NVIDIA G-SYNC Available Now For DIY Crowd

nvidia-gsync-logoSince late last fall, there has been much buzz about NVIDIA’s . If you are not familiar with what that is, it is a pairing of NVIDIA hardware with a compatible monitor that provides a dynamically generated refresh rate on the display to prevent the image tearing caused by PC games that have a frame rate that does not match up with the monitors fixed rate. The thing is, there are no monitors currently available to consumers right now that feature the G-SYNC hardware in them to take advantage of it. That will likely be resolved when the first displays arrive probably near summer 2014.

If you don’t like to wait and happen to be the owner of the popular gaming monitor, NVIDIA would like to give you the opportunity to convert your display to support G-SYNC now. All one has to do is purchase a from NVIDIA for just $199. The downside is that this kit requires that users take apart and replace the internal circuit boards for the display which is a task that few people will probably want to risk. After all, cracking open your display and replacing the parts will void the warranty plus you risk damaging your display in the process of installation.

I highly suggest people view the installation video from NVIDIA below before decided to take the plunge to see if you think you have the skills to do the modification.

Personally, I think that this is something that would be best to wait on. The current price of the ASUS VG248QE is around $270 at making the conversion kit plus a monitor cost $470 and completely voiding any warranty from ASUS.

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