It's not just TVs that are getting bigger, monitors are too, and Acer turned up to CES with a huge new monitor aimed squarely at gamers. Having a built-in SHIELD means that it comes with Android TV, which means Google Assistant and a whole ton of apps. Currently, most gamers who are looking to play with supersize screens use TVs but these miss vital technology support like G-SYNC, which smoothes out game performance. These pack in nearly everything you could want: 4K, HDR, and 120 Hz support with 1,000-nit peak luminance and DCI-P3 color gamut. But, now NVIDIA is entering the next level by announcing Big Format Gaming Displays (BFGDs). On top of all that, the BFGD includes Nvidia's own proprietary Shield streaming service right out of the box. Unsurprisingly, it sounds nearly identical to Nvidia's, with the same 4K resolution, HDR10 support, a 120Hz refresh rate, G-Sync support and integrated Nvidia Shield technology. The Nvidia BFGD looks to combine the benefits of those monitors on a TV-sized screen. Instead, manufacturers like Acer, Asus, and HP will be making the monitors and they will be aided by Nvidia in terms of technology implementation. If anything, the inclusion of G-Sync and Shield components will take the price higher.
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NVIDIA did not reveal when we can expect these monitors to hit the market, however, our guess is that they'll be coming somewhere in 2018.
As HotHardware reports, Acer isn't sharing details about the Predator BFG pricing or a release date.