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MSI's new Optix MAG281URF gaming monitor: 4K 144Hz with HDMI 2.1

Anthony Garreffa | Fri, Dec 17 2021 10:29 PM CST

MSI has just revealed its new Optix MAG281URF gaming monitor, which rocks a 28-inch panel with a native 4K 144Hz resolution and refresh rate that's driven by its HDMI 2.1 connectivity.

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The new 28-inch 4K 144Hz gaming monitor with HDMI 2.1 connectivity also has built-in KVM functionality, which lets you control up to 2 devices at once -- 2 keyboards, 2 mice -- all from your new MSI Optix MAG281URF gaming monitor. There's 95% of the DCI-P3 coverage, and 124% sRGB coverage, making it better than over 90% of other gaming monitors.

We have VESA DisplayHDR 400 support on top of that, as well as the HDMI 2.1 connectivity which enables the MSI Optix MAG281URF gaming monitor to work with next-gen Sony PlayStation 5, and Microsoft Xbox Series X/S consoles.

Continue reading: MSI's new Optix MAG281URF gaming monitor: 4K 144Hz with HDMI 2.1 (full post)

Acer's new X32 FP gaming monitor: Mini-LED panel, HDMI 2.1, 4K 120Hz

Anthony Garreffa | Fri, Dec 17 2021 7:29 PM CST

Acer has just thrown its hat into the Mini-LED gaming monitor ring, announcing its new Acer X32 FP gaming monitor.

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The new Acer X32 FP gaming monitor packs a 32-inch Mini-LED panel with a native 4K resolution (3840 x 2160) and 120Hz refresh rate (which can be overclocked right up to 165Hz). Acer says its new X32 FP is HDR compatible with VESA DisplayHDR 1000 certification, covering 99% of the AdobeRGB wide color gamut.

Mini-LED technology is a huge step up from traditional LCD and LED panels, battling the good fight with image quality and speed with beautiful OLED panels. Mini-LED displays have hundreds of dimming zones, with Acer packing in 576 dimming zones into its new X32 FP gaming monitor.

Continue reading: Acer's new X32 FP gaming monitor: Mini-LED panel, HDMI 2.1, 4K 120Hz (full post)

Eve teases first-ever glossy gaming monitor, packs LG's new panel

Anthony Garreffa | Thu, Dec 16 2021 2:50 PM CST

Eve had the world's first HDMI 2.1 gaming monitor with its Spectrum rocking 4K and up to 144Hz over the single HDMI 2.1 connector, but now the crowd-funded company is back with another tease: the world's first glossy 4K gaming monitor.

In a new post on its website and on its Twitter, Project: Spectrum has been teased as the first-ever glossy 4K gaming monitor. It might not seem like much, but traditional (see: virtually all) gaming monitors use matte displays but Eve is going to be doing things a little different with a glossy panel from LG Display.

Eve has been working with LG Display, with the South Korean giant reaching out to Eve about their new glossy polarizers. It's a first for gaming monitors, but you probably look at glossy panels all day -- TVs, laptops, smartphones, wearables, and many other devices -- have a glossy coating or glass cover (and normally has an anti-reflective film over it... just like the monitor I'm sitting in front of right now, and I'm sure you are, too).

Continue reading: Eve teases first-ever glossy gaming monitor, packs LG's new panel (full post)

Fake HDMI 2.1 is now a thing, HDMI licensing body doesn't care at all

Anthony Garreffa | Mon, Dec 13 2021 7:05 PM CST

First off; there is a gigantic difference between the HDMI 2.0 and HDMI 2.1 standards and cables, so if you have a HDMI 2.1-enabled TV or monitor... it's very, very different to a HDMI 2.0-enabled TV or monitor.

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HDMI 2.1 is capable of up to 4K 144Hz through the single cable, where HDMI 2.0 taps out at 4K 60Hz -- a very, very big deal for high-end monitors and TVs. But now the HDMI Licensing Administrator has just opened up the floodgates to all monitor manufacturers using "HDMI 2.1" on their displays when they're not capable of HDMI 2.1.

