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Published: Tue, January 09, 2018
Research | By Jennifer Evans

NVIDIA to launch 65-inch, 4K, 120Hz gaming displays with Android TV

NVIDIA to launch 65-inch, 4K, 120Hz gaming displays with Android TV

Rumours were high that Apple was set to launch the Apple TV but they have been pipped at the post by NVIDIA's announcement of its 65-inch 4K HDR "Big Format Gaming Displays" (BFGDs).

"Throw in some Andoid-based Nvidia SHIELD tech, a large 65" display and models now expected from the likes of Acer, ASUS and HP, and colour us - interested. The result? "PC gamers can now experience their favorite titles in all the low-latency glory they deserve", says Matt Wuebbling, head of GeForce marketing at NVIDIA.

In terms of HDR compatibility, the new monitor is equipped with full-array backlight LEDs that can output up to 1,000 nits of luminance and manage basic local dimming algorithms.

The displays will come packed with Android Shield TV with Google Assistant and Nvidia GameStream support.

Hilariously named the Nvidia BFGD, this Big Format Gaming Display clearly derives its name from the classic DOOM weapon, noting its ability to act as both your main TV and your PC monitor.

NVIDIA 's display feature support for built-in Android TV experience.

The Asus panel also comes with Nvidia G-Sync technology, so any stutters that occur at the high-end 4K 120 fps frame rate can be smoothed out by working closely with a compatible Nvidia graphics card on the other end. The bundled SHIELD remote and game controller allow for easy navigation and access to all of the world's biggest streaming apps, including Netflix, Amazon Video, YouTubeTM and Hulu.

General availability for the BFGDs is expected the summer, when pricing details will be announced.

Acer already uses the Predator brand for smaller G-Sync gaming monitors, but the Predator BFG looks like a clear play to replace your TV. However, the CES 2018 will continue for 3 more days, so we certainly expect to see it showcased in coming days.

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