Monday, October 6th 2014

BenQ Outs the XL2430T Gaming PC Monitor

BenQ rolled out the XL2430T gaming PC monitor. This 24-inch monitor features a TN-film panel, with full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels) resolution, 1 ms (GTG) response time, 144 Hz refresh rate, 350 cd/m² maximum brightness, and dynamic mega-contrast. Its selling point is a feature-called GROM (gaming refresh-rate optimization management), which adjusts refresh-rates between steps of 75 Hz, 100 Hz, 120 Hz, and 144 Hz, depending on the content's frame-rate, to minimize stuttering or page-tearing. The monitor features BenQ's signature black+red color-scheme, with controls along the stand, so you don't have to reach out to tacky buttons along the panel. Display inputs include dual-link DVI, DisplayPort (both of which are required for GROM and >75 Hz refresh rates), two HDMI and one D-Sub (refresh-rate is capped at 75 Hz). Other features include headphone and microphone jacks. BenQ didn't announce pricing.
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7 Comments on BenQ Outs the XL2430T Gaming PC Monitor

#1
Animalpak
Ohh man what about G-Sync from Benq ? Still nothing ...

Then the base is sooo ugly !
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Frick
Fishfaced Nincompoop
It's close to €400 here... You can get a 1440p IPS monitor for that. Not the same thing I know, but still...
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#3
cmaxvt
Why on earth is this not a Gsync monitor? What is the holdup on BenQ releasing a Gsync? I am confused.. this is their second iteration of their gaming monitors since Gsync was released without Gsync.
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#4
xenocide
It sounds like they are giving Adaptive VSync a shot.
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#5
RealNeil
Do they have to pay NVIDIA a licencing fee to use Gsync? May that's the holdup?
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#6
xenocide
RealNeilDo they have to pay NVIDIA a licencing fee to use Gsync? May that's the holdup?
I assume they have to buy the Gsync units and install them into any monitors.
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midnightoil
cmaxvtWhy on earth is this not a Gsync monitor? What is the holdup on BenQ releasing a Gsync? I am confused.. this is their second iteration of their gaming monitors since Gsync was released without Gsync.
This is a volume product. Aside from being a pain in the arse and expensive to develop, the market for Gsync is tiny and it's extremely restrictive. They can't build a mass market gaming product with Gsync because it only allows for a single DP 1.2 port. This monitor has 2x HDMI, 1 DSub, 1x DP 1.2, 1x DL-DVI.

When AMD finalises their version of adaptive synch and 1.2a / 1.3 are the standard, I'd expect BenQ to drop Gsync entirely, as will others, most likely.
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