Xiaomi's new 24.5-inch 240Hz monitor was the first spotted with "fake HDMI 2.1" that just launched in China, and while the marketing materials don't push HDMI 2.1 too far, it is mentioned in the specifications with an asterisk. The only thing that this "HDMI 2.1 monitor" supports from the feature set of HDMI 2.1 is support for the TMDS signaling protocol (which is, funnily enough, part of the original HDMI 2.0 spec) but it doesn't support FRL (Fixed Rate Link) which is needed to hit higher bandwidth -- and because it doesn't -- there's no support for higher refresh rates at higher resolutions (you know, like 4K 144Hz as I mentioned above, because 4K 120/144Hz requires HDMI 2.1 and that's the big, big difference).

Continue reading: Fake HDMI 2.1 is now a thing, HDMI licensing body doesn't care at all (full post)

AOC's 43-inch 4K 144Hz gaming monitor with HDMI 2.1 launches in China

Anthony Garreffa | Mon, Dec 6 2021 8:17 PM CST

AOC has launched its new G4309VX/D gaming monitor, boasting a native 4K resolution and super-slick 144Hz refresh rate all running over its included HDMI 2.1 connectivity.

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The new AOC G4309VX/D has debuted in China with a VA panel offering up to 4000:1 contrast ratio, 720 nits of brightness in SDR mode, and 1100 nits of brightness in HDR thanks to it having VESA DisplayHDR 1000 certification. AOC has quantum dot coating and 100% sRGB, with 95% DCI-P3 color gamut coverage.

But this is all for gamers... so we have the native 4K res, 144Hz refresh rate, and HDMI 2.1 connectivity. This means the AOC G4309VX/D gaming monitor will work on your PC as long as you've got a new AMD RDNA 2-based Radeon RX 6000 series GPU or NVIDIA Ampere-based GeForce RTX 30 series GPU -- or alternatively, a next-gen Sony PlayStation 5 or Microsoft Xbox Series X/S console.

Continue reading: AOC's 43-inch 4K 144Hz gaming monitor with HDMI 2.1 launches in China (full post)

This is your last chance to save $3500 on Samsung's huge 85-inch 8K TV

Anthony Garreffa | Mon, Nov 29 2021 10:41 PM CST

Samsung has a big discount on its gargantuan 85-inch 8K TV, offering an instant savings of $3500 bringing the original $9000 price down to "just" $5500, and that this is the last chance to save $3500 on the 85-inch 8K TV.

This is the very latest 2021 model with the 8K side of things giving you a huge 7680 x 4320 @ 60Hz, while 4K is offered at a much-smoother 120Hz. In Samsung's own words: "Feel the power of every frame with 33 million pixels that provide an incredible sense depth and clarity, all with four times the resolution of 4K".

You can buy the 85-inch Class QN800A Samsung Neo QLED 8K Smart TV for $3500 discount right here.

For watching 8K content you're going to be stretching it... there's no native 8K movies out, but there are plenty of gorgeous 8K videos on YouTube and then there's 8K gaming on the PC. I've run a bunch of 8K benchmarks across the years, and you're going to need (not just want) the very best graphics card you can find which is the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 with its 24GB of ultra-fast GDDR6X memory.

Continue reading: This is your last chance to save $3500 on Samsung's huge 85-inch 8K TV (full post)

Samsung's insane 85-inch 8K TV is $3500 cheaper in Black Friday sales

Anthony Garreffa | Sat, Nov 27 2021 8:39 PM CST

If you want one of the very ultimate TVs on the market, well you're in luck -- Samsung has shaved a huge $3500 its beautiful, and gargantuan 85-inch Class QN800A Samsung Neo QLED 8K Smart TV.

This is the very latest 2021 model with the 8K side of things giving you a huge 7680 x 4320 @ 60Hz, while 4K is offered at a much-smoother 120Hz. In Samsung's own words: "Feel the power of every frame with 33 million pixels that provide an incredible sense depth and clarity, all with four times the resolution of 4K".

