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    Nvidia G-Sync HDR display module adds $500+ to BOM

    As it includes an Intel Altera Arria 10 GX 480 FPGA with 3GB DDR4 RAM, says report.
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    Re: Nvidia G-Sync HDR display module adds $500+ to BOM

    As it includes an Intel Altera Arria 10 GX 480 FPGA with 3GB DDR4 RAM, says report.
    PCPer notes that the G-Sync HDR module packs costly sub-components including an Intel FPGA and 4GB of DDR4-2400 RAM. (The first gen G-Sync module has 768MB of memory.) Its investigations found that the Intel Altera Arria 10 GX 480 FPGA is sold to private and low volume customers at $2600, so it thinks it is reasonable that a larger customer like Nvidia/Asus might spend $500 on the same programmable chip.
    There is a typo in the article??


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    Re: Nvidia G-Sync HDR display module adds $500+ to BOM

    The GSync Tax gets even more ridiculous. Sure, these are high end monitors right now, so the additional $500 (or more!) is only adding 25% or so to the price, but let's see how it compared to Freesync 2 HDR.

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    Re: Nvidia G-Sync HDR display module adds $500+ to BOM

    This is news to me. Monitors now need RAM and a GPU ?

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    Re: Nvidia G-Sync HDR display module adds $500+ to BOM

    Quote Originally Posted by sykobee View Post
    The GSync Tax gets even more ridiculous. Sure, these are high end monitors right now, so the additional $500 (or more!) is only adding 25% or so to the price, but let's see how it compared to Freesync 2 HDR.
    Yip I agree, if the components are truly high end then one could almost understand the price bump, but if Free-sync 2 HDR can pull similar results off without the premium I'm left wondering why then.

    Anyhow I guess we can only say when we get a good free-sync 2 vs G-sync article. Even if free-sync is slightly worse, I'd say there would need to be a day/night differences for me to even consider the G-Sync monitor and I have a GTX1080Ti.

    I'd much rather wait for the next decent AMD GPU and just go for Free-sync 2.

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    Re: Nvidia G-Sync HDR display module adds $500+ to BOM

    Did regular Gsync ever end up in a custom ASIC? Use of an FPGA is bonkers.

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    Re: Nvidia G-Sync HDR display module adds $500+ to BOM

    Quote Originally Posted by OilSheikh View Post
    This is news to me. Monitors now need RAM and a GPU ?
    No they don't need their own RAM and a GPU. Nvidia just wants you to give them more money. As AMD and other VESA Adaptive Sync versions have proven, dedicated hardware is not required for adaptive refresh rates.

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    Re: Nvidia G-Sync HDR display module adds $500+ to BOM

    I think I'd rather that they didn't have any of these sync units in them, save the money needed for the processors, and let me spend that money on a better graphics card that means I don't have to worry about my framerate dropping.

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    Re: Nvidia G-Sync HDR display module adds $500+ to BOM

    Quote Originally Posted by Dashers View Post
    I think I'd rather that they didn't have any of these sync units in them, save the money needed for the processors, and let me spend that money on a better graphics card that means I don't have to worry about my framerate dropping.
    Ah, but if you haven't spent £500 over the odds for your Gsync display you might be tempted by one of those AMD cards. This locks you fairly convincingly into their products. And they wouldn't want you to be tempted or confused, it's for your own good you know

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    Re: Nvidia G-Sync HDR display module adds $500+ to BOM

    Quote Originally Posted by DanceswithUnix View Post
    Ah, but if you haven't spent £500 over the odds for your Gsync display you might be tempted by one of those AMD cards. This locks you fairly convincingly into their products. And they wouldn't want you to be tempted or confused, it's for your own good you know
    Yep,just check this thread out for example:

    https://forums.overclockers.co.uk/th...itor.18823719/


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    Re: Nvidia G-Sync HDR display module adds $500+ to BOM

    Quote Originally Posted by CAT-THE-FIFTH View Post
    Yep,just check this thread out for example:

    https://forums.overclockers.co.uk/th...itor.18823719/
    A predictable yet still slightly distressing read

    The upside of Nvidia using an FPGA is that it could in theory be programmed so the monitor can do FreeSync. Can't see Nvidia doing it though. But then I would also be stunned if Nvidia don't have a secret FreeeSync driver for their hardware kicking around somewhere just in case they ever need it.

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    Re: Nvidia G-Sync HDR display module adds $500+ to BOM

    Does this mean people wanting an Altera FPGA are just going to buy this monitor, it's around $600 cheaper and comes with 3GB DDR4 and a 4K screen.

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    Re: Nvidia G-Sync HDR display module adds $500+ to BOM

    Quote Originally Posted by DanceswithUnix View Post
    A predictable yet still slightly distressing read

    The upside of Nvidia using an FPGA is that it could in theory be programmed so the monitor can do FreeSync. Can't see Nvidia doing it though. But then I would also be stunned if Nvidia don't have a secret FreeeSync driver for their hardware kicking around somewhere just in case they ever need it.
    Don't worry people there want Optane for gaming!! That make you feel better??

    Quote Originally Posted by Corky34 View Post
    Does this mean people wanting an Altera FPGA are just going to buy this monitor, it's around $600 cheaper and comes with 3GB DDR4 and a 4K screen.


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    Don't worry people there want Optane for gaming!! That make you feel better??
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    Re: Nvidia G-Sync HDR display module adds $500+ to BOM

    As someone who very reluctantly paid the gsync tax, this move will definitely push me over to the red team in the future if their gpus are anywhere near competitive. GG nVidia.

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    Re: Nvidia G-Sync HDR display module adds $500+ to BOM

    Freesync 2 *should* be equivalent, but of course will probably be technically slightly behind. I mean that $500 has got to do something...right?
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