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Xiaomi's new 4K 120Hz TV with HDMI 2.1 can't actually do 4K 120Hz

Anthony Garreffa | Sat, Apr 10 2021 11:33 PM CDT

Xiaomi announced its new Mi Q1 TV using HDMI 2.1 connectivity to drive what would've been a pretty good budget 4K 120FPS gaming TV -- but the TV will be limited to just 60Hz.

Xiaomi's new 4K 120Hz TV with HDMI 2.1 can't actually do 4K 120Hz 02 | TweakTown.com

Sure, Xiaomi is using HDMI 2.1 which enables 4K 120Hz support -- but the company is using an on-board display controller that uses MEMC (Motion Estimation, Motion Compensation) which is in laymen's terms is totally shit and limits the TV to 60Hz. This means people are going to see "4K 120Hz" and "HDMI 2.1" and instantly think -- rightfully so -- that Xiaomi's new Mi Q1 TV will support 4K 120Hz, but nope.

Xiaomi is using a MediaTek MT9611 SoC and Mali G52 MP GPU that should be able to drive 4K @ 120Hz, but it seems you'll be hitting a 60Hz wall with the Mi Q1 TV. You might have 3 x HDMI 2.1 inputs, but they're all useless as they don't support 4K 120Hz -- alright, not useless but false advertising as there's some funky stuff going on here with Xiaomi limiting the TV to 60Hz.

Continue reading: Xiaomi's new 4K 120Hz TV with HDMI 2.1 can't actually do 4K 120Hz (full post)

This is how The Mandalorian S2 looks so damn good: a gigantic LED wall

Anthony Garreffa | Thu, Apr 1 2021 9:34 PM CDT

The Mandalorian has some incredible special effects that were driven by interesting, and familiar technologies -- first, Unreal Engine is heavily used and second they used a gigantic LED wall that replaces physical sets and gives the directors and actors an entire new world to play in. Check it out:

Industrial Light & Magic have released a new video detailing the upgrades they did to the huge StageCraft 2.0 that super-powered The Mandalorian S2. The gigantic LED-wall was massively expanded and updated with new technology for the new season of The Mandalorian, with ILM using their new Helios technology -- the company's first cinematic render engine designed for real-time visual effects.

Helios has been "engineered from the ground up with film and television production in mind, Helios offers incredible performance, high fidelity real-time ray tracing, the ability to rip through scenes of unparalleled complexity, all while leveraging ILM's unrivaled color science, and was designed from the start to work seamlessly with ILM StageCraft".

Continue reading: This is how The Mandalorian S2 looks so damn good: a gigantic LED wall (full post)

GIGABYTE AORUS FV43U: 43-inch 4K 144Hz gaming monitor with HDMI 2.1

Anthony Garreffa | Thu, Apr 1 2021 7:31 PM CDT

GIGABYTE has just teased its new AORUS FV43U -- a huge new 43-inch 4K 144Hz gaming monitor with HDMI 2.1 connectivity. The new monitor was debuted at an in-person event in Vietnam, check it out:

GIGABYTE AORUS FV43U: 43-inch 4K 144Hz gaming monitor with HDMI 2.1 01 | TweakTown.com

The company is using Quantum Dot technology on its huge new AORUS FV43U gaming monitor, with a native 4K (3840 x 2160) resolution and super-fast 144Hz refresh rate. There's no confirmation on the HDMI 2.1 port but it would be crazy of GIGABYTE to launch a new 43-inch 4K 144Hz monitor without HDMI 2.1 connectivity in 2021.

The new AORUS FV43U has a 10-bit panel with 97% coverage of the DCI-P3 color gamut with peak brightness of 1000 nits and DisplayHDR 1000 certification. GIGABYTE has a super-fast 1ms MPRT (moving picture response time) on the monitor, ready for your gaming PC or next-gen PlayStation 5 or Xbox Series X/S console.

Continue reading: GIGABYTE AORUS FV43U: 43-inch 4K 144Hz gaming monitor with HDMI 2.1 (full post)

ASUS ROG Strix XG43UQ 4K 144Hz monitor with HDMI 2.1 will cost $2000

Anthony Garreffa | Sun, Mar 21 2021 8:56 PM CDT

ASUS will be launching its next-gen ROG Strix XG43UQ gaming monitor very soon, with pre-orders already here and costs starting at $1800 and topping out at around $2000.

