Nvidia’s Big Format Gaming Displays are massive gaming TVs

Jack Baker 10 January 2018 NEWS

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Nvidia's BFGD is basically a TV built for gamers.

Nvidia's wild 2017 of new products and announcements is continuing into 2018 with the announcement at CES 2018 of its new Big Format Gaming Displays, or BFGDs, for short. The displays are 65-inch 4K 120Hz G-Sync HDR panels, aiming to deliver the best quality and smoothest gaming experience that can be found in a large format display.

Using typical TVs for PC gaming has long been an unappealing option, due to the noticeable screen tearing and artifacting that can appear when the graphics card and monitors render frames at different rates. Nvidia's G-Sync (and AMD's Freesync) aim to fix that by controlling the timing for rendering of frames. The BFGD comes with G-Sync out of the box so games should run smoothly without those annoying tears in the image that could otherwise ruin the 4K gaming experience.

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The high 120Hz refresh rate of the monitor means that the screen's image refreshes 120 times per second, making full use of the frames a decent graphics card can pump out.

Nvidia's Shield streaming box comes integrated with the BFGD, allowing users to natively stream content to their 4K display, ask Google Assistant questions and dive into Android games and apps. Nvidia's premium service for streaming games from their servers to your device, GeForce Now, is supported by the platform along with GameStream, their streaming service for games that you own.

With Acer, ASUS and HP already onboard with the format, we're sure to see more of these behemoths show up throughout 2018 and beyond.

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