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What places? the only one I know of that was gonna have them was Overload Computer, but they havent gotten them in yet frown.gif

Edit, Oh I see the Nvidia store has them but it doesnt look like they ship to Aus, anywhere else have them yet?
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The order site in US came up a little while ago IIRC, and also recently, scan.co.uk put their "we'll use g-sync upgrade kit then send the monitor to you" vg248qe version up as available instead of pre-order.

I'm not paying ~£166 (~$275) to sacrifice a lot of capability on the monitor for gsync though. If it was assured that strobe mode + gsync would work or full money back, i might have considered it
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Important questions :

I saw a video where shows how install the DIY Kit, and i notice that the kit replace all elettronics of the monitor, remains only the panel with backlight.


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i think these are much more important questions
someone can answer please ?
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The order site in US came up a little while ago IIRC, and also recently, scan.co.uk put their "we'll use g-sync upgrade kit then send the monitor to you" vg248qe version up as available instead of pre-order.

I'm not paying ~£166 (~$275) to sacrifice a lot of capability on the monitor for gsync though. If it was assured that strobe mode + gsync would work or full money back, i might have considered it

Ah thanks thumb.gif

I thought it was gonna be more around the $200 mark mad.gif thats making me not wanting to bother with it now

Edit, Also would G Sync play nice if you only have 1 G Synced monitor to game on and 2 normal monitors sitting idle or would the GPU not like that kinda set up?
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I'm sure it'll probably be ~200 us dollars, however that doesn't really matter for people in the UK and Australia >.>

I'm not sure how gsync would work with multi monitor - i think fine, as long as you're only gaming on one
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Can someone confirm for me if G-Sync 120hz will be smoother than Lightboost 120hz? From my understanding G-sync matters when you are dipping under your 60fps but if i already have 120hz lightboost is there any benefit upgrading to a Gsync 120hz monitor?
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i think these are much more important questions
someone can answer please ?
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If you're happy to have a mess of PCBs and cables hanging out and not having everything sealed up inside the monitor then go ahead. The G-SYNC DIY kit for the VG248QE is designed specifically for the VG248QE. It wouldn't fit in the chassis of other 144Hz monitors, the DP, power connectors, LVDS etc. wouldn't line up correctly and may not even reach where they need to on the G-SYNC PCB. All in all you're better waiting for the manufacturers to implement and integrate G-SYNC in their 'G-SYNC ready' monitors. I also hope they give you something a bit better in the way of an OSD and perhaps apply their own little tweaks to make sure these G-SYNC monitors aren't just clones of one another.
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Lightboost vastly reduces motion blur, while g-sync holds the monitor refresh until a frame is ready if frame takes longer than refresh interval (8.34ms on 120hz) but shorter than 33.3ms - they do different things, gsync should remove percieved stutter caused by tearing and some caused by frametime variance, my preference would be lightboost 120hz on what i call "good" engines and g-sync on stuff like battlefield 4 (where there are microstutter issues to some extent) or planetside 2 (where fps can be expected to be far far below triple digit due to cpu limits on haswell @4.7ghz taking you below 60fps for extended periods of time)

Of course, strobe backlight gsync is king.. if/when it's ready
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I'm sure it'll probably be ~200 us dollars, however that doesn't really matter for people in the UK and Australia >.>

I'm not sure how gsync would work with multi monitor - i think fine, as long as you're only gaming on one

Yeah $200 is fine for US, for Aus, NZ, UK etc once currency conversion and shipping comes into it your looking at what... $250 - $300 or more? bit unfair seeing here in Aus were paying nearly $1000 for the 780 TIs mad.gif

I hope it does work well without putting more stress on the GPU then normal, if not then it wouldnt be worth it in the slightest from my point of view
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Lightboost vastly reduces motion blur, while g-sync holds the monitor refresh until a frame is ready if frame takes longer than refresh interval (8.34ms on 120hz) but shorter than 33.3ms - they do different things, gsync should remove percieved stutter caused by tearing and some caused by frametime variance, my preference would be lightboost 120hz on what i call "good" engines and g-sync on stuff like battlefield 4 (where there are microstutter issues to some extent) or planetside 2 (where fps can be expected to be far far below triple digit due to cpu limits on haswell @4.7ghz taking you below 60fps for extended periods of time)

Of course, strobe backlight gsync is king.. if/when it's ready

So G-sync is hardware v-sync and strobed G-sync is not out yet? So if your GPU already puts out more than 120fps @ 120hz then G-Sync is practically useless? Ive never had stutter or tearing since im using a 120hz monitor.

So basically until there is a "strobing" Gsync there is no reason to upgrade at all to a new monitor? And if you do the gsync mod.... that will completely remove strobing? As in, you cant switch between Gsync mode and Lightboost mode easily ?
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