Monday, January 8th 2018

Acer Unveils 65-inch Predator Big Format Gaming Display with NVIDIA G-Sync

Acer today unveils its 65-inch Predator Big Format Gaming Display with NVIDIA G-SYNC, introducing big screens to PC gaming. The supersized Predator gaming display builds on the same top-of-the-line specifications that its smaller cousins boast, and integrates NVIDIA SHIELD streaming capabilities to play movies and TV shows in stunning 4K HDR.

Massive yet Nimble
At 65-inches, the Predator Big Format Gaming Display (BFGD) features ultimate gaming specifications that consumers have come to expect from Predator gaming displays. It sports NVIDIA G-SYNC Variable Refresh Rate technology which provides a buttery-smooth, tear-and-stutter-free gaming experience, as well as ultra-low latency at 4K 120Hz. A full-array direct backlight delivers up to 1,000 nits peak luminance, and local dimming provides higher contrast, deeper blacks and brighter whites.
Entertainment and Smart Home Control with Integrated NVIDIA SHIELD
The Predator BFGD features integrated NVIDIA SHIELD capabilities, so gamers can easily switch between gaming and other forms of entertainment. A bundled remote and game controller allows easy navigation and access to movies and TV shows from the most popular streaming apps. The entire experience can be controlled by voice, thanks to support for Google Assistant, which also allows smart home control.

G-SYNC variable refresh rate technology matches the screen's refresh rate to the video source's actual frame rate so video content is presented as directors originally intended it to be seen.
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22 Comments on Acer Unveils 65-inch Predator Big Format Gaming Display with NVIDIA G-Sync

#1
the54thvoid
How insanely expensive are all these gaming TV's?
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#2
CheapMeat
My wallet imploded just thinking about it.
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#3
ZoneDymo
so its just the same screen as the Asus one, grant
and let me guess, the price (fixing) will be the same so no actual competition?
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nickbaldwin86
the54thvoid said:
How insanely expensive are all these gaming TV's?
...gaming *monitors*... TV does NOT equal monitor. monitor doesn't become TV because of size. they are different beasts in the back end and panel. If you have ever plugged a computer into a TV you would know what I am talking about.

$2200+ if you do the math per inch from a 24" to 27" to 32" to 65"
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the54thvoid
nickbaldwin86 said:
...gaming *monitors*... TV does NOT equal monitor. monitor doesn't become TV because of size. they are different beasts in the back end and panel. If you have ever plugged a computer into a TV you would know what I am talking about.

$2200+ if you do the math per inch from a 24" to 27" to 32" to 65"
Yes, of course monitors are different. But you know, maybe these aren't that different. But, my point still stands, how freaking expensive will these be?

For ref, I still use a 27" Dell ultra sharp that cost over £500 about 6-7 years ago.
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#6
bug
And a video card able to drive that is incoming in only 5 years or so.
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nickbaldwin86
bug said:
And a video card able to drive that is incoming in only 5 years or so.
How so? it is 4k .... monitors have been 4k and we have GPUs that run them... 5 years? in 5 years I hope 8k is the norm on a single GPU

the54thvoid said:
Yes, of course monitors are different. But you know, maybe these aren't that different. But, my point still stands, how freaking expensive will these be?
For ref, I still use a 27" Dell ultra sharp that cost over £500 about 6-7 years ago.
I am willing to bet it is and I answered your question to cost as good as I could guess. no prices have been released ... $2200 is a starting point, again good as guess as you calling it a TV ;)
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bug
nickbaldwin86 said:
How so? it is 4k ....
It's HDR 4k. HDR as in "I need 10bits per color instead of 8". And it's supposed to run over 60fps...
nickbaldwin86 said:
monitors have been 4k and we have GPUs that run them...
Not everybody plays Solitaire in 2018. Just look at the reviews for 1080Ti: many titles don't break 60fps maxed out. And that's just the average fps - most titles will dip well below that.
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nickbaldwin86
bug said:
It's HDR 4k. HDR as in "I need 10bits per color instead of 8". And it's supposed to run over 60fps...
Not everybody plays Solitaire in 2018. Just look at the reviews for 1080Ti: many titles don't break 60fps maxed out. And that's just the average fps - most titles will dip well below that.
So buy two 1080Ti or Titan XP... if you can afford this thing you can afford two cards ;)
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PowerPC
bug said:
Not everybody plays Solitaire in 2018. Just look at the reviews for 1080Ti: many titles don't break 60fps maxed out. And that's just the average fps - most titles will dip well below that.
Not everybody plays because of the best graphics either... Most gamers actually play games that aren't that demanding on the GPU: CS:GO, Dota, Overwatch, Rocket League... And you don't have to play games on ultra. Some people actually prefer to play on lower settings.

