Acer Group has introduced a new ultra-wide curved display for gamers, which boasts extreme size, Nvidia G-Sync adaptive refresh rate technology as well as up to 200Hz refresh rate. While Acer mentions 200Hz refresh, it should be noted that the such frequency can only be achieved with “overclocking”, a relatively new word in the world of displays.
The futuristic Acer Predator Z35 monitor is powered by an advanced 35” AMVA 8-bit RGB panel with 2560*1080 resolution and 178°/178° horizontal/vertical viewing angles, which is used for some other curved displays on the market. The panel has 2000:1 contrast ratio, 12ms response time and 4ms grey-to-grey response time.
The new Predator Z35 monitor fully supports Nvidia G-Sync technology, which matches monitor’s refresh rate with a GPU’s rendering rate on a frame-by-frame basis to provide smooth gaming experience, as well as the company’s new ultra-low motion blur (ULMB) backlight strobing technology.
The default refresh rate of the Predator Z35 monitor is 144Hz, but Acer claims that it can be increased all the way to 200Hz via overclocking. The company revealed that overclocking will be possible via built in display settings, but it did not tell whether all panels can handle 200Hz frequency. It also did not disclose whether overclocking procedure voids warranty. Despite of lack of details, the ability to increase refresh rate to 200Hz will attract a lot of attention from gamers.
The Acer Predator Z35 will feature DisplayPort 1.2 and HDMI interfaces. It will also come with two DTS Sound 9W speakers.
The Acer Predator Z35 will be available in North America and EMEA in December with prices starting at US$1199.99 and €1099, respectively.
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KitGuru Says: While the AMVA panel used in the Predator Z35 is considerably better than any TN panel used in gaming displays with extreme refresh rates, its resolution is not very high by today’s standards. The overclocking feature also looks rather mysteriously for now, but it will be very interesting to find out more about it.