Thursday, January 3rd 2019

GIGABYTE AORUS to Introduce 10-bit, 144 Hz IPS FreeSync Monitor at CES 2019

GIGABYTE's gaming brand AORUS has been expanding its product portfolio to just about any piece of kit a PC gamer can and will buy. From graphics cards to motherboards, RAM, and all manner of peripherals, there's little pieces of hardware that were missing - and AORUS is apparently preparing the last piece of the puzzle in the form of a FreeSync compatible monitor.
The first teases happened two months ago, with full pictures of the monitor's design and OSD. Now, AORUS UK has started to tease and market their upcoming product in a series of (until now) two tweets (whether or not that makes a series may be debatable). There's RGB lighting throughout the carcass of the monitor, a 90º swivel, gaming features such as Aim Stabilizer, Black Equalizer and Super Resolution, and if the teases are anything to go by (and they should be), the panel should be of the 10-bit type. The diagonal isn't known as of yet, but 144Hz FreeSync on a 10-bit panel really is appetizing. Expect more details on January 16th.
Sources: Reddit, AORUS Twitter, AORUS Twitter
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41 Comments on GIGABYTE AORUS to Introduce 10-bit, 144 Hz IPS FreeSync Monitor at CES 2019

#1
nemesis.ie
Please oh please let this be UHD and 30"s or more, not another 1080p panel.
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#3
Manu_PT
I personally don´t like 144hz IPS monitors. Would rather VA tbh. But that´s my personal opinion/taste. I tried several IPS 144hz screens and none of them seemed to do a good job handling the high refresh rate. VA has the same problem but only on really dark colours, wich can be tweaked. Still curious to see if Gigabyte can do well on the monitor department tho!
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#4
lynx29
Manu_PT, post: 3969669, member: 168799"
I personally don´t like 144hz IPS monitors. Would rather VA tbh. But that´s my personal opinion/taste. I tried several IPS 144hz screens and none of them seemed to do a good job handling the high refresh rate. VA has the same problem but only on really dark colours, wich can be tweaked. Still curious to see if Gigabyte can do well on the monitor department tho!
I played Metro 2033 on a VA panel, several VA panels actually, and it had the same problem on all of of them, it just felt artificial. The overall image and outline of people in-game. Not sure the exact words but I prefer IPS 24.7.365 still.

Still holding out for Micro-LED in 2020 tho or new tech of some kind. Nano-IPS from LG - I might bite on that one.
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#5
Vayra86
lynx29, post: 3969681, member: 153071"
I played Metro 2033 on a VA panel, several VA panels actually, and it had the same problem on all of of them, it just felt artificial. The overall image and outline of people in-game. Not sure the exact words but I prefer IPS 24.7.365 still.

Still holding out for Micro-LED in 2020 tho or new tech of some kind. Nano-IPS from LG - I might bite on that one.
Calibration is key with VA. IPS is usually pretty well balanced out of the box and they all have the same contrast, so its a picture you're used to.

I get what you're saying though. Its mostly the higher contrast and resulting higher saturation of color that does that. Thing is, most people already calibrate their screens way too bright, and when you do this with VA, white literally burns your retinas out. When you calibrate for 120-160 cd/m though, you still have that tremendous contrast but now its pleasant to look at.

But, indeed, perfect it is not, something I doubt we'll ever achieve. OLED gets close, but has other drawbacks, at least today... and MicroLED only exists in whitepapers and wishful thoughts of Samsung engineers hoping to counterbalance LG's dominance.
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#6
spectatorx
Make it 2560x1440 and 27" then i order it instantly.
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#7
MrAMD
nemesis.ie, post: 3969661, member: 22637"
Please oh please let this be UHD and 30"s or more, not another 1080p panel.
Ikr. We already have a million FHD, 1440p 144hz 27" screens.. Make something exciting.
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#8
spectatorx
MrAMD, post: 3969700, member: 168611"
Ikr. We already have a million FHD, 1440p 144hz 27" screens.. Make something exciting.
Most of them being TN and TN is crap.
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#9
MrAMD
spectatorx, post: 3969702, member: 95141"
Most of them being TN and TN is crap.
True, but I would still say the high-refresh UHD market is in a even worse condition.
Not to mention 30"+ screens.. :(
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#10
PanicLake
Funny, on my 6-bit + A-FRC monitor the two hue stripes should look the same... but they are not!!!
Does it mean I can see 10-bit on my monitor? Holy baloney!!!