With HDMI 2.1 and DP 1.4 practically "around the corner" (tm) though, I'm expecting some real competition in this new "monitor" space... at least I hope so. This would totally redefine how we game and really bring the PC into the living room. I would buy this over a TV any day, maybe even over a regular monitor. I'd only first want to know how much power it draws compared to a 27" monitor or so. But I'll bet it's not that crazy.

Btw. I'm loving the design and bezels on this.
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bug
PowerPC said:
Not everybody plays because of the best graphics either... Most gamers actually play games that aren't that demanding on the GPU: CS:GO, Dota, Overwatch, Rocket League... And you don't have to play games on ultra. Some people actually prefer to play on lower settings.
I think you nailed it: that's who this monitor is for. /s
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skates
bug said:
It's HDR 4k. HDR as in "I need 10bits per color instead of 8". And it's supposed to run over 60fps...


Not everybody plays Solitaire in 2018. Just look at the reviews for 1080Ti: many titles don't break 60fps maxed out. And that's just the average fps - most titles will dip well below that.
I have a 1080Ti on a 42" 4K Monitor, not TV and everything I throw at it maxed settings easily runs at 60fps or well above it, around 100+. The secret sauce is the amount of ram available on the 1080Ti which was geared for 4K.

Also, I've had the 4K monitor for nearly 3 years now, bought it for $550. It's one of the Korean brands using LG panel.

My point is that 4K monitors are nothing new and you don't need high end systems to really drive them. Originally I used my 780Ti on the monitor and still got 60fps on BF1 on high settings (not ultra).

My 1080Ti is drive by Intel 4700K.
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#13
lexluthermiester
The Predator BFGD features integrated NVIDIA SHIELD
Wonder if it'll be rootable? Been looking for a 4k 120hz display for the living room. We have a rooted Shield current plugged into the TV we have...
bug said:
And a video card able to drive that is incoming in only 5 years or so.
Unless you use a 1080ti, Titan or even 1070's in SLI. Then you're fine and good to go.
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#14
Capitan Harlock
Cool and all but i'm already all right with my Wasabi Mango UHD430 with Freesync.
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bug
skates said:
I have a 1080Ti on a 42" 4K Monitor, not TV and everything I throw at it maxed settings easily runs at 60fps or well above it, around 100+. The secret sauce is the amount of ram available on the 1080Ti which was geared for 4K.

Also, I've had the 4K monitor for nearly 3 years now, bought it for $550. It's one of the Korean brands using LG panel.

My point is that 4K monitors are nothing new and you don't need high end systems to really drive them. Originally I used my 780Ti on the monitor and still got 60fps on BF1 on high settings (not ultra).

My 1080Ti is drive by Intel 4700K.
Then I guess we understand max settings differently? https://www.hardocp.com/article/2017/10/25/msi_geforce_gtx_1080_ti_gaming_x_trio_review/10
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nickbaldwin86
Capitan Harlock said:
You know that at 4k you don't really need aa at all most of the time?
Then you take the worst example for a game to run at max setting when all the world know that Deus ex makind devided have a broken aa.
nailed it!!!!

4k @ 65" might need a little AA tho ;)
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bug
Capitan Harlock said:
You know that at 4k you don't really need aa at all most of the time?
Then you take the worst example for a game to run at max setting when all the world know that Deus ex makind devided have a broken aa.
It's just one example. There are many titles that don't get constant >60fps at 4k and several of them are years old.
Also SLi and CrossFire get thrown around, but those technologies are on their way out. And mGPU is still MIA.

All I'm saying is that imho this monitor will probably be as niche as, say, Titan cards are for the next 5 years.
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Capitan Harlock
bug said:
It's just one example. There are many titles that don't get constant >60fps at 4k and several of them are years old.
Also SLi and CrossFire get thrown around, but those technologies are on their way out. And mGPU is still MIA.

All I'm saying is that imho this monitor will probably be as niche as, say, Titan cards are for the next 5 years.
If you consider the fact that at 42" 43" aa is not a thing you really need in most games you get more that 60 fps with a 1080ti .
With my Fury x i get sometimes 60 or 45 to 50 in some games and is perfectly fine .
This TV/Monitor is like an experiment with 120hz and it does not even use an AHIPS pannel or OLED but a VA .
At 65" you should not use it like a 40" to 43 " Monitor with a distant of use of 60 cm and over .
65" = at least 1,5 meters away or more not almost inside it.
So even with this you don't really need aa .
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#20
lexluthermiester
nickbaldwin86 said:
nailed it!!!!

4k @ 65" might need a little AA tho ;)
Not even at 65". AA is a resource hog and at 4k just doesn't have much benefit. AF sure, but leave that on 8x.
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nickbaldwin86
lexluthermiester said:
Not even at 65". AA is a resource hog and at 4k just doesn't have much benefit. AF sure, but leave that on 8x.
I agree 100% I was just trying to give him a little.
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#22
skates
I don't use AA on my 43" 4k monitor.
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