Acer is going all in with the gaming narrative at the IFA event, announcing four high-end gaming monitors catering to both Nvidia and AMD users.
Its Predator monitor comes with G-Sync support, which is ideal for owners of a high-end Nvidia GeForce card. Similarly, the three Nitro series monitors support FreeSync, which is ideal for AMD Radeon graphics card owners.
The four models are Predator XB273K, Nitro XV273K, Nitro XV272U and the Nitro XF272U. All of them coming in at a 27-inch size.
New Predator Monitor With G-Sync
The Predator XB273K features 4K UHD (3840 x 2160) resolution with a 144Hz refresh rate. The panel is an IPS one rather than TN, which means more vivid colors at the expense of response rate. It has a very high response time of 14ms, though, you can use overdrive and lower it to 4ms without much trouble.
It supports up to 90% of the DCI-P3 color gamut. One of the design quirks is the hood at the top of the display, which can keep peeping toms at bay.
The Predator monitor comes with support for DisplayHDR 400, or peak brightness of 400 nits. It also supports Acer VisionCare with low dimming, blue light reduction and flicker-free display for long gaming sessions.
It costs $1,299 and will be available at the end of the year in the US.
Three Nitro Monitors With FreeSync
All three Nitro monitors look exactly the same (image above), no hood like the Predator. The most expensive of the bunch, Nitro XV273K, comes with 4K UHD resolution with a 144Hz refresh rate and an IPS panel, with support for 90% of the DCI-P3 color gamut.
The two other Nitro monitors, XV272U and XF272U come with WQHD (2560 x 1440, or 2K) resolution instead, with the XV featuring an IPS panel and the XF using a TN (twisted nematic) one instead. They support up to 95% of the DCI-P3 gamut.
As mentioned earlier, the Nitro monitors all come with AMD FreeSync support. According to Acer’s statement,
Boasting AMD Radeon FreeSync, the new Nitro monitors’ frames sync with the PC’s graphics cards to support dynamic refresh rates, eliminating screen tearing and minimizing lag. Integrated Visual Response Boost (VRB) decreases blur in fast-moving images to achieve the effect of a 1ms MPRT (Moving Picture Response Time).
They also include support for DisplayHDR 400, Acer VisionCare along with a black boost feature, letting you choose 11 different black levels for competitive FPS players.
Pricing for the Nitro monitors starts at $449 for the XF272U (TN panel with WQHD), $499 for the XV272U (IPS with WQHD) and $899 for the top of the line XV273K (IPS with 4K).
Featured Image via Acer