At CES 2017, both Acer and ASUS simultaneously announced two 4K G-SYNC HDR displays. Featuring ultra-fast 144Hz refresh rates, peak brightness of 1000 nits, full-array backlight, wide color gamut, and minimal input latency, these were the first HDR gaming monitors to be revealed. Although those two monitors aren't even available yet - they are slated for release later this summer - both Acer and ASUS have just announced two new 35-inch curved G-SYNC HDR monitors at Computex 2017.

The new Acer Predator X35 and ASUS ROG Swift PG35VQ are twins in many respects, since they both feature a custom AU Optronics G-SYNC HDR panel that was co-developed with NVIDIA. This 35-inch panel not only has a 3440x1440 resolution, 1800R curvature, and an ultrawide 21:9 aspect ratio, but its refresh rate runs at a blistering 200Hz. The WQHD panel sports a peak brightness of 1000 nits, and a full-array backlight with 512 individually-controllable LED zones. The HDR format in question is HDR10, since that is the standard being adopted for PC gaming. The monitors apparently support the cinema-standard DCI-P3 color gamut - to what percentage is unknown - made possible by improving the backlighting with a Quantum Dot Enhancement Film (QDEF). There is no information on response times, but there are claims of "almost zero input latency".

The two monitors will feature DisplayPort 1.4 inputs, which is an absolutely necessity to handle the up to 29.7Gbps bandwidth that this panel will require. By comparison, HDMI 2.0 is limited to a mere 18Gbps, and thus would be limited to 120Hz.

While we have no unique information about the Acer model, the ASUS display will have integrated RGB LED lighting in the form of an ROG logo that shines down onto the desk and a rear ROG logo that features RGB LEDs and that can be synchronized with other Aura Sync-enabled PC components and peripherals.

The Acer Predator X35 and ASUS ROG Swift PG35VQ are scheduled to be released sometime in Q4 2017.

Acer Predator X35 G-Sync HDR Monitor

ASUS ROG Swift PG35VQ G-Sync HDR Monitor

Source: NVIDIA

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  • bill44 - Thursday, June 1, 2017 - link

    When can we expect HDMI 2.1 GPUs and monitors with Free Sync 2?
  • edzieba - Thursday, June 1, 2017 - link

    When panel controller manufacturers get around to building controllers with those capabilities. G-Sync has the advantage that Nvidia are building the controllers, so they can build in whatever features they want, whenever they want. DP Adaptive Sync capabilities are mostly based around what the controllers can already do (hence the monitors with weirdly tiny refresh ranges).
  • alphasquadron - Thursday, June 1, 2017 - link

    I wasn't going to buy this but then I read: "the ASUS display will have integrated RGB LED lighting in the form of an ROG logo that shines down onto the desk". Perfect just what I wanted, though I would have liked it more if the ROG logo shone directly into my eye so I don't have to look down all the time to see what the hell I just bought.
  • Gasaraki88 - Thursday, June 1, 2017 - link

    True. I'll have to pick that up instead of the Acer one.
  • FATCamaro - Thursday, June 1, 2017 - link

    Does the Acer logo shine in your eye? If not, I'm waiting for the AOC model.
  • DanNeely - Thursday, June 1, 2017 - link

    I think the AOC one uses lasers powerful enough to burn its logo into your retina so you see it everywhere you look in the future.
  • BrokenCrayons - Thursday, June 1, 2017 - link

    I'd be suspicious about the aiming quality of any retina-burner logo inscription method unless the monitor also includes head tracking of some form. If not, you'd probably end up with a logo burned onto your face, your dog's face, or the wall behind your screen on the far side of the room.

    Besides that, the RGB desk-projected logo is beneficial because it will take advantage of light pressure to provide that extra bit of thrust needed to make the monitor easier for small child gamers to lift when they need to move it around. Just think of what a pain it would be for a 5 year old trying to relocate a screen in the middle of an intense GTA 5 session without the lifting effect. In fact, I'd suggest Acer consider using a ROG-logo Hall-effect ion thruster instead of conventional LEDs since little Jessica is going to be busy bashing out windows of cars and running from the POPO. She shouldn't have to worry about grunting to move her screen.
  • bryanb - Thursday, June 1, 2017 - link

    In order for the retina-burner feature to fully work at all angles, they had to make the screen curved. Why else would they continue the failed curved monitor fad?
  • Zak - Thursday, June 1, 2017 - link

    I'm sure that can be turned off in the monitor settings. My Asus GSYNC display has also a red glowing ROG logo in the base but it can be turned off completely.
  • Kvaern1 - Thursday, June 1, 2017 - link

    They are both less obnoxius in their aesthetics than their 34" predecessors.

    I like that trend.

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