G-SYNC At CES 2020: 360Hz Esports Monitors Unveiled, Mini-LEDs Come Into Focus, LG 2020 OLED TVs Announced as G-SYNC Compatible BFGDs, and Over Two-Dozen New G-SYNC Compatible Gaming Monitors Supported

By Andrew Burnes on January 06, 2020 | Featured Stories CES 2020 G-SYNC Hardware

NVIDIA G-SYNC pioneered variable refresh rate gaming in 2013, and to this day delivers the very best display experiences across all price points and categories. G-SYNC ULTIMATE gaming monitors and Big Format Gaming Displays (BFGD) give users stunning best-in-class HDR gaming, with the latest panels and display technologies. G-SYNC gaming monitors are available with excellent features and technology in virtually every resolution, size and refresh rate. And G-SYNC Compatible gaming monitors are validated to ensure GeForce users receive a flawless baseline variable refresh rate experience, so when you buy a G-SYNC Compatible display you know it’ll work straight out of the box.

Now, at CES 2020, we’re expanding the range of G-SYNC and G-SYNC Compatible monitors, enhancing our technology to deliver newer and better experiences, and introducing new world firsts, such as the first 360Hz gaming monitor, and the first 32” Mini-LED 4K gaming monitors, all enhanced with G-SYNC.

360Hz Esports Gaming Monitors, For Faster, Smoother, Better Performance

Competitive gamers, esports players and esports tournaments already rely on 144Hz and 240Hz G-SYNC gaming monitors for the highest refresh rates, fastest response times, and clearest visuals. Now though, we’re making a major new advancement with the creation of 360Hz, custom-tuned G-SYNC esports monitors that make gaming even more responsive and even clearer, for a competitive edge.

Our partners at ASUS have implemented this technology, together with AU Optronics’s panel, in the ASUS ROG Swift 360Hz esports display. To get the complete lowdown, check out our dedicated 360Hz monitor article.

LG 2020 OLED TVs Are Also G-SYNC Compatible Big Format Gaming Displays

In November, LG became the first TV manufacturer to add G-SYNC Compatible support for their big-screen TVs, enabling GeForce gamers to enjoy stunning visuals and smooth variable refresh rate gaming on LG’s spectacular OLEDs.

At CES 2020, LG has unveiled a suite of new big-screen OLED TVs, all 12 of which will be G-SYNC Compatible, with models ranging in size from 48 inches to a whopping 88 inches.

With G-SYNC and LG’s technology delivering low latency and smooth, responsive gaming, and their TVs getting ever larger, we’re classifying LG’s new 2020 TVs as Big Format Gaming Displays (BFGDs), giving gamers more options for smooth, high-quality VRR living room gaming.

So, if you buy one of LG’s new 2020 G-SYNC Compatible BFGDs, you can be assured to receive an amazing experience, with stunning OLED-powered visuals, ultra low latency courtesy of LG’s latest gaming innovations, and super smooth variable refresh rate gaming, free from tearing or V-SYNC-induced input lag.

For info about the release of LG’s new 2020 TVs, stay tuned to their social media channels and websites.

G-SYNC ULTIMATE Mini-LED Gaming Monitors Make 4K HDR PC Gaming Even Better

In 2019, we announced that we were working on next-gen Mini-LED G-SYNC ULTIMATE gaming monitors, which would improve every aspect of previously-released G-SYNC ULTIMATE monitors, delivering an even better experience.

This week at CES 2020, our partners at ACER and ASUS are showing the latest version of this display technology, which has been enhanced and improved since its announcement. Previously, Mini-LED was to feature 576 local dimming zones for HDR, improving contrast, minimising haloing, and improving colour accuracy and overall picture quality.

This was a 50% improvement over the 384 zones offered by our first G-SYNC ULTIMATE monitors, which were themselves a massive leap over previously-released HDR PC displays. But now, there are an unprecedented 1152 local dimming zones on the ASUS and ACER 32” 144Hz 4K G-SYNC ULTIMATE gaming monitors, vastly improving picture quality.

