While a lot of benchmarks use 4K gaming in their tests, serious gamers have avoided it due to the limitations of 4K displays and the popularity of high refresh rate screens. As it currently stands the best you can get in 4K is 60Hz with G-Sync, and this isn’t enough for many gamers, they often insist on 120Hz for ultra-smooth gaming.
It appears that 4K displays are finally getting the refresh rate bump we have been waiting for and during GDC this week NVIDIA teased that ASUS and Acer will be releasing their next-gen 4K 144Hz G-Sync HDR gaming displays, in the form of the Acer Predator X27 and ASUS ROG Swift PG27UQ. Both of these displays rock a native 3840 x 2160 resolution, 144Hz refresh rate, G-Sync technology, and HDR.
NVIDIA said that G-Sync HDR-capable displays would ship by fiscal Q1 2018 that ends on April 29. This is contrary to recent news that the displays won’t be released until the end of the year.
One major caveat of these displays is will any graphics card be able to run 4K at 144Hz? As it currently stands the GeForce GTX, 1080 Ti isn’t good enough for single-card 4K 60FPS in most AAA games without turning details down, and SLI gaming has fallen out of fashion somewhat due to poor scaling and implementation issues.
However, it is expected that NVIDIA will be launching a new GeForce GTX series at GTC 2018. We should see the company launch the GeForce GTX 2080 and GTX 2070 similar to previous years.