ASUS ROG Strix XG43UQ 4K 144Hz monitor with HDMI 2.1 will cost $2000 01 | TweakTown.com

You can now pre-order the ASUS ROG Strix XG43UQ gaming monitor in Europe for over $1800 but you're getting a huge 43-inch 4K monitor at 144Hz with the new HDMI 2.1 connectivity joining the usual DisplayPort 1.4 connectors. It rocks a 43-inch 1ms VA-based panel that supports DSC (Display Stream Compression) and ALMM (Auto Low Latency Mode).

ASUS has 4 x HDMI ports in total on the ROG Strix XG43UQ with 2 x HDMI 2.1 and 2 x HDMI 2.0 ports. I'm sitting in front of the ASUS ROG Swift PG43UQ which is virtually identical apart from not having HDMI 2.1 and it is amazing, a 43-inch 4K monitor with 120-144Hz is awesome for desktop, workstation use -- and most of all, gaming.

Continue reading: ASUS ROG Strix XG43UQ 4K 144Hz monitor with HDMI 2.1 will cost $2000 (full post)

Samsung's new Odyssey G9 2021 monitor taps new Quantum Mini LED tech

Anthony Garreffa | Sat, Mar 6 2021 2:02 AM CST

Samsung had one of the biggest and most bad ass gaming displays of 2020 with its Odyssey G9, which has just had some 2021 refreshes done to it and is better than ever.

Samsung's new Odyssey G9 2021 monitor taps new Quantum Mini LED tech 01 | TweakTown.com

The new Samsung Odyssey G9 2021 gaming monitor has some new upgrades up its sleeve with a new Quantum Mini LED panel, with its huge 49-inch super-ultrawide 5120 x 1440 rocking along at up to 240Hz. But where the new 2021 goodies come from in the 49-inch Odyssey G9 2021 gaming monitor is the Quantum Mini LED tech.

Samsung explains: "At just 1/40th the size of conventional LEDs, Quantum Mini LEDs allow for ultra-fine light control. With deep blacks, bright lights, and upscaling technology smarter than any Samsung TV has ever offered, Samsung Neo QLED delivers an ultra-realistic picture-whether you are watching a football game, or playing one on your gaming console".

Continue reading: Samsung's new Odyssey G9 2021 monitor taps new Quantum Mini LED tech (full post)

Lenovo outs new 39.7-inch 5K UltraWide 21:9 monitor with 75Hz refresh

Anthony Garreffa | Thu, Feb 25 2021 9:31 PM CST

Lenovo has just unveiled its new ThinkVision P40w monitor, which is the world's first Thunderbolt 4 professional display that supports Intel Active Management Technology for Intel vPro clients, too.

Lenovo outs new 39.7-inch 5K UltraWide 21:9 monitor with 75Hz refresh 01 | TweakTown.com

The new Lenovo ThinkVision P40w monitor has a large 39.7-inch panel with a 21:9 UltraWide aspect ratio, native 5120 x 2160 (5K UltraWide) resolution and smoother 75Hz refresh rate. Sitting in front of a monitor all day is a little better with the ThinkVision P40w as it has Natural Low Blue Light technology with TÖV Rheinland Eyesafe® Display Certification to reduce eye fatigue caused by high-energy blue rays, while maintaining color accuracy and performance.

We also have next-gen Thunderbolt 4 technology of which there are 2 x Thunderbolt 4 ports on the Lenovo ThinkVision P40w monitor, 1 x DisplayPort 1.4, 1 x HDMI 2.0, 3.5mm audio out, GbE, 4 x USB 3.2 Type-A ports, 1 x USB 3.2 Type-B port, and 1 x USB 3.2 Type-C port.

Continue reading: Lenovo outs new 39.7-inch 5K UltraWide 21:9 monitor with 75Hz refresh (full post)

Xiaomi reveals new 75-inch 4K 120Hz QLED TV with HDMI 2.1 connectivity

Anthony Garreffa | Wed, Feb 10 2021 9:49 PM CST

Xiaomi has just unveiled its gigantic new 75-inch Mi TV Q1 flagship 4K HDR TV, boasting a 75-inch panel with both Dolby Division and HDR10+ technologies as well as Android 10.

