but I'm sure 4-6 months from now this will drop to possibly $100 or so.
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#21
badtaylorx
Prima.Vera said:
Yes, because everybody is rich enough to pay 900 Euros for that TN monitor! ;)
its $799.... which is what 600 euros???
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#23
theoneandonlymrk
Kronvict said:
And here we go again. The G-sync hate has commenced lol. This is too funny. Well I'll be reveling with my new 27" Asus ROG PG278Q 1440P 120hz+ G-sync monitor while you all bicker about how its all crap and not worth the money. :toast:
why ,are you having frame pacing issues ,I mean two 680's in sli shouldnt need there frames regulating, but hey ho crack on then moneybags and tell us if it was indeed worth it.
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#24
The Von Matrices
theoneandonlymrk said:
why ,are you having frame pacing issues ,I mean two 680's in sli shouldnt need there frames regulating, but hey ho crack on then moneybags and tell us if it was indeed worth it.
FYI, variable refresh technologies like G-Sync actually make a larger difference on multi-card setups than on single card configurations since frame time variability increases with the more cards you have.
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#25
theoneandonlymrk
The Von Matrices said:
FYI, variable refresh technologies like G-Sync actually make a larger difference on multi-card setups than on single card configurations since frame time variability increases with the more cards you have.
for your info head over to tom petersons demo of gsync, despite his waffle there is still clear and visible stuttering and it actually looks like more of a waste of money to me now, ill have to check it out in the flesh but it's not looking like the holy grail to me, and ive done many a multi gpu rig ,i have an sli rig today so I do know what you are implieing however i have also seen endless BS waffle about Nvidias smooth as butter Sli profiles and frame pacing management.

So which is it,Do Nvidia have sli sorted and frame pacing sorted via driver or do we NEED to be spending big bucks for what appears a lack lusster fix anyway's(my impressions of petersons demo were not good)

Nvidia chat some right chowder either way.
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