News piece updated 8/1/21 with further information
Acer announced back in June 2020 their forthcoming Predator XB323QK NV display which is 31.5″ in size and features a 3840 x 2160 (“4K”) resolution IPS panel combined with a high refresh rate of 144Hz. Adaptive-Sync is supported for variable refresh rates, including ‘G-sync Compatible Mode’ (certification pending) and AMD FreeSync, with an assumed 48 – 144Hz (plus LFC) variable refresh rate range.
Acer have announced three new models in their new Predator XB3 range. These are the 27″ sized XB273U GS and XB273U GX, as well as the 24.5″ sized XB253Q GZ. All three models will support adaptive-sync for variable refresh rates from AMD FreeSync and NVIDIA G-sync systems. Certification under the ‘G-sync Compatible’ scheme is expected although not confirmed yet.
We brought you a sneak peak of the forthcoming LG 38GN950 back in January, and we now have some more detailed information about the screen as well as the availability of the first pre-orders. The 38GN950 is an adaptive-sync alternative to the excellent Native G-sync 38GL950G display we reviewed in February. While that model did actually allow support for both NVIDIA and AMD systems, it featured a hardware G-sync module. This new model keeps many of the specs and features of the other, but uses normal adaptive-sync to support VRR from both graphics card platforms. The VRR performance should be solid though as the screen has been certified under both the NVIDIA ‘G-sync Compatible’ and AMD ‘FreeSync Premium Pro’ schemes.