For watching 8K content you're going to be stretching it... there's no native 8K movies out, but there are plenty of gorgeous 8K videos on YouTube and then there's 8K gaming on the PC. I've run a bunch of 8K benchmarks across the years, and you're going to need (not just want) the very best graphics card you can find which is the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 with its 24GB of ultra-fast GDDR6X memory.

Continue reading: Samsung's insane 85-inch 8K TV is $3500 cheaper in Black Friday sales (full post)

TCL CSOT debuts world's first 4K 240Hz monitor, yes... 4K 240FPS!

Anthony Garreffa | Thu, Nov 18 2021 6:57 PM CST

We're only just getting comfortable in the world of 4K 120FPS gaming monitors thanks to the recent adoption of the newer HDMI 2.1 standard on the latest TVs... but now we have TCL blowing that out of the water with their new 32-inch 4K 240Hz gaming monitor.

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Yeah, 4K at 240FPS.

TCL unveiled the new 32-inch UD 240Hz R800 "Gaming Display" which looks to be a plain-ish affair, with a curved 32-inch 4K panel of some sort. Is it LED, Micro-LED, or something else? I'm guessing we'll know soon enough, but we do know that TCL CSOT (TCL China Star Optoelectronics Technology Co., Ltd.) is making the 32-inch 4K 240Hz panel.

This is beyond anything else on the market right now, which has reached a line of around 4K 144FPS right now on the very latest displays. We should expect TCL to sell this bad boy in China at first, but I've recently come into contact with TCL for monitor reviews here at TweakTown and would love to have one of the first. Imagine a new 32-inch 4K 240Hz monitor and a next-gen GeForce RTX 4090 graphics card... 'cause you're going to need it.

Continue reading: TCL CSOT debuts world's first 4K 240Hz monitor, yes... 4K 240FPS! (full post)

MSI unveils new MPG Optix MPG321UR-QD Xbox Edition gaming monitor

Anthony Garreffa | Thu, Nov 4 2021 11:54 PM CDT

MSI has just unveiled a beast new gaming monitor ready for your next-gen gaming PC or next-gen console, with the new Optix MPG321UR-QD gaming monitor.

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The new MSI Optix MPG321UR-QD gaming monitor has a 32-inch IPS-based Quantum Dot panel, with a native 3840 x 2160 (4K) resolution and super-fast 144Hz refresh rate, all driven through its HDMI 2.1 connectivity. This means you can plug next-gen Microsoft Xbox Series X and Sony PlayStation 5 consoles into it, and enjoy up to 4K 120FPS from the monitor.

But in traditional MSI fashion, we've got a series of "smart software based on years of professional experience in research and development of eSports and an understanding of the needs of players. Through smart gaming technologies provided by MSI, including SoundTune, Optix Score, players can have a better gaming experience".

Continue reading: MSI unveils new MPG Optix MPG321UR-QD Xbox Edition gaming monitor (full post)

MSI unveils world's first 34-inch UltraWide monitor with Mini-LED tech

Anthony Garreffa | Thu, Nov 4 2021 11:30 PM CDT

MSI announced some new gaming monitors today, with the introduction of the world's first 34-inch UltraWide gaming monitor using Mini-LED display technology.

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The new MSI MEG Artymis 341 Mini LED is a new 34-inch UltraWide gaming monitor using an AUO amLED panel, with the curved 34-inch Mini-LED panel expected to have a native 3440 x 1440 resolution and I'm sure gaming-fast 144Hz refresh rate or more.

I'd be disappointed to see the world's first 34-inch UltraWide Mini-LED gaming monitor without HDMI 2.1 connectivity, but it wouldn't be the first time a high-end monitor didn't have HDMI 2.1 which enables 4K 120Hz, and lets you plug in next-gen consoles in the Microsoft Xbox Series X/S and PlayStation 5.

Continue reading: MSI unveils world's first 34-inch UltraWide monitor with Mini-LED tech (full post)

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