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Interview: NVIDIA's 4K HDR BFGD monitors change the game

NVIDIA plans to super-size the PC gaming experience with its new 4K HDR BFGD monitors.


Imagine sitting down to play your favorite PC games in front of a 65-inch display that was loaded with the most advanced display technology available, being fully immersed as the images of the screen wash over you. This scenario is something that NVIDIA hopes enthusiast gamers are looking for and is preparing to roll out the first wave of it Big Format Gaming Displays, or BFGD, to the public. These 65-inch behemoths pack all the features of the best cutting edge conventional monitors, like 4K resolution, HDR, high-refresh rates, and G-SYNC adaptive sync.

We got to speak with NVIDIA’s Andrew Saunders while at CES 2019 to find out more about these monster displays as the company prepares for their impending launch.

The world got its first hands-on look at the oversized displays that NVIDIA was cooking up way back at CES 2018. While they were expected to launch in the fall of last year, the development team needed time to work out the kinks with the new panels. These new BFGDs will begin shipping this February.

For the first wave of the 65-inch displays, several vendors will offer their take on the new panel. NVIDIA’s booth at CES 2019 featured the HP Omen X Experium. The Omen X Emperium offers all the touted specs of the BFGD lineup, while including an impressive integrated sound bar that offers convincing surround simulation and has enough juice to make game audio incredibly impactful. HP’s first BFGD also packs an integrate NVIDIA Shield TV, currently the most powerful streaming solution on the market. Capable of providing 4K Netflix, Amazon Video, and more, the Shield TV also allows easy access to GeForce NOW cloud gaming.

In addition to HP’s Omen X Emperium, Acer will have their version of the display, known as the Acer Predator BFGD, available for purchase soon. ASUS also has their BFGD model, the ROG Swift PG65 heading for retailers soon.

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Contributing Tech Editor

Chris Jarrard likes playing games, crankin' tunes, and looking for fights on obscure online message boards. He understands that breakfast food is the only true food. Don't @ him.

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