Nvidia unveils 65-inch big format displays for gaming

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Nvidia has unveiled its first Big Format Gaming Display (BFGD) at the ongoing Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. The screen is a whopping 65-inch in size. It also comes with built-in Android TV. For the uninitiated, BFGDs are targeted towards gamers for an intense gameplay experience.

Nvidia's 65-inch Big Format Gaming Display unveiled at CES 2018
Nvidia's 65-inch Big Format Gaming Display unveiled at CES 2018 (Credit: Nvidia)

Nvidia BFGD specifications and technologies

Nvidia has partnered with companies like Acer, Asus, and HP to manufacture the displays. The collective work on the same is going on for over two years now. The screens will boast of 120 Hz refresh rate, 4K resolution, HDR support, and low latency rates – ideal for gamers.

The displays are Nvidia Shield devices as well, which means that the Shield components are embedded in the screen, thus providing all the features of an Android TV, including a bunch of streaming apps like Netflix and Spotify, along with the complete range of Android-based games, and Google Assistant. The GameStream technology of the Shield series will wirelessly stream games via a GeForce card from a PC connected to the local network, i.e., a game running on a high-end computer in the living room can be wirelessly streamed onto the BFGD display in your bedroom.

Asus ROG Swift PG65

Asus has displayed their efforts at the event in the form of ROG Swift PG65. It comes with a peak brightness of 1,000 nits, along with a wide 178-degree viewing angle, dynamic contrast control, and high-end DCI-P3 color gamut support. The ROG Swift PG65 also supports Nvidia G-Sync technology, which reduces latency and efficiently removes stutters occurring at 4K 120 fps frame rate with the help of a compatible Nvidia graphics card.

Asus ROG Swift PG65 is expected to hit the markets sometime in 2018. Other manufacturers may follow suit. More details about availability and pricing will emerge as and when the OEMs are closer to production. There is less doubt about them being premium displays with hefty price tags though.

Check out the promo video.


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