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The new Xiaomi 75-inch Mi TV Q1 will have full 4K 120Hz support through its HDMI 2.1 port, with the new TV coming in at around $1550 or so -- much cheaper than the Samsung Q80T it is on the same level (if not better) which costs $2500.

Emory Babb, a product marketing manager at Xiaomi told TechRadar: "The TV we had in mind was the Q80T 75-inch, as far as specs go. We like to think we compete pretty closely with them - but we're separating ourselves by offering the HDR10+ and Dolby Vision as well. It's the TV we'd compare ourselves to the most - but at a more affordable price".

Continue reading: Xiaomi reveals new 75-inch 4K 120Hz QLED TV with HDMI 2.1 connectivity (full post)

Apple reportedly teams with TSMC on ultra-advanced micro OLED tech

Anthony Garreffa | Wed, Feb 10 2021 9:11 PM CST

Anyone that owns or has seen one of LG's flagship OLED TVs knows that OLED is truly the next generation of TV technology, but it looks like Apple is now working with Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. on "ultra-advanced display technology at a secretive facility in Taiwan".

Apple reportedly teams with TSMC on ultra-advanced micro OLED tech 03 | TweakTown.com

Ultra-advanced micro OLED display technology to be precise, which would see a next-gen display built directly onto chip wafers. Why? This would be for augmented reality devices, or AR glasses. Right now we have traditional LCD screen technology that is used in billions of TVs, smartphones, tablets and everything in between -- and then we have OLED at the other end with flagship smartphones and TVs.

This new technology will allow the displays to be built directly onto the wafer itself, so that the display can be far thinner and smaller -- all while using less power -- making the new "ultra-advanced" micro OLED display technology the perfect choice for Apple's future AR glasses.

Continue reading: Apple reportedly teams with TSMC on ultra-advanced micro OLED tech (full post)

LG's first HDMI 2.1 monitor packs insane 4K @ 160Hz, launches in April

Anthony Garreffa | Sun, Feb 7 2021 9:00 PM CST

LG revealed its new 27GP950 UltraGear gaming monitor at CES 2021 just a few weeks ago, with its 27-inch Nano IPS panel rocking a native 4K resolution and huge 160Hz refresh rate -- now we know when it launches: April 2021.

LG's first HDMI 2.1 monitor packs insane 4K @ 160Hz, launches in April 01 | TweakTown.com

The upcoming LG 27GP950 UltraGear has a 27-inch 4K Nano IPS panel with 1ms response, and a 144Hz refresh rate out of the box that can be overclocked up to 160Hz. It has HDMI 2.1 connectivity, so you can connect your next-gen PS5 or Xbox Series X/S console into it.

You're going to need some serious GPU horsepower to drive 4K @ 160FPS... even a flagship GeForce RTX 3090 or Radeon RX 6900 XT isn't going to handle that in most games. You'll find esports games like Overwatch, League of Legends or CS:GO might be alright -- but you won't be playing Cyberpunk 2077 at 4K and at 160FPS on any graphics card on the planet -- from this year, probably next year, and probably into 2023.

Continue reading: LG's first HDMI 2.1 monitor packs insane 4K @ 160Hz, launches in April (full post)

NVIDIA edits G-SYNC ULTIMATE requirement, removes 1000 nits brightness

Anthony Garreffa | Mon, Jan 18 2021 10:14 PM CST

NVIDIA debuted the flagship G-SYNC ULTIMATE with strict requirements that monitors or TVs that get G-SYNC ULTIMATE certification have particular spec requirements that include 1000 nits of brightness... yeah, well, not anymore.

NVIDIA edits G-SYNC ULTIMATE requirement, removes 1000 nits brightness 02 | TweakTown.com

The company revealed 3 new gaming monitors with G-SYNC ULTIMATE certification at CES 2021 this year, with the ASUS PG32UQX (peak brightness of 1400 nits), MSI MEG MEG381CQR (HDR 600), and LG 34GP950G (HDR 600). All of these monitors are G-SYNC ULTIMATE gaming displays.

These are the G-SYNC ULTIMATE requirements, before they were changed recently:

  • + 1000 nits brightness
  • highest resolution + highest Hz
  • Ultra-low latency
  • Multi-zone backlight
  • Wide color gamut
  • Advanced NVIDIA G-Sync processor

Continue reading: NVIDIA edits G-SYNC ULTIMATE requirement, removes 1000 nits brightness (full post)

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