Here’s our monthly roundup for those who perhaps can’t keep up with all the news and information on a regular basis. We will try and provide a round-up of some of the key things going on in the monitor world each month, as well as features and useful stuff we’ve not reported on before. If you want to keep up to date but on a less regular basis, this should be all you need!
If you missed our last round-up piece for September (we missed October due to vacation!), it’s available here. If you’ve spotted anything you think would be of interest that we’ve missed, let us know!
An interesting study about high refresh rate gaming
There’s a very interesting video that Linus Tech Tips has produced which tries to answer a common gaming question – “Does High FPS make you a better gamer?”. The video was produced with support from NVIDIA and features several professional gamers, including Shroud. It’s an interesting watch. Check it out below
A useful article – ‘ Everything You Need to Know About Gaming Monitors’
Another useful external resource about gaming monitors is a recently published article by Intel. If you’re unsure about what some of the specs mean, what you should look out for and some of the options in the monitor market, check it out.
Market Analysis shows trends for gaming monitors
There’s an interesting study which is worth a read, showing some of the trends in the gaming monitor market. What proportion have G-sync vs FreeSync? what is the most common refresh rate, screen size and panel tech? Have a read here.
Acer Predator X38 P sneaks out as an interesting alternative to the long-awaited LG 38GL950G
This is one of the most interesting pieces of monitor news from November, the launch of a new 37.5″ screen from Acer – the Predator X38 P. This is a direct alternative to the long-awaited LG 38GL950G, which we feel like we’ve been waiting on forever! It’s got a 3840 x 1600 resolution, 175Hz refresh rate, Native NVIDIA G-sync and an advertised 1ms G2G response time. See our news piece for more info on that new display. It’s appeared in China and Taiwan already, but release dates and pricing in the US and Europe are not confirmed at this time.
The LG 38GL950G has started to appear in some regions including early stock in the US and in Europe. It’s not arrived yet in the UK, but we should have a sample with us as soon as it appears for a full review!
NVIDIA Open Up Support for Adaptive-sync/FreeSync for Future Native G-sync Module Screens
This news attracted a lot of interest in the market. NVIDIA have decided to open up support for adaptive-sync on future Native G-sync screens (those with the added hardware module) which will allow both HDMI-VRR for consoles, and adaptive-sync VRR over DisplayPort for other graphics cards like AMD. Read our full news piece here.
Still after a deal on a new monitor as part of Black Friday and Cyber Monday?
If you’re still after a deal on a new display, there are still quite a few offers running as part of Black Friday weekend (29th Nov – 1st Dec) as well as for Cyber Monday (2nd Dec) / Cyber Week (ongoing this week!).
We’ve tracked down our pick of the monitor deals to save you time. See our deals tracker here!
240Hz IPS Panels tested for the first time!
We’ve published our latest review which is for the Acer Nitro XV273 X. This is the World’s first 240Hz IPS panel. Read our full review to see how impressive this panel was for gaming! The XV273 X is available already to buy in the US at $449.99 currently (on offer, save $50)
You Want More News?
You can always check our news archive for a full list of news articles published each month.