High-dynamic range (HDR) gaming on PCs and HDR in general has never been more prevalent than today. However, there’s a clear dichotomy of pricing that’s creating a rift in the gaming monitor world. On one side, there are FreeSync 2 HDR gaming monitors priced well below a grand. Meanwhile, Nvidia is going for the jugular by introducing its two first G-Sync HDR gaming monitors at an astronomical price. Likewise, Nvidia and AMD have opposing stances and philosophies regarding how they are developing ecosystem of displays HDR gaming. Luckily, we had a chance to speak with both AMD’s Antal Tungler, Senior Manager of Global Technology Marketing, and Nvidia’s Vijay Sharma, Product Management Leader for Nvidia G-Sync, to get both companies’ takes on where the next generation display technology is going. Tungler doesn’t mince his words and calls out Nvidia on the sizable two-grand price tags of the Asus ROG Swift PG27UQ and Acer Predator X27. Image 1 of 2 Image 2 of 2 “The Samsung CHG70 does 1440p, 144 Hz, HDR, FreeSync 2, basically all the same things,” Tungler says. “Granted, not in an IPS panel, it’s a VA panel, but the difference is not that big, and you pay four times as much on the Nvidia side than you pay on the FreeSync side.” “I think there’s some tone-deafness on the side of Nvidia, in terms of when it comes giving people a really great HDR and variable-refresh gaming experience,” he tells us. Sharma from Nvidia, on the other hand,… [Read full story]
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