We heard about these massive “Big Format Gaming Displays” (BFGD) back at CES last year, with 65″ sized models expected from Asus, Acer and HP. At this year’s CES event NVIDIA announced that the HP model is expected to be the first available, and should be released in February and is available for pre-order now. It doesn’t come cheap though, the pre-order price is a whopping $5000 USD!! Other BFGD models are expected later this quarter they say as well.
Despite the huge size, these new screens are not a TV, they are a computer monitor and will feature support for 144Hz refresh rates and NVIDIA G-sync. This is a true 144Hz refresh rate, not interpolated like many available LCD TV’s and so will support frame rates of up to 144fps. This is then supported by the G-sync function to allow for dynamic variable frame rates. Low input lag is also being promoted as a key feature, which separates these large format displays from most TV screens. The spec suggests that the 144Hz mode will be an overclocking feature, much like we saw on the Asus ROG Swift PG27UQ. When using HDR the screen will be limited to 120Hz the spec pages say.
The HP Omen X Emperium 65 will be (to be exact) 64.5″ in size and offers an Ultra HD 3840 x 2160 resolution, 4ms G2G response time, 4000:1 contrast ratio (static), 750 cd/m2 typical brightness / 1000 cd/m2 peak brightness and 178/178 viewing angles. It even supports high-end HDR functionality through the use of a 384-zone Full Array Local Dimming (FALD) backlight system, with peak brightness of 1000 cd/m2. This HDR feature is supported by the 125% sRGB colour gamut, offering ~90% DCI-P3 coverage thanks to the use of Quantum Dot coating. The screen is based on AU Optronics’ new AMVA (VA-type) panel which we know went in to production in Q4 2018.
Users can also enjoy 4K HDR content streaming with the integrated NVIDIA SHIELD, the most advanced streamer with video, gaming, voice control and smart home command capabilities.
Take your sensory experience one step further with the award-winning OMEN X Emperium Soundbar. With 3 stereo amps at 120 watts and Low Frequency Array technology, it delivers incredible volume and clarity for every in-game noise—from subtle footsteps to booming explosions.
The X65 will have 1x DisplayPort, 3x HDMI 2.0, 1x HDMI Arc, 2x USB 3.0, a line out and SPDIF connections available.