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CES 2018: The Nvidia BFGD, Because Size Does Matter

Apparently, the F stands for “Format”.

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Shacknews has been moving around the 2018 Consumer Electronic Show sampling all the wares on offer, and one of the most impressive pieces of tech we got to check out was the Nvidia BFGD 65-inch monitor. The BFGD stands for “Big Format Gaming Display”, but we’ve all played DOOM, we know what it actually stands for.

The Nvidia Big Format Gaming Display (BFGD) is a monstrously large monitor for PC gaming enthusiasts everywhere. The monitor has some impressive specifications, including 4K resolution and HDR 10 support, 120Hz refresh rate, ultra-low latency, voice assist that can talk with your other home devices, and some impressive LED tech.

Above you can see Pete from the Hewlett Packard Omen Display Group talk about the Nvidia BFGD’s 1,000 nits of brightness, local dimming, and matrix LEDs that won’t affect one another – no bleeding!

There’s currently no price point for the Nvidia BFGD monitor, but we do have a release window of Fall 2018.

This new hardware comes right off the back of Nvidia’s press conference where they showed off a whole lot of improvements to computing. Drive Xavier, the world’s first autonomous machine processor, was one such announcement that was coupled with a video of an 8-mile journey of a vehicle being driven autonomously. It’s looking like 2018 is going to be a pretty big year for Nvidia – big screens, big graphics cards, and big advancements in AI. Now we just need to wait for the BFGD to show up on the Nvidia shop.

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    January 22, 2018 11:30 AM

    Sam Chandler posted a new article, CES 2018: The Nvidia BFGD, Because Size Does Matter

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      January 22, 2018 12:37 PM

      VERY interested into this.

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        January 22, 2018 12:56 PM

        I wonder what they'll cost. Probably like $2k.

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          January 22, 2018 12:58 PM

          A 34inch gsync cost $1300, no way this will
          Be only $2k

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          January 22, 2018 1:20 PM

          $3000-$5000 would be my guess, assuming they can get them to market.

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          January 22, 2018 1:45 PM

          Linus on YouTube estimated $5k

        • rms
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          January 22, 2018 4:22 PM

          Recall you'll need Volta or SLI for '4k 60hz'; 3 or 4 cards for 120hz?

        • gmd
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          January 22, 2018 4:48 PM

          4-5k is my guess

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          January 22, 2018 5:42 PM

          I think any higher than $2500 and they are just going to price them selves out. 65 inch 4k hdr displays can be had for well less than $1000 now. I want one of these and Im pretty eccentric when it comes to gaming gear but there is no way Id pay 4 or 5000 for one.

      • gmd
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        January 22, 2018 4:48 PM

        Wish it was 70+

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      January 22, 2018 1:19 PM

      I just want a 30' widescreen, 240 dpi, gsync, hdr monitor.

      Is that really hard to ask for?

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        January 22, 2018 1:20 PM

        Yes apparently

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        January 22, 2018 2:13 PM

        Just buy this thing, wall mount it, and move your desk back 6 feet

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          January 22, 2018 3:32 PM

          I want a monitor that I can use for games. Not a TV.
          I have a TV.

          Am I missing something that the market doesn't want to provide?

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            January 22, 2018 5:05 PM

            I was being a little facetious.

            But if I had the means, my ideal setup would be an OLED version of this in my living room, with surround sound, and podium I could move in front of my couch when I feel like standing instead of lounging. I currently use a standing desk when I play PC, it's actually quite enjoyable, especially when playing games where you need to be alert like Battlefield and Street Fighter. I wouldn't want to give up the standing experience if I moved my PC to the living room.

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              January 22, 2018 7:27 PM

              This is pretty much where I land on it as well. I'd love one of these for the living room. Perhaps its just my old TV, but it seems that the larger it is, the higher the latency. BFGD touts an ultra-low latency, which would be nice.

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      January 22, 2018 1:52 PM

      Ill bite when theres an ultrawide set

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      January 22, 2018 3:45 PM

      My big fat Greek display?

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      January 22, 2018 3:47 PM

      HUGE UNF

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      January 22, 2018 4:23 PM

      if this is real, it will have a home shortly

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        January 22, 2018 4:56 PM

        Would you set it up like a TV or at a desk like a monitor? Stuff like this could go a long way to making HTPC's more mainstream.

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          January 26, 2018 8:14 AM

          I can't imagine anyone sitting as close to that monitor as the guy in the video. I used a 55" TV as a monitor for a long time, and I had to sit about six feet away from it.

    • ArB
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      January 22, 2018 4:53 PM

      Do you think these things will push down the prices of small baby 27" monitors?

      • ArB
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        January 22, 2018 4:55 PM

        Big Fucking God Damn monitor is a great name.

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      January 22, 2018 11:23 PM

      Will the graphics cards needed to run this cost more than the monitor when it's released?

      We need cryptocurrencies to go into full on panic crash mode to free up GPU's. I got my Radeon RX 580 8 GB for $280 back in March. Now it's going for about $600. This is fucking nuts!

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      January 23, 2018 1:06 AM

      I'm really curious about the latency.

      • ArB
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        January 23, 2018 1:29 AM

        20ms from one corner to the other

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      January 23, 2018 10:10 AM

      Lose the integrated shield and you have a sale!