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#11
IceShroom
Gigabyte treat AMD card like a second class cityzen and now releasing a freesync monitor..!!:wtf::kookoo:
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#12
TAD05
Clearly shows the 2560x1440 within the control panel screen shot.
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#13
lynx29
Vayra86, post: 3969692, member: 152404"
Calibration is key with VA. IPS is usually pretty well balanced out of the box and they all have the same contrast, so its a picture you're used to.

I get what you're saying though. Its mostly the higher contrast and resulting higher saturation of color that does that. Thing is, most people already calibrate their screens way too bright, and when you do this with VA, white literally burns your retinas out. When you calibrate for 120-160 cd/m though, you still have that tremendous contrast but now its pleasant to look at.

But, indeed, perfect it is not, something I doubt we'll ever achieve. OLED gets close, but has other drawbacks, at least today... and MicroLED only exists in whitepapers and wishful thoughts of Samsung engineers hoping to counterbalance LG's dominance.
nano-IPS is already out though and LG has actual monitors with it. i have never seen one, but i am very interested in the new models that come out with it later this year. and yeah, i have a bad habit of using high brightness on my monitors and phones. prob will go blind at age 50. lol i need to back off on that.
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#14
Octopuss
TAD05, post: 3969728, member: 59321"
Clearly shows the 2560x1440 within the control panel screen shot.
I'd buy it then. Holy crap, I've been waiting for new monitor for a long time and almost gave up.
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#15
Freebird
Love that "sophisticated" Ethernet hub setup hanging over the cubicle wall behind the monitor in the portrait mode picture.
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#16
Xzibit
GinoLatino, post: 3969710, member: 180136"
Funny, on my 6-bit + A-FRC monitor the two hue stripes should look the same... but they are not!!!
Does it mean I can see 10-bit on my monitor? Holy baloney!!!


:laugh: Too bad the image is in 24/8.
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#17
Fluffmeister
IceShroom, post: 3969718, member: 175457"
Gigabyte treat AMD card like a second class cityzen and now releasing a freesync monitor..!!:wtf::kookoo:
Yeah nice monitor, but the potential customers are stuck at May 2016 performance.

I'm sure some AMD might release something even remotely competitive in the GPU market soon that will do this monitor justice, maybe.
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#18
Upgrayedd
Wonder if they will talk about those 200Hz G-Sync LocalDimmed UltraWides at CES.. They are taking so long I almost forgot about them.
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#19
moproblems99
Fluffmeister, post: 3969786, member: 101373"
Yeah nice monitor, but the potential customers are stuck at May 2016 performance.

I'm sure some AMD might release something even remotely competitive in the GPU market soon that will do this monitor justice, maybe.
Luckily, you only need 2016 performance to drive this monitor.
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#20
Mysteoa
GinoLatino, post: 3969710, member: 180136"
Funny, on my 6-bit + A-FRC monitor the two hue stripes should look the same... but they are not!!!
Does it mean I can see 10-bit on my monitor? Holy baloney!!!
If it was how it is written nobody without a 10bit display would see a difference, so they tweaked it a little.
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#21
Fluffmeister
moproblems99, post: 3969824, member: 155919"
Luckily, you only need 2016 performance to drive this monitor.
Indeed.
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#22
INSTG8R
My Custom Title
Already has a 10 bit 144hz Freesync. HDR VA Quantum Dot panel. I’ll admit I actually miss my 144hz IPS if I’m honest. I thought the lighting was uneven on my IPS...
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#23
Fatalfury
Finally ...A No Curve Gaming Monitor.
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#24
ZoneDymo
moproblems99, post: 3969824, member: 155919"
Luckily, you only need 2016 performance to drive this monitor.
ermm ok, you show me a modern game that runs at 2560x1440 (I think we can assume that) at 144 fps on a VEGA 64 card.... or hell any card for that matter apart from the most overpriced stuff.
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#25
FordGT90Concept
"I go fast!1!11!1!"
GinoLatino, post: 3969710, member: 180136"

Mostly a marketing gimmick but...look at the 10-bit gradient. If it's not perfectly smooth, you're not using a 1+ billion color monitor. For example, on my 8-bit TN panel, the monitor obviously struggles in the blue-cyan range because I can see steps in the gradient (the monitor is rounding those colors to the nearest color it can produce). The rest of it looks smooth.
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