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    Nvidia waters down G-Sync Ultimate specification

    'Best HDR 1000 nits' requirement in specs table replaced by 'Lifelike HDR'.
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    Re: Nvidia waters down G-Sync Ultimate specification

    wow that sucks, the previous spec was actually useful

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    Re: Nvidia waters down G-Sync Ultimate specification

    Whilst it is obviously underhand, there are multiple things at play here and primarily it is to do with VESA branded standard of HDR for both non-OLED and OLED screens being lower than the quality expected by the UHD Alliance(?) for Ultra HD Premium certification?

    I'm not even sure how many previous G-Sync Ultimate displays hit 1000nits (BFGD, maybe, and even they were 8bit)?
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    Re: Nvidia waters down G-Sync Ultimate specification

    This is what happens when you don't have/follow a 'universal' standard....this isn't the first time and I doubt it will be the last time a company 'changes' something after release.

    While not saying there aren't benefits to gsync, the fact it isn't a cross platform standard (it now supports vesa adaptive sync) was always going to cause issues down the line imo.

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    Re: Nvidia waters down G-Sync Ultimate specification

    It just means years from now, an even better standard will come out that every early adopter will rush out to own.

    Win Win for Nvidia then in the long run.
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    Re: Nvidia waters down G-Sync Ultimate specification

    Possible they just didn't want people to be investing in monitors which would be the pinnacle of tech for too long. Upgrade cycles need to be short to extract cash, especially from those willing to part with it to have "the best".

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    Re: Nvidia waters down G-Sync Ultimate specification

    Yet more Nvidia crap churning. What's sickening is just how much the mass consumer - the general public - are utterly oblivious to all this. Maybe it's better to live in ignorance?

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    Re: Nvidia waters down G-Sync Ultimate specification

    So... Nvidia come out with a certification that excludes a load of monitors from their elite category, and people get the right hump about it....
    Now Nvidia lower their standards, so that more monitors will be certified elite, and people still get the right hump about it??!!

    With a mentality like that, no wonder companies are just out to fleece people for insane prices - Whatever you do will just get complaints, so might as well get rich for all your troubles, eh!!
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    Re: Nvidia waters down G-Sync Ultimate specification

    Story updated with statement from Nvidia, as received by OC3D:

    "Late last year we updated G-SYNC ULTIMATE to include new display technologies such as OLED and edge-lit LCDs.
    All G-SYNC Ultimate displays are powered by advanced NVIDIA G-SYNC processors to deliver a fantastic gaming experience including lifelike HDR, stunning contract, cinematic colour and ultra-low latency gameplay. While the original G-SYNC Ultimate displays were 1000 nits with FALD, the newest displays, like OLED, deliver infinite contrast with only 600-700 nits, and advanced multi-zone edge-lit displays offer remarkable contrast with 600-700 nits. G-SYNC Ultimate was never defined by nits alone nor did it require a VESA DisplayHDR1000 certification. Regular G-SYNC displays are also powered by NVIDIA G-SYNC processors as well.
    The ACER X34 S monitor was erroneously listed as G-SYNC ULTIMATE on the NVIDIA web site. It should be listed as “G-SYNC” and the web page is being corrected."
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