PC gaming is great but more often than not, if you want low latency, high refresh rates and G-Sync, then you are going to have to settle for a 27-inch monitor over something like a large living room TV. Nvidia is looking to change that this year with the announcement of Big Format Gaming Displays, bringing the best gaming monitor technology to displays as large as 65-inches.
Nvidia's new Big Format Gaming Display initiative aims to bring larger, proper gaming displays to the forefront. This has been created in conjunction with companies like Asus, Acer and HP, who will all be releasing the first BFGDs later this year. These displays will be 65-inches with a 4K resolution, HDR, a 120Hz refresh rate and a 1000 nit peak brightness.
These new displays will also come with an Nvidia Shield TV built in, bringing you instant access to apps like Netflix, YouTube and Amazon Video alongside various Android games/apps.
Nvidia has been working on this initiative for almost two years with the help of AU Optronics, the producer of these BFGD panels. The idea is to create large 4K and 3440×1440 displays that are perfect for PC gaming, with DCI-P3 color gamuts, PC-tuned HDR, high refresh rates and a full array of direct backlights to ensure an evenly lit image.
These new displays will use Quantum Dot panels, which is similar to what you'll find in Samsung's QLED and SUHD TV ranges from the last couple of years. Aside from being great for PC gaming, the low response time found on these displays should also help console gamers too, as there will be less input lag compared to a standard 4K TV.
There is no word on pricing or specific release dates just yet, but we can expect to see more at CES this week.
KitGuru Says: As impressive as these new BFG displays are, they are going to be very expensive due to all of the additional gaming-related tech inside. Still, this sounds like an exciting step for gamers going forward, finally unlocking high refresh rates at larger display sizes.