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Philips 27″ Gaming Monitor with NVIDIA G-Sync Adjusts to your GPU: Refresh Prince

by Lambert Varias

One of the many gadgets unveiled before the 2014 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) – really guys, if you keep preempting the show CES 2015 might as well be held this December – the 27″ Philips 272G5DYEB monitor is one of the first monitors to have NVIDIA G-Sync built-in. In theory, this means the monitor’s refresh rate is not static; instead it’s synchronized to how fast your PC’s graphics card can render a given frame. This should eliminate the annoying screen tearing associated with graphics-intensive video.

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You can read up on G-Sync on NVIDIA’s website, but NCIX made a great summary of the technology, including its advantage over V-Sync, which is the current workaround to screen tearing. Skip to about 1:20 in the video for the explanation.

You might also want to check out Engadget’s footage of NVIDIA’s long-winded demo of G-Sync from a few months ago. I suggest you skip to around 9:40 in the video so you can easily see G-Sync’s (apparent) advantage over a computer using V-Sync.

Aside from having an adjustable refresh rate, Philips’ 27″ 1080p monitor also has an adjustable body. It tilts, pivots and swivels and its height is adjustable as well.

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As you can see from its spec sheet, one drawback of the monitor is that it only has a DisplayPort input. I think G-Sync has something to do with this, because the first monitor to be compatible with G-Sync, the ASUS VG248QE also loses its HDMI and VGA inputs when upgraded with the G-Sync modification kit released last year. You still have a few months to weigh your options though. Philips says the 272G5DYEB monitor will be released in the second quarter of this year for $649 (USD).




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