Furthermore, we’ve tweaked and improved contrast, boosted HDR brightness to a peak of 1400 nits, and enhanced our DCI-P3 colour accuracy.

Look for coverage of the new ASUS PG32UQX and Acer X32 Mini-LED 4K G-SYNC ULTIMATE gaming monitors on your favourite tech channels and websites this week. And stay tuned to GeForce.com for word on the release of these best-in-class displays, which improve every aspect of the G-SYNC ULTIMATE experience that press and gamers rate so highly.

25 New G-SYNC Compatible Displays Announced and Supported

This time last year, we unveiled G-SYNC Compatible, a new category of gaming monitors that offered a baseline variable refresh rate (VRR) experience with a sufficiently-wide VRR range, and were guaranteed to deliver a flawless G-SYNC experience straight out of the box. By introducing G-SYNC Compatible, we ensured that gamers could easily find and buy a good gaming monitor with the knowledge that it’ll work well, improving their gaming.

Since then, we've introduced support for more and more monitors via our Game Ready Drivers, across all major resolutions, on monitors big and small, with refresh rates of up to 240Hz. And now, we’re announcing support for a further 25 G-SYNC Compatible gaming monitors and displays, taking us to 90 displays total.

Of the 25, 7 gaming monitors are enabled in today’s new Game Ready Driver, along with support for the 2019 LG Z9 88” BFGD, which users will also need to install a new firmware for via LG’s website or the TV’s built-in firmware update tool.

Support for the LG 2020 OLED Big Format Gaming Displays and other G-SYNC Compatible gaming monitors will follow later in the year, so keep your eye on our driver article news feed for word of their release.

New G-SYNC Compatible Gaming Monitors, TVs and BFGDs

Gaming Monitors

Model Size Resolution Game Ready Driver Support
Acer VG252QX 24.5” 1920x1080 Available now
Acer XB253Q GX 24.5” 1920x1080 Available now
Acer XV253QX 24.5” 1920x1080 Available now
ASUS VG259QM 24.5” 1920x1080 Coming soon
ASUS VG279QM 27” 1920x1080 Available now
ASUS PG43UQ 43” 3840x2160 Coming soon
Dell AW2521HF 24.5” 1920x1080 Coming soon
Dell AW2521HFL 24.5” 1920x1080 Coming soon
LG 38WN95C 37.5” 3840x1600 Available now
LG 28GN950 37.5” 3840x1600 Available now
LG 34GN850 34” 3440x1440 Coming soon
View Sonic XG270 27” 1920x1080 Available now

Big Format Gaming Displays (BFGDs)

LG 2020 BX 55” 65” and 77” 3840x2160 Later this year
LG 2020 CX 48” 55” 65” and 77” 3840x2160 Later this year
LG 2020 GX 55” 65” and 77” 3840x2160 Later this year
LG 2020 ZX 77” and 88” 7680x4320 Later this year
LG 2019 Z9 88” 7680x4320 Available now (TV firmware update required)

For a complete list of all supported G-SYNC, G-SYNC ULTIMATE and G-SYNC Compatible gaming monitors, head to our handy webpage, with filters and options for sorting.

G-SYNC In 2020: More Options, Even-Better Tech, and New Innovations

There are now 164 G-SYNC, G-SYNC Compatible, G-SYNC ULTIMATE and G-SYNC ULTIMATE BFGD gaming monitors and TVs, giving gamers seeking smooth, superior gaming enough choice to find the perfect display for their den, office or living room.

With the upcoming launch of our 360Hz and Mini-LED gaming monitors, even better displays will soon be available, and we continue to work with partners around the world to develop and launch even more G-SYNC monitors in each category, using the latest optimisations, enhancements and innovations.

For more on these and other NVIDIA advancements and developments, stay tuned to GeForce.com.